Our home is centrally located on the east side of the island and makes travel to the north or south shore a convenient day trip without too much driving.   Just 7 miles north of the airport, turn at the historic Coco Palms Hotel where the Wailua River meets the ocean.

Kuamoo Road, where Hawaiian kings traveled from the ocean to the crater of Wai’ale’ale to visit numerous villages, still winds along the river, passes Opaeka’a Falls and ends at a beautiful forest reserve.  Just at our turnoff past the 4-mile marker is another special sanctuary — the Hindu monastery, where you can observe an area we call “Eden,” and on scheduled days, tour the new temple being shipped stone by stone from India and crafted right on site.  

Our neighborhood offers cool, refreshing tradewinds, sunrises and moonrises over the Sleeping Giant that you can view from nearly every window facing the valley and Nounou Mountain Range.   Paddle the Wailua River in rented canoes to “Secret Falls” and hike Kauai’s lush forests — they’re safe and snake-free!   Or stop in the nearby ancient Hawaiian village and rent your canoe there.   Lydgate Park, just at the bottom of the hill, offers children’s areas, pavilions for entertainment, and it’s where you can participate in one of Hawaii’s favorite pastimes — picnics on the beach. 

Travel a few miles north to many other beaches for swimming or surfing.  Oceanfront golfing is just a few miles away in Wailua.  There are more restaurants in Kapaa than in any other part of the island.  Oh, and the waterfalls…In addition to Opaeka’a Falls, drive a few more miles into the next valley to Wailua Falls, and after a rain, look from our decks to find Makaleha Falls.   And the orchids… we’ll tell you where to find them.
 
 
 
 
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