Kauai

Kauai Glass Beach Revisited

Kauai Glass Beach Revisited

Back in 2009, I saw a post on Jaunted that depicted Kauai’s Glass Beach in a way it hadn’t appeared in years — completely covered with beautiful multi-colored smooth glass. That used to be the case until about ten years ago. I remember in days gone by people regularly came with five gallon buckets to [...]

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Kauai Museum Lei Day 2011 Interlude

Kauai Museum Lei Day 2011 Interlude

While we’re waiting for the next great Hawaii travel deal to come our way, here are some beautiful lei from last weekend’s annual celebration at Kauai Museum.  Also, please note that the recent deal: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Newark and DC to All Islands $205+ Each Way still has some limited availability as of this [...]

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Crash on Kauai: How Safe Are Ultralights

Crash on Kauai: How Safe Are Ultralights

We’re saddened by the deaths of a Hanapepe resident and a tourist from my hometown of Spokane. After their Ultralight crashed Tuesday off Kauai’s south shore, an extensive ocean search began for them. I was near the search site yesterday afternoon and saw the ambulance and vehicles leaving. My gut told me they had been [...]

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Hawaii Coffee At Risk

Hawaii Coffee At Risk

The Big island’s esteemed $30 million Kona coffee industry is in jeopardy. The problem is a coffee borer beetle that’s quickly infesting Hawaii farms and has destroyed a majority of the coffee at some locations. Beauveria bassiana to the rescue State Ag has given approval to test this fungus-based insecticide to control the infestation. Already [...]

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Experience Life On Kauai With Beat of Hawaii

Update: Our next availability is February 17-28, 2013 and after March 27, 2013. If you’re planning a trip to Kauai here’s an exclusive, private offer to Beat of Hawaii readers. We invite you to stay with Beat of Hawaii on Kauai’s South Shore. Beat of Hawaii is located 15 minutes from Poipu Beach in the [...]

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Kauai Coffee Co. Sold – Partners Again With Hills Bros.

Kauai Coffee Co. Sold – Partners Again With Hills Bros.

Kauai Coffee will no longer be under local ownership. If you’ve been on the plantation before, do you think it’s a good move or a bad one? Alexander & Baldwin (“A&B”) recently announced that our neighbor, Kauai Coffee Company Inc.,  has sold its coffee operations to global coffee giant Massimo Zanetti (“MZ”). In the deal, [...]

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Bats in Hawaii

Bats in Hawaii

If it comes as a surprise to you that there are bats in Hawaii, you aren’t alone. I’ve lived here for a long time and had never seen one until recently. Then one evening while walking along Kauai’s Hanalei Bay, I noticed what I thought were birds flying at sunset over the shoreline. Upon closer [...]

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Swimming From Oahu to Kauai

Swimming From Oahu to Kauai

Updated 11/10.  KITV is reporting that the swim has been stopped.  While I’ve seen nothing from her official team, Penny apparently encountered man-o-wars again, just as she had earlier in the year. Updated 11/9. The swim began today as scheduled. Her arrival on Kauai is now anticipated to be later than first thought, perhaps Thursday [...]

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Why Kauai Is #1

Why Kauai Is #1

The secret is out. Travel and Leisure recently named Kauai as the top island in the United States and the second best world-wide.  It comes as no surprise to Beat of Hawaii, since you’ll find us on Kauai most days of the week. Our Kauai Favorites: Hiking Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Parks. I recently [...]

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New Kauai Flights From Oakland, San Jose

New Kauai Flights From Oakland, San Jose

Starting in March, getting to Kauai will be easier and likely cheaper than before.  This thanks to new service announced today by Alaska Airlines. And for those of you adverse as I am to flying overnight, the return flights to the mainland will operate in the morning. Introductory fares are $179 each way, but I [...]

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