When you read through books about Kauai, you will find that the majority will focus on the N. shore exactly where this house is located.
Kauai Stories Life on the Garden Island told by Kauai’s people (Brown, 2012) describes Aloha is what your heart feels like when you share. Aloha is love, It’s the absence of fear. It’s a lifestyle, a way to live. Aloha is really two words: alo means to be in the presence of: ha is your breath. So aloha means taking the time to be present with someone, to take a deep breath, to play some music, to enjoy your life. What does this mean for you? We know you will enjoy your stay at Hale Haena and enjoy the breath of life, family, and the time you have with others!
Haena, Through the Eyes of the Ancestors book (Andrade, Carlos, 2009) tells the old ancient stories of Haena. Haena, defined as intense ha (breath), is the sun’s exhalation as it first appears in the morning on the eastern horizon and then again at the last expiration of light as it sets in the west. What does this mean for you staying at Hale Haena? The most fabulous sunrises and sunsets just steps out your door to the sand and ocean! It’s a place well deserving of the title aina momona, a fertile fruitful, sweet land of abundant springs and waters flowing from the mountains nearby sea. Haena still feels like the old Hawaii with its lush verdant backdrop of mountains surrounding Haena and the blues ocean you have ever seen.
Kauai Island Heritage book (Krauss, 1978) describes the mountain near our home as “the Bali Hai picture postcard image of the South Seas. Kauai comes closest to being everyone’s dream of a tropical paradise, The Garden Island.” The love story The South Pacific was filmed with the back drop of Bali Hai (Makana meaning gift or reward above Limahuli Valley).
Schuchter (2006) “Perfect Days on Kauai” book gives you examples of the perfect day in paradise and the real feel of Hawaii. Can you imagine crossing over one lane bridges and having unspoiled coastal beaches with some of the best reefs which are actually footsteps from your doorstep at our home? You can have this at Hale Haena.
An Island in the Turquoise Sea (Heintze, 2008) by Robertson Publishing describes how the island, the oldest of the Hawaiian islands though seemingly eternal, brings change, thru its trade winds, showers, clouds and surf and will offer the visitor new vistas, new life, and new beginnings. What does this mean for you? Every day is different in Haena and on the island and beach!
The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook (Doughty, 2013), describes the North Shore is as lush as any place on the planet. We are right by the famous South Pacific Bali Hi Mountain, (Hawaiian name Makana Peak), where the view is majestic and historic.