Walk With The Descendants

Food, Fun & After DarkKauai

The Descendants, a 2011 film starring GEORGE CLOONEY and SHAILENE WOODLEY , was filmed on-location in Hawai‘i (O‘ahu and Kaua‘i) and features many cherished sites. The movie is based on a novel of the same name written by Kaui Hart Hemmings, a Hawai‘i resident. While exploring Kaua‘i, you, too, can 47 FO O D, F U N &

by visiting locations seen in the Oscar-nominated flick.

Reenact the scene where the King family stands on a hilltop, admiring their family’s breathtaking inheritance below. This picturesque property is, in reality, KĪPŪ KAI RANCH : a 3,000-acre private cattle ranch on the South Shore owned by the Rice family (missionary descendants).

Hollywood has used this property for many years — from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK to

sequel). You can take an ATV tour of the living movie set with KĪPŪ RANCH ADVENTURES . Visit kiputours.com. Featured on film for a lunchtime scene, TAHITI NUI RESTAURANT & TIKI BAR is a good place to stop for a nightcap and nice meal. A charming local hangout, opened in 1963, here you’ll find nightly music, good food and mai tais among other mixers. Visit thenui.com.

Make like Matt King (Clooney’s character) and jog on the beach at HANALEI BAY. The cast and crew retreated to 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay, a luxurious, 9,000-acre oasis, after long days on set. Find more at 1hotels. com/hanaleibay.

The open-air LĪHU‘E AIRPORT was also featured in the film (when the Kings arrive on Kaua‘i and bump into one of their cousins). As Kaua‘i’s only major airport, it also appeared in

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