This was a hotel I was excited to stay at, I had heard amazing things about it and after having a 1st class stay at The Orchid on the Big Island I was expecting alot. The rooms are great with the extra living area feels like a mini apartment and the lanai's are huge so it's like an extra room! The hotel itself has a big resort feeling and you do have the sense that alot has been squeezed into a small piece of land. 3 pools, one of which is adult only which is a relief as this is a family orientated hotel and lends itself well to cater to families and there are alot of families so as a couple it was hard at times to find that quiet little spot away from the noise. The beach attached to the hotel is a public beach and can get busy even though we were here during one of the quieter periods, there is a nice coastal paved walkway to the other hotels which is popular throughout the day and night and you can find some lovely vantage points to watch the sunset. Eating in the hotel can be limited if you're not in the mood for fine dining at Ko and Nicks Fish Market, your only option is the deli store which does do great Italian orientated foods "boxed-to-go". The hotel is very popular for weddings, events and conferences and if your room is in this area be prepared to run the daily gauntlet of these events being set-up, the event itself and then being dismantled - consider the option of re-routing your walk to the pool area. At times we felt awkward walking through these events dressed in our beach attire - we just wanted to relax during our entire stay! The hotel offers plenty of complimentary activities although we couldn't book the daily canoe ride as it was full for our entire 10day break - maybe look at planning ahead for this activity. All in all we enjoyed our stay but if I was to return to Hawaii I would be heading to The Orchid on The Big Island.