My wife and I decided to take a nice vacation before our first born arrives and decided on Kauai. After much research we decided to stay at the Garden Isle Cottages in Poipu. The cottage is in a fabulous location in Poipu. Located close to a round-about with 4 roads leading to different adventures. The location makes it easy to get to the west shore as well as pretty easy to get to the east and north shores. There are a lot of wonderful restaurants and shops nearby.
The room was cozy with a comfy bed, but the main attraction is the front room with a spectacular view. The first two mornings as we were watching the sunrise we saw whales breaching on the horizon...magical. Then in the afternoon we were greeted by sea turtles in the mouth of the river leading to Whaler's Cove. With the windows open there was a constant tropical breeze which is very refreshing.
The kitchen is more of a kitchenette with a burner and hot plate. This worked out well as we enjoyed making a little breakfast and drinking coffee while sitting on the lanai. It is a very nice way to start the day. We ate out most nights and grabbed a sandwhich at the local market which is close by. For the price it was perfect. We did not spend a whole lot of time at the cottage, but when we were there we felt like we were home. This is not a resort...it is more like a nice place to crash in between adventures.
Wade is a very kind host who did not bother us at all, but found time to drop in once to give us fresh towels and to make sure everything was ok. We plan to go back to Kauai in the future and hope we can stay here again. I highly recommend this place to anybody who wants an affordable place in a great location with a wonderful view.
- Also Known As:
- Garden Isle Cottages Hotel Poipu
- Garden Isle Cottages Kauai/Poipu, Hawaii