"My husband, daughter and I stayed in Halii Kai 12 b for 9 nights over the New Year’s holiday. It was exactly as advertised: clean, well provisioned, with a spectacular view of sunset and whales! They even have the martini glasses and shaker to make sunset martinis! What they didn’t tell us was that in winter you can step out on the grass and watch sunrise too!! The furnishings are upscale and the kitchen has lovely pots, pans and appliances. We have stayed at Halii Kai before and so were a bit concerned that since the b units have no windows on the sides, it would be like staying in a cave. The orientation of this unit allows light in all day long. The only draw back of that is it is a bit too hot to sit on the lanai in the afternoon because the sun shines directly on you and there is no shade. Since the amazing oceanfront Halii Kai pool is just steps away, this is an easy problem to overcome. I only have two recommendations to make this unit better. We would have loved to have a bbq on the lanai as did all of the other units in this building. The grill at the pool is often busy, so it can be challenging to time a meal. Also, we had asked that the two twins in the second bedroom be converted to a king. This was done without the proper bolster so the crack between the 2 twin mattresses was very obvious and quite uncomfortable for our daughter. The management suggested I use some extra bedding to fill in the crack and this helped a bit. If they get the proper kit for changing the twins into a king then, I would recommend this unit for 2 couples traveling together; otherwise it is best for a couple and two singles. Overall, these two issues are far out weighed by benefits of this unit’s amenities from bathrobes and soft bath towels, to the well stocked kitchen and pantry with leftover basics from previous guests to its location very close to the Halii Kai pool complex and the ability to sip martinis while watching the sun set into the ocean!"
Date of Stay: December 2015
Review Submitted: January 21, 2016