We recently stayed at Hale Kekaha and found it to be very clean and comfortable. There was always a nice breeze. We recommend it for couples. Parking can be challenging if all of the units are occupied. You do not need to pack lots due to the availability of a washer/dryer. A large family stayed behind us with four cars. The beach view is now gone, as the locals tell it by shifting currents. However, less than 1/4 of mile walk and there is a beach at the county park or a short drive to Salt Pond Park where a reef protects the beach. A few homeless people there but they do not bother you. A 25 minute drive out beyond the Naval Center there is a park in the middle of nowhere next to the cliffs with miles of beaches. Be mindful of your vehicle there, some break-ins do occur. Keep plenty of water with you at all times. It was in the mid to upper 80's and the island breeze will fool you as to how much fluid you are actually loosing. We loved the West-side - laid back in true Hawaiian style so plan to eat early if eating out; the sidewalks fold up around 6 pm. The farther you travel east, the more bustling the island becomes so be mindful of the time. The east is lush green due to all of the rain and the west is dry due to the mountains. Wal-Mart is in Lihue and easy to drive to as well as the mall which has a real nice food court where you may eat some local cuisine. There is a grocery store in each town. There are plenty of things to see and do. Drive to the west side and drive along and up the Waimea Canyon - the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. It was easy to sleep with the waves crashing off the sea wall and the evening breezes. We took the Napli Coast tour with Kauai Sea Tours and enjoyed that immensely. We highly recommend it; lots of turtles, spinner dolphins and maybe a Monk Seal or two. Everything is a little pricey but, it is an island. Five days is not long enough to see all the island has to offer. Chickens are everywhere!
Owner's Response: We have not had a problem in this area with car break ins. However, it is possible anywhere, and you need to use good judgement when leaving your car. Do not leave valuables in the car, in fact, we generally leave the car open and unlocked.
During your stay, there was a family attending a wedding, and it was an unusual situation, as there were many local people who came to visit. This is not normally a problem, and we are sorry that you may have been inconvenienced by the number of cars.
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