An amazing place to stay! A review of Hanalei Colony Resort
Hanalei Colony Resort is a fantastic place to stay - if you love rest, relaxation, the sound of the surf and truly amazing scenery. We stayed in one of the ocean front condos, and the view of the sun rising over the bay in the morning was so so beautiful. We actually had our wedding on the lawns there - a perfect day - we organised it through the wedding co-ordinator at the Resort (Krystal) - she could not have been more helpful, and the setting and the weather was superb. On the subject of the weather - note that the guide books tell you that during the winter the north of Kauai gets a lot more rain than the South - believe them!! It did rain every day at some point, and although most were brief showers, one day in particular it rained non-stop and there was generally a lot of lingering cloud around during the week. So if it's non-stop sun that you want, then head to the south. So saying, it's easy to jump in the car and head south for the day to avoid the rain, whilst staying at this great place. The condo's are self catering, and there are several bar-b-q's dotted around which are great for the evenings if there's a group of you - one of the bar-b-q's is next to the pool and jacuzzi and we had all had a great evening drinking, eating and swimming. I'd totally recommend having a bar-b-q evening. The condo's are a good size - the bedrooms are separated from the living area by partitions so that it feels open and light during the day. Some of the condos had more windows than others which obvioiusly made a fair amount of difference to the amount of light coming in - it's worth noting which direction the condo's face in relation to the sun and asking for one in a particular block - some of the condos have windows on the ends as well as the sides - again it's worth asking.There are no tv's or telephones in the condos so this really is the place to relax. The people are very friendly and helpful, the scenery is beautiful, the rooms are clean and spacious and generally I would thoroughly recommend this resort.