Years ago, Anini Beach Park once boasted a "W" as its first letter, officially reading Wanini. Two theories have circled around for years as to what was the catalyst for the name change. The first theory is that the W in Wanini simply fell off the sign, the county never took action to fix it, and the beach eventually adapted to the name of Anini. Another less told theory of the name change is that an irate local decided he preferred the beach to be called Anini and shot off the W with a shotgun! Regardless of which local legend you choose to believe and whether you refer to it as Wanini or Anini, the beauty of this beach that hosts Hawaii's largest barrier reef is a treasure on Kauai's North Shore.
Perched just up the hill in Anini Vista, is 3320 Kalihiwai Road. This magnificent property, rich in history, extends down into the makai (ocean) facing valley that has been meticulously curated with native Hawaiian flora and with a botanical walking path that reaches all the way to the bottom. Great time and attention has been given to restoring the native landscape and providing healthy habitat for local wildlife. The orchard on the mauka (mountain) side of the property boasts dozens of mature tropical fruit trees including mango, orange, grapefruit, lime, pomelo, banana, papaya, starfruit, lychee, longan, rambutan, breadfruit, mountain apple, mangosteen, soursop, mamey, abiu, the "lemon meringue pie" fruit, and others.
4 Beds / 3 Baths on Kauai's North Shore
This 4BD / 3 BA home offers stunning ocean and mountain views across the 3.68 acre estate. With over 3000 sqft. of living space, every room in the 2-story home was designed to take in the panoramic views of Kalihiwai Bay, the Kilauea Point Lighthouse, the Namahana mountain range, and more. The home is almost entirely wrapped in decking, allowing even more opportunity to take in the lush greenery, long views, and blue waters. The spacious and bright residence offers great potential to upgrade and customize as your own.