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Recent Kauai reviews

  • Family trip in Paradise!

    "Our family of 8 adults had a fabulous time at Hale Mana. The location is so amazing that it is difficult to describe, with breathtaking views from every direction! To say we didn't want to leave is an understatement. The house itself is wonderful and it was perfect for our needs. The owner even stopped by and made sure we had everything we needed and gave us some wonderful tips on places to visit on the island. It was definitely the trip of a lifetime!"
    Guest: A guest from Chandler, AZ Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 19, 2014
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  • Great condo

    "This condo was great in every way: Kitchen is well-stocked; tastefully decorated; amazing pool, ocean and mountain views from lanai; plenty of towels and bed linens; and perfectly located in the middle of the north and south shores. Great in every way!"
    Guest: shawn a. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 7, 2014
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  • Beautiful condo, great location, we can't wait to come back!!!

    "Over the years we have stayed in several different units at the Kiahuna and this is by far our favorite. Newly remodeled with an open kitchen and an ocean view from the lanai. The unit has all the comforts of home and we would highly recommend renting this home away from home. The owners, Paul & Dean, also provided us with current information on everything to do around the island. We would love to make this an annual trip!!!"
    Guest: Caroline M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 28, 2014
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  • We are coming back, again and again!

    "We are about to reserve for our 3rd time in two years. We'd never been to Hawaii before and now we're hooked. The cottage is absolutely lovely -- private, you just feel you're in the jungle with big windows in the bedroom and living room. The morning birdsong is incredible. Roosters are noisy, but that's true everywhere on the island. We barbecued fresh fish every single night. We don't have a single complaint. If you're looking for an air conditioned, resorty kind of place, this is not for you. It's on a dirt road and feels very secluded -- but easy access to all the north shore beaches we have come to love, Hanalei and Annini especially. The owners, Mike and Cheryl, are very warm people and friendly if you want them to be, or they can just leave you alone. We've gotten very fond of them. Plus, on our last trip we fell in love with a feral cat who had been hanging around the cottage and took him home with us! We just love our Hawaiian Prince cat! Our first trip in May 2013 was amazing -- we were in the water every single day. February 2014 turned out not to be a good time of year, for us. It rained every single day, multiple times, and we only had one beach day. Not doing that again! This year we'll be going in late May, for two weeks. We did not have a 4 wheel drive, just an ordinary rental car, and we did fine, but the road can be very wet and slippery in the winter rains, so if you can afford a 4-wheel drive it sure wouldn't hurt. We can't get ourselves to even try another island, much less another cottage! This place is every bit as beautiful as it shows in the photos, with incredible decorations from Bali. The nearby beach is a little gorgeous slice of heaven."
    Guest: christina s. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: November 30, 2014
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Kauai Travel Tips

Hawaii’s oldest island, Kauai, offers lush tropics and natural wonders that are sure to provide the perfect backdrop for a beach getaway. Known as the Garden Isle, Kauai is the fourth-largest Hawaiian island and you’ll definitely be able to chill out and relax being surrounded by the laid-back atmosphere.

Kauai proves to be an idyllic location for outdoor enthusiasts. Hikers and kayakers are certain to find plenty of space to enjoy their hobbies throughout their vacation. Kauai delivers national parks, green rainforests, winding rivers and cascading waterfalls, and with so many spots to explore, there’s certain to be new adventures around every corner.

Outdoor Things to Do in Kauai

Waimea Canyon State Park: Waimea Canyon is considered the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Situated on the western side of Kauai, Waimea is Hawaiian for reddish water and refers to the erosion from the canyon’s red soil. The state park is a popular destination for visitors and is an ideal spot for getting in touch with nature. There are plenty of hiking trails for all levels of expertise, providing the perfect opportunity for a little exercise during your vacation. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it!

Kalalau Trail: For experienced thrill seekers, the Kalalau Trail is the obvious next step. This challenging trail runs approximately 11 miles along Kauai’s north shore from Ke’e Beach to Kalalau Valley. Plan to spend the day making the round-trip 22-mile hike. The most daring part of the trail occurs around Hanakoa. The “crawler’s ledge” lays around the 7-mile mark, and as long as you don’t have a fear of heights, it’ll be quite exciting.

Polihale State Park: Polihale State Park features a remote beach on the western side of the island. The area around Queen’s Pond is perfect for swimming. The park also provides visitors with cold running water, flush toilets, semi-private showers and pavilions, making it a comfortable place to spend a day.

Hanalei Beach: This 2-mile, half-moon shaped bay boasts stunning white, sandy beaches and amazing mountain peaks, creating a beautiful backdrop in a relaxing location. Both locals and visitors alike love spending time at Hanalei Beach, and it’s home to many world champion surfers and athletes. The beach is the top place to enjoy all things water-related like swimming, surfing, sailing, fishing and bodyboarding to name a new.

Princeville Botanical Gardens: Spending time at this tropical garden paradise on the north shore of Kauai will surely take your breath away. The Princeville Botanical Gardens is family owned and operated, covering 8 acres with dramatic landscaping. Private tours of the gardens are available. The family also grows cacao and processes their own homemade gourmet dark chocolate. During each tour there is a chocolate tasting as well as a lesson on how on its made. Also on the tour you’ll learn ethno-botanical and medicinal uses for plants, hear about the garden’s history and explore the garden’s varieties.

Indoor Things to Do in Kauai

Kauai Museum: At Kauai Museum, you’ll find many different activities going on each day as well as stunning galleries that can be explored on your own or through a docent tour. The museum celebrates the history and cultural heritages of the island’s indigenous people. At the museum, you can discover an exciting history lesson about Kauai’s past and how it’s developed into the one-of-a-kind isle today. The collections and educational programs bring the stories to life and are sure to be a fascinating part of your trip.

Galerie 103: Art lovers won’t want to miss out on a trip to Galerie 103, where there’s an interesting mix of national and international artists’ work displayed. Contemporary and modern pieces reflecting the island’s environment can be seen here, and Galerie 103 strives to push boundaries. All mediums are displayed at the gallery, and should invoke some lively discussion as you wander through and explore the space.

Waioli Mission House: Both history buffs and those interested in the island are sure to enjoy a trip to Waioli Mission House, where you can learn about 19th century education, 20th century restoration and 21st century preservation. Travel back in time to the 1800s in the home of early Christian missionaries, Abner and Lucy Wilcox. The house is a Hanalei Town landmark, was restored in 1921 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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