Let me start by saying that I am a Wyndham owner. Pahio was bought out by Wyndham and I own here among other resorts in the Hawaiian Islands. Yes, it is a nice resort and I had a two bedroom presidential. Beautiful granite counters, small but okay lanai. The bedrooms and bathrooms were really nice. Comfortable beds, washer and dryer, nice kitchen. It actually is beautiful. But, I just can't put my finger on why I just wasn't happy here. Princeville is a weird town I guess is what you would call it. When you actually pull into Princeville, you think it is a resort, because of the sign and the waterfalls upon entering. It is gorgeous, it truly is. You are nestled among the mountains and lush green vegetation. The pool is big and nice, but it is not heated. You are in Hawaii you say, why should it be heated? It does not get that warm here. Mid 70's during the day and it can get into the 60's at night. The water does not warm up. The hottub is nice in the lava, but the water was really disgusting when we were there, and it smelled funny. Not saying that this might have been a fluke, and maybe it is not normally like that. Check in is kind of crazy. You have to go to another former Pahio resort to check in, then go to the guest service here to get your parking pass. They really are not the most friendly people either, compared to the other properties. I do not know if the Pahio rooms are any different than the new Wyndham ones, but I have a hunch they are. So, if the Wyndham section is full when you come in a trade, you might not have as spectacular of a room as the Wyndham ones. I just could not relax here for some strange reason. I live on a farm, but the roosters here do have you up all hours, so yes shut the windows. The cats are not a bother, they are just around and fun to watch sometimes. If you are a newbie coming here and want to do a ton of activities, you will have a lot of driving to other parts of the island, and deal with a lot of traffic. I think the temperature being cooler and the rain just takes away from vacationing on this island for me. Things are very expensive on this end, so go to Costco or some other stores down by Lihue. There is a nice beach Anini that is close by and calm.When I come to the islands each year, I come for the warmth and sunshine, since we live in very cold conditions. To me, I want it 80 degrees or more and sunshine. We have been to hawaii so many times, activities are not a real priority for us.Just beach, and warm weather. We came to this island 11 years ago, and we decided to visit this one again and give it a second chance. 11 years ago, it seemed deserted. There was no traffic, and everything closed up at 5. It has changed a lot. I sent my cousin to this property for his honeymoon and he loved it. His only complaint was there is a lot of driving to activities, and he would like to stay at some other part of the island towards the south. It does prove to be warmer down there too. However, if you are an adventure seeker that likes a lot of hiking and things like that, this island is for you. The cool temps would be beneficial too. Being a Wyndham owner has been the best investment. We have truly learned to work the system for our benefit and have enjoyed many of their properties. They are not pushy here with their sales presentations, because they are running out of property to sell. They do have some spectacular properties on the other islands, and that is where we usually stay and they are like a second home to us. This one just is not my favorite but everyone has different reasons for going and what makes their vacation a good one.
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