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Timeshare Spotlight: Wyndham Bali Hai Villas

Wyndham Bali Hai Villas Resort is nestled into the dramatic cliff terrain of Princeville, along the sweeping vistas of Kauai’s north shore – mountains views that span the entire Hanalei Valley and an ocean panorama that stretches from the famous Bali Hai silhouette to historic Kilauea Crater.

If you’re looking for a secluded timeshare vacation on Kauai, the Wyndham Bali Hai Villas Resort is beckoning you – “Come to Me.” Each one- and two-bedroom suite at this timeshare resort offers a spacious living area that includes a queen sleeper sofa, private lanai, washer/dryer, and a king bed in the master bedroom. It’s easy to prepare cost-saving meals in the full kitchen with a local market just 5 minutes away by car.

The centerpiece of this RCI Gold Crown resort is its beautifully landscaped swimming pool – cascading waterfalls for pure spa relaxation, a free-form underwater reef area that creates a separate kiddie pool, and a shallow sand-bottom entry that leads to a beach perfect for sandcastles and volleyball games. This exotic pool also features a state-of-the-art water purification system that uses no chemicals so there’s no smell of chlorine.

Princeville is Kauai’s leading resort community and offers fine restaurants, beaches, golf courses, and exciting shopping. Use the Wyndham Bali Hai Villas as a homebase from which to explore the many extraordinary sights on Kauai including the Na Pali Coast, Fern Grotto, Kilauea Lighthouse, the National Wildlife Refuge, and the stunning Wiamea Canyon.

Reviews say this:

“One of the better equipped kitchens I have seen. They even give you some Kona coffee and microwave popcorn. The unit is very large and was very clean. Very friendly staff”.

“There are a lot of great beaches for swimming, snorkeling, and boogie boarding on the north side. None are within walking distance, but you need a car to get around on this island, anyway. You can drive to some of these great beaches in less than 10 minutes”.

“If you are a golfer, you will love the golf courses. If you are a walker/runner you will like the walking path around the golf courses”.

“The resort is very beautiful and made me feel like I truly was in paradise”.

“We own two units and love vacationing here. The views are breathtaking and the pool is the best. We particularly like the hot tub with waterfall and lava sand bottom”.

This was a spacious, quiet, and comfortable “home base” for our time on the island, with an unexpectedly great view.

RedWeek currently has 6 timeshare rental postings ranging from $127 – $286 per night. There are also 8 timeshare resale postings from $799 – $15,500. Points/credits from $0.01/ea.

(Photo credit – wyndhamvacationresorts.com)

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Memorial Day Travel: Kauai Polynesian Festival

The Kamanawa Foundation presents its 10th annual Kauai Polynesian Festival May 26-29, 2011. When you vacation with a Kauai, Hawaii, timeshare rental over Memorial Day weekend you can enjoy this fascinating Festival that will feature Tahitian, Maori, Samoan and Hawaiian entertainment, Polynesian arts and crafts, solo and group dance competitions, food booths, workshops, and much more.

The spectacular Opening Event “A Polynesian Evening of Stars”, kicks off the festival on May 26 with an evening that includes the Polynesian Cultural Protocol Ceremony, traditional Hawaiian and contemporary entertainment, and a “South Sea Islands” fashion show.

The eagerly anticipated “U TINK U GET TALENT,” a talent contest for youth and adult singers, dancers and musicians is a new addition to the May 25 Opening Event.

As the Festival continues through the weekend, other activities include “Celebrate a Polynesian Experience,” a hands-on cultural crafts & dance activity. You’ll learn weaving techniques using the fronds of the coconut and hala tree, how to husk a coconut, traditional fire making, and spear throwing. Pros will also teach you how to dance the hula, make a ti-leaf lei, and tie a pareau sarong Polynesian style.

The dance competitions that include categories for all ages are a crowd favorite. (see photos)

New Zealand Maori traditions will pump energy into the festival with the poi ball Dances of Aotearoa dance competition followed by the Na Kupuna Hula Auwana Group Competition and Keiki/Opio/Na Wahine solo and group Hula Kahiko competition.

A Tahitian Otea dance exhibition performance by the 2011 KPF House drummers and dancers will also be held, followed by Tahitian dance competition. And, of course, the wildly popular and exciting Fire Knife dance competition will also be held in various age categories ranging from just 6 years old to adult.

Sponsors of the Kauai Polynesian Festival offer a warm Hawaiian Aloha to all Kauai residents and visitors to attend. “Your participation will support cultural awareness for our youth today and generations to come. We hope to see you there!” exudes a Festival spokesperson.

(Photo credit – directoryofkauai.net)

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5 Mothers Day Activities Near Kauai Timeshares

Would you like to help make one of Mom’s dreams come true? Odds are that she’s like most people on the planet – and has big dreams of a Hawaiian vacation. By renting a Kauai timeshare on the lush, “Garden Island” of Kauai, you can see that she gets her dream for Mother’s Day, and the chance to attend some of these fun May festivals in the bargain.

  1. 30th Annual Kauai Museum May Day Celebration and Lei Contest
    May 1, 2011, Lihu’e, Hawai’i. This is a one day event that promotes and showcases floral leis and the very best in traditional and contemporary lei making by Kauai artists. Activities provide demonstrations and hands on lei making for visitors.
  2. May Day by the Bay
    May 7, 2011, Hanalei at Wai’oli Beach Park. A fun-filled day of Hawaiian music and hula set in one of the most beautiful places in the world. There will also be cultural demonstrations, workshops in hula and ukulele, traditional Polynesian food, and skilled crafters.
  3. Kauai Okinawan Cultural and Dance Festival
    May 13-14, 2011, Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue. This exciting annual event celebrates the connection between Hawaiian and Okinawan cultures, and features Okinawan food, music, and musical dance performances. In addition you can enjoy the Country Store, games, and cultural displays and exhibits (see photo).
  4. Kauai Polynesian Festival
    May 26 – 29, 2011, Vidinha Stadium, Hanapepe, Hawaii. Highlights of the 9th annual event that celebrates the cultural exchange of Tahiti, Samoa, New Zealand and Hawaii, include a Polynesian pageant, various competitions (poi ball, hula, Tahitian dance and fire knife), a fashion show, workshops and craft booths.
  5. Banana Poka RoundUp
    May 29, 2011, Kokee State Park, Waimea Canyon. You can best understand this unique festival by its official description: “It’s a forest education fair for the whole family with a funny name – the Banana Poka RoundUp! An invasive pest from South America, the Banana Poka vine, with its gorgeous bubble-gum pink blossoms, is the ‘poster weed’ for this zany annual event. It is just one of the many threats to the health and diversity of Hawaiian forests – and also a fabulous craft material. The RoundUp always features a huge tent where you can learn how to make a basket out of the pest.” You’ll also enjoy live music, guided hikes, and a Russell Rooster crowing contest.

(Photo credit – (Photo credit – kauaifestivals.com)

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Wyndham Opens Poipu Beach Grand Resort in Kauai

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies, has announced the completion of the first phase of the 322-unit Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort, its first new-build project in Hawaii. The luxury resort and residential development, located at Poipu Beach on the south shore of Kauai, is the first property in Hawaii to fly the Wyndham Grand® flag.

Phase One of the multi-phased development includes the opening of 85 villas, lagoon pools, fitness center, marketplace and upscale sundry shop. Construction on the resort development began in June 2008 and the project ultimately will include one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom luxury residences. The second phase of construction is expected to begin in May 2011.

“The completion of Phase One at Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort is an exciting moment for the resort and the Wyndham Grand Collection portfolio of distinguished properties,” said Jeff Wagoner, president of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. “This resort is a truly remarkable addition to our growing brand and we are proud to provide travelers with such luxurious accommodations in one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations.”

Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort offers luxurious resort amenities in a master-planned community, as well as shoreline access to some of the most popular beaches in Hawaii. Upon completion, the resort will feature a central pool with water slide, sand bottom area, cascading waterfalls and swim-through grotto, lagoon-style pools, several hot tubs, fitness center, day spa, poolside bar and grill, covered parking and semiprivate elevators to each front door.

Villas include gourmet-style kitchens, Sub-Zero® and Wolf® appliances, granite countertops, spacious walk-in closets, exotic hardwood and natural stone flooring, central air-conditioning and state-of-the-art technology. In addition, each villa includes a custom furniture package with premium finishes, indoor and outdoor living spaces and floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading to spacious lanais, the Hawaiian term for terrace.

“We have eagerly anticipated opening the doors of this one-of-a-kind property to those looking for high-end vacations and residences in Hawaii,” said Kent B. England, president of Poipu Beach Villas, LLC. “We are pleased to celebrate this milestone with a renowned brand like the Wyndham Grand Collection and look forward to further developing the resort to provide the utmost in world-class amenities and services.”

(Photo credit – wyndham.com)

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Tour Movie Locations from Your Kauai Timeshare

Did you know that planning a Kauai timeshare rental vacation on Hawaii’s “Garden Island” can get you up close and personal to the movies?

The lush tropical landscape and spectacular beaches of Kauai have had starring roles in movies and TV shows for years. They have stood in for Central and South America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and, of course, the South Pacific. Oh, and for plenty of fantasy worlds, too.

Perhaps one of Kauai’s most famous – and most appropriate – roles was as the backdrop for Rogers and Hammerstein’s soaring musical, “South Pacific.” Elvis Presley crooned his love songs here for “Blue Hawaii.” The romantic comedy “Six Days, Seven Nights,” turned Kauai into French Polynesia.

Adventure movies such as “Uncommon Valor,” “Outbreak,” “Jurassic Park,” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” all took advantage of Kauai’s exotic jungle appearance. And the biggest movie of all time, “Avatar,” turned Kauai into its own particular fantasy land.

Many television shows have filmed scenes on Kauai. The island became Australia for the TV mini series “The Thorn Birds,” and became a “desert isle” for “Gilligan’s Island.” The island also proudly stood in for itself for some scenes in “Magnum, P.I.”

Kauai is a real filmmaker’s paradise, and an exciting place for fans, as well. The Theater-On-Wheels® tour company will take you to the film sites of these and many other legendary Hollywood movie and television shows. This tour company is also the only one with access to the Coco Palms Resort – long ago closed, but that was the filming location for scenes from “Blue Hawaii,” classic movies such as “Pagan Love Song” with Esther Williams, and many Fantasy Island scenes.

Besides seeing the very locations used in filming, you’ll also learn “fascinating inside details of the stars and what they did when they were here.” And you can join in the show tune sing-along as you enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on the beach.

(Photo credit – discoveringhawaii.com)

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Rent a Kauai Timeshare and Enjoy the Garden Island

For most people, a first timeshare rental vacation trip to Hawaii is to either Oahu or Maui, both very popular tourist destinations. Once you’ve visited these two beautiful islands, and you want to venture out, head to the Garden Island of Kauai. For a first-time visitor it’s always the same – “I can’t believe anything is this beautiful!”

Kauai is Hawaii in a true natural state. It’s called the Garden Island for a very good reason, being covered in lush tropical vegetation. You’ll see rainforests complete with climbing vines and wild orchids; plunging waterfalls sparkling like diamonds; and miles of swaying coconut palms.

This island offers many opportunities for spectacular scenery not seen on the other islands. One of the most unbelievable is Waimea Canyon. For your first-time Kauai visit, this is a must-see. With its deep chasms and multi-colored red- and orange-hued strata dotted with lush greenery, it’s easy to see why it’s also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.

For a real adventure, your first time on Kauai wouldn’t be complete without a Mud Bug tour (plan on getting wonderfully dirty!). You’ll go from the little village of Poipu past an old sugarcane factory, through a tunnel and all the way up to a waterfall and pool near the town of Wailua. The “mud” part of the tour comes from zipping around the dirt roads of Kauai where you’ll really get close to nature!

A good itinerary to consider is booking your Mud Bug tour in the morning. That way you’ll be able to spend some time back at Poipu Beach Park afterwards, where you’ll get a chance to see the endangered Monk seals as they laze in the sun. On your way back to your timeshare rental be sure to stop by Spouting Horn and watch ocean water shoot high up through an ancient lava tube.

You can take a boat tour up the Wailua River – the only navigable river in the entire state of Hawaii – or even go kayaking to the amazingly beautiful Fern Grotto. Frequent visitors to Kauai also suggest checking out the dry and wet caves in and around Ha’ena State Park, stopping at Banana Joe’s in Kilauea for a smoothie “as good & fresh as it gets,” and then taking a short drive out to the Kilauea Lighthouse.

With all of these and many more great things to do and sights to see on Kauai you’ll be glad that your Kauai timeshare rental gives you a full week for your first visit – you’re going to need it all!

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Choosing the Best Hawaiian Island for Your Dream Timeshare Vacation

Just about everyone knows that Hawaii is a dream vacation spot. But “Hawaii” isn’t just one big destination; it’s several small ones, each with its own personality, charm, and distinctive flavor. How to choose the best Hawaiian Island for your timeshare vacation? We’ll help.

Kauai
At the top of the Hawaiian Island chain is the island of Kauai. This is the oldest and most northern of the islands, and is distinctive for its extraordinary natural beauty. The lush tropical vegetation has earned Kauai the nickname “The Garden Island.” Kauai highlights include stunning Wiamea Canyon, known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” the Napali Coast with its spectacular sea cliffs, and Wailua River – the only navigable river in the entire state of Hawaii. See Kauai timeshares.

Oahu
The next link in this island chain is Oahu, home to Hawaii’s state capital, Honolulu, and most of Hawaii’s population. Oahu is a mix of scenic wonders and cultural events. Oahu highlights include Waikiki Beach, that iconic beach destination known the world over, (see photo of Diamond Head) Pearl Harbor with its U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, and North Shore, birthplace of giant wave surfing. See Oahu timeshares.

Maui
Maui is the second largest island, and offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, some of the best whale watching in the world, and is the “windsurfing capitol of the world.” Other Maui highlights include watching a spectacular sunrise from the top of the Haleakala crater, and driving a breathtaking scenic route to the charming little town of Hana. See Maui timeshares.

Big Island
Hawaii’s Big Island is larger than all of the other islands combined, and is vast enough that it amazingly holds 11 of the world’s 13 climatic zones. This means that the things to do on this island vary immensely, from basking on sandy beaches to hiking above the timberline on snowcapped mountains. Highlights of the Big Island include Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with a view of Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, and dazzling waterfalls along the Hamakua Coast. See Big Island timeshares.

So as you can see, like a delicious smorgasbord Hawaii offers a wonderful variety for every taste. Visit HawaiiGaga.com for more ideas on choosing the best Hawaiian island for you. And if you’re looking for beautiful accommodations with lots of space at budget prices, visit RedWeek.com and see all the Hawaii timeshare rentals available.

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Ideas for Summer Fun from Your Hawaii Timeshare

What are some fun summer things to do in Hawaii? Well, rent a timeshare, pack up the kids, and see for yourself! And to help you find and choose activities that your entire family will enjoy, here’s a partial list:

Sports and outdoor events are a huge draw to Hawaii, for obvious reasons. Rent an Oahu timeshare and watch, or even participate in, one of the most famous – the annual Tinman Triathlon. Held in 2010 on July 25th, this popular event includes an 800-meter swim, a 40-kilometer bike ride, and a10-kilometer run. Things kick off early at 5:30 am at the Queen’s Beach Pier area in Waikiki, and the transition area is at Kapiolani Park.

Another popular sporting event, also held on July 25, 2010, is the 14th Annual Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race. This 32-mile race across the Kaiwi Channel from Molokai to Oahu features competitors from around the world, and is considered the world championship of long-distance paddleboarding and stand-up paddleboarding.

Rent a Kauai timeshare and head to the Garden Island for the exciting Tahitian Dance Competition (see photo) known as “Heiva I Kauai Iaorana Tahiti.” In its ninth year, the International Tahitian Dance Competition will be held July 31 and August 1 at Kapaa Beach Park. You’ll see contestants vie for honors in group as well as solo performances that also include contemporary and traditional Tahitian drumming competitions. Workshops in Tahitian dance and drumming will be offered along with Polynesian arts & crafts and samplings of island food.

Over on the Big Island, your timeshare kitchen will really come in handy when you attend the 2010 Mango Festival. Celebrating the summer mango harvest, this festival includes tastings and cooking demonstrations. The all-day event, held on July 31st at the Keauhou Farmer’s Market, is free, and also includes live entertainment and fun family activities.

Back on Oahu the entire family is sure to enjoy watching top athletes compete in a week-long series of events at the 9th Annual Duke’s OceanFest, Waikiki’s “premier oceansports festival.” The 2010 event will be held August 22 – 28, and celebrates the legacy of Hawaiian icon Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, who is credited with spreading the sport of surfing. This year’s OceanFest competition events include a surf classic, a paddle board race, an ocean mile swim race, and a surf polo tournament. It all ends with the ceremonial draping of leis of Duke’s statue on Waikiki Beach.

There is always a multitude of fun, educational, and exciting activities for you and your family to enjoy on your Hawaii timeshare vacation.

(Photograph by Mike Teruya – tikiripolynesianinstruments.com)

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Travel to a Kauai Timeshare and Explore the Four Regions of Kauai

Hawaii isn’t just one big vacation destination, but instead is made up of several distinct areas, each island being unique unto itself. The same thing can be said about Hawaii’s island, Kauai. Stay in a Kauai timeshare rental and explore Kauai’s four special regions of East Side, West Side, North Shore, and South Shore.

East Side Kauai
East Side is known as the Royal Coconut Coast and was once the home of Hawaiian Royalty. Highlights of this region include the Wailua River, the only navigable river in the entire state of Hawaii, which you can explore by kayak. Just south of the Wailua River is Lydgate Beach Park with two lava rock-enclosed ocean pools, great for little keikis (children). See Kapaa timeshares.

West Side Kauai
West Side is defined by stunning scenery on a grand scale. Here you’ll find one of Kauai’s biggest attractions, Waimea Canyon, known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” This massive canyon provides grand vistas that seem to go on forever. It also provides 40 miles of hiking trails. Kalalau Valley Lookout is at the end of Waimea Canyon Drive. A must visit for photographers, this 4,000-ft high overlook spreads the Kalalau Valley out before you, clear to the horizon, where the majestic Napali coast starkly rises up out of the sea. See Lihue timeshares.

North Shore Kauai
North Shore is perched between mountains and sea, and is made up of historic sites and quaint towns. Ka Ulu ‘O Laka Heiau is a historic temple dedicated to Laka, the goddess of the hula. You’ll find the temple remains draped with leis and see hula dancers who come here to practice. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Limahuli Garden and Preserve, a botanical garden which showcases Hawaiian culture as well as beautiful native plants on gleaming agricultural terraces. See Princeville timeshares.

South Shore Kauai
South Shore was once the main port of entry to Kauai. Take the 10-mile Koloa Heritage Trail, which allows you to explore relics of local history. The town of Koloa was Hawaii’s first sugar plantation, and retains much of its old charm. Po’ipu Beach Park, one of the most popular beaches in the entire state of Hawaii, is in this region. See Koloa timeshares.

With essentially one main road on Kauai, it’s easy to explore all four of Kauai’s fascinating and individually unique regions. A Kauai timeshare is a perfect hub for day trips, and affords you all of the time you need to immerse yourself in this lush, tropic isle.

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The Dream of a Hawaii Timeshare Vacation Can Be Yours

Most of us at one time or another has dreamed of going to Hawaii. The good news is that there are so many really great, truly “budget,” timeshare rentals available in Hawaii that the dream these days can become a reality for the entire family. But “Hawaii” isn’t just one big destination; it’s several small ones, each with its own personality, charm, and distinctive flavor. We can help you choose the perfect Hawaii timeshare vacation just for you.

At the top of the Hawaiian Island chain is the island of Kauai. This is the oldest and most northern of the islands, and is distinctive for its extraordinary natural beauty. The lush tropical vegetation has earned Kauai the nickname “The Garden Island.” Kauai highlights include stunning Wiamea Canyon, known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” the Napali Coast with its spectacular sea cliffs, and Wailua River – the only navigable river in the entire state of Hawaii. See Kauai timeshares.

Next down the chain is Oahu, home to Hawaii’s state capitol, Honolulu, and most of Hawaii’s population. Oahu is a mix of scenic wonders and cultural events including art and entertainment. Oahu highlights include Waikiki Beach, that iconic beach destination known the world over, Pearl Harbor with its U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, and North Shore, birthplace of giant wave surfing. See Oahu timeshares.

Maui is the second largest island, and offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the “windsurfing capitol of the world,” and some of the best whale watching in the world. Other Maui highlights include watching a spectacular sunrise from the top of the Haleakala crater and driving a breathtaking scenic route to the charming little town of Hana. See Maui timeshares.

Hawaii’s Big Island is larger than all of the other islands combined, and is vast enough that it amazingly holds 11 of the world’s 13 climatic zones. This means that the things to do on this island vary immensely, from basking on sandy beaches to hiking above the timberline on snowcapped mountains. Highlights of the Big Island include Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with a view of Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, dazzling waterfalls along the Hamakua Coast, and tours of coffee plantations where world-famous Kona coffee is grown. See Hawaii timeshares.

So as you can see, like a delicious smorgasbord Hawaii offers a wonderful variety of flavors for every taste, and it’s all yours when you rent a Hawaiian timeshare for the dream vacation of a lifetime.

(Photo shown is the Kona Coast Resort II)

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