Barbie and Don Taylor, Waipouli Beach Resort F204 owners.
My passion for Hawaii began on a family vacation to the islands when I was only 14. Growing up in Oklahoma City, I was amazed at the beautiful, warm, clear water and the whole new world under the water. Snorkeling is still one of my favorite activities!
I attended the University of Oklahoma for my BBA in Finance and then Southern Methodist University in Dallas for my MBA. Don lived in Oahu during most of high school and then attended the University of Mississippi for his BA and Masters in Accounting. We met in Dallas after graduate school and honeymooned in Hawaii.
Over the years, we enjoyed many vacations on the islands and found Kauai to be our favorite island and very family friendly. We loved the beauty and peacefulness of Kauai...plenty of adventure activities, fantastic beaches & water sports, warm weather, vibrant colors, sweet plumeria in the air and the refreshing tropical breezes. We decided Kauai would be a wonderful island to raise our three children and moved from the San Francisco Bay Area in 2002. At the end of 2006, we purchased our beautiful and luxurious vacation rental condo at Waipouli Beach Resort.
We recently moved back to Oklahoma to be closer to my parents, family, two sons in college and Don's new job but I am still traveling to Kauai for my job. We loved living on Kauai for 12 years and hope we can share some great island activities with our guests!