Our 2 bedroom condo was brand new, in fact we were the first people to stay in our room, which gave us a few difficulties, but nothing major. The condo was spaced out well and beautifully decorated in traditional Hawaiian art. A beautiful sea shell painting hung in the living room and a large bird of paradise plant stood in the corner. The entire living room was made to appear even larger by a full length wall mirror hanging on one wall.
The kitchen was well stocked with everything we could ever need. There was an adequate supply of dishes and pans which were all brand new. The washing machine was great for loading, then leaving, enabling us time to see the sites and still coming home to clean dishes.
Both bedrooms were grand, with a huge king size bed in the master bedroom and a queen in the other bedroom. There were TV's in each bedroom and a DVD at the TV in the living room. The couch in the living room was also a hide-away, but we didn't use either the spare bedroom or the hideaway since we left the kids at home!
The unit also came with plenty of towels, and even extras for use at the fantastic pool. We took full use of the washer and dryer in the unit, and appreciated the policy of not washing or drying after 10 pm to restrict noise in the resort. The smaller amenities like coffee and dishsoap were also provided, and gave us enough that we didn't have to buy any from the local store.
The pool area was fabulous and unique. At one end two waterfalls cascade into the pool from a rocky ledge. The pool tiles on the pool floor also include a variety of sea turtle and mermaid murals. Near the shallow end a rocky wall separates the "kiddy" pool from the rest of the pool. The smaller pool has a sand bottom and gently slope toward a "beach". This sand beach then transitions into the beach volleyball court.
The resort offers numerous daily activities for the entire family. We did many of these organized activities like painting coconut postcards, fishing off the Hanalei pier, traveling to a luau, and even getting together for a resort-wide potluck. They offered door prizes at many of the activities and although we never won, they were all memorable!
The resort was fantastic and I would definitely stay here again. We did not have an ocean view, but the mountain view was fabulous!
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by Alaska G
April 17, 2009
Bon accord, Alberta
March 12, 2008
Salt Lake City, Utah
January 21, 2007
Getting Along in Paradise,
Kauai with the In-laws
January 22, 2006
From journal Week on Kauai
Fort Worth, Texas
July 23, 2005
From journal Captured by Kauai
by bunny rabbit
mineville, Nova Scotia
June 14, 2005
The people who worked at the resort were fantastic, and so were the people that we met from all over the United States. Being from Canada, it made us feel like we were on vacation with people that we had known forever.
To drive anywhere was really easy, and nobody was in a rush to go anywhere. The views were exceptional. From our deck, we could see the pool and the ocean, and from our front door, we could see the mountains. Also, there were lots of roosters crowing in the mornings, but it wasn't loud enough to wake you up. Overall, I would stay here again in a minute.
From journal Kauai Heaven
Washington, District of Columbia
April 16, 2005
From journal Week in Paradise
February 24, 2005
The beaches are beautiful and waterfalls drain into the ocean. Visit the Princeville hotel for a Sunday brunch. Then go to the beach there for some snorkeling. (Bring your snorkel!
Make sure that the kids bring some Dramamine or Bonine for car sickness. The roads to the north end contour the island and end at a beautiful beach. Make sure that you watch the news for the TIDE report. One day the beach was beautiful for swimming and the next day it was very deep!
If you like to swim, snorkel, walk on the beaches, relax, hike, see beautiful flowers, waterfalls, take helicopter rides and boat tours, eat Hawaiian foods, drive and sightsee, and be in bed by 8:30pm, this is the island for you. Make sure you get a map of the island from the resort. They were extremely helpful!
From journal Kaua'i, Hawaii
San Diego, California
February 1, 2005
From journal Kauai - The Most Remote Place on Earth
January 25, 2005
From journal Kauai Secrets