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... there was no one else in there but should I have gone in in the nuddy? You obviosly couldn't go in in your robe and there was no where to hang them outside and it was a bit of a walk from the changing rooms. I lasted about 15 minutes before coming out like a lobster and downing two bottles of ice water that were in an ice bucket outside. I ventured into the sauna for 5 mins but don't really like them and went back into the steam room. After ...
... arrive home at 11:30am Monday. Thanks for reading our updates! We had a great time in Kauai, enjoying the scenery, beaches, and company. Who knows when we will make it back to Kauai, as it is hard to get to from the East Coast. But we do think its the prettiest and most Hawaiian of all the islands. As they say, its the Hawaii people think they are going to see when they go to Hawaii!! MAHOLA from ...
... Hanalei. I'm dying to get some Wishing Well shave ice before I leave Kauai and the time just feels right. My sister opts for the Taro smoothie across the way. Wishing Well may very well be the best shave ice I've had--it was definitely the finest shave and the guava/pineapple combo I had was yummo. My sister and hubs go to explore Princeville and P and I have one last mai tai at Tahiti Nui. We spend some time packing up and consider going out for a swim one last ...
... new fruits including a mountain apple (didn't taste anything like our apples in east Tennessee), a soursop, and a longan. The soursop was a very ugly green fruit that turns out has wonderful cancer-killing properties, better than chemotherapy. The longan was a winner. This tiny fruit has a sweet taste and a texture like a gummy bear. I know, weird, but I would have bought a bag, but enough fruit to make 1/2 cup cost $5.00. Too much for ...
... pleasant out today, though windy and many white caps out to sea. And we actually went through a day with no rain!!!! Figures, as we are leaving! Some napping- I did not sleep last night--and showers and figure out where to eat tonight. We walked next door to the Bull Shed and if they did not have the Drambuie tonight Phil was going to walk out—They have been out of it for over 2 weeks now! Keep saying that they will get it, but don’t. Talked to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kauai Banyan Inn Lawai
My stay at the Kauai Banyan Inn was delightful. The rural setting was perfect. If you're seeking a bucolic setting in Hawaii, this is the place to stay.
We loved out stay at the Banyan Inn. It has to be one of the best deals on Kauai. The room was beautiful and offered us everthing we needed during our stay. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. A convient location for exploring the south and west end of Kauai. As everyone else has mentioned, Lorna couldn't have been a better hostess. Fresh fruit, banana bread, and other treats greated us in our room at arrival. Beach towels, chairs, cooler, etc. were all conveniently provided. We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay. Lorna was even kind enough to mail us a T shirt we left behind before we even noticed it was missing. We hope to return someday!
My personal treehouse...
Mahalo to Lorna!
What a treat to wake up to sunrises and birds each morning! Wood floors and ceiling, everything I could need for a relaxing stay. Breezes blowing all the time.
A very secluded setting...my only regret...she only had the room available for one week! Here's to my 'Nani Loa Suite'.
We'll be back -- again and again!
My husband and I just returned from a week on Kauai at the Banyan Inn. In a word: Fabulous! We both agree that we've never had such a positive experience even in any fancy hotel. Lorna is an excellent host, a wealth of local information/recommendations, and an overaul dear! Our stay in the Banyan Inn's Nani Loa suite was comfortable and peaceful. The hillside location was ideal -- just a short drive to the beach/Poipu, Hanapepe and Waimea. The suite was tasteful and a home away from home! In-room massages by Lorna's daughter are highly recommended -- what a way to relax! Also enjoyed local restaurants in Koloa and the Kalaheo Cafe in Kalaheo. We hope to return to the Banyan Inn again and again. :)
A Beautiful Retreat
We stayed at the Kauai Banyan Inn for our honeymoon and absolutely loved it! The Ulu suite was beautiful with a gorgeous view. The suite was much nicer than any hotel suite I have ever stayed in. The beach was just a short drive away, as well as restaurants and shops. If you are looking for a quite, relaxing place to stay, then this is the place. Lorna was a wonderful host. We definitely would recommend the Kauai Banyan Inn and hope to go back someday!
Lorna Hoff runs a terrific inn in the hills above Lawai on the sunny south side of Kauai. The accommodations are excellent in quality with beautiful wood ceilings, floors and doors. The decor is tastefully done in Hawaiian style. My wife and two daughters (ages 2 and 4) stayed in the Ulu Suite for 2 weeks and it was terrific. The suite has a large lanai with great views looking to the south and east. It also has a full size kitched with nice modern appliances. Lorna is also an excellent host. She provides great information and all the beach items you'll need (towels, chairs, cooler, floats, boogie board, etc.). The room also has free wireless internet service for your notebook. My wife enjoyed the surf lesson offered through her son's surf school (see photos). Definitely try the Waimea Brew Pub - I am from Portland "beervana" and the Waimea has great beer in a great old Hawaiian setting. Overall, the Kauai Banyan Inn offers first class accommodations and is a great travel value. The geckos seem to agree! Enjoy!!
We just got back from visiting the island of Kauai in the Hawaiian islands and the trip was wonderful. I had spent a large amount of time looking for a place to stay that was nice but also a value. When I found the Kauai Banyan Inn, I was very impressed by the pictures of the view and the rooms at the Inn. After talking to Lorna who lives there, I had no doubt that we would be happy there.
Absolutely loved it!
I am a very picky traveler and was not sure what to expect from staying here. My room far exceeded my expectations and rivaled many of the 4 and 5-star hotels I have stayed at.
The views were great, I had total privacy, my room was decorated in a very pretty, clean, crisp and relaxing Hawaiian style and I had amenities I didn't expect - like a full-size fridge and all the modern appliances I might need to cook a small meal.
Straying from a recognized brand-name hotel/resort can be scary but rest assured that you will be absolutely delighted with your stay at this very affordable, pretty and comfortable inn that is secluded but not too far off the beaten path.
Although we only stayed there one night, we were very impressed. We arrived in Kauai very late at night and wanted to stay near the airport before moving on to our final destination on the island where we had reservations for a week. Our family reserved two 2- bedroom units in the complex and both were very roomy, clean and quiet. I had requested a porta-crib in one unit and was pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the Banyan Inn to find it already in the unit ready for a very tired little baby. The manager met us in the lobby and was very kind and helpful; he even assisted us with our luggage. The complex is a mixture of rentals and permanent residents and very well maintained. It has a nice gated pool and barbeques. We were impressed with the location. There is a big grassy area out front for the kids to run around on and we could walk to the stores and the Marriott Beach Resort across the road which had a wonderful beach perfect for kids. If you are not looking for elegant or room service, but rather family-style condominium living, this is a perfect place.
The Wonderful Banyan Inn
It's cliche but it's true and has to be said; Lorna has thought of it all! We were lucky enough to stay in both the Milo and Ulu Suites and both were incredibly clean, beautifully decorated, and each has a private porch (lanai) for you to relax and let the sun soak in even more after a day at the beach...all while admiring the view. (Take note that Poipu beaches/shops really are easily reached from the Banyan Inn...we were pleased with the location!) Safety, beauty, privacy, and very well-appointed. For the price you just CAN NOT get a more fabulous place to stay. What more could you need?! The only criticism I'd offer up which is true of many locations all over the island is that you hear roosters crowing intermittently.