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Hanalei Bay Resort & Suites

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(877) 344-0688 or (808) 826-6522
5380 Honoiki Rd, Princeville
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This condo resort is located in Princeville on 22 acres of beautiful, lush and winding grounds. It looks and feels very tropical. You can’t drive to most rooms, but they will shuttle you around the grounds and to the beach.

The main swimming pool has a small waterfall next to the spa. The layout of the resort makes it quiet, even when they’re nearly full. The lounge has always been a great place to have a drink and they have food there, (though parking can be tricky—it was valet-only at press time (from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.).

All rooms are not created equal. Only a few rooms have a room safe and a washer/dryer (the rest use coin-op). There are three main types: hotel-type rooms, studios (the same but with a kitchenette and sofa bed—from second agent listed below) and condo-type rooms (called suites). Of these, the suites are much better. In these, you get a living room area and larger rooms. Ocean views are fairly distant, but many are stunning, overlooking Hanalei Bay and Bali Hai.

Some people get frustrated that they can’t use the beach chairs at Pu‘u Poa Beach in front of the Princeville Resort. (The chairs belong to that hotel.) Hanalei Bay Resort will rent you a chair ($8 per day, cheaper if you rent for 4 or more days) to take down to the beach and pick you up (there’s a phone down there).

They converted 77 of the rooms to timeshares. Another agent Kauai Pacific Real Estate (below), handles many of the rental units.

We used to give them a gem rating. Though the grounds are still exotic, the lack of amenities for a resort of this size are noticeable. The rooms and lobby were updated in 2014, but the furnishings in the timeshare rooms were not remarkable. If you stay in Kauai Pacific Real Estate units, the quality feels much better than the timeshare rooms.

Depending on the view, hotel rooms (around 550 sq. ft.) are $195–$230 Condo-type suites (1,091 sq. ft.) are $220–$260 for 1/1s. Larger units are available by combining lock-offs with 1/1s from second agent listed who also has much cheaper prices and handles 2/2s (1,325 sq. ft.) and 3/3s (1,600 sq. ft.) as well.

To view more agents’ units see:
Kauai Pacific Real Estate

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Resort at a Glance

  • 280 rooms
  • 2 pools
  • Spa/hot tub
  • Tennis court
  • Free 24-hour fitness room
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Shop
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Walk-up only
  • No handicap accessibility
  • Lanais
  • Coin-op laundry
  • Washer/dryer in unit
  • Full kitchen
  • Empty fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker in room
  • BBQ available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Self-parking
  • All non-smoking resort
  • Mandatory resort fee $26 per day includes: internet, local, long distance to mainland and toll-free calls, self-parking for one car, tennis and a couple of other items
  • Condo cleaning fee
  • Only service dogs allowed

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