The beautiful little town of Hanalei could almost have been designed as a holiday island paradise. Its stunning beach, mountain scenery and its mostly fabulous weather conditions mean that you are going to want to spend most of your holiday outdoors. Renting a holiday cottage or villa in Hanalei is the best way to maximise your time and allow you to experience the town and area’s delights at your leisure. Combined with the fact that your Hanalei holiday rental may be the most cost effective choice, the decision should prove to be a shrewd one.
The bay on which Hanalei is located boasts beautiful white sands. Hanalei beach is perfect for lazing around or taking part in traditional beach games, as well as for enjoying a dip in the clean, warm waters. The conditions are often perfect for surfing, with locals and visitors alike keen to engage. When the water in the bay is rough, there remains an area towards the west of the bay which is reasonably sheltered for bathing. The pier at Hanalei is very important to the culture of the town and is used for fishing, as well as social and musical gatherings. The pier was featured in the musical, South Pacific.
The small town that is Hanalei is famed for its dedication to Kauai’s island history and culture. Its art galleries contain carvings produced by indigent tribes people from local wood, with many souvenirs available for purchase. The Waioli Mission House and Church date back to the early part of the nineteenth century and were established by Christian missionaries to Kauai from the US mainland. Regular music and celebratory events are held, where you will be given the opportunity to taste poi, a locally produced Hawaiian delicacy. The freedom of your holiday rental will also allow you to sample the local island cuisine at the town’s traditional restaurants.
Renting a holiday cottage or villa in Hanalei allows you the freedom to hire a car and explore the island, with your family, at your leisure. The magnificent golf courses scattered around the island are sure to be of interest, however, to all with a love of the sport. Princeville, adjacent to Hanalei, has two excellent courses for golfers to practise their swing, while Kauai Lagoons on the east coast was designed by Jack Nicklaus. Puakea is the island’s latest golfing extravaganza, with eighteen challenging holes and a backdrop of scenery to literally take your breath away.