The island of Kauai offers the largest number and variety of timeshare properties in the state. A timeshare here is ideal for anyone who yearns for secluded beaches, championship golf courses and views of the island’s inspiring natural wonders.
The Garden Isle contains about 40 percent of the total timeshare inventory in the islands. The destruction caused by Hurricane Iniki in 1992, combined with economic forces, led developers to rebuild and renovate new resorts as well as replace traditional hotels with timeshare properties. Several existing condominiums on the island were also converted into timeshare units in the mid-1990s.
Some of the more popular timeshare locations on Kauai include Poipu, Princeville, Hanalei and Kapaa.
Even if you’re not interested in investing in a timeshare, you might be able to reap some of its benefits. One survey revealed that about 20 percent of timeshares weeks in the U.S. go unused. Even unused timeshares, however, are subject to annual maintenance fees for the owner. Thus, it’s possible to rent a unit for $400 to $800 a week. An owner will want to make at least enough money to pay for their annual maintenance fees (typically between $300 to $600).
That’s a small price to pay for your very own slice of paradise. Kauai is regarded by many as Hawaii’s most scenic island. It is home to two of the world’s great natural wonders: Waimea Canyon (dubbed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” by Mark Twain) and the rugged Napali Coast. Other “must-see” places on Kauai include Hanalei Bay, Kilauea Point, Wailua River and Poipu Beach.
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