Beautiful Kauai

We traveled to Kauai, HI for a week to our home timeshare to revisit the island we had lived on for a year and a half back in 1971-72. Although we've been back twice before, it had been about 15 years.

Pona Kai Resort

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by margodb on October 18, 2003

Best Things Nearby:

Best Things About the Resort:
Convenience to shopping and restaurants.

Resort Experience:
The grounds at the Pona Kai are very nice and well kept, and we had a wonderful view of the area from our room. We did have some problems checking in and getting into the correct room. They had made an error in the assigned unit due to a misunderstanding on the phone. The one-bedroom with partial kitchen we had requested was unsatisfactory to us--it had no view and was very small. We paid extra to upgrade to a regular one-bedroom, which then had the lovely view and very roomy but the decorating in it was very plain and not attractive.

We checked in on a Tuesday and were not told of ANY activities, mid-week full cleaning, Sunday continental breakfast, or even given a parking pass. Actually, we felt a bit "ignored" and were told later this was all due to checking in on Tuesday. That shouldn't make any difference. Although it is our home resort, I doubt if we would ever go back--we can do much better.

Pona Kai Resort
4-1250 Kuhio Highway
Kauai, Hawaii

Poipu Beach

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by margodb on October 18, 2003

Very nice beach for families with grassy area in addition to the sand. Good and save for small children to wade/swim and look for small fish in the tidepools. On-site restaurant and restrooms.
Poipu Beach
Poipu Road
Kauai, Hawaii


Member Rating 3 out of 5 by margodb on October 18, 2003

A short but nice drive up into Wailua, beginning with a view of Opaekaa Falls then winding through a beautiful residential area and on up the mountain to the end of the road.
Wailua River (Wailua Falls and Opaeka’a Falls)
Wailua River
Kauai, Hawaii

Hanalei Valley

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by margodb on October 18, 2003

The most beautiful spot of the island of Kauai. It's lush and green, still retaining the natural, unspoiled look to it. A spot not to be missed when visiting the Garden Isle.
Hanalei Pier
End of Weke Road
Hanalei, Hawaii, 96714
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