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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2009-04-15 8:59 pm   Permalink

I was wondering about a post by Casey which suggested that the Tropics in Palm Springs is the most Tiki Hotel in the world.

Such may be right, although I might give greater weight to a hotel closer to the ocean. Nevertheless, what would be the top 5 or 10.

Here is my list:

1. Royal Kona, Big Island - with Don the Beachcomber
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=17772&forum=2

2. Hawaiiana Hotel, Waikiki - There are plenty of Tiki and lush vegetation.

3. Waikiki Beach Hotel (Resort Quest) - Featuring my favorite Tiki Bar of all: Tiki's
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=6469&forum=2&14

4. Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Maui - an enormous Ku statute on the grounds and feature a "Tiki Terrace" and the "Tiki Bar."
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=19939&forum=16&hilite=Ka'anapali%20Beach%20Hotel

5. Hyatt Kauai - The restaurant Tidepools features an two giant Tikis in the lobby, and one overlooks the lagoon, water and Tiki torches when dining there.

6. Ocean Palms - North County San Diego - Tiki cut into Palms
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=9971&forum=2

7. Caliente Tropics
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=31752&forum=1&hilite=caliente

8. Hotel Bora Bora - South Seas romantic adventure
http://www.amanresorts.com/hotelborabora/picturetour.aspx

9. Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa

10. Hotel Moloka'i












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HinaHinawahine
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Joined: Jul 12, 2008
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From: Pacific Islands
Posted: 2009-04-17 5:16 pm   Permalink

Ka'anapali Beach Hotel no longer has Ku in the courtyard.

 
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Hibiscus
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Joined: Sep 22, 2008
Posts: 210
From: Boston-ish
Posted: 2009-04-18 09:20 am   Permalink

"Ka'anapali Beach Hotel no longer has Ku in the courtyard."

Oh, that's a shame! My husband and I used to wander over to the courtyard from the Whaler for drinks. What happened to it?

Christiki, I agree with you on the Royal Kona!

And no list would be complete without the Tiki Resort in Lake George -
http://www.tikiresort.com/index.html - which will be hosting Ohana this year!





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tiki leki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2006
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From: Point Loma
Posted: 2009-04-18 5:30 pm   Permalink

Christiki what about the Hanalei dude , its a bummer that Islands is gone but it still has lots of Tiki on the grounds , and its the home of Tiki Oasis !

 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2009-04-18 9:17 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-04-17 17:16, HinaHinawahine wrote:
Ka'anapali Beach Hotel no longer has Ku in the courtyard.



Is it somewhere else on the property?
How can the KBH have a Tiki Terrace without Tiki?


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-04-19 6:34 pm   Permalink

Naomi's friend Megan discovered yet another classic Tiki caravansary: The Royal Hawaiian Motel on La Brea avenue!

Here is her enthusiastic report:

"Luckily, on the way home (from not getting on a flight to Maui), we discovered paradise right down our street.

Free high speed internet, a real swell tiki bar and they even accept our discover card !

Livin' LaBrea Loca !"






 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2009-04-19 8:18 pm   Permalink

How could I forget about the Royal Hawaiian as I live only about 2 miles away!
And they have a great Tiki in front.

There is also the Tiki Motel in Tucson:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=2397&forum=1


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icebaer69
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Posted: 2009-04-20 1:16 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-04-19 18:34, bigbrotiki wrote:
... another classic Tiki caravansary ...
Here is her enthusiastic report:
"... we discovered paradise right down our street.
Free high speed internet,
a real swell tiki bar ...!"






 
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TikiPhil
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 149
From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2009-04-20 3:35 pm   Permalink

What about Humphrey's

http://www.halfmooninn.com/index.cfm

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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2708
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2009-04-20 3:54 pm   Permalink

http://www.konatiki.com/index.html

Yes, there are tikis there too. Also, one of the cheapest places to stay in Kona, but no A/C...It gets hot there in Kona by the ocean.

http://seasidehotelshawaii.com/HotelKona.aspx

No photos on the site, but there is lots of Tiki and Hawaiian there (like alot of Kona) .....built in the 60's/early 70's....The Lobby is especially cool.

http://www.konabeachhotel.com/

Torches blaze every night at the entrance....Again, another very old Hawaiiana place, but it's not well maintained, so I wouldn't advise staying there. They do have a Luau, tho' which you can purchase tickets for separately. Stayacross the street at the seaside for cheaper....It's more no frills, but a little cleaner, and much less expensive.




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artsnyder
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From: Los Angeles/Las Vegas
Posted: 2009-04-20 6:52 pm   Permalink

I've not been to the Royal Kona, and have seen very mixed reviews of both their food and drinks. However, as the holder of the rights to "Don the Beachcomber(r)". I do resent their hijacking the name for their remodeled bar. This will be dealt with one day.
Art Snyder
Don the Beachcomber(r)


 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2009-04-20 11:14 pm   Permalink

Aloha Art:

I have been to Don the Beachcomber and the quality of the Tiki drinks; the highh TIPSY factor; the dramatic Tiki decor; the Tiki torches; the incredible ocean view; all would made Don proud. There is a reason that I selected The Royal Kona as No. 1.

Instead of bringing litigation against it (in its home court jurisdiction), I would embrace it.


 
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HinaHinawahine
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From: Pacific Islands
Posted: 2009-04-21 10:20 pm   Permalink

Tiki at Ka'anapali Beach Hotel is still on the grounds. They are rearranging the property around the Tiki Bar for bigger area for the hula halau competition that is there a few times every year. This is becoming an entertainment area for our halaus and other island entertainers and not so much as a bar area for visitors.

 
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KuKu
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Joined: May 07, 2008
Posts: 436
From: Santa Cruz, CA. norcal
Posted: 2009-04-22 7:50 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-04-21 22:20, HinaHinawahine wrote:
Tiki at Ka'anapali Beach Hotel is still on the grounds. They are rearranging the property around the Tiki Bar for bigger area for the hula halau competition that is there a few times every year. This is becoming an entertainment area for our halaus and other island entertainers and not so much as a bar area for visitors.


Yep, it still was as of last month when I took this pic...



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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2009-04-24 01:16 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-04-21 22:20, HinaHinawahine wrote:
Tiki at Ka'anapali Beach Hotel is still on the grounds. They are rearranging the property around the Tiki Bar for bigger area for the hula halau competition that is there a few times every year. This is becoming an entertainment area for our halaus and other island entertainers and not so much as a bar area for visitors.



Nice. When I was in Waikiki, the local halaus performed at Kuhio Beach Park, and it would be great to see something similar in Ka'anapali. The Hula Bar & Grill had a former Miss Hawaii perform the hula there, but as nice is the soloist was, there is nothing to compare to a halau!

I know the staff of the KBH performs in the morning in the lobby, and sometimes in the evenings on the stage.


 
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