RECESS AT THE ST. REGIS IS A FUN LEARNING
EXPERIENCE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
navigation workshops and night tidepooling with the Save Our Seas
marine biologists. These evening events have grown increasingly
popular—the tidepool adventures being particularly favored.
“We aim to provide our guests with experiences that they can’t
get anywhere else and create lasting memories of their trip to The St.
Regis Princeville,” says marine biologist and YVC Director, Capt. Paul
Clark. Along with a team of experienced CPR and First Aid specialists,
Clark strives to customize indoor and outdoor adventure programs
that allow guests to personalize their discovery of Kaua‘i’s cultural and
natural beauty. “Guests develop a personal connection and bond with
the coastal environment while catching ‘ohiki (sand crab) and hermit
crabs, observing sea slugs and snails and watching the large white
native puhi ühä (conger eel) hunt nocturnal red fish at low tide,” he
Aside from nature programs, a list of hands-on, cultural activities
have been added to the YVC and Princeville Chaperones’ agenda.
Guests can now participate in lei making, listen to nighttime storytelling
or learn about Kaua‘i’s flora on the native garden tour (the garden was
recently recreated by the National Tropical Botanical Gardens).
“We tour the gardens with guests to explore cultural relationships
found in the Kumulipo (a Hawaiian creation chant),” Clark says. “An
example might be the ‘awa (kava) plant and the a‘awa (wrasse) fish
that both were used in ceremonies and have similar names.”
In addition to the guided programs, families can also enjoy the
Resort’s newly upgraded recreation room, the Pa‘ani Lounge. Located
on the 4th floor, the lounge offers a great scenic view and includes
amenities such as air hockey tables, Wii, board games, two computers
and a flat screen TV for public use. For more information on the
Young Voyagers Club or the Princeville Chaperones program, contact
the concierge or call (808) 651-3452.
Story by Hadley Catalano
Photography by Aaron Feinberg