Editor's Note: This property was formerly Pahio at Bali Hai Villas.
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November 5, 2005
We stayed in a one-bedroom condo at the Bali Hai villas, and even though it was part of the first phase of development for this complex, the unit itself was spacious, clean, and pretty modern. One thing we really appreciated was the fact that the unit came stocked with all the "little" conveniences, like dish soap, dishwasher detergent, a package of laundry detergent, beach towels, toiletries, extra toilet paper!, and all the appliance and smallwares that you could ask for. They even had a pizza tray and pizza cutter! There was also a Cuisinart coffeemaker and four-piece toaster. Units did not have air-conditioning, but trade winds kept the unit cool at nights. If you were in the condo during the day, it still got pretty hot and sticky (but then again, who would stay in their condo all day in Hawaii???), and although I saw previous reviewers complain about the construction noise, I didn't notice it from our unit (no. 222), and we weren’t at the resort much during the day. I could see it being a problem if you stayed in the units by the outdoor pool, since they were constructing the new phase right next to it.
When we entered the clubhouse, the concierge immediately greeted us leis and mai tais. The welcome orientation is a MUST if it is your first time on the island. It was very informative, as they talked about what there was to do on the island and different vendors put in a 5-minute plug for their tours/activities, but the best part was the door prize draw at the end, where pretty much everyone who attended the orientation won something. My husband and I won a 2-for-1 to the Kilohana Plantation Luau, which was amazing, and at 2-for-1, that worked out to under $35/each for buffet dinner and the luau show. Great deal! Not only that, but after the orientation, the concierge helped us plan our entire week’s worth of activities--we didn’t have to do the phoning around, they did everything for us. What fantastic service! If you attend their timeshare presentation, they will give you another 2-for-1 on any of the tours/activities you want (we chose the zip n’ dip excursion) and an additional gift certificate, plus 10% off all other activities. They assured us that it was a “no pressure” sales presentation, and they were true to their word!
If you're a golf fanatic (which my husband and I are!), the Bali Hai Villas get a special rate at the Princeville courses. They offer green fees for $85 at the Makai course when regular green fees were $125. There were also discounted rates if you booked a round at both the Prince and Makai course. The resort itself also had a lot of activities to offer throughout the week, and most of them are free or have a minimal charge, so you don’t need to spend a lot to enjoy a full week’s worth of activities!
From journal Our first Hawaiian Experience
September 16, 2005
Although the condo units were clean and pleasant, there was no air-conditioning unit. The street noise was annoying. We would not stay there again.
From journal Kauai
Salt Lake City, Utah
September 2, 2005
From journal Getting Along in Paradise
by John and Debbie
December 22, 2004
From journal Hawaiian Paradise
August 4, 2004
From journal Getaway with Grandpa
by Midwest Beach Babe
St. Louis, Missouri
April 28, 2004
From journal Hawaii - - PAHIO at Ka'Eo Kai (#1376)
pleasant grove, Utah
January 20, 2004
The resort had a welcome breakfast of juices, donuts/muffins, and fruit, and each of the ladies in our group received a lei upon arrival. We didn't spend much time at the resort during the day since there was so much to do and see elsewhere, but the clubhouse appeared to be mostly for sales presentations and to get information. The pool area was nice, but the water was too cold for anyone in our group to get in. The hot tub was nice, with a waterfall cascading into it and a sandy bottom. There was a sand volleyball court by the pool and a large covered pavilion with two barbecue grills where we had dinner one night.
You have to have a car in order to get anywhere, and don't expect to get there fast, because the main highway is mostly a two-lane road. If you head north, you will cross several one-lane bridges, so expect traffic and delays, but don't worry - you are in Hawaii! We were on Kauai in January and the temperatures were in the high 70's to low 80's every day, a bit cooler at night, but we never needed anything more than a sweatshirt or light jacket. It rained several times while we were there, but it was mostly at night and only one morning did it keep us home. All of the locals said that it was an unusually large wind/rain storm, but by noon the sun was shining and we were out and about. Even a stormy morning in Hawaii is better that a dreary, cold day in Utah! Our trip to Kauai and our stay at Pahio at Bali Hai was fabulous!
From journal Winter in Kauai
December 30, 2003
From journal Tropical Paradise at Pahio Bali Hai
by Bruce Orcutt
November 9, 2003
From journal Paradise on Earth
Colorado Springs, Colorado
September 23, 2003
From journal Kauai Relaxation