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Coco Palms Resort Hotel, Kauai, HI (Hotel)
AceExplorer
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Posted: 2017-10-12 07:25 am   Permalink

Here is a standalone link to recent drone footage by wedding photog Jon Gibb:

https://vimeo.com/233740797

His drone takes you inside some of the structures and around the property. There is some "fluffy" context footage showing the beauty of the beaches around and near the resort. I thought it is a good video which in the future will really amaze folks who get to see the new and renovated resort.

Can you imagine having drinks and dining here? It should be superb! Start saving for your trip now.


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4WDtiki
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Posted: 2017-10-12 8:24 pm   Permalink

Interesting that they are posting updates on their website. Maybe something will start happening soon. There has been zero activity on the site for going on 6 months. The demo was finished in the spring, and it's been sitting gutted and waiting since, with no workers, no vehicles to be seen. There's no possible way it can open in 2018.
Not trying to be negative, as I really want to see this rebuilt and opened! Just reporting the reality as I drive by it daily.
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Posted: 2017-10-12 9:31 pm   Permalink

Lots of driftwood on that beach Bill

 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2017-10-13 04:18 am   Permalink

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On 2017-10-12 20:24, 4WDtiki wrote:
Interesting that they are posting updates on their website. Maybe something will start happening soon. There has been zero activity on the site for going on 6 months. The demo was finished in the spring, and it's been sitting gutted and waiting since, with no workers, no vehicles to be seen. There's no possible way it can open in 2018.
Not trying to be negative, as I really want to see this rebuilt and opened! Just reporting the reality as I drive by it daily.



Thanks for the in-person update! They have similar information posted on their Facebook page. My only guess is that they are completing things which are required before construction begins - finalizing plans, funding, permits, etc. and waiting for the construction company to move people, equipment, and materials to the site. I would expect the first thing that would happen is power poles and construction trailers would show up. Please keep us posted -- and again thanks for the in-person update.


 
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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2017-10-13 11:35 am   Permalink

Yeah, apparently they're still waiting for permits and, last I heard, funding. It sure would be nice to see something other than the sad empty shells of buildings sitting there, but I don't expect it anytime soon.



Here's another story from last month

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36361931/there-are-big-plans-afoot-for-famous-coco-palms-resort-but-not-everyones-on-board

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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2017-10-13 12:18 pm   Permalink

So glad I copied and pasted those photos from their web site and posted them here -- just in case all this were to fall through again. I certainly understand the folks who want to protect the island from further commercialism.

I went back to the beginning of this thread and looked at the photos. One thing is certain to me - if this place were to be rebuilt and resurrected, they are going to be able to use many of the modern materials which would be more durable and more attractive than what was originally used. We make so much architectural stuff out of color-impregnated PVC now, and it's heavier and better looking and more durable.

I'm looking forward to seeing this place come back to life looking even better than it originally did.



 
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4WDtiki
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Posted: 2017-10-13 8:42 pm   Permalink

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On 2017-10-12 21:31, MadDogMike wrote:
Lots of driftwood on that beach Bill


Haha, that did catch my eye, Mike! Up around the corner on the right, all up on the rocks! I've recently picked the broad beach pictured, but never looked further north, now I know! 😎
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2017-10-16 11:19 am   Permalink

Here's the developer's web site: http://greenewaters.com/

Coco Palms looks like one of three properties currently in development by this group.

Clicking on the Coco Palms image reveals a number of out-of-date articles and reports. Construction was planned to begin "Q4 2015" and be completed by fall 2018. As someone else posted here earlier, it's more realistic to expect the actual opening in 2019. But as slowly as things have progressed, it's possible we could see it sit even longer and then open in 2020 - if at all.

So the place is cleaned up, but that's still not an indication that they will be allowed to begin construction. At least the developer appears knowledgeable and experienced. In the end the development would bring lots of money and employment to the island. That's a tough wind to resist. But cultural and preservation forces are strong as well. It's going to be interesting to watch this. There are many who oppose further development on Kauai, and I understand some of the reasons.
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