Peaceful, relaxing place to chill
Posted Mar 25, 2017
After driving the road to Hana, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind. It has a laid-back, peaceful feel, with very friendly staff.
The grounds are huge and they ferry you and your luggage to your room in a golf cart.
We stayed in a garden room near reception. The rooms are big, with a comfortable lanai to sit outside.
There are two pools, both are warm and every time we used them we had them to ourselves.
I travelled with my partner and my son, plus his friend ( two 12 year old boys) and they loved it. They could wander and swim, play ping pong and tennis, and learn to spear throw (all free) and took paddle boarding lessons (60 dollars a kid). Trail rides are possible.
We explored the area and loved the Huli Huli chicken BBQ at Koki Beach, and Hamoa Beach is a must-see. If you are into yoga, don't miss the morning class (free!) in the studio overlooking the ocean.
A couple of gripes. The garden rooms are a long walk from any view of the ocean. The loungers on the lanai were hard and need padding. The wood floors in the room are slippery.
Biggest challenge is the restaurant. It is too expensive for family dining. We were told the boys could order from the bar menu, but when we sat down for dinner we were told no. Service was spotty and slow. Ate at the bar one night and it was a bit better. Try take-away lunch from the nearby Thai food truck-fantastic! And if you're adventurous, continue the drive beyond Hana. It was spectacular.