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Mai Tai Resort Motel (Polynesian Retreat), Osage Beach
Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2008-03-31 10:59 pm   Permalink

Has anybody ever heard of the Mai Tai Resort Motel Polynesian Retreat) located in Osage Beach on the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri? The limited info I could find on the place indicated that there was a Luau Restaurant, a Top Deck Restaurant on the third floor, and a bar/nightclub called the Luau Shack.

Check out the entrance that greeted you at night, is that cool or what. Bigbro, what year are those cars??



Here is an aerial photo of the compound.



And the description from the back of the card.



Polynesia in the Ozarks, who knew? This is right up there with the Tan-Tar-A resort from the Ozarks that was posted by Basement Kahuna.


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-05-29 1:54 pm   Permalink

Here is an add posted by Woofmutt on Tiki Finds



From a Lake of the Ozarks travel guide. No year. (Early to mid 60s at the latest.)


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2009-05-29 3:01 pm   Permalink

Prize question: WHERE did they rip off the Tikis and outrigger from ?

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-05-29 5:38 pm   Permalink

Mai-Tai Resort pool area. Dusty do you have an address on your card?



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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-05-29 6:45 pm   Permalink

A blow up of DC's card showing the pool area and building. I put an arrow to show the angle the photo was taken. And Sven I give up on were the ad highjacked the images.




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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-05-30 10:15 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-05-29 15:01, bigbrotiki wrote:
Prize question: WHERE did they rip off the Tikis and outrigger from ?


Chin Tiki?

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woofmutt
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Posted: 2009-05-30 11:24 am   Permalink

I posted about this place years ago on Ye Olde Yahoo with no comments. And I missed this thread last year. I finally go to scan that ad yesterday and did a search before posting (Ozarks, I thought) and had no hits so just throwed it in the Tiki Finds.

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-05-30 1:38 pm   Permalink

Trav,

Where DID you get that image of the pool and building? Very nice, I have been wondering what this place might have in store after I found the postcards.

Woofmutt, great ad, glad you posted it and got this thread back up again.

Bigbro, I have seen that ad before, but I don't know where. It's not Chin Tiki. Damn it! Another stump TC question.

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2009-05-30 6:33 pm   Permalink

OK -I won't torture you any longer about the origin of those Tiki/outrigger graphics:

I know I have the original somewhere, but damn, I can't find it, so here is one of those infamous PTD out-of-focus shots (which I swiped from the Hawaii brochure thread), of the letterhead from the Reef Hotel chain in Hawaii, I tried to re-focus it in I-Photo:



(But thank you PTD, for without your image I could not have proven the rip off )



 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-06-03 4:17 pm   Permalink

Bigbro,

I can't believe you are using one of PTD's camera shots! Here is a blow-up of the logo from a matchbook I have. I knew I had seen that somewhere.



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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2009-06-03 4:37 pm   Permalink

Thanks! Allow me to perform a clear identity comparison (after tweaking contrast and focus on the Reef art):






 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-07-11 09:49 am   Permalink

Here is another postcard from the Mai Tai Resort posted by Tikisgrl recently on Tiki Finds.






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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-07-30 11:58 pm   Permalink

Came across this cup on ebay and figured it had to be from this place with the font and Tiki rendering.



Now we need to see a menu, etc.

DC


 
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2009-08-10 09:19 am   Permalink

Cool find - a Tiki resort in the Ozarks? No way!

I doubt what my eyes have seen.
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-01-27 9:57 pm   Permalink

I just got this postcard with the pool view of the Mai Tai resort. Great looking scene.



Must be another blue law area with respect to serving drinks, the back of the card advertises "set-ups" for drinking around the pool. I still don't get this?



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