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  • The Alakai is a vessel currently owned by the U.S. Maritime Administration. It was originally the Hawaii Superferry's first high-speed ferry. In the Hawaiian language, alakai means "sea path." It should not be confused with the similar word alakai, which means "leader."
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  • A set of rooms designated for one person's or family's use or for a particular purpose
  • A set of furniture of the same design
  • (suite) cortege: the group following and attending to some important person
  • A set of things belonging together, in particular
  • (suite) a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected
  • (suite) apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms used as a living unit (as in a hotel)
    hotel
  • A code word representing the letter H, used in radio communication
  • a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services
  • A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging on a short-term basis. The provision of basic accommodation, in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including en-suite
  • In French contexts an hotel particulier is an urban "private house" of a grand sort. Whereas an ordinary maison was built as part of a row, sharing party walls with the houses on either side and directly fronting on a street, an hotel particulier was often free-standing, and by the eighteenth
  • An establishment providing accommodations, meals, and other services for travelers and tourists
alakai hotel and suites - The Alaka'i:
The Alaka'i: Kaua`i's Unique Wilderness
The Alaka'i: Kaua`i's Unique Wilderness
At an elevation of 4,000 feet above sea level, far from the traffic jams at Puhi, the shopping centers, the strip malls, and the faux Hawaiian resorts of lowland Kaua?i lies a 20 square-mile plateau showcasing a unique natural environment. Extending from the Pu?u o Kila Lookout at the end of Highway 550 southeast to the summit of Wai?ale?ale, it is popularly referred to as the “Alaka?i Swamp,” although it is not a swamp at all. Instead, it is a tropical rain forest with a couple of dozen bogs featuring remarkable dwarf shrubs and trees, and plants and birds found nowhere else on Earth. Shrouded often in a legendary thick mist, known in Hawaiian as moe, it rains almost every day of the year. The ancient Hawaiians came to the Alaka?i to hunt birds and crossed it on their way down into Wainiha Valley and the North Shore. Later, adventurous Western missionaries, scientists, and others explored its wonders. In recent years the Alaka?i Wilderness Preserve was created to better protect it from outside influences, although invasive plants and feral goats and pigs are an ongoing threat that conservation organizations are valiantly trying to control. A boardwalk now makes it easier to traverse the spectacular environment of its northern bogs.
This book features a full description of this distinct and special place, as well as the history of the human penetration of the area and its impact. There are chapters on the fauna and flora of the Alaka?i, both native and alien, and detailed descriptions of four trails that lead into the Alaka?i: the Alaka?i Swamp Trail, the Kawaikoi Stream Trail, the Mohihi-Wai?alae Trail, and the Pihea Trail. References to the Alaka?i in traditional Hawaiian oral literature, as well as newly composed literary creations are also discussed. The book includes a comprehensive bibliography, extensive notes, and more than 200 black-and-white illustrations and 300 three-hundred color illustrations.

At an elevation of 4,000 feet above sea level, far from the traffic jams at Puhi, the shopping centers, the strip malls, and the faux Hawaiian resorts of lowland Kaua?i lies a 20 square-mile plateau showcasing a unique natural environment. Extending from the Pu?u o Kila Lookout at the end of Highway 550 southeast to the summit of Wai?ale?ale, it is popularly referred to as the “Alaka?i Swamp,” although it is not a swamp at all. Instead, it is a tropical rain forest with a couple of dozen bogs featuring remarkable dwarf shrubs and trees, and plants and birds found nowhere else on Earth. Shrouded often in a legendary thick mist, known in Hawaiian as moe, it rains almost every day of the year. The ancient Hawaiians came to the Alaka?i to hunt birds and crossed it on their way down into Wainiha Valley and the North Shore. Later, adventurous Western missionaries, scientists, and others explored its wonders. In recent years the Alaka?i Wilderness Preserve was created to better protect it from outside influences, although invasive plants and feral goats and pigs are an ongoing threat that conservation organizations are valiantly trying to control. A boardwalk now makes it easier to traverse the spectacular environment of its northern bogs.
This book features a full description of this distinct and special place, as well as the history of the human penetration of the area and its impact. There are chapters on the fauna and flora of the Alaka?i, both native and alien, and detailed descriptions of four trails that lead into the Alaka?i: the Alaka?i Swamp Trail, the Kawaikoi Stream Trail, the Mohihi-Wai?alae Trail, and the Pihea Trail. References to the Alaka?i in traditional Hawaiian oral literature, as well as newly composed literary creations are also discussed. The book includes a comprehensive bibliography, extensive notes, and more than 200 black-and-white illustrations and 300 three-hundred color illustrations.

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Alakai Swamp Trail, Kauai
Alakai Swamp Trail, Kauai
Good thing they put in the walkway.. The Alakai Swamp is strange. It covers the highest land on Kauai, the top of the old shield volcano. It is among the wettest places on the planet, as the trade winds hit the mountain and dump their water. It is odd for being a high altitude swamp, cool and misty much of the time. Haunting too.
Alakai Swamp, Kauai
Alakai Swamp, Kauai
Another photo from a year ago or so, from Kauaki, Hawaii. This is where the Alakai Swamp trail crosses a stream, down at the bottom of the stairs. Oddly, the trail descends from the swamp to the stream, then back uphill to the swamp again.... weird place.

alakai hotel and suites
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