Princeville Journals

Kauai March 2003

A March 2003 trip to Princeville by Bob & Mary H

Quote: Our stay at Sweetwater at Kauai (Ali'i Kai II) and our travels on Kauai.

Kauai March 2003

Overview

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If you have kids between the ages of five and eighteen, I highly recommend the Kipu Falls Safari. It is well worth the time and money. For snorkeling and boat tours, Blue Dolphin Charters treated us very well. Superb service and experience.

Quick Tips:

Try and stay in Kapa'a or Lihue vice Princeville or Poipu. This will give you a much shorter drive to both the north and west shores of the island. Also, there are more activities conveniently close!

Best Way To Get Around:

You must have a car to conveniently and easily get around Kauai.

Sweetwater at Kauai (Alii Kai II)

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Hotel | "Sweetwater at Kauai (Ali'i Kai II)"

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Best Things Nearby:Hanalei, Ke'e Beach, and golf.Best Things About the Resort:Quiet and clean. Nice pool.Resort Experience:We were delighted when we arrived and saw just how nice the resort and unit was. It is located in a beautifully landscaped area located on a bluff and away from the main thoroughfare. We stayed in unit 12F. This unit has one of the best views in all of Ali’i Kai. We could see both the mountains and ocean from our lanai. The Sweetwater, a.k.a., Ali’i Kai II, is located directly across from the Cliffs Resort. The area is very quiet; the only sounds are the birds singing, the palm trees swaying, and the soft background sound of the ocean. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 10, 2003

Sweetwater at Kauai (Alii Kai II)
3830 Edwards Road
Princeville, Hawaii 96722
(808) 826-9988

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Great lunches here, but the dinners are weak. Not kid friendly at night. Service is sometimes good and other times mediocre. Very convenient attached to the shopping center. Live entertainment also provided in the evenings.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 10, 2003

Hula Girl Coconut Marketplace: Kauai Bar & Grill
4-484 Kuhio Hwy
Princeville, Hawaii 96746
(808) 822-1950

Na Pali Coast State Park

Attraction | "Kalalau Trail (Na Pali)"

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This is a very popular hike. You'll come across lots of folks. Go early in the morning before the parking lot gets full. Pick up a walking stick as you start--you will need it. The trail is uneven, slippery, muddy, and wet. Wear hiking shoes or tennis shoes that you don't mind turning "Kauai Red" from the mud. The scenery from the trail is breathtakingly beautiful! The hike takes about 4.5 hours at a leisurely pace, longer with children.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 10, 2003

Na Pali Coast State Park
End Of Hwy 56
Kauai, Hawaii

Outfitters Kauai

Attraction | "Kipu Falls Safari (Outfitters Kauai)"

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Combination kayaking, hiking, and swimming tour. First we kayaked on the Hule'ia River, a beautiful jungle stream. Where the river gets shallow, we tied our kayaks to a tree and hiked about a mile up the valley to a gorgeous area of waterfalls and a swimming hole. The kids enjoyed rope swinging into the waterhole. Then we jumped onto a covered wagon for a fabulous trip across Kipu Ranch pulled by a John Deere tractor to Kipu Falls trailhead. The scenery was awesome. We then hiked down to a picnic spot at the waterfall's edge, ate lunch, and spent about an hour swimming. The kids loved it! From there, we traveled by covered wagon to a jungle trail, where we hiked less than a mile down to the river l...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 10, 2003

Outfitters Kauai
2827A Poipu Rd
Poipu, Hawaii 96756
(808) 742-9667

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This is a fantastic trip that allows you to both see the Na Pali coast in the evening when the sunlight is perfect, as well see whales (in season), dolphins, and turtles, too! My kids really enjoyed the boat ride and the sites. My mom loved the stability of the boat and the "free" pupus and drinks. It was a really great experience made even better by the superb service of the crew!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 10, 2003

Na Pali Sunset Cruise (Blue Dolphin Charters)
P.O. Box 869
Princeville, Hawaii