TOUR OF THE ABANDONED COCO PALMS RESORT - WAILUA, KAUAI - JANUARY 31, 2014. Amazing tour!...,this is the famous resort visited by the rich and famous before hurricane Iniki left it a shambles on 9/11/92. Most famous as the resort featured in Elvis's "Blue Hawaii"
Cliffs rise 4,000 feet out of the ocean. Falling rocks, copious mud, rain, and flash floods are commonplace. Traversing Kauai’s paradisiacal Na Pali Coast, this dramatic and remote wilderness path is a winding, 11-mile feat complete with waterfalls, lush jungle, slippery descents, and hairpin switchbacks abutting 300-foot drops directly into the ocean surf below.
Restoring the Coco Palms Hotel.The Coco Palms was the oldest hotel on the Garden Isle of Kaua`i, and was the world's most famous Polynesian resort. Elvis Presley filmed the finale of his film "Blue Hawaii" there in 1961, immortalizing its lush coconut groves and picturesque lagoons. When Hurricane Iniki struck in September 92, the Coco Palms was shut down indefinitely. The property, has been left to decay now for over a decade. The Coco Palms Hotel WILL FLOURISH AGAIN!!!!!!!!
Coco Palms Hotel Kauai Hawaii We stayed in a beautiful cottage suite nice ungraded they gave us. The Coco Palms was the oldest hotel on the Garden Isle of Kaua`i, and was the world's most famous Polynesian resort. Elvis Presley filmed the finale of his film "Blue Hawaii" there in 1961, immortalizing its lush coconut groves and picturesque lagoons. When Hurricane Iniki struck in September 1992, the Coco Palms was shut down indefinitely as repairs proved too costly and the entire island…
Since it’s closure in 1992, the Coco Palms Resort has become the perfect destination for a 50′s Hawaiian-themed zombie flick. The infamous Blue Hawaii hotel has sat abandoned since Hurricane Iniki in 1992, just waiting for lei wearing walkers to roam its coconut cabanas.
Hurricane Iniki (1992) struck the island of Kauaʻi on September 11 at peak intensity; it had winds of 145 mph and was a Category 4 hurricane. On the south coast some hotels took several years to be rebuilt. One hotel—the Coco Palms Resort famous for Elvis Presley's Blue Hawaii—never reopened after the hurricane. Electric companies restored only 20% of the island's power service within four weeks of Iniki, while other areas were without power for up to three months.
HANAPEPE SWINGING BRIDGE (Kauai) — Reconstruction of this swaying suspension bridge made it a safer, historic experience of daily life in Kauai. Years before Hurricane Iniki, whenever a heavy rain storm hit Hanapepe Town and Valley and the river damaged the bridge, school was cancelled until the bridge could be fixed. After all, the bridge was the only way for children to cross the river!