Hanalei Colony Resort Kauai
The Hanalei Colony Resort and Spa is a haven for those who are looking to unwind in Hawaii, especially if spending time on the beach is part of the plan. You can find the Hanalei Colony Resort and Spa on the island of Kauai's north shore, which is one of the most scenic stretches in Hawaii, and while the communities of Hanalei and Princeville are not far off, you'll likely feel as if they are worlds away once you get here. The trip in on the narrow road involves crossing a number of old, one-lane bridges, and you'll see lush mountains and waterfalls on one side, and golden beaches and the aquamarine waters of the Pacific on the other. It's all about relaxation once you arrive at the Hanalei Colony Resort, and you can always choose to include a little adventure on the side.
The Hanalei Colony Resort Kauai sits on five acres, and the highlight of the resort's exterior is the curved, gold-sand beach just steps away from the suites. Whereas most of the north shore beaches in Kauai are often too rough to swim, the beach at the Hanalei Colony Resort tends to be ideal for swimming, thanks to the soft reef conditions that help keep the pounding surf at bay. In addition to swimming at the beach, Hanalei Colony Resort Kauai guests can also go snorkeling or scuba diving. Other adventurous pursuits you might consider during your stay at the Hanalei Colony Resort Kauai include kayaking on the Pacific and hiking along the trails of the nearby Na Pali Coast. If you just want to relax, you can grab a complimentary beach mat and towel and stake your claim in the sand. Pampering yourself is an option as well, as the on-site day spa offers a full range of services to help you rejuvenate both the body and soul.
Guests at the Hanalei Colony Resort and Spa are encouraged to unwind without some of the distractions of the real world, so while the suites here are comfortable, they lack televisions, stereos, and telephones. However, internet access is available if you are bringing your laptop, and your spacious suite will feature two bedrooms, two baths, a fully equipped kitchen, and a private lanai. Lanai is a Hawaiian word for a patio or balcony, and guests can request a suite with a lanai that faces the sea. The suites that feature a lanai with a garden view are less expensive, so you can go that route if you are looking to save money on lodging costs. Either way, you are likely to spend a lot of your down time in your suite on the lanai, as the cooling trade winds and all-around beauty of the area will draw you outdoors.
There is a lot to like about the Hanalei Colony Resort, especially if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing place to escape on Kauai's north shore. The Hanalei Colony Resort Kauai also boasts an award-winning restaurant, so enjoying savory meals during your stay is a given. Should you be interested in teeing it up for a round of golf during your stay, the courses in nearby Princeville will be more than adequate. The concierge at the Hanalei Colony Resort and Spa can help you arrange a round of golf, not to mention an array of other off-site pursuits. Helicopter tours and horseback riding excursions are just some of the area activities worth considering if you are looking to add interesting activities to your overall itinerary.