We stayed the first night in a basement unit (booked it over a hotel site). It was very basic and very dated. We spent the next week in a two-floor unit booked through RCI timeshares. It was still pretty dated but was an improvement in almost every category. If you want a condo unit with a full kitchen in a great location, this is awesome.
The staff are fantastic and will help you with almost anything on the island. Definitely contact them before you get there to check prices on excursions. They often have a partnership with companies and get good prices.
If you want to relax by the pool in privacy, go ahead. We preferred walking across the road to the beach. Just avoid the fishermen buy the rocks after dark.
- Ask the front desk about borrowing beach mats/floaters/snorkels/etc
- If you fly in late at night, keep your eyes open for the food truck beside the river. We flew in at 1pm and were treated to fantastic giros
- Kalapaki Joe`s restaurant is nearby and really good (ask around about specials for fish-tacos and such)
- The Feral Pig is in the same building...ask for the Feral Pig burger. It is fantastic, yet confusingly not on the menu.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on a hillside in Nawiliwili, the Banyan Harbor Resort is ideal for your next getaway. From the moment you set foot in our island-styled lobby, you'll feel the Aloha Spirit that has made Kauai the popular destination it is today. Your "Home away from Home" is a block from Kalapaki Beach, shopping, restaurants, activities and entertainment. Anchor Cove Shopping Village and the Harbor Mall are both within a short walk. Three golf courses, Kauai's largest shopping center, Kauai's largest movie theatre and world class ocean & air charters are available within two miles. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Odigeo, Expedia, Travel Republic (UK), Hotels.com, Ebookers, getaroom.com, Evoline ltd, 5viajes2012 S.L. and HotelQuickly so you can book your Banyan Harbor Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Banyan Harbor Hotel Lihue
- Banyan Harbor Kauai
- Banyan Harbor Resort Kauai, HI