Day 1 - Priceline room at hbr
Day 2-4 - vrbo at hbr
Day 5 - 14- vrbo at waipoloui
Day 1 (Tuesday)
- Kauai airport - Only 10 minutes after getting off plane we were able to pick up luggage, rental car shuttle, and drive away with rental car (national). Wow.
- Off to the Hanalei bay resort. I was surprised with all of the construction going on. They had a nice pool and nice grounds, but it was a little hard to enjoy with a jackhammer in the background. See my review for the hbr.
- The room was old, outdated, and had old appliances. Then the roof started leaking. I guess this was one of their "Priceline" rooms. They then moved us to a drier room.
Food (only will include meals eaten away from our condo)
- Breakfast - brought food from home to eat at the Bellingham airport
- Lunch - Costco pizza and salad
Day 2 (Wednesday)
- Checked out of our "Priceline" room, swam at the pool all afternoon, and then got into our VRBO room. Great view of Hanalei bay.
- Breakfast - ate in condo, but coffee from le petite bakery. Fairly good, and not too expensive. 3/5.
- Dinner - Lotus Garden (Thai/Chinese). Very good for the price - and the heat was hotter than most places in Washington. 4/5
Day 3 (Thursday)
- Spent all day at tunnels beach. Nice beach, but crummy snorkeling.
- Lunch - picnic on the beach
- Dinner - Tahiti Nui. This was one of the lousiest pizzas I've ever had - hands down. The sauce tasted like it came from a chef boy r dee can. The pizza I can most compare this to is chuck e cheese. I really cannot express enough how bad it was. Plus, we ordered a side caesar salad (for $12). It was smothered in so much dressing. I couldn't finish it. Ugh. 1/5 (if it wasn't for the atmosphere, it would have been a 0/5).
Day 4 (Friday)
- Hiking the Kalalua trail. Very pretty, but the constant hum of helicopters tempered the atmosphere a bit.
- Ke'e beach - very nice. Better and more kid friendly than tunnels beach. Got there at 8:01 AM, and got the last parking spot.
- Checked out the beach in Hanalei and walked onto the pier.
- Dinner - picnic on the beach in front of the St Regis and watched the sunset.
Day 5 (Saturday)
- Check out - off to Kapaa (next trip report).
- Queens beach - nice little hike down to a pretty view.
- Hung out at Anini beach. Nice beach, lots of grass, parking, and elbow room.
- Kilauea lighthouse. Just ok.
- Snack - Kilauea bakery. Ok, but nothing overly special. Seems a bit like a tourist trap. Nice atmosphere though. 3/5
We made a lot if our own meals, as I like to cook (at least breakfast). Coming from Washington state, we are used to green, and the northshore was very green. I liked how it felt more natural than Maui or Oahu. It felt a lot like Hana, but less isolated. I liked the location of the hanalei bay resort, but if we came back, we would probably rent a house near hanalei beach.
Best meal: Lotus Garden
Worst meal: Tahiti Nui (ugh!)
Best activity: Hiking the Kalalua trail