Following up on our “Where to stay on Maui” podcast, Where to Stay on Kauai is the topic of our latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. Aloha Bruce and Lanai offer their expertise on all things “Garden Isle” and offer tips on the best places to find accommodations to suit your dream vacation.
Our hosts joke around about some of the funny messages they get about people wondering what they look like. Lanai laughs and says he’s not a six-foot-five local guy with long hair.
Lanai breaks down the geography of Kauai, which is the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands. He notes that Lihue, on Kauai’s southeast side, is the starting point there, and he and Bruce discuss the nearby resort town of Poipu.
Bruce says Poipu is the sunniest part of the island, and our hosts note that there are high-end resorts in the area like the Hyatt and others. He and Lanai talk about condos in Poipu, and Bruce says that he often books condos for vacationing families because it is more affordable.
Bruce mentions the Waimea Vacation Cottages and notes that they are authentic plantation-era properties that have been completely modernized. Bruce and Lanai also talk about the cabins available in Kokea near Waimea Canyon. Bruce notes that he recently booked a wedding party and ceremony in the remote area around the canyon, something that is becoming more common for destination weddings.
Our hosts mention the Coconut Beach Resort in Kapaa, and how it is near to a variety of popular and easily accessible attractions. Bruce notes that many condo rentals on Kauai do not have air conditioning, and Lanai points out that’s because there’s no need as there is pretty much always a breeze blowing on the Garden Isle.
Bruce points out that some of the beaches on that side of the island are not swimmer friendly, but spectacularly beautiful. Our hosts mention that the Kauai Beach Resort is an ideal property in the area.
The conversation moves to other ideas about where to stay on Kauai to the northern end of Kauai, Hanalei, and Princeville. Bruce breaks down the condominium situation in Princeville with his expert insight. He mentions the Westin Kauai Villas as great for families.
Bruce and Lanai move on to some of the best and most beautiful attractions on Kauai’s north side. Bruce and Lanai agree that for most Kauai vacationers, Poipu is the ideal place to stay. Bruce and Lanai remind listeners that Hawaii Aloha Travel books private tours on the Garden Isle.