Kauai Vacation Rentals
You're a Homeowner on The Garden Isle of Kaua`i, Hawaii
Whether you own Kaua`i real estate or are getting ready to buy a home, condo or property on Kauai, here's some background information on Hawaii's beautiful "Garden Island."
Majestic and mountainous, the Garden Island touts the greatest number of beaches per mile of coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. All the beaches on Kaua`i are open to the public. So, hop in the car and visit the north shore's Tunnels (Makua) Beach, Lumaha`i Beach, or Ke`e beach. Or head south to Poipu's Shipwreck Beach or Poipu Beach Park. Just bask in the sun and relax. In its 554 square miles, Kaua'i offers the best in snorkeling, scuba-diving, surfing, golfing, mountain biking and so much more.
Kaua`i is home to the wettest spot on earth. Known as Mount Wai`ale`ale (rippling waters), this spot receives an average of 440 inches of rain per year. It is this moisture that makes the vibrant and tropical plant life thrive, which in turns gives Kaua`i it's reputation as The Garden Island.
Land area (year 2000) = 622 square miles
Persons per square mile (year 2000) = 93.9
Housing units available (year 2007) = 29,123
Homeownership rate (year 2000) = 61.4%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau: State & County QuickFacts. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/15/15007.html
Kaua`i Public Schools
Independent Schools: Kauai's private school community is comprised of four independent schools and four parochial schools, some of which participate as members of the Hawai`i Association of Independent Schools (www.hais.org). Some of the schools are the Island School, grades Pre-K-12; Kula Elementary (K-6); and the Kauai Christian Academy, Grades K-12.
Kaua`i Community College (KCC) is part of the University of Hawai`i system. Founded as a vocational school in 1928, it now offers courses in business, liberal arts, hospitality, culinary arts, autobody & automotive technology and more. For additional information on courses & enrollment, visit www.kauai.hawaii.edu
Source: Kauai Data Book, 2007-08, Published by H&S Publishing.
It wasn't until the 1700s that westerners came to the island. The one you've probably heard about the most was Captain James Cook. He landed two large ships - a sight never seen by Hawaiians before - on the west coast of the island in Waimea Bay in 1778. These Englishmen traded trinkets for food and learned about the local culture from their Hawaiian hosts.
Some historians now believe, contrary to popular opinion, that Capt. Cook was not the first European to discover these islands. It is thought that the Spanish navigator Gaetan was blown off course while traveling to Mexico in 1542. He marked these islands on his charts, but finding no treasures (like gold or silver), he never bothered to return here. Delve deep into Kauai's culture and history when you visit such landmarks as the Waioli Mission House in Hanalei, the Kaua`i Museum in Lihue or the Grove Farm Homestead.
When Paradise is Calling You, Call Kauai Realtor, Debra Jason
If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact Kauai Realtor-Associate and Accredited Buyer's Rep, Debra Jason at (808) 635-8031. Or e-mail her at dajason[dot]kauaihawaii-realestate[dot]com with your "wish list"
paradise is calling you, call me!
On the highway in the heart of Hanalei
5-5190 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
About Debra // Featured
// Latest Kauai Listings // Kauai
Estate Quarterly Newsletter
(c) Copyright 2003-2012. Debra A. Jason.
All rights reserved. This site designed with the help of The Write Direction.