The one lane bridge into Hanalei Town acts as the natural pressure release valve.
The one lane bridge into Hanalei Town acts as the natural pressure release valve. Ten cars pass at a time with most waving as a sign of aloha for the courtesy. Kalo or taro fields flank the left side of the road while the Hanalei River appears on the right. The prized gems of this community are the crescent shaped Hanalei Bay and its equally pleasurable town where everything from natural foods to fine wine are found. Everyone looks for places like Hanalei. There’s a feel, a vibe and sense that this is special. Many of the world’s noteworthy water enthusiasts grew up here surfing the long waves in. Vacation rental and permanent housing are available albeit at appreciable price points, and why not?
Lovely Haena’s descriptors include lush, tropical and ancient to its core. The sleepy little beach neighborhood stands tall at the end of the road on the north shore of Kauai. Rushing water, wind, giant cliffs and Mount Makana remind all who come of this community’s elevated reverence for its environment and archaeology. Vast stretches of golden beaches await as does Limahuli Gardens, a sister garden to Poipu’s National Tropical Botanical Garden. Just one roadside store serves everyone’s basic needs and homes tend to be classic beach houses in a variation of colors reflecting this community’s friendly character. Rentals and for sale properties are normally in limited supply.