Former President Bill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Clinton spent a vacation on Kauai Island with their daughter Chelsea doing what most tourists do — shopping, eating out and golfing, albeit with a movie star.
The Clintons have been spotted hiking the Kalalau Trail on the Na Pali Coast and golfing at Princeville with “James Bond” actor and Hanalei resident Pierce Brosnan. The Clintons also shopped and dined in local restaurants.
The Clintons stayed at a private luxury home on Kauai’s lush North Shore. They’ve also been accompanied by a team of Secret Service agents.
“They’ve been doing the things most vacationers do,” said Al Joaquin, special agent in charge at the Secret Service office in Honolulu.
Hanalei Gourmet owner Tim Kerlin said the former president picked up a deli sandwich, while his wife and their daughter enjoyed a restaurant appetizer specialty: deep-fried crispy artichoke hearts.
Clinton last visited Kauai in 1992, when he spent a day campaigning on four islands for Hawaii Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mazie Hirono, who lost to Gov. Linda Lingle.