Nature Is Reclaiming This One Abandoned Hawaii Spot And It’s Actually Amazing

On the island of Kauai sits the remains of a once enchanting, lavish, resort. The Cocoa Palms Resort, located on Kuhio Highway in Wailua, was once a luxurious vacation destination popular among Hollywood movie stars and other celebrities in the 1950s. The resort was hit by Hurricane Iniki in 1992, and was never repaired or reopened.

Cocoa Palms has been abandoned ever since, though it is now scheduled to be restored, and could open as a Hyatt Resort as early as 2017. A blessing in October 2015 marked the rebirth of the hotel, with the developers vowing to “bring its legendary past into its new life,” according to Khon2 news coverage.

Special thanks goes to Flickr user Jeff for these incredible photographs.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Aren’t these photographs incredible? Will you be visiting the new hotel when it opens next year?