For many years, visitors to Kauai were graced by the beautiful coconut groves, the lagoons, and the Hawaiian hospitality that was abundant under the leadership of Grace Guslander and her staff at the famous Coco Palms.
It was a glorious time, not only for the staff, but for every visitor to Kauai and to Coco Palms. Prior to the hurricane, this hotel was graced by many celebrities including our own Larry Rivera, Hollywood greats like Frank Sinatra and many others, and of course—Elvis.
Elvis at Coco Palms during the filming of Blue Hawaii
Sadly, the hotel was severely damaged during the 1991 Hurricane Iniki and it has never been rebuilt. Still today, almost 20 years later, visitors still share fond memories of their stays at Coco Palms.
We are still hopeful that some developer will come in and rebuild it to something similar to what it was before—a warm, moderately priced hotel brimming with Hawaiian hospitality.
Article in the hotel newsletter, the Daily Conch Shell, during the filming of Blue Hawaii
Until the hotel returns, visitors will continue to look for ways to recreate the Hawaiian experience that Coco Palms offered. One place that this is possible is at The Pineapple House—just across the street from the old Coco Palms Hotel.
This home has been fully remodeled, is a popular vacation rental, and is now being offered for sale. This plantation home has been used by Hollywood film crews during the filming of movies using the Coco Palms location, including the most recent movie, Pirates of the Caribbean 4. Walk to the beach or the Wailua River in under 5 minutes. More information.
Check out our slide show of this amazing home!
Call us if you would like more details about purchasing The Pineapple House. Lucy (808) 651-5676 or Ilona (808) 635-1495.