My husband and I stayed at the Hanalei Surfboard House for 1 week in July 2011, during a 10 day stay on the island for our 10 year wedding anniversary. We wish we would of stayed there the entire trip, but plans took us down to the south end of the island for the last 3 days, which was nice, but not like staying in Hanalei at the Surfboard House.
We enjoyed the Surfboard House immensely. We stayed in the cowgirl suite, which was very cozy and cute. The room is equipped with almost anything you need to enjoy your stay, including an ipod dock, cd's, TV, books, sitting area. The bed was very comfortable with nice linens and a ceiling fan above. The room itself had an efficiency-size open kitchen with everything you need to make a nice meal, including a blender, which we used every morning to make smoothies with all of the tropical fruit we bought at the farmer's market nearby. The bathroom is spacious with a very nice shower, that had good pressure, and all of the water in the house is filtered, so no need to buy bottled water. The room has its own private lanai with a lovely zen garden. My husband and I sat out there all the time and enjoyed the quiet, meditative beauty. If fact, the whole house is surrounded with gorgeous gardens, art and very cool vintage surfboards along the fence. There was also laundry, a grill on the lanai, lots of beach equipment, like chairs, coolers, etc to use.
The house itself is located about a one minute walk to Hanalei beach. Every morning we would get up right before sunrise, make some coffee/tea and walk down to the beach to enjoy the gorgeous sunrises. We'd then come back and make a delicious breakfast, eat it on our lanai, while gazing at the beautiful flowers and plants and then head out to do our sightseeing, hiking, etc.
Simon, the owner, is a very nice guy. You can tell he puts a lot of effort into taking care of his place and making it into something quite special. He is very down to earth and we enjoyed talking to him about various subjects. He was also very helpful in helping us find what we were looking for in regards to restaurants, food, beaches, etc. He even borrowed my husband one of his long sleeve t-shirts to use.
We would definitely stay at the Hanalei Surfboard House again. Beautiful, down to earth, hip place in a great location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in one of the most sought after destinations on Kauai’s spectacular North Shore, our suites are just a few minutes from charming Hanalei town. On a beachfront road lined with stately homes and plantation cottages, we provide some of the only room-rentals in Hanalei. Hanalei Bay, the playground of surfing’s World Champions, is right across the street. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hanalei Surfboard House Hotel Hanalei
- Hanalei Surfboard House Kauai