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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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... a one lane bridge, so Terry crossed over and found a pull-off on the other side where Christine and Terry changed the tire to a mini spare. Needless to say, Terry drove very carefully the rest of the day. During the tire changing, Jen and Bobbie watched an old man carry lava rocks one at a time from our side of the road to the shore side where he dropped them over the edge!
Back on the road, ...
... pictures and headed back to the marina.
It was a pretty exciting trip but got even more exciting when the rain and the wind picked up. We had to paddle against the wind and when it kicked up, we were not making much progress. My hat became a casualty when it blew off my head and down the river. We were not going back for it. During the high wind Sheila and I had to kick it up a gear to maintain our position. It was also ...
... more could we have asked for. We have been blessed to be able to experience this together as we have left a footprint on the beaches and trails of Kauai and another piece of our travellust hearts filled with love and gratitude as Kauai will forever have left an imprint on our hearts.
oh and thank you for the chocolate covered macadamian nuts..definitely had our fair share of those!
... br> See you all soon!
Note: the beautiful sunset picture is not ours, but sure wish it was! It was taken by famed photographer, Peter Lik, from just above the ocean rock formation known as the Queen's Bath, looking out over Hanalei Bay right at our ...
... unto our food ruining that as well. So we waited for the family next to us to get up and high tailed it passed them so it didn't look so bad leaving that much nasty pizza (disclaimer: we might have enjoyed it if we had been high as well or tripping on acid but we will never know). We went back to the hotel and disrupted the quiet neighborhood by swimming and racing in the pool at night and sampling the hot tub but going back to the pool ...