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Aloha Bruce dives right into talking about where to stay and what to do on the beautiful Kauai the Garden Island. Bruce also offers the latest in Hawaii vacation news and shares some of the deals he’s been able to track down for Hawaii’s visitors.
Beginning Tuesday, June 15, 2021, travelers will no longer be required to show proof of a negative COVID test to fly interisland, and Bruce talks about how busy Hawaii’s tourism is now that many restrictions have lifted, with more easing expected soon. Bruce reminds listeners that the people working in the industry are under a lot of pressure due to the massive influx of visitors and that vacationers are best to be patient.
“Here in Hawaii,” Bruce says, “people are not going to respond well if you get impatient,” Bruce recalls stories about TSA and health screeners encountering a lot of disrespectful visitors at the airport. He also mentions the Road to Hana being overwhelmed with the visitor traffic. “It’s not going to bode well if we keep having situations like this.” Malama Hawaii!
Bruce moves on to discussing the island of Kauai and notes some of the things that make it unique among the Hawaiian Island, noting that Hawaii Aloha Travel can help you plan all of your day trip excursions. He notes some of the visitor towns, and he mentions the Sheraton Coconut Beach Resort, which has a great location and is walkable to popular areas.
Poipu is on the south side of Kauai and is a beloved resort area. Bruce also mentions the rustic Waimea Plantation Cottages on the West Side. Bruce moves on to Princeville and Hanalei on the Kauai’s North Shore, noting that you can expect heavy rains during the winter months.
Bruce recommends the Sheraton in Kapaa, particularly the beach view suites. He mentions the Lodge at Kukui Ula on Kauai, which provides activities that educate and enrich visitors with a destination management approach. Bruce also mentions the Royal Sunesta in Lihue and notes that HAT has condos for rent in beautiful Hanalei.
Recent packages booked include the Santos family of four from Sacramento staying at the Shraton Coconut Beach Resort July 16-August 2 for a total of just over $6000 which includes a rental car. Another group will be staying at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel for a little over $6500 and have opted for one of HAT’s all-inclusive Oahu packages and a stay at the Royal Lahaina on Maui for $6571. A family from Minneapolis will be flying Sun Country Air and staying at Princess Kaiulani in Waikiki.