The perfect day in paradise - Dawn

morning has broken …

The perfect day in paradise starts around 5.30 AM when dawn and birds announce the morning - it is the most magical time of day … to hear and feel what sunrise in paradise sounds like please follow us on instagram @acaliforniaadventure

The view from our house on Queen Emma’s Bluff in Princeville

The view from our house on Queen Emma’s Bluff in Princeville

The 2 best places to watch the sun rise over the ocean are Kealia Beach and Anini Beach. Kealia is located in Kapaa on the east side of the island - Anini Beach is located on the North Shore.


As it turns out Kealia is also the best place to watch the moon rise on full moon nights. If you are lucky enough to be on the island when the moon is full let me tell you that you don’t want to miss out on that! If the moon rise happens around dinner time The Oasis Restaurant in Kapaa or the Beach House in Poipu are my favorite choices.

If you find yourself waking up on the North Shore of Kauai in Hanalei or Princeville - and don’t feel like driving 30 minutes to Kealia- then Anini Beach is the perfect place to be. It is nice to know that it’s real name is Wanini Beach - but the “W ” fell off the sign years ago, and no one thought of putting it back up so the name Anini stuck…. pack your fins and snorkel gear when heading to Anini - before you know it you will find yourself swimming with turtles ( Hawaiian word Honu ) and on very rare occasions with little sea horses.

And if you are super lucky it will rain while you are in the water, when that happens consider yourself blessed and put your head under water, dive in and listen to the raindrops hitting the water it is an amazing sound - and while underwater look up - and watch the raindrops dance on the water’s surface. When you come up for air look for the rainbows. For those remaining on land have you camera ready!


Waking up in paradise is one of the most magical experiences - it’s the perfect opportunity to reset our busy lives and slow down. Take time to breathe, leave your phone at home and follow the sun.

Oh…. and tune your radio to KKCR 90.9 FM the local community radio and listen to Hawaiian Music on Monday - Friday from 6-11 AM. And Sundays from 3 - 5 PM.

At 7 AM sharp take a moment and enjoy Hawai’i Pono’i it was the National Anthem of Hawaii - (1876-1898) - when Hawaii was a sovereign state. Composed by His Majesty King David Kalakaua in 1876 honoring King Kamehameha I, the founder of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1810. It now is the regional anthem or state song.

Together let’s chase sunrise and rainbows.

With much Aloha,


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