Hanalei Bay Resort enjoys one of the most striking settings in Hawaii on Kauai's gorgeous North Shore. The beachfront condominium hotel sits atop a high bluff that terraces down to sea's edge, overlooking Hanalei Bay, emerald-green mountains and the distant spire of Bali Hai. The west-facing view delivers magnificent sunsets over the turquoise bay, while cooling breezes and intermittent showers keep the climate temperate and the vegetation lush. We stay in 1,100-square-foot one-bedroom suites with separate master bedroom and full bath, a full kitchen, and a private lanai. Island-inspired decor, including breezy wicker furniture, colorful art prints and ceiling fans, enhances the tropical mood. Suites also have air conditioning, television, telephones, and safety deposit boxes.
The resort grounds feature gorgeous tropical gardens, blooming flowers and swaying palm trees, as well as a swimming pool named by Fodor's as "one of the best on Kauai, with authentic lava-rock waterfalls, an open-air hot tub and stunning views of Hanalei Bay and the Na Pali Coast: the architects used this setting to great effect, by building the resort angling down the cliffs, with the pool as the crown jewel."