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... nobody walking, nobody to be found or seen anywhere but us three. We battled intermittent periods of heavy rain, but were able to score a really fun session.
We didn't do a damn thing the rest of the day because of the ****** weather. It's the one and only day of the trip so far that i missed not being able to watch movies or TV...it was the perfect day for that.
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... like today.
I ended up surfing three sessions throughout the day right out front at Kealia. The waves were fun all day. This was my third day of surfing hard so I was starting to feel much more comfortable. Prior to this trip, I had hardly surfed at all during the previous six years. It ended up being just a perfectly beautiful day, all day. I was pretty tired from a long day of hiking, sun, and surfing so I retired early.
Today the ship docked at Nawiliwili, the main port of the island of Kauai. Kauai is the oldest of the chain of islands, so its violent birth through volcanic activity has been masked and softened by millennia of erosion and vegetation coverage. Man, the most recent and effective agent of change, has introduced roads, airports vehicles, factories, shopping malls, houses, and so on, that, on ...
... the rock hopping.
At one point we were walking along a narrow rim of land about 10 feet above a fast moving part of the stream. We reached a gap in the trail about 4 feet wide with a giant boulder blocking a straight step over. I almost turned back at this point because I could not see a way forward. I would have to lean backwards with the heavy pack on my back upsetting my center of gravity while side stepping a 4 foot gap. I ...
... Since Alamo is open until 11:00pm, we decided to eat first. We drove our squeaky car to the area where the map showed the restaurants and could not find them. We drove back and forth a few times before I got really upset and told Nick to just go to Alamo. The people at Alamo were very helpful and we had no problem enchanging our squeaker for a quiet grey convertible. It was a victory, but by this point I was holding back tears and telling Nick I wished ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Plantation Hale Suites Kapaa
My husband and I went to the Best Western last minute due to rain and poor camping conditions in August 2004. We were very pleasantly surprised! Great value, super clean, better than the Kapaa Sands Condos right down the road (which had roaches). Three clean, decent pools to choose from but it is not right on the beach. Great place to exploe the island and the aloha treatmant was exeptional. If you are not looking for seclusion or a romantic hideaway (go to Kevin Donelly's place in Kepuhi Beach on Molokai for that), but need a really nice, well- maintained condo in a convenient spot on Kauai, this is the place. It has everything you need, coffee and coffe maker, microwave, stove, bottle opener for the wine, etc... We don't have any, but it's kid friendly too! Well recommended.
Great place for the area and price!
My husband and I stayed here from 4/17/04 to 4/21/04. Our unit was C-1. Really nice, clean condo. Full washer and dryers (2ea.) down the hall. Our view was just an open field out to the sea. Easy walk to the beach. The beach is coarse sand with a multitude of concrete slabs mostle under sand. Great for families or singles! Have fun.
Well, I selected this place based mostly on others reviews on this site. I am not sure WHERE they were staying, but the unit I was in was fairly nasty. We even had a huge cockroach running across the ceiling. Oh yea, and when we glanced behind the dresser we saw three more dead (I hope) cockroaches. The grounds are clean but the rooms are VERY old and could be cleaner. You could probably do much better elsewhere. Kapaa is a very touristy part of the island and has a sort of "dirty" feel to it. But, it is an ideal location to be in so that you can travel to the north and south part of the island. To stay in the north or south woul d be nicer, but a much longer ride to the other. The beach near Plantation Hale is unswimmable. Okay for walking on though. If I returned I would not stay here. The Radisson would probably be a better choice.
This hotel was a great value. I booked through Expedia and got a package with mid-sized car from Hertz for about $130 per night during high season (March 04). I thought the hotel was clean, comfortable and very convenient for sightseeing on Kauai. This particular trip to Kauai was relatively short, and we picked this property because it was convenient to both the north shore and the south/western sides of the island. There is a little road noise from the highway, but it was not distracting. There are some chickens/roosters roaming the property, and the resident rooster made sure we were up with the sun...but from the looks of things around the island, I don't think that is unique to this property. We were able to walk to the Coconut Marketplace in the evenings for shopping and several dining options. The furnishings were a bit dated in style, but not too worn. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, kitchen gadgets and cookware. The pool areas were attractive and quiet. There are grills, laundry facilities and other conveniences on site. The beach is a 10-minute walk, but it is not for swimming. This is not a luxury facility or for those who want to be right on a swimming beach. But if you are looking for a quality, affordable accommodation on Kauai, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the BW Plantation Hale.
Great place. Very comfortable. The beds are really comfortable. Soft sheets! The housekeeping staff are all very friendly. The pools are not crowded. The only complaint is the road is right near and can be a bit noisy. Overall not bad though. The beach is close (not a swim beach) There is one close by though and it is great snorkeling There are lots of Happy Hour specials around in the various hotels close by and in the Coconut Marketplace. Do try the fluffy bananna pancakes at Eggberts! If you are looking for a resort atmosphere you might be dissapointed as this is more a laid back type of hotel. I would go back! Watch out for the endangered Red Rooster. HA!
Great Family Accomodations
Stayed for 6 nights as part of a time share presentation accross the way. Was nice sized unit for the family of four. Too much to do on the island to really stay at the property for any length of time.
Bathroom could be a lot cleaner. Laundry facilities came in handy. They were installing some sort of TV system when we were there. The airconditioning is a bit hard to regulate as it is only one unit for each suite.
Overall the family enjoyed having a kitchen in the morning and it was close to Hanalei which is where we spent most of our time.
Would recommend to other families and stay there again.
We enjoyed our stay for one week at Plantation Hale in Kauai. The grounds are very clean and well kept. Our condo unit was ground floor of two story building and pool was just right out our front door. Property is very clean and staff very friendly. Ocean is a very short walk and a nice beach. We would stay here again if we ever vacationed in Kauai again. Great
We stayed at the Plantation Hale in early December 2003. Overall the room was a great value - definitely clean, spacious, and a good amount of kitchen space. The staff was quite helpful as was the activities concierge. We used the latter to get a discount on a helicopter trip by attending a timeshare presentation (an hour's worth of presentation for $160 off was worth it for us). The property is not terribly upscale, and has a little wear and tear. The decorations were a little dated.
Loved the Planataion Hale
This is a GREAT value. Clean spacious suites, good activities desk, nice gardens. Full kitchen and laundry facilities really help save money. The pools are not too crowded- all in all its a quiet, homelike, restful ,close- to- everything place.