Kauai Journals

Mystical Hanalei

A July 2004 trip to Kauai by John Robinson

Quote: North-shore Kauai is paradise. Hanalei is a quiet village at the north side of Kauai. In the summer months the rain is gentle and the ocean calm. Kayaking and snorkeling opportunities are abundant.

Mystical Hanalei

Overview

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Best things to do? RELAX. Get into aloha. Watch the sunset. Stand in the rain. Look for a rainbow. Kayak up a river. Hike to a waterfall.

Quick Tips:

If you wish to do activities on the island, do not hesitate to make the arrangements. The concierge at most resorts can help you with this. However, if you book through the activity itself, it may cost less.

Best Way To Get Around:

You will have to drive to get around most places on Kauai, so plan on driving. Unless your activity is the beach or the pool.

PAHIO Bali Hai Villas

Hotel | "PAHIO at Bali Hai Villas"

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Best Things Nearby: Best Things About the Resort: Resort Experience:Very friendly staff. Go out of their way to help. Units are fairly new and kept up very well. Resort activites available every day. Pool very popular as well as spa. Laid out very nice. Gas barbecues available. Shopping nearby. Everything is nearby... it's an island... but paradise. Unit Type: 2 Bedroom Activities: Very Good Amenities: Very Good Unit Satisfaction: Very Good Family Friendliness: Very Good ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 1, 2004

PAHIO Bali Hai Villas
4970 Pepelani Loop
Princeville, Hawaii 96722
(808) 826-6549

Sushi Blues

Restaurant

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Excellent fresh seafood. Originally prepared. Local entertainment. Friendly service. Very casual atmosphere. Easy access. Good bang for your buck. Open and airy overlooking downtown Hanalei.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 1, 2004

Sushi Blues
Chin Young Marketplace
Kauai, Hawaii

Kayak Hanalei

Attraction

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A wonderful activity. Paddle up the Hanalei River about a mile. Turn around and head out onto Hanalei Bay. There you will be visited by green sea turtles and possibly dolphins. Turn towards the east and head over to Hideaway Beach, about another half mile. Land on the beach and snorkel the crystal-clear waters until it is time for lunch. After a brief rest you head home. Makes for a great day. Save yourself some money and visit their booth at the Chin Yong Marketplace. Tell them the "Kai Kane" guy sent you. You will receive information about the island, its mountains and rivers. Overal,l a great bargain for your money. Tell Goldie hello for me.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 1, 2004

Kayak Hanalei
Hanalei Pier
Hanalei, Hawaii 96714
+1 808 826 1881