"We arrived late on a Saturday night, and after some confusion with the keys (just make sure you pick them up at the car rental and don't believe the concierge at The Cliffs if they say something different if you talk with them ahead of time), we arrived at the very clean, nicely furnished condo and fell into the lovely, comfortable beds! We had our two daughters, 8 and 11, with us so the proximity to the pool was perfect and not loud at all. I could not believe that from the condo we had a view of the ocean one way, the mountains the other, and were right next to the pool! The only bummer for us was that the sports court area and playground were off limits due to resurfacing. Don't plan on having them available for a few months as the work is weather dependent and there seems to be quite a lot of rain right now!
One recommendation with kids, especially in the rainy season, is to be sure to bring some cards, movies (BlueRay for the main TV, which you can also check out at the main desk), and/or any games you might want. The selection at The Cliffs is slim picking. They do have quite a few puzzles though and a small library of books for adults.
Thank you for the boogie boards and chairs!!! Those were a huge bonus to have. We did our best to find the breaks in the rain and just appreciate being in the warm rain and enjoyed the beaches (Anini, Haena/Tunnels, Poipu), snorkeling, hiking Ne Pali, Blue Dolphin Ne Pali tour, surf lessons through the Titus Kinimaka school in Hanelei, the pool, and coconut shrimp at Trucking Delicious in Hanelei followed by the natural shaved ice at the Wishing Well (we hit both those spots twice). We definitely needed a few more weeks there and plan to be back in a summer!
One suggestion is maybe to have an extra set of beach towels? We found ourselves throwing ours in the dryer quite often, sometimes twice a day, as they wouldn't really air dry quickly this time of year and with the rain, we were wet fairly often. :)
Thank you for providing such a wonderful place to be. I hesitate mentioning how much I appreciate the affordability because I don't want you to raise your rates! This was a bucket list trip that we have been saving for over many years, and it was fantastic to be able to afford to stay at such a nice place. I searched high and low for something like this, and the price would allow us to return in the future. Thank you!"
Guest: Lena H.
Date of Stay: November 2016
Review Submitted: November 28, 2016