Fodor's Expert Review Hanalei Colony Resort
5--7130 Kuhio Hwy., Haena, Hawaii, 96714, USA
The only true beachfront resort on Kauai's North Shore, Hanalei Colony is a laid-back, go-barefoot kind of resort sandwiched between towering mountains and the sea. There's an emphasis on simplicity here, but Wi-Fi is available in every unit. Some units are 10 feet from the sand, and though it's a beautiful coastline, the ocean is normally too rough for swimming. Many of the units are individually owned and generally well maintained, with Hawaiian-style furnishings, full kitchens, and lanai. Amenities, such as cocktail receptions and cultural activities, vary from season to season. There's an art gallery, small spa, and restaurant on-site.
The road leading to this resort can occasionally be closed due to flooding, blocking access to the airport, so plan accordingly.
- kitchens in units
- private, quiet property
- well-maintained units with Hawaiian-style furnishings
- weak cell-phone reception
- damp in winter
- no TVs, room phones, or air-conditioning (rooms have ceiling fans)
Rate Includes: No Meals