Hawaii Like a Local is an interview series to help visitors to Hawaii start exploring less like a tourist and more like a local. This week’s guest is Rae-Marie May, owner and manager of Kauai Vacation Rental at Honu Point.
What island do you call home?
Kauai, The Garden Island
What’s your “Hawaii life” like?
My husband and I first came to the islands in 1980 and fell in love with Kauai. From that point on we came over whenever we could and eventually bought some property. In 2000 we moved over full time and now call Kauai our home. We live on the mountain side of the highway opposite the Princeville Resort on the north shore. Four years ago, we built a home on our beautiful, bluff lot we bought in 1987. The intention is to move into it once we can’t take care of the 23 acres we live on, but in the meantime, we decided to rent it out as a luxury vacation rental. I work very hard to give our guests the best vacation experience possible. We love our Kauai life and it gives me great pleasure to share it with our guests.
What’s your favorite thing to do on your island?
Enjoy the weather and the beauty of the north shore by riding bikes, taking walks, or reading at the beach. I also enjoy getting together with friends to create our own entertainment and fun.
What are your favorite local “gems” on the island?