We were finalizing plans for our trip to Hawaii, but we had some difficulty finding accommodations on the beautiful island of Kaua`i. My wife and I had been doing a considerable amount of research (she did a lot of the leg work) when we discovered this gem of an inn. The website looked promising and we decided to further investigate. We loved the fact that it had only four cottages to choose from and each one had its own uniqueness. We chose the lovely garden cottage for our stay. Finding the Fern Grotto Inn takes great hand and eye coordination. You really have to watch for the turn because it comes up quickly past the bridge (when it's pitch black your night vision better be on point). It was the smallest of the cottages (no kitchen), but it had excellent amenities such as: A/C, small refrigerator, microwave, coffee machine, fresh linens, and DVD's. It even had a friendly gecko in the medicine cabinet to greet us! The cottage was spotless upon our arrival and quite cozy. We came and went as we pleased and rarely did see the other guests. Perfect. We wished that one of the windows would've closed better and the bathroom have a closed ceiling for privacy and comfort (you'll know what I mean.) The location is close to the river and the beach is about a block away (watch for traffic). Fern Grotto Inn is also close to Kapa`a with all of its shopping and eating establishments. Surprisingly, we didn't have a chance to see or meet Paul and Nausheen Juma, the owners of Fern Grotto Inn. We want to say "mahalo" for running a beautiful establishment and making us feel welcomed. This truly is a hidden gem in paradise!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are centrally located in the perfect spot for exploring the whole island of Kauai. Just ten minutes north of the airport, the property is on the banks of the Wailua River, a few minutes from the heart of Kapaa town, walking distance to beaches and family parks. We are nestled in Hawaii's largest coconut grove in the shadow of Sleeping Giant Mountain with easy access to hiking and kayaking. We are only a block from the beach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fern Grotto Hotel Kapaa
- Fern Grotto Inn Kauai/Kapaa