"This was our first time to Kauai - and our children's (age 11 & 13) first time to Hawaii! Hale Laguna is a beautiful home and it is a relaxing retreat to come "home" to after exploring the beautiful island of Kauai. We enjoyed being on the sunny west side of the island, enjoyed the local eats in Waimea, and appreciated being close enough to activities but not in the middle of the tourist craziness. Kekaha has beautiful beaches and gorgeous sunsets that you can enjoy from the home lanai's or from the beach across the way. Also from the lanai, we were able to see whales, watch kite surfers in the distance, enjoy the local fisherman at the beach, and see the forbidden island of Niihau. The home is beautifully furnished and has everything you can think of needing (outdoor shower, full size washer & dyer, beach chairs & mats, comfortable beds & bedding, 2 large bathrooms/showers, outdoor and indoor comfortable eating areas, etc). We did purchase some boogie boards at Costco and left them at the home for others to enjoy (there were already a few there). Scott did an excellent job communicating with us and we strongly recommend this vacation home!
Some of our favorite activities and places include: Ishihara Market (Waimea - lunch plate & local market), Jo Jo's Avenue (Waimea - Shave Ice), Island Taco & Shrimp Factory (Waimea) & the market across the street for fresh fruit, Lappert's (Hanapepe - ice cream), Kalaheo Cafe & Coffee Company (Kalaheo - breakfast), Keoki's Paradise (Poipu Beach - must have Hula Pie!), Kalapaki Beach Hut (Lihue) - Waimea Canyon (drive up from Waimea and drive down to Kekaha), Aloha Exchange (boutique local surf shop), Surf Lessons (we use Kauai Surf School & did 3 days of lessons - Amazing!), helicopter tour of the island (we used Blue Hawaiian), Zip Line (we used Skyline Eco Adventures), Na Pali Boat tour & snorkeling (we used Holo Holo Charter), and enjoying the beaches in Kekaha for boogie boarding & walking on the beach. We even enjoyed a day driving up to the North shore and stopping at different beaches & sights along the way.
Hale Laguna was the perfect way to end each day - we truly felt at home while on vacation."
Guest: Elizabeth M.
Date of Stay: March 2015
Review Submitted: March 30, 2015