Kauai Vacation Rentals – The island of Kauai has attracted countless A-list movie directors due to its pristine beaches, dense tropical forests and stunning mountains. Many creative superstars found that the Isle of Discovery wasn’t just an ideal backdrop for their films, but also a perfect place to work and relax.
Over 70 years ago, directors and producers starting coming to Kauai because the landscape is diverse enough to accommodate their wildest visions. From Elvis to Clooney, from Blue Hawaii to Jurassic Park, lush tropical forest scenes became completely authentic with Kauai as a backdrop. When a director needs a jungle scene, like in Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Garden Island was a perfect choice.
Imagine over 500 acres of stunningly beautiful landscape that creates a completely uninterrupted canvas on which to make a film, with enough diversity to mimic drastically different settings. For Flight of the Intruder, the 1991 film starring Danny Glover, the director found Kauai to be the ideal representation of both the Philippines and Vietnam.
Recent years have seen the release of several big budget films that were shot on Kauai. The Descendants, with George Clooney, was filmed here, as well as The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, featuring Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow. If you remember the story of Bethany Hamilton, the young girl who lost her arm to a shark in a surfing accident, her story, Soul Surfer, was also filmed on Kauai.
It’s true: Hollywood has found our island home to be a great place to make movies, and we can expect to be featured on the silver screen well into the future.
Come explore the island adored by big screen directors by staying at our Kauai vacation rentals. Tucked on the east side of the island in Kapaa, Fern Grotto Inn offers authentic old-style plantation cottages with island-inspired furnishings and modern amenities. Discover the Kauai vacation rentals you’ve been dreaming of, surrounded by a lush landscape of fruit trees and located only a block from the beach. Please contact us to see how we at Fern Grotto Inn can help make your stay on the Isle of Discovery an unforgettable adventure!