It's only just turning into August and i only have a few 2018 weeks left to book. The trend has held steady over the last four years now. people are booking early. People are taking advantage of booking a year in advance. It's the best way to reserve the unit or building you prefer. i was just there in February and we have our 2018 reservations for May in the A building. i have many pictures and topics to add to the blog so check back often while I get caught up with some posting.
We took some time to drive around and see some places we hadn't gone to in the past. The road to Kilauea lighthouse was being worked on so we thought we would visit the other lighthouse.
There are some great views there and you can drive right up to it. It makes for a nice stop if your in the area.
After all our trips to Kauai, we finally made our first trip to Dukes. It is a staple for many people during their visits and I don't know why it took us so long to try it out. Great place and we will be bringing friends during our next trip.
The remodel has started and you are going to love the changes. You can check out the model unit when your there, it's unit F102. They were working in the K building during our visit in February. Sounded like they would then move to the G building then on to the A building. During that time they will also be doing a few units at a time in the F building.
Let me know what you think of the updates. It will take them about three years to complete all the units.
Here's another thing that most people do on their first trip so after many years we took the Fern Grotto tour. We'll worth it for $20. You do have to walk a bit when you get to the Grotto but it's a very easy walk.
While walking back to the Pono Kai from Sam's OceanView we saw this Hawaiian Monk Seal and I was able to get some quick video and pictures.
Sam's opened up in the old OceanWalk building. We love this location. It's a short walk from the Pono Kai just up the Coastal Path. The view is great and we love to stop in for lunch. It's not cheap but not too expensive either. Happy hour and specials are good.
Just got back from our annual stay at the Pono Kai. Beautiful weather, whales from the lanai, what more can you ask for.
There is a lot of activity going on at the resort and all 150 units will be remodeled over the next 2.5 years. They have started with the K building. This will affect availability for the oceanfront buildings so keep that in mind and book as early as you can to ensure you get the unit you want.
They had a model unit finished, F102 and I'll be posting some pictures. They did a great job in deciding how and what they changed. Be sure you check back here to see the new look.
Here are some pictures of the view we had from our unit A307. You can see that the work on the break wall is complete and the Coastal path is no longer diverted. They did a nice job with the beach in front of the A building. I noticed more people using that beach on this trip than I ever had.
On our last trip we went to Poipu Beach like we usually do but this time we finally decided to have a late lunch at Brennecke's. The atmosphere is very similar to the BeachWalk in Kapaa. It has a beautiful ocean view and the service was very friendly. There is a good variety of choices on the menu. You can see our choices above. Of course, I'm on a quest to find the perfect Mai Tai so I had to try a few. They were very good.
I recommend Brennecke's and you can certainly go cheaper than we did on this stop. Just stop in for some appetizers and take in the view.
While you travel and explore the island, stop at the shopping center in Hanalei on Saturday and see Moses creating his art. He has serious talent painting with his mouth. We love his Hawaii themed art and he has many prints to choose from.
The best part is that you don't have to be on the island to support this artist. You can check him out online.
But nothing beats seeing him in person working on his current project. He always takes time out to talk and answer any questions. Stop by, you won't be disappointed.
Jeff & Kim Silvers