Cliffs at Princeville
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCliffs at Princeville
This was our 2nd visit to Kauai in 3 years, and our first trip bringing family. Meg and I have been extremely happy with rental properties during our recent beach vacations. Cliffs at Princeville in building 7 is where we would highly recommend anyone looking to rent. Our rental was a 3rd floor, corner unit with loft. The back lanai had unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean, and each morning we were greeted with multiple humpback whale breaches. Each rental property has a similar layout, but the interior decoration and amenities may vary.
Our arrival into Lihue airport was delayed five hours b/c of aircraft issues in Chicago. We arrived to the Cliffs at Princeville around midnight. Having called the front desk while delayed in Chicago, we were told security would meet us on arrival to the property with our parking pass and keys to the unit. Princeville is 45 minutes to an hour (depending on traffic) from the airport, and our preferred destination when on Kauai. Foodland (grocery) is 5 minutes from the condo, with everything needed for a successful stay. Check-in the next morning was efficient, and we were given key cards for the workout room / pool access. The property is a time share, but we were never pressured into any meeting or "give away" for attending a sales pitch. Staff is on hand to assist with booking island activities, but using Trip Advisor before our arrival was far more effective for us.
The staff will mail post cards or boxes, but as a point of clarification you must have those items already stamped. I'm not sure how much this helps outside of postcards, as there is a USPS facility in Princville with limited hours. Roosters roam the grounds, but we never found them bothersome or alarming. A covered BBQ area along the Cliff's cliffs sets a beautiful backdrop. I was extremely impressed with how clean the grounds are kept. Unit cleaning is optional, and we would recommend if staying more than 4 days. Staying in Princeville during the winter season (aka rainy time) should not deter you. My negative marks against the resort revolve around the pool and hot tub. There are two hot tubs, one for under 18 and the other adults only. The under 18 hot tub has been broken for six weeks, as other long term unit owners told us on site. The adults only hot tub has a 30 minute limit for guests. The impression we received is this hot tub is reserved for unit owners, as several evenings we found the same guests occupying this area for hours. The owners would swap out for rum punch runs during orientations at the nearby rec building, but they never made space for others. Staff is aware of this, but it would appear unless you own a unit they don't seem too concerned. Petty, sure but we're also paying customers.
If you're looking for a relaxing setting on the north shores, consider the Cliffs. Customer service isn't a strong point, but it wasn't a deal breaker either.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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After brekkies, we drove all the way around the island to the very end of the road at the state park beach. The beach is gorgeous, and people seemed to drive their pickup trucks along it until the found a great parking spot. We sat and had our lunch (purchased from a local deli) then walked to one end of the beach. We walked back, then got ...
... of this trip was to experience the sea caves along the coast. There are probably twenty sea caves that can be explored by these rafts. This little boat (with dual 150 Suzuki outboards) cruised about six feet from the sheer cliffs on the shore and then dove into these sea caves. One sea cave went in about 100 yards - a cave for part of it and then into a open ceiling (Called the Open Ceiling Cave). It is a famous area as several movies and even a music ...
... added a little sriracha sauce and it was perfect! For dinner, scallops baked in Marsala wine with their house seasoning smothered with mozzarella cheese and topped with bread crumbs. Yum! And then the piece de resistance: warm macadamia nut brownie with locally made vanilla ice cream and a small glass of Zaya rum over ice. No ka oi! (Hawaiian for "the best")
Then back to the St. Regis for a nite cap on the veranda.
Good night, ...
... of the groom. The groom waits on the green for his bride to be, looking up to the balcony. As the bridesmaids Livvy Eve & Marylyn start to walk out to the Hawaiian song '’Over The Rainbow’’ which was sung by a Polynesian woman playing the ukulele the emotion starts. Faye appears and the ceremony begins. In Hawaiian tradition cracking of the coconut and drinking of the waters symbolizes eternal life, washing of the hands purifies the couple and a link ...
... Melissa wanted to walk around in our dressed up garments so we did what she said we wouldn't and hit the bar and talked to others. Luck was on my side since we met a couple and they ran off within 10 minutes of talking to the them so we were able to finish off the night by midnight in hopes that the trail would open and we would be able to conquer it in the morning:) Good night for now, I will share 10/21/14 tomorrow as the trail opened:) Anthony & Melissa ...