"A superb Penthouse suite with spectacular views of the ocean. Well equipped 2bed, one bath with the most comfortable beds going. Although the apartment has no air conditioning, it's not needed as we closed all the blinds as we left for the day and then opened all the doors and windows for the cross breeze at night when we returned...what more could you ask for?...OK, Ocean waves breaking on the shore....that's just over the road.
Yes there is a small road below on a 15mph speed limit (which almost everyone complied with), yet at night there is no traffic of any great number and we were never disturbed by noisy vehicles.
There are several 'Farmers markets' in the area that are a must visit along with good gourmet foods at "Living Foods' just at the roundabout on the way in to Poipo.
The Plantation House is a stand out restaurant. Great atmosphere, good live music but unfortunately once away from there the other restaurants leave something to be desired. We were struck that other places were generic and you could be sitting in any city, any town, more of the Americanized 'get you in, serve it up and get you out' and although the food was good...it wasn't stand out, so no other recommendations guys...you're on your own.
Driving. With only one main road, speed limits pegged at 50, slow traffic is common so allow plenty of travel time...roll the windows down, turn off the air-conditioning and enjoy the great Hawaiian air.
Oceans. There's a small beach to the west...ideal for snorkeling (although we felt that the fish were hand fed as they were right in our face) otherwise...get moving and check out plenty of others (But watch for rip tides)
The Botanical Gardens are a must visit. Well worth having the guided tour as the history is important.
Best Island. Best apartment. Best Holiday"
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: August 18, 2015