My (now) wife and I recent lodged at the Hanalei Surfboard house. I can safely say the stay at the Surfboard house made our trip and immediately sparked conversation of future stays. Simon is a consummate host. Upon arrival, with our names presented on a sign, Simon gave us a gift certificate to Baracuda (great tapas) that my sister-in-law had purchased for us. Apparently my sister-in-law had contacted Simon previous to our arrival and upon Simon's recommendation she arranged a dinner for us. Simon took it upon himself to obtain the gift certificate for us and even suggested some plates for us to sample. This was the first of many pleasant and warm interactions with Simon as he provided his suggestions for surf lessons, snorkeling, and many other activities.
The room we stayed in, the Elvis suite, was impeccably adorned with antiques and memorabilia. Our back patio, with a table for al fresco dining, also provided a grill which we utilized to make fish tacos. The grounds are kept in an amazing fashion, seemingly each blade of grass was positioned in its proper location.
Many amenities such as beach chairs and a boogie board, including local shampoo and conditioner, complete the experience. My wife and I are completely enamored with the house and cannot wait to visit Simon and his beautiful Surfboard house again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in one of the most sought after destinations on Kauai’s spectacular North Shore, our suites are just a few minutes from charming Hanalei town. On a beachfront road lined with stately homes and plantation cottages, we provide some of the only room-rentals in Hanalei. Hanalei Bay, the playground of surfing’s World Champions, is right across the street. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hanalei Surfboard House Hotel Hanalei
- Hanalei Surfboard House Kauai