It's been years since I've been to Kauai. The last several times my family rented a house in Kapaa. My husband and I are planning a trip in early September for our 2nd wedding anniversary. He's never been, so I am thrilled to show his=m the island I spend most summers as a kid. Anyhow... I'm looking for a place to stay. I'm thinking we would prefer a condo due to the additional amenities (beach chairs, coolers, BBQ and kitchen) that you don't get with a hotel, but still want a nice pool and hot tub. I've looked at the Pali Ke Kua (stayed there when I was 5, so I don't remember it much), but I'm concerned with being downstairs and the noise. It's my understanding that all upper units are 2 bedrooms. Our budget is $170-$220 and we an ocean view is a must. I’m also looking for a unit that was recently renovated. I know many condos are looking a tad worn these days.
Thanks for any advise!