My wife and I stayed in condo #207 for one week in November, 2012 and we were very pleased with the experience, especially with the ocean views. We were escaping the rain and cold here in Tacoma, WA and, though the sun did not shine a whole lot during the week, the weather was warm both day and night. We chose this condo in part because of the very reasonable price, about 150/night, which included a senior discount and all taxes; the price is really remarkable given that you are right directly on the ocean and the condo is filled with the sound of the surf. The set of condos is especially well maintained, with gardeners and pool people working most every day; beautiful flowering bushes throughout the property. The on-site manager was friendly and helpful. The street in front of the condos is undergoing work to install a new sidewalk and bike lane, but driving around the workers was no problem. There was no construction noise in the evening or at night and, of course, never any on the surf side and the lanai.The living room was well furnished and the kitchen was adequately supplied. Carpeting was immaculate as was the bathroom. The bed was king sized and truly comfortable. During the day, the whole condo is filled with the sight and sound of the ocean, just a few steps away. At night, the air conditioner in the bedroom was welcome, but only IF you did not set it on either Low or Sleep, because then it would rattle. Set it on medium and cool.The ceiling fans were a nice option in both the LR and the BR.
Each day we could sit on the large lanai and watch the kite surfers, surfers, boogie boarders and swimmers both right in front of the condo and in Weilua Bay, all of which you can see. At many other condo units, the individual condos are either set back from the edge or set at an angle to it. Not here. Here each and every unit is parallel to the ocean and only a few yards away from it. The view from #207 is a 270 degree view, all water and waves. Between the condos and the street (They are separated by a tall, stone wall.) is a cute little pool, long enough that I could do twelve swimming strokes from end to end. Nice that it is tucked in out of the trade winds that are almost always blowing (but warm). Plenty of free and convenient parking on site.
We ate at two of the five or six restaurants that are right across the street. Wood Fired Pizza is pretty basic inside, but the pizza is among the best we have ever tasted. At the Cafe Coco we dined on scrumptious seared sashimi grade ahi in a pleasant, garden setting. We did not try the Japanese, Mexican, or Korean restaurants, but they are all highly regarded. Just think though, these good places to eat are right outside your door. And I have not even mentioned the macadamia nut rolls at the Passion Bakery, which is right there too. There are lots of good restaurants on the island, but between these and your own kitchen, you can leave the car parked.
Located here on the East coast, you can find your way to either the north or south beaches in less than an hour. Make sure to leave time for a visit to Weimea canyon: it is truly one of the most remarkable places I have ever seen. Buy a pineapple from a roadside stand just north of Kapa'a, unbelievable taste. And get chicken from Chicken in a Barrel, just wonderful.
This was out first visit to Lanai but I hope we will get a chance to return. And we will certainly consider Wailua Bay View when we do, because it met or exceeded all our expectations.