Spring is in the air! The plumeria trees are starting to get their leaves back and the island looks lush and green from the March rains. Soon we will be saying goodbye to the last lingering humpback whales until they return to our shores towards the end of the year. The South Shore has welcomed some early summer swells. Check out Aloha Surf Cam there has been some fun surf out at PK's and Centers. 
Aloha from all of us at GVR!
Welcome to our new Office!
We are delighted to have moved into our new office! After our own big spring clean which included painting, carpeting and renovating the interior of the building we are now happily settled in. Our visitors can find us conveniently located at 3350 Waikomo Road in Koloa. We love the giant mango tree and spacious yard and look forward to continuing to improve the property to create a welcoming tropical atmosphere for our on-island guests that stop by to visit and rent beach gear. 
Hanapepe Art Night
Hanapepe, a quaint little town on Kauai's West side, was once used as a movie set for The Thorn Birds. 
Now it is most known as Kauai's Biggest Little Town and a favorite Friday night gathering place for the local community and tourists from 6pm - 9pm. The busy street is lined with arts and crafts, enticing galleries and food carts offering everything from tacos, gyros, sushi, pies, organic pizza, thai food and more! You will enjoy music of every genre while meandering up and down this little street. 
MoonBow Magic Gift Gallery

Andrea King continues to enchant visitors to her gallery with unique handcrafted items, tempting jewelry and local made treasures. Her gallery is a must stop on Hanapepe art night. Andrea carefully selects items that are beautiful and whimsical such as hand painted beach signs made from reclaimed wood from Kauai and other beaded and glass treasures that make wonderful island gifts and keepsakes..  Add a pop of color to any outfit with a vintage fabric clutch. Kauai-made Leiko bags are so funky & cool...hard to choose just one! Like MoonBow Magic on Facebook  Like us on Facebook


Shop Kauai Products at MoonBow Magic



Do you Instagram? 
Instagram is a fun and quirky online photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service. We have been sharing wonderful pictures of Kauai and our vacation properties and are steadily building up an appreciative following! 

It is a fun way to interact! Recently we posted this picture of a monk seal napping at Shipwreck beach. An Instagram user @malamamonkseal commented "Great shot of RK30 who has been through a lot and has the scars to prove it." Instagram is a great way to share our community and island way of life with people from all around the world!


 Please click the links below to view our Instagram galleries for Kauai Vacations and Aloha Share

We look forward to seeing your pics on Instagram!
Kauai to host Fourth World Conference on Hula

 Widely known for their annual Kauai Mokihana Festival, the Maile Foundation will host the

Ka Aha Hula O Halauaola 2014, the fourth World Conference on Hula. This will be an extraordinary gathering for Kauai - and the island that is reputed to be the birthplace of hula. Countless chants and oral traditions have preserved Kauai's special character, stories and powerful sense of place.

Created and founded by master kumu hula and visionaries, Pualani Kanakaole Kanahele, Leinaala Kalama Heine and Hokulani Holt, the first aha, or conference, was launched in Hilo in 2001. Held every four years, the extraordinary success of the conference continued to Maui in 2005 and on to Oahu in 2009. 

With much anticipation and excitement of waiting for almost 13 years, Kauai will finally have its turn to host this prestigious gathering. The aha will be held on the adjacent campuses of Kauai Community College, Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School and Island School in Puhi from July 10 to July 18.

Halauaola will feature 100 kumu hula, cultural practitioners and artisans, who will share their knowledge, experience, artistry and traditional practices with 1,000 participants from all over the world.

Facebook Fan base over 54,844 likes and climbing
We are grateful to all of our fans on Facebook that interact with us daily, liking and sharing our posts. We are proud to have
one of the very best social media presences on the Island with our fan-base for Great Vacation Retreats outnumbering many of the major tourism sites. We are building up our Facebook likes for our sister site Aloha Share. 
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 Surfing on Kauai

With fifty miles of white sandy beaches and trade winds all year long, Kauai is loaded with surfing spots! From May through October the South Shore provides consistent swells that can be enjoyed by all skill levels. Poipu Beach has a good spot for beginners called Lemon Drops and PK's fronting the Beach House Restaurant is a good all-around wave that is popular with the local surf groms.  Located nearby are Acid Drop and Heroins for experienced surfers. On the southeastern shoreline is Kalapaki Beach at the Nawiliwili Harbor, a shallow left and right sandbar break with an easy paddle-out that attracts a lot of beginners and bodyboarders, with the more experienced surfers at Ammonias on the outside. Also on the east coast is Kealia Beach, also popular with both surfers and bodyboarders in the summer. On the west side is Pakala, a left point break that can get really long.



 Hanalei Bay on the North Shore is an exposed reef and point break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat so surfing is possible mainly during the winter months. Other North Shore spots include Cannons, which can get really big and is thought by some to be the Kauai Pipeline, and Kalihiwai Point, an epic right point break located off the beaten path.


View the surf break PK's and Centers on the south shore on Aloha Surf Cam

Real Estate on Kauai 

Dreaming of owning property on Kauai? It is still a Buyer's market with opportunities available for the savvy investor. 

2014 First Quarter

Sold in Jan - Mar 2014

Residential - 97

Vacant Land - 54

Condominium - 77


There has been a 74.19% increase in the number of sales of vacant land compared to the first quarter of 2013 and an increase of 28.33% in the number of condominium sales! Residential sales have increased by 7.8%.

 Market Statistics are obtained from Hawaii Information service and are, therefore, not independently verified.


View our Real Estate Listings and Kauai MLS at 

We welcome you to call us with all your real estate needs and questions. 

Visit the Wine Shop in Koloa
When you are on island be sure to visit the Wine Shop in Koloa. If you are not familiar with this charming store it won 1st Place Award "Kauai's Best ~ 2013 People's Choice Award" and has been voted
the Best Wine Shop on the island for the third year in a row!
This is where we like to purchase many of the gifts that we provide for owners and guests that are repeat visitors or celebrating a special occasion!
The O'Connell Family opened The Wine Shop in December of 2006. Over the last 6 years the store has evolved expanding its offerings to include wine, champagne, spirits, beer, gourmet items and gift baskets, as well as a place to get your marriage license. The Wine Shop is open 10am to 7pm Monday thru Saturday. They also host a monthly wine tasting the first Saturday of each month from 4-7 pm. This is a fun outing for you next visit. See you there!