We had the good fortune to stay at Hale Pueo (owl house) with great friends...the 4 of us Kauai residents from the "otta side" of the island. The cottage was super roomy, clean, well equipped (if a bit worn) but the main draw was the beach front lanai where we settled in daily. We watched the waves and passing tour boats, read books, painted, chatted, laughed and were soon in a tropical torpor. When we moved it was to walk the beautiful, wide, nearly deserted, powdery white sand beach, paddle out on the surfboard or boogie board. Take care with the ocean activities, unless you are very familiar with the ocean, as these were big waves with currents and there are bits of reef under foot. It was June warm and we did appreciate the bedroom's AC at times. The pool (shared with just 2 others) was also a blast with a corkscrew water slide. We dined on the deck of Shenanigans one evening enjoying fantastic views and good, but less than gourmet, food. We intended to see a nightly movie at the outdoor theater, but opted for the returning Wedge tailed shearwaters entertainment. The large birds return to their burrows along the beach, appearing out of the darkness then disappear. If we listened intently, we could hear their "moaning or mooing" throughout the night. The landscaping is left to nature so don't expect green yards around most of the cottages. Kokee is about 40 minutes away so you can cool off up the mountain for a change from beach side living. This is a military facility so some areas are off limits and security is an issue.
- Also Known As:
- Barking Sands Beach Cottages Hotel Kauai
- Barking Sands Beach Cottages Kauai, Hawaii