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The Good Stuff: A Boring Songdoc Kauai Trip Report

The Good Stuff: A Boring Songdoc Kauai Trip Report

May 6th, 2013, 05:40 AM
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Beautiful words, gorgeous pics. I will be traveling solo to Kauai late June - staying in Kapaa. My countdown is on, I can't wait; and your words have really sent a chill down my spine. Thanks....
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May 8th, 2013, 12:48 AM
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Paul -- Thanks for the kind words about the report & the pix. Hope you have a great trip!
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Jun 1st, 2013, 03:18 PM
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Beautiful pics and awesome reports Songdoc!!!

For Songdoc & others familiar with Kauai.......
Hubby & I are planning an anniversary trip to Kauai in September. We have been to Oahu, stayed in an oceanfront house on the North Shore at Kelki Beach, in Maui we rented a condo in Kaannapali at the Papakea Shores. We want a more relaxing trip with less driving this time, looking for something oceanfront, walking distance to food, snorkeling, great sunset views & long beach walks.
I would appreciate any recommendations for places to stay. We are not opposed to a hotel, but we do enjoy having a kitchen to make breakfast, lunches and our own mix of drinks
We do enjoy condos since they usually have pools, BBQ areas, a front desk to help with problems & less people crowded around the pools fighting over chairs.

Thanks in advance!!
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Jun 1st, 2013, 05:11 PM
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pictures were wonderful and they keep me drooling until my next visit which isn't until March 2014. There is NOTHING like Kauai.It is our place to relax and read and swim and that's all. well maybe a bike ride... So glad you were able to de-stress and get ready for the next trip. Mahalo nui for all your journaling.....
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Jun 1st, 2013, 06:55 PM
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@kaykat, If you want all those qualities in one place, I would look into Kiahuna Plantation in Poipu. Lots of offerings on vrbo.

I prefer the north shore, but getting everything you want in one place will be hard. Pali Ke Kua, Sealodge and Puu Poa at Princeville all have access to beaches, but since the units are up on a cliff the trails down to the beaches are steep. Hanalei Bay Resort also has access to a beach. Depending upon where you stay, you could walk to restaurants at the St. Regis. Eats at Hanalei and the Princeville shopping center are within a 5 to 10 minute drive. Snorkeling at the aforementioned beaches can be good. Hideaways Beach can be pretty surgy, but we've been in the morning when it was very calm as well.

We are partial to staying in Hanalei. No condos. A beachfront guest cottage rental will run at least $2500/$3000 a week. Prices drop when you are across Weke Road from the beach or down one of the side streets. While Hanalei Bay is idyllic, there is no snorkeling. We spend hours everyday on the beach there and love it. Summer is usually calm.
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