First and foremost, we wish to thank our past guests for the kind words they have posted on TripAdvisor, VRBO, FlipKey and Google.
Secondly, we wish to thank our friends at TripAdvisor for Ranking us #1 in Specialty Lodging in Waimanalo!
We feel honored to have reached 100 EXCELLENT reviews, because TripAdvisor is, in our humble opinion, the best and most reliable of all travel websites.
To our friends at TripAdvisor: a big “mahalo” for being a part of our team!
It’s mango season here in Hawaii and we’re up to our eyeballs in this luscious fruit. Come, we’re happy to share! If you cannot come right away, mangos are also likely available from your local grocer. For best results, wait for the fruit to ripen (it is still firm, but easy to cut into).
I large ripe mango, pitted, skinned and chopped
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/3 cup diced red onion
1-2 jalapeños, chopped
Fresh juice of 1 big lime
1/4 cup cilantro
Salt to taste
Combine all the above ingredients and let it sit for at least half an hour. Caution: wash your hands with soap and water once you’re done chopping the jalapeños (or wear gloves).
Serving Suggestion: Serve with corn chips or as serve with grilled chicken, shrimp or fish.
We do our best to make our guests comfy, including any-everything short of air conditioning which isn’t terribly planet-friendly.
Last week we had a contractor come in and install a solar powered roof fan and BOY what a difference that has made. The room is cooler by far, making sleeping all the more pleasant.
We are SO impressed that in the coming days we’ll get one installed in Makai.
UPDATE: both our Garden Suites are now much cooler, thanks to solar fans having been installed at the top peak of the 14′ ceiling. Warm air rises and now, goes outside. Yippee!
Sweet dreams, dearest guests.
Last month we took the leap to “get off the grid” and had a photovoltaic solar system installed, which means we now have the ability to harvest all our energy from the sun! WOO HOO!!!
SO, the next time you’re on your computer or taking a shower or doing a load of laundry at Hale ‘Nalo, you can ENJOY the fact that you’re using only the sun’s energy!
Mahalo for your support!
A hui hou (“until we meet again”) from Hale ‘Nalo!
Vacationing in Hawaii means spending lots of time outdoors doing all sorts of aerobic exercise such as hiking, swimming and cycling, and the beach is often used as a gym for those who must leave their 24 Hour Fitness behind.
For example, there is a log on the beach that we use for doing pushups on an incline. We love the challenge of walking and running on the 3.5 mile white sand beach and of course, tai chi and yoga can be practiced also at the beach in an incredibly serene setting.
The foods you eat also play a big role in keeping you fit. Fresh fruits like papaya and coconut abound, as do restaurants that serve up fresh fish steamed local-style with a little cilantro and ginger. Our local “Sweet Home Waimanalo” is a restaurant that is committed to providing healthy options, including vegetarian. Our visitors have many choices to eat healthfully.
We embrace healthy living and will be glad to support our guests’ commitment to health whilst our guest. Aloha!