For the Safety and Comfort of You and Your Neighbors
Aloha and Welcome to the Beautiful Garden Island of Kauai
Though you may see similar information in your accommodations agreement, some information bears repeating. You are staying in an agricultural neighborhood. We want your visit to be safe and enjoyable for both you and your neighbors.
2. Beach Safety: Be mindful of the surf. Our shorelines face thousands of miles of open ocean. Northern Winter storms and southern Summer storms can bring us extremely dangerous surf conditions. NEVER turn your back on the ocean-Summer or Winter. Rogue waves can appear even in calm surf conditions. You can check ocean conditions at www.KauaiExplorer.com/ocean report. There are lifeguards at Haena Beach Park, Hanalei Pavilion, Lydgate, Poipu Beach Park, Salt Pond and Kekaha. For your family’s safety , we advised that you check with lifeguards before going into the ocean. If you are at a non-guarded beach, at least check with local residents who are there regarding unseen currents or other dangers.
3. 9-1-1: In case of fire or medical emergency, call 9-1-1. A fire extinguisher can be found mounted by the exit identified on the Emergency Escape Plan. The address and phone number of your accommodation is posted on the inside of the front door (3250 #C Kalihiwai Road, Princeville), along with the Non-Conforming Use Certificate Vacation Rental Registration Number (TVNC-4202). The phone number for Wilcox Hospital in Lihue is 245-1100.
4. Weather: We do experience flash flooding during periods of heavy rain. If you must drive in this kind of weather, drive with extreme caution. Flash floods can cause the road out of Hanalei to close for undetermined periods of time. For up-to-date Traffic and Weather Information, please call 241-1725.
5. Disasters Emergencies: On the first business day of each month at 11:45 AM, our Civil Defense sirens are tested. However, if you hear these sirens at any other time, please tune to AM radio station KQNG (“KONG”) at AM 570 for up-to-the-minute reports and instructions. Also, the front of the Kauai phone book has emergency, disaster, evacuation and shelter information.
6. Security: Be cautious with your personal belongings. It is always best to lock up your valuables in the trunk of your car. Lock your doors and windows when you leave the property.
7. Island Driving Etiquette:
A. Please honor the posted speed limits. Frequently check your rear view mirror. If more than 4 or 5 cars are stacking behind you, pull completely off to the side of the road and let them pass. This can also help you when driving at night as our dark roads can be confusing. The cars following you likely know where they are going and can help light the way for you.
B. If you are lost, remember that this is a small island and you will find your way soon. Keep driving until you find a safe place to pull over and turn around. If you can head downhill, you will get to the ocean within a few miles. Never make a U-Turn on the highway.
C. When navigating the one lane bridges, cross the bridges caravan style. It is usually appropriate for 5 or 6 cars to cross at a time. A simple rule of thumb is: Drain the Lane, If you arrive Late-Wait.
D. When parking at the beaches, parks or even within the property you have rented, be careful to park fully off the street, in assigned or clearly marked parking spaces.
E. If you want to stop to enjoy the scenery, please pull completely off to the side of the road.
F. All vehicular parking related to this use and property, including maintenance vehicles, shall be accommodated on the subject property at all times. On-Street parking shall not be permitted at any time.
Most of all, enjoy your visit to our beautiful island !!!