We have traveled to many exotic beach locations around the worls and this visit surpasses all. The home is absolutely beautiful and the pictures posted do not do it justice. The kitchen is well appointed with an amazing view. Very nice grill as well. We purchased fresh fish for grilling from the Hanalei Dolphin Fish Market every day. They have a restaurant but why eat there when you have an amazing view at home?? Buy all of your poke at Foodland. It is amazing and half the price of Dolphin Fish Market. Sunset from the house was amazing.
In all of our travels this was the first trip in which everything aligned to perfection. The accommodations were fabulous and we had exceptional experiences with the following excursions. Napali Sea Breeze for a cruise of the Napali coast. It departs from Anini Beach Park which is less than 5 minutes from the house. Take the morning cruise for the best snorkeling and calmer seas. We also used Napali Sea Breeze for a charter fishing trip out of Lihue port with Captain Bob and it was fabulous. Call it first time Kauai luck but we caught a 20 pound ono and a 180 pond yellowfin tuna. Can’t beat that! Captaqin Bob cleaned the Ono for us and we took what we could eat and gave the rest to Captain Bob and Ken. The tuna went to market with Captain Bob but he is the captain and that is custom here. We used Blue Hawaiian for our helicopter tour of the island and lucked out with amazing clear weather. We did the ATV waterfall tour at Kipu ranch after the helicopter tour. A lot of fun!
If you like to paddle board I highly recommend having boards delivered to the house. We used Hanalei Surf School and they were easy to work with. Make sure you check the tide tables before heading out on the boards. Inside the reef is very shallow so you want to go out within 4 hours of high tide. We brought our snorkeling gear but there is some gear available at the house. The reef seems to be over fished and a bit worn in areas where people have easy access. We found the best snorkeling, if you are looking at the ocean, to your left. At low tide you will see a cluster of lava rocks just off shore. That is an easy area to snorkel. The other area, which is harder to get to would be to your right. You will need to go all the way down where there is no beach, only rocks. Straight out from there the reef has lots of colorful color coral heads for fish to hide in.
I hope you are fortunate enough to experience Kauai and staying on Anini beach.