Hawaiian Isle

Miami Beach, FL
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17601 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL
Opened in the '60s
No longer in operation.

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Hawaiian Isle



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Humuhumu’s description

Hawaiian Isle was in the Sunny Isles area of North Miami Beach, very near another complex, The Castaways
The Castaways
Miami Beach, FL
Bar, Hotel/Motel & Restaurant
. It had a weathered shingle-clad pyramid over the main entrance, a sort of sharp, angular, modern take on a primitive hut. The tikis on site were highly stylized (in particular a large, back-lit, glowing mask near the entrance), and many were Witco tikis.
Today the location is a high-rise condominium complex called Pinnacle.


blc was a semi-regular at Hawaiian Isle.
November 23, 2018, 1:39 PM
Auugh what memories of the long lost family vacations. MY MOM my self and my grandparents used to spend 2 weeks a year at this great place during the 70's. I can remember most of their names,there was Miss Dottie in the playroom, Frank the Life gaurd, and his brother Joey was on the other pool( I think they were twins) Snuffy the little person withe big voice. I was from North Carolina and we met some of the same families there every year,many from Jersey and new York. the loved my accent. I even met a few temporary girlfriends there too. This place had many great memories.
musclecat67 has visited Hawaiian Isle.
May 30, 2018, 6:08 PM
This motel was the go to place for my family during the 70ís for family vacation. I was young but I remember the Tiki Lounge, the pools, going on trips to Indian Village. I remember a midget man who was always in the Tiki Lounge. I canít remember if he was an entertainer or not. One year we had a room that had hypodermic syringes stuffed in the air vent above the toilet. We always went to Rascal House to eat too. Man, how I wish I can go back in time to this place.
dcaprio has visited Hawaiian Isle.
February 6, 2018, 10:07 AM
I visited for two weeks in the Summer of 1971 with my family. I had a great time! I remember eating many nights across the street in a low cost steak house that gave out souvenir mugs with your drink that had a built in whistle in the mug handle. The name of the restaurant and the words "Wet Your Whistle" were written on the mug.

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