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Haena Beach on Kauai, Hawaii

Haena Beach on Kauai, Hawaii

To better understand the geography of Kauai‘s north shore, it helps to first know a bit of Hawaii’s history. The traditional Hawaiian division of land is called an Ahupua’a, an area that extended from high in the mountains, along the waterways as they descended through valleys and onto the coastal plains, and out to the protective reefs (valuable fishing areas). The boundaries were marked by Ahu (stone cairns) upon which the Maka’ainana (people living on the land) would place a Pua’a (pig or other form of tribute) for the local Chief or Konohiki (administrators). This system ensured a shared use of the land and its natural resources, as well as the necessary Kapu (restrictions) to ensure the environment’s sustainability. Read More »

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Flower in the Limahuli Gardens

Hibiscus Flower in the Limahuli Gardens, Kauai

Limahuli Gardens, a National Tropical Botanical Garden, offers a rare glimpse into an authentic Hawaiian cultural site amidst beautiful rare plants and flowers. The gardens are on the lower portion of the Limahuli Valley on the ma’uka (mountain side) of the road, a short drive from the Hanalei Colony Resort and only a 20 minute drive from the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas. Read More »

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