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Tahiti Nui -Hanalei Restaurant Oct 03

Since 1963, this iconic restaurant in Hanalei has been serving specialties like fresh fish and kalua pork sandwiches to locals and visitors alike. A great place to people watch while sitting on the open-air porch enjoying one of their “world-famous” mai-tais. Live Hawaiian music often adds to the Spirit of Aloha and when you attend their weekly luau, it is more like attending a backyard BBQ bash with your friends and family – I highly suggest it !

Movie Buff ?  Actors George Clooney and Beau Bridges filmed a scene from the movie “The Descendants” in Tahiti Nui – check out my blog post for Kauai Movie Tours  

For group or other other information email them  at nanea.nui@gmail.com   or give them a call (808) 826-6277   Or checkout their website www.thenui.com

Looking to book your Destination Wedding, Honeymoon or once in a lifetime trip to Kauai?  Contact Kauai Master Destination Specialist Linda Dancer with Honeymoons,Inc. 

Direct Line (828) 256-1520 or Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331   or email her  linda@honeymoonsinc.com

 

Hawaii’s Iconic Mai Tai Mar 07

The actual origin of the iconic Hawaii cocktail the Mai Tai is still up for discussion but for many visitors to Hawai’i the vacation begins when they have been served their first official Hawaiian Mai Tai. An alcoholic cocktail based on rum, Curacao liqueur and lime juice and normally served in Polynesian-style settings and usually garnished with pineapple, a cherry and an orchid blossom.

Hawaii Mai Tai

Hawaii Mai Tai

The source of the name is  “Maita’i” the Tahitian word for “good” , but the drink is always spelled with two words Mai Tai  – One popular story that has always been associated with the origin of the Mai Tai  belongs to the Victor J Bergeron (Trader Vic’s Restaurant in Oakland, Ca.  in 1944) when he put together the ingredients for friends visiting from Tahiti,and one of his friends responded with “Maita’i roa ae!”  which means very good  and the name stuck.

Everyone has a favorite, but these are a few of my mine-

The “Mai Tai” Bar at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki, has been serving this original Mai Tai recipe since 1953, many have tried to improve upon Mr. Bergeron’s original recipe but most agree there is nothing better than the original.

Personally, my favorite has to be at the House Without a Key at the Halekulani on O’ahu. For nearly a century locals and visitors to Hawai’i alike have gathered under the century-old Kiawe tree to share cocktails and listen to Hawaiian music. House Without a Key is Halekulani’s popular indoor/outdoor gathering spot for informal breakfast, lunch, cocktails, appetizers and entertainment.  Famous Waikiki Beach sunsets paired with Hawaiian music and graceful Hawaiian Dancers and a Mai Tai, the perfect end to a day at the beach.   

Mai Tai at  Tahiti Nui  Hanalei - Kauai

Mai Tai at Tahiti Nui
Hanalei – Kauai

Tahiti Nui Bar and Restaurant   located in Hanalei, Kaua’i has been welcoming visitors for three generations, world famous Mai Tai’s are made from Grandma Louise’s secret recipe – amazing food and personality combine to make every visit a fond memory, whether you are staying in Princeville, or just making a day trip at least stop by for lunch and a Mai Tai.

Regardless of the islands that you visit, just ask the locals where to go for the best Mai Tai on the island.

To get started planning your visit to Hawaii contact Linda Dancer , Direct Line 828-256-1520, Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331

Email linda@honeymoonsinc.com