"We spent five days on Kauai before heading to Maui for another five, and we loved our choice of condo/location at Alihi Lani. The condo was well equipped with everything we needed. It was so nice to have little essentials on hand already like dish soap, shampoo, paper towels, coffee, laundry detergent, etc. (Not that anyone wants to do laundry on vacation, but having access to a washer and dryer right in the unit enabled us to pack lighter). There was also a good supply of cooking basics like seasonings, oil, vinegar, etc. We couldn't have asked for a better view of the ocean, and our two teenage sons spent many hours fishing from the rocks right across the street (exercise caution doing this, especially with younger kids). The pool, although small, was plenty entertaining for our three kids and was very private since there are only six units in the whole building. We never felt crowded at the pool, and often had the whole area to ourselves. It was almost like having a private pool, since it was just steps from our condo. We felt like we were stepping out into our own backyard. My husband and I could easily watch our kids in the pool from the lanai. Great to have grills on the property too. In terms of location, this property is only about a five minute walk to the nearest beach by the Sheraton Hotel. The condo was conveniently equipped with beach chairs, coolers, etc., to bring with. Shopping areas are also close; just a few minute's drive away. We did quite a bit of sightseeing and were all over the island of Kauai, including spending a day on the north side in and around Hanalei, which is beautiful. However, we prefer the Poipu/Koloa area since it seems to get less rain than the north end of the island. We used Outfitters Kauai right in the Poipu area to book a guided bike ride down from Waimea Canyon (a must-see, even if you don't do it on bikes). Our guides were great and we would recommend using this company. Overall, we had a wonderful experience here and if we are ever so fortunate to take another trip to Kauai, we would book here again. Ron, the condo owner, was easy to deal with and also very gracious to us in extending our checkout time until 1:00 p.m., since no one was checking in until the day after we left, and our flight did not leave Kauai until about 3:30 p.m. We miss Kauai already!"
Guest: Lisa F.
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: June 24, 2015