The condo was quite bigger than I expected with plenty of room for our family. We brought way too much stuff and didn’t use most of it, so we just stored it all in the roomy closets. The kitchen is a good size and has lots of usable counter space and a pass-through to the dining area so you can talk to people in the living room while cooking or cleaning. The bathroom has a huge counter containing the sink, which turned out to be very useful because we had a shocking number of hair products, sun products, and assorted toiletry bottles we used every day, and I don’t know where they would have ended up (or where we would have applied them) if the bathroom didn’t have this big counter and open space. The bedroom had a brand new king bed, which was very comfortable. The pull-out sleeper couch was also new and very comfortable.
The condo was recently redecorated and remodeled. They did an excellent job, as the feel is very modern and the furnishings are quiet nice. The condo was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for a perfect family vacation.
We were on the top, second floor. The condo is on the beach side of the Hale as opposed to the highway side so you don’t hear the road while in the unit. The condo itself was very quiet. The building seems pretty heavily built and we rarely heard anybody.
The condo complex has 3 pools but our condo was closest to the best one with a hot tub, outdoor shower, pool and an outdoor cooking grill. It was also convenient to be able to just look over at the pool from our lanai to see if anyone was currently using the hot tub. The lanai runs along the entire length of the condo.
In summary: We really enjoyed the condo. It was very useful and didn't have any real negatives. I highly recommend vacationing in Kauai. I've been to the big island, Oahu and Maui over the years and Kauai is now definitely my favorite island. It’s got everything we needed for a Hawaiian vacation: hiking, snorkeling, body surfing and actual surfing, many different beaches with varied attributes, and, it’s all beautiful! Just driving around looking at the scenery is fun. I also think Kapa’a is a great town to stay in, as it seems to be a good mix of size, location (on the island), convenience and authentic feel. If we manage to do this again we will try to get this same condo as it seemed just about perfect for our needs.