Travel & Leisure Magazine readers recently named Kauai as one of the best islands in the entire world to visit. Kauai is an astonishing island of contrasts--from rainforests, the Napali coasts with jagged cliffs, Mt. Waialeale (the wettest spot on earth), and their beautiful Waimea Canyon (Grand Canyon of the Pacific).
The island is also known for the whitest sand beaches in the world - with over fifty stunning miles of them.
A trip to The Bikini Room is a bit like a taste of Brazil in Hawaii, especially when Gisele, shop owner, formerly from Rio and a bikini expert, serves up traditional home made bite-size Brazilian Brigadeiro treats for Valentine’s Day.
Gisele first visited Kauai in 1998 and it was love at first sight. Her visit turned into a much longer stay after she and her friend lost their car keys and while hitchhiking home for the spare she was picked upby her "future - ex - husband”.
Undoubtedly Gisele misses her native home of Rio de Janeiro but Kauai has become her second one. Gisele appreciates the island’s beauty, simplicity and charm. Gisele and her partner David care for Nani (an Italian mastiff ), two adorable children, Nathan - from her 1st marriage (he is 12 years) and now Mia (two years) .
They love to chill on the beach on the weekends, go camping, hiking or watch Nathan's basktball games.