Once again we find ourselves expressing gratitude to our Ohana, not only for choosing us as the host for a dream Hawaiian vacation, but for reaching out afterwards to share their story. This week, we are happy to share the experiences of Tom and Melissa Kendall, a much deserving couple came to us to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary.
Mahalo Nui Loa to Tom and Melissa for imparting the following.
Every once in awhile we receive an email from a guest, accounting the wonderful time that they shared with their friends, family, and loved ones at Ke Iki Beach Bungalows. While we most certainly appreciate all of the reviews we receive via TripAdvisor (etc.) it’s those special deliveries that pull at our heart strings. When we find that our property has helped bring households and extended family even closer together we remember why we got into this in the first place.
This week we opened a message from Sarah, a member of the Nimptsch family, who we were honored to host in the early spring of this year. Rather that summarize the narrative, we have chosen to simply leave her kind words right here. It is now an entry into the ever-growing time capsule of feedback that we have received from our cherished guests:
Spring is upon us. The season represents a time of renewal, which is especially important as we all come out of the most trying time in our history. But it’s the latter we’d like to reflect on. Not 2020, but a look further back to the Ke Iki Beach Bungalows that our cherished guests first fell in love with. While we have undertaken some amazing renovations and our ohana (including you!) has grown in the last year, we’re taking a moment to time-travel through the expert eyes (and lens) of distinguished photographer Robert Ryder.
Robert and his family have stayed with us over the years. He could always be found at the break of dawn and again during the golden hours, wandering the oceanfront with camera in hand to capture the perfect shot. Recently, the esteemed lensman was kind enough to share his catalogue of breathtaking imagery of the property along with other vibrant scenes of the North Shore. We’ve selected a few photos to illustrate some impeccable moments that we hope you (and your own loved ones) will one day enjoy at Ke Iki Beach Bungalows.
Most of us mortals don’t ride giants. We prefer to witness massive mounds of saltwater form and detonate from the safety of the shore. Yes indeed, it is a site to behold which is why people from all over the world flock to the North Shore of Oahu. Sure, the food is great. The boutique shops and galleries are delightful. The people are friendly, and the weather is impeccable (even when raining). But in the end, it’s all about the waves. That said, the seven mile miracle can be fickle and not all reef breaks and sandbars are created equally. To help with your plans to watch and photograph these natural wonders we have laid out the best spots to visit, and more importantly, where to stay.
Top 3 Places to Experience Big Waves on the Legendary North Shore of Oahu
One of the reasons visitors choose Ke Iki Beach Bungalows when staying on the North Shore is that our property provides immediate access to the best bike path on Oahu. From the moment you leave our gate you’ll find the world famous pathway running parallel to Ke Iki Road. While you can certainly point your beach cruiser northeast, peddle, and have a blast it’s good to have a little guidance. Below we take a look at five can’t-miss (including one secret!) stops to check out along the way.
Top 5 Spots to Check Out When Biking the North Shore of Oahu from Ke Iki Beach Bungalows