As we drove down the long, private, palm tree-lined driveway approaching the estate, we knew we had discovered something special. We instantly felt “at home” as we were greeted by our lovely host Charlene. Little did we know, we were soon to discover our own personal paradise!
Charlene led the way on a tour of the grounds as she explained the amenities available at the Aloha Aku. We were amazed as we traversed the “Common Area” where life jackets, snorkel gear, beach chairs & mats, healthy continental breakfast snacks and a variety of other useful items could be found. Other fabulous amenities included: a washer & dryer, bicycles, kayaks and paddleboards, all available for our use (free of charge). If you have ever vacationed, you are aware of the high costs associated with renting bicycles, kayaks and even snorkel gear!!
On to the Honu Suite, where we were pleasantly surprised by the spacious and tasteful decor; it was simply beautiful! My husband and I were on our honeymoon; little did I know that he and Charlene had conspired to surprise me with some incredible delights awaiting our arrival, which included: champagne on ice, chocolate-covered strawberries, two dozen roses and a giant heart (made of rose pedals) displayed on our bed! The items were thoughtfully and beautifully displayed, awaiting our arrival.
Throughout our stay we enjoyed long walks on the beach, kayaking in the early morning hours, lounging in the wading pool, soothing our over-worked and weary bodies in the Jacuzzi and relaxing on our lanai. During our kayaking adventures (in front of Aloha Aku) we discovered our own Turtle Town; turtles galore, that could be seen through the water frolicking below! At the onset of our stay we asked Charlene if she could recommend a good masseuse. Not only did she recommend two incredible massage therapists, she arranged for them to provide our massage on-site! We enjoyed a couples’ massage on our lanai, as a gentle rain fell from the sky and provided an even more relaxing experience!
Our stay at the Aloha Aku was amazingly relaxing, not to mention an incredible value! Charlene & Gary were superb and accommodating hosts. Aloha Aku would be hard to top; it exceeded our expectations on every level! We will, without a doubt, be visiting again soon!