Coco Palms is waiting for the right developer!
As you drive though Wailua and pass the deteriorating Coco Palms Hotel, you can’t understand why this famous hotel has sat vacant since being damaged in Hurricane Iniki on September 11, 1992.
History hides in this hotel and if the remaining walls could talk, we would hear stories of rooms filled with song and laughter, places where lovers came to be married in the Coco Palms Wedding Chapel, and a gathering area where friendships developed that extended for decades.
Among the stories that could be told of former days, would be of perhaps Coco Palms most famous guest, Elvis Presley. Elvis came to Coco Palms Hotel with the Hollywood crew to film “Blue Hawaii.”
Elvis on set of Blue Hawaii movie at Coco Palms
Elvis stayed at this hotel in one of its bungalows (appropriately named the Elvis Cottage after his first stay), he ate in the dining room with other hotel guests, and even sang with Kauai’s own, Larry Rivera. It is said that Kauai was one of the few places that Elvis was able to visit and not be surrounded by bodyguards. That’s the kind of place that Kauai is. Everyone here is special, so even the Hollywood stars can get lost among Kauai’s wonderful people.
Those of us that remember Coco Palms and the wonderful days and nights spent there, still hope that the right developer will come along and return this back to a quaint Hawaiian hotel, set in the midst of Hawaii’s largest coconut grove, around the lazy lagoon where people want to gather simply because of “how this place makes you feel.” We need someone who will fill these walls with Kauai’s Aloha—whoever you are—Kauai is waiting for you!
Meanwhile, there is a unique plantation home just across the street from the Coco Palms Hotel coconut grove called the Pineapple House. This home (MLS# 244137) has been fully remodeled and restored, but has kept the character of the old Hawaiian Days. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home offered at only $699K–much less than the owners have invested. It is walking distance from the ocean and the Wailua River, and is a legally operating and very popular vacation rental home. Read more about the Pineapple House.
Be sure to check this out as it truly is one-of-a kind, and when the Coco Palms Hotel reopens, you will be able to walk over to the dining room, shopping, and other services that the resort will provide. Meanwhile, you can enjoy your private hot tub with its own waterfall right in your own backyard!
Kauai’s unique plantation home called the Pineapple House
View of the living room of the Pineapple House
For more information, please call Ilona at (808) 635-1495, or Lucy (808) 651-5676 as we are ready to help you with your real estate needs. Have a wonderful Aloha day!