If you are looking for a large resort with lots of kids running around, blasting music at the pool and multiple bars where you can do shooters every night, this isn't the place for you. However, If you are looking for a beautiful slice of paradise, with only the noise of the surf to lull you to sleep, this is definitely the place to be.
My wife and I stayed at the Hale Makai in February for 10 days. We've always loved the north shore of Kauai due to the lack of large resorts and tourists. This is the first time we have stayed at the Hale Makai and absolutely loved it! It is hidden away from the road and just steps from the beach with great snorkeling. About a 15 minute drive past Hanalei and 3 minute drive to the end of the road where the Na Pali trail begins.
We stayed in Cottage #1 for 5 days and #3 for 5 days. The layouts of the cottages were virtually identical with Wifi, updated furnishings, high end appliances, modern showers and soaking tubs in the bathrooms (they even provide candles for a romantic setting). It was very quiet, other than the surf just steps from our cottage. During the day, yes there were some tour helicopters flying by (after all you are on one of the most dramatic coastlines in the world), but it did not bother us. Both cottages had views of the ocean through the lush tropical vegetation. #3's view as a little better, but #1 was a little more secluded. For this kind of accommodation at a prime location like this, we thought the price was very reasonable. We look forward to returning.
- 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