On this trip to Hawaii we were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. We have always been "resort" people. NEVER again will we stay in a resort after staying here!!!! We stayed in cottage #2, the Hibiscus cottage, and it was simply amazing!! Kauai is our favorite island and now we have a favorite place to stay! There is no air conditioning, which wasn't really an issue at all, the trade winds blew constantly and were refreshing. Our cottage was literally steps from the beach and the sunrises each morning were stunning!!! We did hear some helicopters and I was a little worried about that after reading some reviews but it didn't bother us at all. It was really nice having the sun awaken us each morning and leisurely getting up and having that first cup of coffee on the beach!! The cottages are secluded which is what we wanted and very private, however, if you wanted to visit with a neighbor you could. The beach isn't fine sand, which someone else mentioned as well, bit it was still wonderful and lots of coral to pick up. We didn't snorkel but saw plenty of people who did. We hired the most amazing photographer, Sara Wall, who came and took fabulous pics right there on our beach. We had the ocean, the mountains and the landscaping all right there for perfect pictures!!! It was truly an amazing time and SO happy we chose to stay here! We highly recommend it!!! It is a bit pricey, but what isn't in Hawaii??
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hale Makai Cottages are an exclusive Private Beach Front Estate, on approximately 2 acres with about 250 feet of actual beachfront at Kepuhi Point at the end of OneOne Road in Haena, North Shore Kauai. The Hale Makai Beachfront cottages are unique in their setting, location and privacy in comparison to most other Kauai Vacation Rentals. All five cottages have unobstructed ocean and garden views and direct access to the beach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hale Makai Cottages Hotel Haena
- Hale Makai Cottages Haena, HI - Kauai