We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the property. Ron & Sherri have a wonderful condo with all the amenities needed. We tried to make it to nearly every beach possible on the island. Having beachchairs, boogie boards, and a soft cooler was fantastic. We used them pretty much every day. The King beds were very comfortable. A large TV was there. We rarely watched any. What little time we spent in the condo was usually breakfast before we headed out for our daily adventure and home after dinner somewhere out. I figured we would cook more at the condo but we usually got home late from exploring so we tended to eat out quite a bit for dinner. We did use the pool here & there. Our 7 year old loved the slides, as did my wife & I. The sand bottom jacuzzi's were pretty awesome. Yes, the pool is a smidge on the cooler side, You just have to get used to it. The restaurant at the Condo is actually very good. Had a great meal. Not too bad of a price.
Great location across from the Safeway grocery store. Also a really cool little grocery store in that plaza with super fresh local fruits and vegetables. Kapa'a is great because it's pretty much an hour to Waimea Canyon to the south and an hour or so to the north to see the light house and beaches around Princeville and Hanalei Beach
Ron called the 1st day we were there and gave us some great advice on places to go/things to do. We did quite a few of them, from visiting /hiking Waimea Canyon to the Smith Luau show (lots of fun).
Recommend going early to Waimea canyon because it gets really cloudy up there in the afternoon. Great sights in the morning of the canyon and waterfalls. Lots of places to stop on the way to take pictures. Great hike trails
Did whale watching boat trip with Blue Dolphin tours. Saw several whales breaching, which was pretty neat. The waters were very calm. Great job by them in taking care of the guests on the boat.
For families, recommend Poipu beach...Saw sea turtles twice, no seals for us those days. Water is clear for great snorkeling. The fish are everywhere to see. Very clean beach. Other beaches we recommend Lydgate, Anini, and Salt Pond.
Loved the Puka Dogs down by Poipu. Many great shaved ice places on the island. We hit quite a few of them. There's several Kauai nut roasters on the island. One in the Hanalei / Princeville area. Very good.. Also a food truck that does fruit drinks has a choc/macadamia shake. Same plaza.