This is **THE** place to stay on Kauai! We spent 12 days here in June '13 in unit #323. The property alone could be a tourist attraction! The entire grounds are a beautifully maintained botanical garden with stunning plants, flowers and trees everywhere (check out the pics)! The condo complex is just the right size with a huge open lawn right on the beach. And, you don't have the HUGE crowds of the big commercial resorts. Many times we were on the beach, lawn and pool all by ourselves. This east side of location on Kauai has many benefits compared to the north and south locales: 1) it's much cheaper - accommodations, restaurants, groceries; 2) it's less touristy and crowded; and 3) you're more centrally located on the island to hit all the great spots with a short drive. Some east side locations can be windy, but Lae Nani is in a protected cove (look at Google maps image). We rented unit #323 through kauaicondovacations.com, but it was also listed on vrbo.com. It was great to have a full kitchen to cut down on eating expenses and it has an amazing view of the grounds and ocean. I don't know why people pay so much for a 'resort' hotel room when you can have a complete condo for less! An added benefit of this place is that it's completely gated so you don't have to worry about roosters making it hard to sleep (a well-known Kauai problem). Most units here are privately owned, so the condition will depend on the owner. Our unit was perfectly nice & clean, though it could use a little updating. I would definitely stay there again - the price, locale and amenities are fantastic! P.S. There's a great, paved cycling path on the east coast and you can rent bikes in Wailua/Kapaa. And, a kayak trip up the Wailua river to the falls is a must!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful Papaloa Cove near the Wailua River is the perfect spot to relax or get your morning swim before an exciting day on Kauai.Lae Nani has been a favorite for visitors for over 30 years and has been recently renovated with lush gardens and a large grassy lawn on the way to the beach. Nearby Wailua river has many activites including the Smith's Tropical Luau, a must do! Check us out! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lae Nani Resort Condos Kauai, Hawaii