Building a Legend: Coco Palms Resort

The once iconic Coco Palms resort is now a set of dilapidated brown buildings in the middle of a jungle. Guinea grass grows wild, coconuts lay scattered across the ground and some buildings have graffiti sprayed on the remaining interior walls. The property has remained mostly untouched for 25 years, a grim reminder of how Hurricane Iniki devastated Kauai in 1992 and led to the hotel’s closure. After others failed over two decades, a new team is hoping to rebuild the Coco Palms Resort. Read the story:

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