Kauai - AlanDecember 2, 2013
We had a great vacation in Kauai. All the arrangements went off without a hitch. The Kiahuna Plantation is a nice, comfortable resort. The condo you arranged for us (unit 317 royal garden view) was well maintained, clean, and comfortable and quite. The kitchenette had all modern appliances and was well equipped with all the utensils and stuff you would need in a kitchen. The bathroom was also very up to date with deep tub, nice tile, nice toilet, double sinks in separate room (from tub and toilet). The view of the garden was very pretty and we could actually see the ocean from the back of our balcony. The walk to the beach was only a minute or so and we really liked this beach. The view was beautiful and we enjoyed the bigger waves. It was actually fun getting knocked over by some of them. We would definitely stay in this unit again. Being on the third floor was nice because we did avoid a lot of
the foot traffic noise on the lower floors. We didn’t mind climbing the stairs, but for someone who had problems with stairs, there was no elevator. You definitely don’t want to be in the units next to the road in front of the property due to the noise.
The one thing that took some getting used to was the open windows with shutters. The first couple of nights we could here the outside noises (especially the chickens)and coupled with the time change we had a hard time sleeping. Robin bought some ear plugs and the rest of the nights were o.k.
As far as activities, we enjoyed our tour (by zodiac boat) of the Na Pali coast the best. The smaller zodiac boat was very adventurous, which we like, and the scenery was beautiful. We got to snorkel while on this tour and that was a lot of fun. I will always remember holding my 11 year olds hand while snorkeling over the coral reef and thinking life couldn’t get much better than this. I would highly recommend any type of hike in or around the Waimea Canyon or any of the hikes to the numerous waterfalls on the island. Many of the hikes we took were strenuous, rugged, and often muddy, but we had a blast doing them.
Once again, Thank You for all your help and advice in making this a great, enjoyable vacation for our family.