Banyan Harbor

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by JimandBill on February 21, 2005

Best Things Nearby:
It was close to shopping, restaurants, and the Marriott Resort and Country Club.

Best Things About the Resort:
It's location on the island was perfect for sightseeing, from the west/southwest to east/northeast routes. The resort itself is not a premium resort - it sports both year-round residents and timeshare use. It has an outdoor pool and the units are clean and laid out well (two-story townhouse style).

Resort Experience:
This resort needs a face lift, but it's overall usefulness could not be argued with. Its location and view of the harbor was positioned to see the cruise ships arrive. The commercial/industrial look of the buildings surrounding the harbor made for a less than romantic view.

The shopping across the street provides a nice selection of boutique-type shops, souvenir shops, art studios, and restaurants. We were able to pick up a couple of lovely pieces of specialty art for our walls at home. We also were able to nab some really REALLY comfy thong sandals (slippas). We toured the Marriott grounds that centered the bay/harbor.

The Marriott had a bar - Duke’s - that had a nice waterfall, with seating all around the waterfall and Koi pond. Next to the Marriott was a country club and tennis club with a full golf course. They had beautiful grounds, which we wondered through. Some of the vacation homes along the cliffs had wonderful views of the harbor.

Again, the best thing about staying at Banyan Harbor was its location and proximity to Lihue and neighboring towns.

Banyan Harbor Resort
3411 Wilcox Road
Lihue, Hawaii, 96766
(808) 245-7333

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