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A Place of history, character, and originality. 

The Coco Palms Resort is located in Wailua on the island of Kauai. With the largest river in the state of Hawaii a stones throw away, awe inspiring view's of Mount Waiʻaleʻale, and long stretched yellow sand beaches its easy to see why Coco Palms makes for such a legendary resort. Its long standing history from being one of the first and largest coconut groves in the state, to the living stories that now reside in the grove after the coconut planting ceremonies, Coco Palms truly is a experience you can feel.

Formerly the home of Kauai’s last queen, Deborah Kapule Kaumuali’i. Kapule known for her aloha spirit and hospitality with inviting guests over to her hale (home).

In the year 1953, Coco Palms opened under the legendary management of Grace Guslander. Soon attracting celebrities visiting the Hawaiian Islands, including Bing Crosby, Liberace, Gene Autry, Frank Sinatra, and Duke Kahanamoku. A long honored sustainability ceremony was started early on at Coco Palms, with many famous guests planting coconut trees that still stand to this day.

The Original coco palms bungalows

The Original coco palms bungalows


Grace & Duke Kahanamoku


In 1961 the Coco Palms Resort was featured in the Elvis Presley movie, Blue Hawaii, which depicted some of the Resort’s traditional Hawaiian activities such as the torch-lighting ceremony and conch shell blowing to signal the start of a luau feast. In the film’s final scene, Elvis famously serenades his bride with the Hawaiian Wedding Song as the couple ride a flower-adorned double-hulled canoe through the resort lagoon to the wedding chapel. After Blue Hawaii, the Coco Palms Resort became a desired wedding destination for couples that can’t help falling in love.



Today, the Coco Palms Resort is being restored to its former glory and improved upon with updated rooms, amenities, and attractions. The Coco Palms Resort continues to honor the tradition and legacy of Hawaiian culture and history, while allowing visitors to experience the features of Wailua and beauty of Kauai.

excerpt of elvis in blue hawaii shot at coco palms

excerpt of elvis in blue hawaii shot at coco palms

GreeneWaters is the developing group of the Coco Palms Resort. As the most prominent project in the GreeneWaters portfolio, the group is dedicated to restoring the resort while keeping important relics of the past and maintaining their high quality standards.

Who is GreeneWaters 

GreeneWaters has selected Hyatt Hotels as the operator of the property, upon completion of the renovation. 


The Hyatt Unbound Collection


A collection of boutique hotels and experiences that give guests the freedom to be extraordinary at unique properties around the world.

Hyatt’s support and belief of this project is evident in Coco Palms being selected by Hyatt’s Unbound Collection. The Unbound Collection by Hyatt is a new set of experiences from Hyatt, which will connect independently branded hotels with the strength of Hyatt’s resources and powerful customer loyalty program.