I was trying to figure out how to break in to this place and look around. Then by luck, we met Larry who has the keys, and the next day gave us a tour.
years old, was a band member in the
Blue Hawaii movie. Friend to Elvis, Frank,
Just as the storm left it, blown out...
place to be back in the day. Hollywood actors, singers all stayed
here. We saw the bungalow that Elvis came back and stayed in
quite a bit. It started to rain very heavy on the tour, so we had to stay under cover, as to not be hit by a falling coconut. There is a 2000 palm tree grove that covers the entire grounds, with a canal that winds through it. The rooms were off the tour, but Larry turned his back and that was my chance. I ran into a hallway (through the thickest spider webs I have ever seen) and took some shots of a room. Everything is still here, although people
are ripping it off bit-by-bit. The hopes are that someone will
bring this place back. But the buildings are waisted due to time and
the elements. The planning commission and builders can't seem to
get together on anything. Of coarse builders want to build condos.
The grounds also have Hawaiian graves from the royal family, so