Accommodations: This beautiful, airy condominium (1438 square feet of living space) is furnished as a complete vacation home. This “Hale” (home) has all the comforts and features to make island living easy!
• Master bedroom comes with king-size bed, private full bath with double sinks.
• The main floor guest bedroom features a queen-size bed and a guest bath across the hallway.
• The loft features 2 single beds and a half bath. The single beds can be converted to a king-size bed.
• The kitchen has a full-sized refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, range-oven, dinnerware, small appliances, and pots and pans.
• There is a washer and dryer and extra linens including beach towels. The home also features premium channel color TV, DVD and CD players, private phones and internet access.
• Each room has its own ceiling fan to augment the island’s dependable, gentle trade winds. Sip your morning coffee on the covered lanai and enjoy the blue sky and tropical greenery!
Beaches: Poipu Kai resort fronts on two well known beaches….Shipwreck Beach and Brennecke Beach, each an excellent bodysurfing beach. Next to Brennecke beach is Poipu Beach Park, rated the best beach in North America for four years running. It features a sheltered “baby beach” for toddlers and parents, a fully equipped children’s playground, and a great snorkeling and swimming beach with every variety of tropical fish usually only seen in aquariums.
Golf: There are two championship 18-hole courses available near the resort: The Kihuana Golf Course and the prestigious Poipu Bay Resort Course. Guests need to arrange with the individual courses for tee times. Within driving distance are several other courses in Princeville, Kalaheo, and Kapaa.
Restaurants: Brennecke's restaurant is a great place for lunch or dinner at the beach; good burgers, fish and drinks. They have a great crab meal for dinner. Don’t forget Lapperts’ ice cream for a real treat. It’s fresh made in Hanapepe and definitely a landmark destination. They are located throughout the island: Hanapepe, Koloa (just a couple of miles from the house), Kapaa, Princeville, Hanalei, etc.
When you want to get dressed up and go to a really nice restaurant there are three at the Hyatt resort next door that are definitely world class. It's just East down Poipu Rd. from the condo. Incidentally getting dressed up in Kauai for a guy entails a nice pair of shorts and a breezy Hawaiian shirt and sandals. The ladies usually wear something slinky and cool with heels. Get her a nice lei for the occasion (Star Market or in Koloa at the Big Save).
We really enjoy the Hyatt’s Ilima Terrace restaurant (especially Sunday brunch), but there are two others just as nice: Dondero's (fine Italian food), and Tide Pools (Seafood). They also have a wonderful island Luau once a week complete with Hawaiian entertainment. After dinner take a slow stroll around the grounds.
The Hyatt continually gets awards for the beauty of its resort. Check out the torch lighting ceremony and the Hula show at the Seaview Terrace evenings around 6:00. The ladies may want to take advantage of the Anara Spa. It's open to the public and they offer wonderful massages, facials, exercise classes, etc.
Island activities: For the shoppers there are some very nice boutiques in the Poipu Village shopping center just East on Poipu Road. There are also boutique shops at the surrounding resorts, e.g., Hyatt, Sheraton and the Marriott. Food shopping is nearby at the Big Save supermarket in Koloa, just a couple of miles up the bypass road.
If you are energetic and want some exercise Kauai offers a great series of hikes and drives, some with breathtaking views. Try the hike along the beach and cliffs east past the Hyatt. It is about 4 miles and the reward is a wonderful white sand beach. There is a spectacular hike/drive up the Waimea Canyon (the grand canyon of the Pacific).
At the end of the road hike the trail about 4 miles which will take you to a lookout over the Napali Coast. Also refer to the Kauai Guide Book located in the house for more fun things to do.
For helicopter rides try Jack Harter. There is a great boat tour with Makana charters. The zipline tour is one that will never forget, try it-you’ll like it
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Juliana and Jim own 2 homes in Kauai and manage a number of other beautiful homes and condos. They began visiting the Garden Island in 1997 and now are permanent residents. Juliana is a licensed real estate broker in Hawaii. Her special enjoyment is gardening. She loves to share the many wonderful features of Kauai with her visitors, especially the great beauty of the local botanical gardens. Jim is a builder of many years and now enjoys semi-retirement while keeping his hands busy with the occasional remodel.