"Hanu Lani was the perfect home base for our 2 weeks on Kauai. Kilauea location perfect for access to North Shore -- Princeville, Hanalei, Na Pali Coast; best beaches including Ke'e, Tunnels, Anini, Queen's Bath; delicious dinning, unique shopping.
Meticulously maintained, beautifully and tastefully decorated and well-appointed w/everything needed for relaxing and entertaining. Very comfortable beds!
Expansive, peaceful, quiet lanai (except for roosters) overlooking jungle, river and ocean was our spot -- am coffee, pm cocktails, and stargazing. Comfortable Lanai furniture for relaxing and/or dining. Beautifully landscaped, very private estate w/Hibiscus, Bougainvillea, lemon, lime, mango and avocado trees, ripe for picking).
Property manager, Eric extremely responsive the times we needed assistance – (watch out for those spiders Eric!).
Favorite eats -- The Dolphin, Tiki Aniki, Bar Acuda. Lunch at Kalypso in Hanalei, Shave Ice at JoJo’s. Mex food very good at Verde in Kapaa. Highlights -- snorkeling on Na Pali Coast w/Captain Sundown (Larry & Nick); hiking to Kalalau Beach on Kalalau trail (4 miles round trip mod stren), driving to Waimea Canyon (overlooks) and hiking Canyon Trail to Waipo’o Falls (4 miles round trip mod stren); horseback riding at Silver Falls Ranch (trail ride, private waterfall, swimming hole); Smith Family Luau (good food, impressive grounds and professional show); kayaking on the Waialua River (was eh, ok), and snorkeling, Tunnels Beach and Ke’e Beaches were our favorite for snorkeling. Sunset drinks at the St. Regis in Princeville.
Constructive criticisms – Needs replacing -- shower towels (mildew smell even after washing), can opener; bamboo beach mats, dilapidated beach chair. Driving instructions should state property #6 -- sign does not say Hanu Lani -- difficult to find at night. Abundance of beautiful roosters; chickens and chicks – ear plugs help w/cock-a-doodling day and night. Numerous pale skinned lizards didn’t bother us. No AC -- it was hot and humid. Needed the ceiling fans (one on the lanai, would be nice) and 5 portable fans for sleeping. Trade winds were not always blowing our way.
I highly recommend Hanu Lani for a wonderfully relaxing Kauai getaway."
Guest: Caryl S.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 21, 2015