Friday, February 27, 2015

Mai Kai in Fort Lauderdale, FL is now an Historic Landmark

Congrats to Fort Lauderdale’s Mai Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show for being granted National Historic Landmark status! (It’s about time!)

The Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The quintessential Tiki Bar/Lounge/Experience has been one of the world’s most elaborate (and famous) Tiki-themed establishments since 1956. It’s gone through a few changes over the years (The Molokai Lounge was created with the ship interior theme in the 1960s) but still retains much of its original architecture and decor, and all of its original charm.

(Read Article at Tiki Lounge Talk)


  1. Hey Tiki Chris Pinto. Great sites man! I just checked out and it is soooo cool. I love your appreciation of all things Tiki, and the fact that one doesn't have to live on an island in the tropics to create one's own Tiki environment. Actually I just created my own website ( the stated purpose of which is "Helping Bring a Tiki Island State of Mind to You." I think we share some of the same ideas on "Tikiness." If you'd like to do a link exchange, that'd be great. Maybe it'd help us both out (though I don't think your sites need much help,- they're great). Anyway, it looks like you're just down the road from me; I live in Port St. John (near Cocoa Beach), where I and my wife are creating our own Tiki Island Life! If you'd like to exchange links, let me know. My email is

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