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© 2018 Talia Soleil

The Beautiful Garden Isle of Kauai

Raqs Tiki is a relaxed and wonderful event that reflects the casual atmosphere of the island. Being surrounded with so much nature and beauty, and wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation, you'll find yourself slowing your pace, wearing little to no makeup, and letting your hair find it's natural state of beach waves. Instead of packing lots of resort wear, pack your bathing suit (or 2), shorts, tees, one pair of pants, 1 or 2 light summer dresses, a lightweight sweatshirt (cuz you never know what the weather will be... Mother Nature is like that), and your dance class attire, and if you're in the Showcase, your costume. Almost anything can be purchased on the island, but if you want to bring sunscreen and a few of your favorite snacks you may find yourself saving some money. 

We encourage our Raqs Tiki participants to share accommodations with other dancers. We can guide you toward condo shares and Air BnB, and can try to hook you up with other interested roomies. To stay close to our workshops, our Showcase, and Command Central (Talia's home), let's find you a place to stay in Princeville, which is located on the North Shore, close to heavenly Hanalei Bay. 

http://airbnb.com

https://www.rentbyowner.com

We love the view from Hanalei Bay Resort, and the grounds are beautiful. They have hotel-type rooms, or privately rented condos by owners. It's located right in Princeville, and is only a few minutes away from the workshops, Command Central, and the venue for the Showcase. 

www.hanaleibayresort.com

Things to do in Kauai when you're not in dancing your heart out in workshops:

 

Below are listed a few of the fun things to do while on the island. We will list a few resources, but can't say we've used all of them personally. There are lots of free activities do do, from hiking and swimming and lounging about, to pricey adventures of a lifetime. If you can plan ahead and reserve your spot in any organized activities, you may save yourself some disappointment of them being booked full. 

Luaus:

 

Our favorite (yes, from personal experience) is the Luau at Kilohana. It's a stunning show with a lovely story line to it, and the grounds are beautiful. 

(808) 245-5608

A local and fun luau is at Tahiti Nui (famous for being in The Descendents with George Clooney).

Tahiti Nui

5-5134 Kuhio Hwy

Hanalei, HI

(808) 482-4829

Adventures:

Princeville Ranch Adventures

A wonderful place to zipline, horseback ride, or both! We've been here every year for years, and the experience is always amazing. 

info@princevilleranch.com 
PHONE 808-826-7669

Kipu Ranch Adventures

(808) 246-9288

www.kiputours.com

ATV Tours: Last time we went on this, it was a blast. Please make advance reservations.