KIM ABRAHAMSON, SENIOR TRAVEL DESIGNER
Chances are, you've already collaborated with Kim Abrahamson and know her impeccable planning skills. After all, she has been in luxury travel for more than thirty years on Maui. Although she grew up surfing and playing volleyball on the sunny beaches of Southern California, Kim is Hawaii through and through.
Her travel career began as an international travel director and her passion for all things foreign took her to over forty countries. Her professional background spans senior roles in luxury leisure travel, destination management, and hotel sales.
Kim enjoys everything about the Maui lifestyle where she raised two wonderful sons and multiple furry friends. An active volunteer, and supporter of organizations promoting sustainable tourism, Hawaiian culture, and animal and children welfare, Kim is a natural fit at The Coconut Traveler. We are delighted to have her and know you'll enjoy working with her, too.
Please send a warm aloha to our newest planner - firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her on +1-808-870-4470. For all of your island itinerary planning, kindly reach out.
We have access to some of the most beautiful and exclusive homes in the islands. Please find a selection of those remaining, there are others. Kindly note that some homes are password protected for clients' and homeowner's privacy, should you come across one, please contact Kim@thecoconuttraveler.com for the key. Our unbranded PDFs can be downloaded.
KAUAI, the Garden Isle
Private, secure, and set on twelve, beautiful acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Kauai 205, offers an experience that changes lives. The first half of June, last half of July and month of August remain available, sleeps 8. For larger families or staffing needs, inquire about the additional two-bedroom "barn."
Beautiful 4-bedroom home with spectacular swimming pool and lots of space for everyone, located on the North Shore, Kauai 212, sleeps up to 10.
That charming red house on Hanalei Bay, Kauai 217, is still available from the third week of July through the third week of August for 10 lucky guests in 5 bedrooms. Beachfront Kauai living at its most relaxed and endearing.
Located on a hill overlooking Anini Beach and Kalihiwai Bay, Kauai 238 is a casual home with a sparkling swimming pool, a beautiful ocean view, and within walking distance (an easy walk) to the beach, eight guests will be comfortable in this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home. Perfect for family getaways. Available the first two weeks in June, the last week of June into July, and from the first week in August for the remainder of the month.
Casual, clean, and won't break the budget, Kauai 241, is still available for a few weeks after August 15. With 5 bedrooms, the home comfortably sleeps 10 guests, steps from Haena's beautiful Naue Bay and a walk to Tunnels Beach.
OAHU, the Gathering Place
Contemporary with soaring ceilings, this elegant Honolulu home offers 6-bedrooms, beautiful sunsets, a swimming pool, a practical gym, and the indoor-outdoor island living you crave. Oahu 314 sleeps as many as 12 guests.
The Grand Dame of Kahala, Oahu 328, can easily accommodate 16 guests in up to 8 bedrooms. This lovely home with its idyllic waters edge location and the charming staff creates a nurturing stay of rest and relaxation.
Contemporary and quite literally over the top. Oahu 347 sits dramatically high over the Pacific Ocean below with 5 bedrooms, an extensive gym, a swimming pool, and two kitchens, you won't want to leave. The massive deck around and below the pool, bedroom patios, and covered lanais provide places to take in the endless Pacific Ocean views and sunsets on the horizon. Available all summer.
HAWAII, the Big Island
Perhaps the largest, and certainly the most desirable villa on the Big Island, the ten bedrooms at Hawaii 455 sleep up to 30 guests in a variety of configurations. From the spectacular location between Mauna Kea and Hapuna resorts, multiple primary suites, a commercial kitchen, a wood-burning pizza oven, and a fully appointed gym this home accommodates families, friends, and even business associates traveling together. Available mid-July through mid-August (and both Thanksgiving and Festive).
Beautiful sun-drenched, Hawaii 465, is available from mid-June through mid-July, and after the 5th the rest of August. Don't miss this stunning 5 bedroom home with a swimming pool and endless island views. Sleeps 10 guests.
There is plenty of availability at the Four Seasons Hualalai resort in 2-3 bedroom condos, 3 bedroom townhomes, and 4-bedroom villas throughout the summer. Rates start at $11,300 for a week's stay.
AN EMAIL FROM THE FIELD
UH GEOLOGIST AND VOLCANOLOGIST UPDATE
Attached are 4 images for your viewing pleasure. Currently, the molten lava lake is consistently active. Webcams show updated views: https://www.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/multimedia/webcams?cam=KIcam Of course, there is no guarantee of molten lava, just like there is no guarantee of perfect weather, but at the moment the lava is steady; amazing. There are a couple of areas I've been taking our clients to view the Halemaumau lava lake. The first one is at Keanakakoi. But between 4pm and 8pm, lava viewing prime time, everyone and their cousin are lined up in vehicles hoping for a parking space, waiting in line for up to 90 minutes sometimes in their idling rental cars. The lava view is spectacular, but waiting is not fun. To avoid crowds, I meet our guests just after 9:00pm or alternatively, almost preferably, before dawn the next day since they're awake anyway with their time change. I always meet our clients and guide them, either at night or pre-dawn, without the crowds, and when it is dark out, I take them to the best sites for lava viewing. Viewing molten lava by daylight is about as exciting as looking at a flashlight beam at noon; really, the best effect is when the sun is on the other side of our planet. Please note that the hike from Devastation Trail Parking area is along an old paved road which is now riddled with cracks from the 2018 collapse of Kilauea Caldera. The cracks have been safely covered over by asphalt and sheets of metal but are still impressive. It's an easy hike, 20 minutes each way. After 20 minutes along the road, we walk on a gravel trail for a few minutes to a roped-off area to see the lava lake. Views are fantastic, truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Another place I've been taking our clients to see Halemaumau lava lake is from Uwekahuna Bluff, conveniently located near the huge parking area of the former Jaggar Museum. This area is also crowded at dusk but settles down around 8:00pm. The photos attached show the contrast between a day and a night view. Most tourists pull into the parking area and walk to the right where they enjoy a view of the plume. Not many tourists realize that by walking down the path to the left they can see molten lava because of the angle. It definitely pays to have a guide who's lived in the "neighborhood" for 35+ years. The walk to the left is along a paved asphalt trail, taking about 5 minutes. As always, I’ve been providing an overview of the geological awe of the area while we wait for the crowds to thin out. When it's quieter, I take them to see Halemaumau Crater from the other side, Keanakakoi. Without the crowds, we get a far more exclusive feeling view of the eruption. It's something to behold. Clients have been overwhelmingly stoked. It's been epic, Debbie. Can’t wait to see what unfolds this summer!
A note of thanks to all of our clients who have graciously participated in our Responsible Tourism Fee supporting local organizations whose work benefits our local community and environment, and naturally, our clients themselves.
To date, we have $25,184 to donate to organizations exceeding the 2021 total of $19,693 and we've had just two past guests decline to support the destination. Visit our Responsible Tourism page and calculate the positive impact of your visit to the Hawaiian Islands with The Coconut Traveler.