My husband and stayed at the Poipu Bay B&B at the end of August 2012 for our honeymoon. (Lynette and Dan, sorry for the late review!) We had decided to go to Kauai, and when we were searching for a place to stay, we spent HOURS trying to find the perfect place. We looked at hotels, resorts, and B&Bs. Since it was our honeymoon, we wanted to stay in a luxurious, beautiful place. After reading the reviews for a lot of the nicer hotels and resorts on the island, we came to the conclusion that they were crowded, full of families (fine, but not ideal for a romantic honeymoon!), expensive and... without breakfast! My Italian husband LOVES American breakfast, so this was a major con for the hotels. I suggested staying in a B&B, but my then fiance' did not like the idea at first because he thought of B&Bs as kitchy and certainly not fancy enough for a honeymoon!
And then he randomly stumbled upon the Poipu Bay B&B.
It was love at first sight! As we looked at the pictures, it seemed too good to be true. It was very different from the other B&Bs we had seen pictures of on the island. Poipu Bay seemed beautiful, classy and luxurious - perfect for a honeymoon. We were especially enticed by the separate Bungalow, the pool and ... the breakfasts complete with lattes!
When we arrived, we were not disappointed. From the moment we got there, we were welcomed with utmost hospitality by Lynette & Dan, the owners. We were in awe of the impeccably landscaped grounds. From the front, the house looks pretty, but normal. Then you take a little path around the side to the back and it opens up into a tropical paradise. The little Bungalow set a little apart from the main house has it's own entrance. It was beautifully furnished and clean complete with a Keurig coffee maker, his & hers sinks and an enormous, gorgeous stone shower with two shower heads. We could not have asked for a more luxurious room, and I am 100% sure that even if a resort we would not have had a room that nice.
The Bungalow has two entrances in reality, a regular door from the path and on the other side, a sliding glass door which opened up to the pool area. Just around the corner there is an outdoor shower and a private patio complete with comfy outdoor furniture and a hammock. Dan's fabulous landscaping has created a lot of little nooks in the yard so that you feel like you have complete and total privacy. Near the pool there are also lounge chairs and umbrellas. You have free access to the pool, which was so nice. Even though other guests were staying there while we were there, we only saw them a couple of times and we had a lot more privacy than we would have had at a large hotel.
And oh, the breakfasts! Every morning, we went up to the main house (also gorgeous!) where we were welcomed by Lynette, Dan and Kila (Keila? Not sure of the spelling!), their cute dog! Lynette is a fantastic cook and she prepared the most incredible breakfasts! They always included fresh tropical juice and fruit, hot, freshly baked muffins or pancakes and some type of egg dish. Some of our favorites were egg and artichoke souffles, ham and egg cups and the banana coconut muffins! Trust me, you will not find this kind of quality breakfast in a hotel. Dan would make us lattes (latte macchiatos!), entertaining us by always interpreting the unintentional "foam art" that appeared. We really enjoyed just relaxing and chatting with them every morning! We still miss those breakfasts!
Finally, Dan and Lynette offered everything you might need - beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas, bug spray, plenty of toiletries, coffee in the room, ice, etc. They are some of the sweetest people you will ever meet. We have nothing but good things to say about Poipu Bay B&B and we would HIGHLY recommend it. It is also in a very good location, within walking or short driving distance to beaches and even restaurants). Sound too good to be true? It's not. It was truly the most romantic, luxurious, peaceful, private and relaxing vacation ever - and the perfect honeymoon. We could not have asked for more and we hope to return some day!
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