My husband and I found an absolute gem when we found The Palmwood Inn on Kauai. We traveled to Kauai for the first half of our 10-year wedding anniversary trip in November 2008. Owner Eddi Henry was the most gracious hostess and innkeeper--and a phenomenal cook! And such a nice person! Very down to earth. We felt like were at home (even away from home). We came a long way, from MD, so comfort was important to us. Breakfasts were delicious, and we always got to pick from five or six options the night before each breakfast (all of them tempting and delicious!). Very private (you have your own side entrance to your room); very, very quiet and peaceful, especially at night. We stayed in the East Room and loved the various amenities--namely, the outdoor shower, our own hot tub, our own hammock overlooking the amazingly beautiful mountains. Eddi provides you with beach towels, beach chairs, and snorkel gear. You get a pretty decent sized small refrigerator for leftovers and wine and such. The inn is very eco-friendly, which held tremendous appeal for me (I teach yoga and try to practice conscious living)--organic, locally grown, fresh food was served; organic shampoos and soaps, and even natural fiber linens and bathrobes! The inn sits cozily among the foothills of Kauai and feels very much like a mountain getaway yet is only a mile from the beach (closest beaches are Larsen's Beach and Moloa'a Boach). Best of both worlds. (Although I don't recommend walking to the beach b/c of the busy road you have to take to get to it.) We found the north shore to be quieter and happily away from the hustle and bustle of the south shore or even the Hanalei area (which is charming but more populated). Closest towns are Kilauea (5 min north), Hanalei (10 min north), and Kapa'a (about 30 min south, near the airport in Lihue). The inn is a little hard to find in the dark, so make sure you get good directions from Eddi. I would recommend this lovely little inn to anyone looking for a high-quality stay where you are very much treated as a guest yet also are greeted daily as a friend and are given as much privacy and personal space as you'd like. We are definitely coming back to the peaceful Palmwood Inn and we wish Eddi and her husband Stephen the very best! When you stay there, tell them Kathleen and Jeff from Maryland said hello!
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- Also Known As:
- The Palmwood Hotel Kilauea
- The Palmwood Kauai/Kilauea, HI