"My wife and I had a fantastic 11-night stay in this Plantation Hale (pronounced “hah-lay”) condo, celebrating our 10th anniversary. The spacious apartment was very comfortable, especially for an extended stay. The kitchen was well-equipped with appliances (stove, oven, microwave, toaster, crockpot, coffee maker, blender, popcorn popper) plus dishes, utensils, cookware, and basic cooking spices. Several evenings we stopped by Food Lion or Safeway grocery stores just .5 mile away to get fresh fish, then used one of the gas grills onsite to prepare dinner.
We were SO glad we stayed in the Kapaá area because of its central location. We could drive north to see places like Princeville (25 min), hit the trail for Napali Coast (35 min), and all the east and north beaches. Or we could drive south to Walmart in Lihue (12 min), Costco in Puhi (15 min), or to numerous towns and sunny beaches in the south and west. Traffic was normally okay except 4pm to 6pm. GPS worked great for maps on my phone.
We found “The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook” by Andrew Doughty EXTREMELY helpful getting around the island and choosing things to do. A copy of the book is in the condo, but we borrowed a copy from our local library so we could read it ahead of time.
We used the pair of snorkels/fins/masks available in the condo, plus the two sets of large beach towels. Also two folding beach chairs that were in the closet, which we kept in the trunk of our car so we could chill out on whatever beach we decided to visit at the time. The ocean is just 100 yards from the condo, so we walked there a couple mornings, sat in the beach chairs, and watched the sunrise. There was also a small cooler, some books, and some card games in the condo.
The bathroom in the condo had soap, shampoo, towels, hair dryer, and bathroom scale (really helpful for weighing suitcases before leaving). There’s a TV in the bedroom and living room. Wireless Internet was very fast. The window-unit a/c kept the suite comfortable while we were in it. The balcony looks out over the lawn and pool (and hot tub), and was a nice place to read or relax. And there is an iron, ironing board, and vacuum in the closet if needed. There is a coin-operated washer and dryer available on the first floor of the building.
The condo property manager was very easy to work with. Payment was a breeze, and we found everything just the way it was described or promised. We would DEFINITELY stay here again if we visit Kauai!"
Guest: Robert G.
Date of Stay: April 2016
Review Submitted: May 17, 2016