Hale Lani is where travelers should stay who seek an un-manicured experience of Kauai and desire a sense of place and belonging.
My husband and I spent 2 weeks at the Hale Lani home in Ha’ena. We felt an immediate connection the minute we stepped through the door. The home is full of happy memories bouncing off the walls and zipping through the rooms, inviting all guests to add their own memories to the mix. Artwork adorns the walls and oil paintings capture the surrounding beauty, bringing the outside to you. In the evening light, you can actually see the movement of the waves in the ocean paintings! Gecko friends chirp you to sleep and cheerily wake you in the morning.
Upon waking, we sat on the deck, enjoying the sunrise and the views of Bali Hai crowned with a rainbow while listening to the serenade of all the local birds in harmony with the clicking music of palm fronds dancing in the wind. And each evening we sat in awe, gazing at all the stars that are usually missed due to city lights. The home is surrounded by banana trees, palms and fragrant flowering plants.
Every day we snorkeled at Ke’e, Makua (Tunnels) and our new favorite, Kepuhi Beach – all within walking distance. The only time we used our rental car was to drive to Hanalei or Princeville for groceries and even these brief trips provided stunning scenic views and walks along Hanalei Bay, counting distant waterfalls. One day we drove to the south shore to snorkel at Lawa’i (Beach House) Beach. It was a pleasant day-trip, but we left sooner than planned simply because we missed Hale Lani. It had become our home and we knew we had to make the most of our brief stay at this magical spot.
For two wonderful and dreamy weeks we belonged to Hale Lani and the surrounding area. We are holding on to the Aloha Spirit and still feel refreshed and renewed. Our hearts long to return.
Mahalo to Jim for allowing us to experience your home!