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3 Nov 2015
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Hawaiian Culture

The holiday season is quickly approaching, with Thanksgiving just a few weeks away. Thanksgiving is a holiday where we come together with family and friends to offer gratitude for all the wonderful things in our lives, spend time with each other, and talk story. But I think it goes without saying that the most anticipated part of the day, at least it is certainly my favorite, is the feast!


The turkey, the potatoes, the pies, just thinking about it makes me hungry! This year, I decided to start thinking outside the box and discovered a Thanksgiving menu with a little island flare. Ingredients such as guava, fresh fish, okinawa sweet potatoes, coconut, and macadamia can all be sourced local and organic and give the menu an exotic touch.

Aloha Thanksgiving Recipes

Places to Stay For the Holiday

We have two beautiful homes still available for the upcoming holiday that would be the perfect place to host your Aloha Thanksgiving:

1. Our featured Kauai home is the elegant and spacious King Hale. Set beachfront in the serene community of Haena, this air-conditioned 4BD/4BA can sleep up to 10 guests. 

The fully equipped gourmet kitchen has top of the line appliances, granite countertops, and formal ocean view dining for 8. There are two large lounge areas off the kitchen that have floor to ceiling windows with doors that open to your private beachfront lanai.

King Hale beachfront vacation rental

There are 3 bedrooms on the upper main floor and guest accommodations downstairs with their own personal entry. Haena beaches offer surfing, shelling, sunning, and (when weather permitting) world-class snorkeling. A quick drive to Hanalei town will bring you to a variety of restaurants and charming boutiques.

2. Pili Pono, on the sunny shores of Puako, of the Big Island’s Kohala Coast, is a newly completed 5,384 sq. ft. waterfront home which offers a truly private and luxurious experience. 

The gourmet kitchen boasts all Miele appliances, granite countertops, and is complete with a built-in-convection oven, perfect for roasting a turkey in a short amount of time. There is formal dining for 8 with sliding pocket doors just beyond that open up the entire living area to the outside.

Pili Pono waterfront vacation home

The home is filled with areas of entertainment, from a media room to a large pool table. The oceanfront yard offers a shallow dipping pool for warm afternoons and a large hot tub for cool nights. The property is within minutes of numerous amenities such as world-class beaches, tennis, golf, health spa, fitness center, pool, restaurants and shopping.

Want to Know More?

Please contact us at for more information. Hau’oli La Ho’omakika’i, or Happy Thanksgiving!