This Abandoned Hotel In Hawaii Was Once A Trendy Star-Studded Resort
Until hurricane Iniki came, this famous HI hotel was a celebrity hotspot, and icon of the 50's in Kauai, HI. Many a great story could be told about this property, only coconut trees remain.
By Jennifer Wirth on allday.com
For nearly 40 years, the Coco Palm Resort in Kauai was once of the hottest destinations on the Pacific Coast. The hotel was an icon of popular 1950s culture, and was even featured in several films like Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii." However, when a hurricane demolished the hotel in 1992, the owners abandoned it and no one ever came to pick up the pieces.
The Coco Palms Resort In Kauai
The Coco Palms Resort once sat like a beacon of luxury on Hawaii's oldest island, Kauai. The resort is located in Wailuā, which was the city where Hawaiian royalty lived as far back as the 13th century. When the last Hawaiian monarch died in 1853, the area surrounding Wailuā was sold just in time for the coconut boom. A German businessman William Lindeman, originally purchased the plot of land where the resort was built. Lindeman established a 17-acre coconut grove on the property and while the resort has fallen into disrepair, the coconut grove is still going strong.