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Hanalei Bay Resort

Hawaiian Island of Kauai, HI, US (LIH)

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Hanalei Bay Resort is a beachfront Shangri-La that overlooks the stunning Hanalei Bay on the north shore of the 'garden island,' Kauai.
Style: Tropical Timeshare
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1 bedroom 1 bath suite sleeps 4

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All units include, coffee maker, TV, AC, clock radio, iron and ironing board. Each unit offers garden or mountain views, a private lanai and one bedroom suites feature full kitchens.

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Hanalei Bay Resort
5380 Honoiki Road, Princeville, HI US 96722


Hanalei Bay Resort is a beachfront Shangri-La that overlooks the stunning Hanalei Bay on the north shore of the garden island Kauai.

Why Stay Here

Concierge Desk
Massage Services
Gift Shop
Fitness Center

Resort Details

Hanalei Bay Resort has been recognized by Fodors Travel as being home to the Best Hotel Pool in the U.S. and was named a Gold Choice 2010 award winner for best pool in an American resort.

Accommodation Details

Imagine waking up in a plush bed, knowing the day`s agenda is whatever you want to make it. Kauai is waiting for you, and you can take it all in from the comfort of your private lanai. Lush, relaxing, and as comfortable as your own home, the Princeville accommodations offer all the perks of a vacation rental along with award-winning service from our friendly staff. Located on Kauai’s North Shore, Hanalei Bay Resort captures the island`s beauty inside and out.


Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - Mokihana And Kiele (19.47 Mile)
Kiahuna Golf Club (23.07 Mile)
Kauai Coffee Company (22.48 Mile)


Please note: No-shows on date of arrival will be considered a full penalty cancellation, no refunds will be offered. Changes to your departure date made after you have checked in will result in charge of one night room and tax

Check in procedure: Check-in is available 24 hours at the front desk. Minimum age at check-in is 21.

Please note there is a USD 15.00 per day resort fee collected at booking.

Housekeeping is available for rentals after four nights.

Late check in procedure: Front desk is open 24 hours for check-in.

Please note there is a USD 18.75 per day resort fee collected at booking which includes internet, parking, and pool.

Please note that the restaurant is currently closed for renovations. The newly renovated Happy Talk Bar and Lounge is opened to enjoy food and drinks at this time. Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Cable television
  • Color television
  • Concierge Desk
  • DVD player
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Massage Services
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Non-smoking
  • Telephone
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 1604 reviews
from Port Stephens, Australia
Submitted on 30-05-2016
Tennis pros Don and Mary provided a wonderful tennis experience at the resort. Clinics and lessons were fun and conducive to improving our tennis. Rooms at resort were good for a six night stay and pool and laundry facilities were adequate.
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 30-05-2016
Hotel: Love Hanalei Bay Resort, have stayed in four separate, privately owned and managed units. The service of hotel staff is awesome. They provide golf carts to carry you and your groceries, take you to and from the beach, and are very nice people. The amenities of the hotel are wonderful. Restaurant still wasn't open in April 2016 but the Foodland is close enough, so we pick units with mini-refrigerators and microwaves and that's fine for us. Unit 2312 Cons: The unit was dated and lighting w... Read more
from Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Submitted on 02-06-2016
First off the property and the pool were beautiful! Salt water pool with multiple waterfalls, sandy-bottom kiddie pool and hot tub were all so good you almost didn't want to go to the beach. However you also didn't want to go to the beach because it was a bit of a hike up and down steep hills. They say they have 24hr shuttle service but usually don't have enough staff to keep up with demand. I waited over 45 minutes before giving up and hiking back the first time I went down, although they h... Read more
Submitted on 02-06-2016
My wife and I headed to the Hanalei Bay Resort to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We could not have been more pleased! Booking was a breeze and we were checked in without any delays. We stayed in room 5202 which had been recently updated, was spacious, luxurious and very well maintained. The room came equipped with everything that we could hope for to make it our "home away from home" for a week. The bed was comfortable, the bathrooms were spacious and updated, and the housekeeping staff ma... Read more
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 02-06-2016
Hanalei Bay Resort is set amongst a few golf courses and I was concerned as neither of us are the slightest bit interested in golf. Our 1 bedroom condo was very spacious and fully equipped. We were in condo 7107 on the ground floor in banana block and while this was wonderful, I would have preferred to be on higher level. The view from the room was really lovely. We could see the mountain (puff the magic dragon) and the bay. We were visited every morning by a couple friendly geese. Only n... Read more
from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Submitted on 07-06-2016
Best laid out complex we've ever seen anywhere, making full use of the slope of property. Every unit has view of gorgeous mountains (waterfalls, clouds come and go, sunset light etc). Probably 90% of the units have some sort of view of bay too. We had a ground floor unit right by the parking lot, steps in from the bar/restaurant, ie a less ideal unit. However, we thoroughly enjoyed it. No long hauling of groceries/golf clubs/snorkel gear between unit and car. We got free nightly music from... Read more
Submitted on 09-06-2016
Hanalei Bay Resort gets more excellent every year! The grounds are breathtakingly beautiful, the units are spacious and lovely, and the Happy Talk Bar and Grill was fantastic with its view of the bay and the good food and music during happy hour.
Submitted on 23-06-2016
I love Hanalei Bay Resort! My boyfriend and I were booking rooms day to day all over Kauai, and we ended up staying here 3 times in 5 days. The resort property is lovely, and the staff were unbelievably friendly and helpful. Plus it was by far the most affordable place on the North Shore. I highly recommend it!
from Broomfield, Colorado
Submitted on 25-06-2016
Our rooms were comfortable, clean and well furnished. The views were nice and the pool was great for our kids. Good costumer service, we left a ereader in our room and the staff mailed it to our home.
from Sacramento, CA
Submitted on 26-06-2016
Our family of six found this to be a clean and comfortable place for a vacation stay. (we were in units 6301-2). The condo was clean and well-furnished, and all of the appliances were in working order. Especially appreciated the air conditioning and washer and dryer. The views of Hanalei Bay from the lanai are breathtaking. This was our second stay at Hanalei Bay Resort, and we again enjoyed the amazing pool and easy access to a protected beach. This year we also enjoyed the recent opening of t... Read more
Submitted on 30-06-2016
One of the most beautiful sights, grounds and ocean views. The newly opened Happy Talk Lounge serves good food, has good service and many, non-obtrusive TVs for those wanting to watch sports. It also has the spectacular view of Hanalei Bay and the ocean
Submitted on 01-07-2016
We stayed a week with my folks and kids. We had a great time but the Hanalei Bay Resort is not really a resort. It is a time-share condo complex. Which is fine and the rooms were fairly cheap. But there is no restaurant or bar associated with the complex so don't expect room service or anyone waiting on you at the pool. You can bring your own but don't expect to be waited on. There is a bar at the pool but it is not open. I assume they don't have a liquor license. There is a restaurant on the pr... Read more
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 04-07-2016
The property is fantastic, well maintained, simply gorgeous views and scenery. My room was spacious, very clean (including the bathroom). The beach is right downhill; in addition, one can reach the famous Hanalei Bay after a short walk along the coast. The disappointment I put in the title was related to the departure day. Checkout was at 9 a.m., and I verified the day before that it was highly recommended to call for the transport cart sometime at 8:40-8:45 a.m. ‚?? that is before everyone els... Read more
from Fair Oaks, California
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Our combined family of seven spent two weeks in Unit 9304/5/6 in June of this year. This was my wife and my tenth stay at HBR since 1996 and I have to say that the new ownership/management has done everything to bring this unique and spectacular property up to the highest standard ever! The staff at The Parrish Group were attentive and delivered on everything promised and I highly recommend them. This particular unit is one of two that simply offers the best view of sunrises/sunsets over Hanalei... Read more
from Benicia, CA
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Just returned from our annual stay. The resort grounds looked beautiful. The staff is doing a great job. Our unit had a great ocean view and feels like a second home, although we will look forward to more comfortable furniture in the living room. Of course, we loved walking down to the beach, sitting and reading and snorkeling. This year we saw a 7 11 crab and Hawaiian Scorpion Fish. It was great having Happy Talk Lounge back. The food is quite good, although the kitchen can be slow during busy ... Read more
from Ravenna, Ky
Submitted on 06-07-2016
We rented Hanalei Bay Resort 52012 and it was great, we added an additional bedroom and this was perfect, spacious and really clean. It had all the things we needed to cook meals and even chairs and coolers for the beach. The porches were great and we really enjoyed them every morning. We had a problem with someone that checked in for a few days that started smoking on the porches below us, we complained and it was promptly taken care of. This is a non smoking Resort.
from Montville, Australia
Submitted on 08-07-2016
We stayed at this wonderful resort in Paradise and simply loved it. The room we stayed in was super clean and equipped with everything that you need in paradise to make your stay super special. The pool area is wonderful. You have to walk down the hill to a breathtaking beach right beside St Regis hotel. The town is lovely with great shops and restaurants. Would definitely stay again. We booked through Aloha condos who were wonderful.
from Corona, California
Submitted on 12-07-2016
We just spent a week at HBR and had a fabulous time. Units 4323 and 4324 have a view that is breathtakiing. The kitchen was well stocked and the unit was furnished beautifully. I love the resort/condo combo. The grounds are well kept and clean. The pool is really fun, and its just a short walk to the beach. We were pleased to see that "Happy Talk Lounge" was open - it's a great place for drinks and lite fare. The only disappointment was that the restaurant and pool bar were not open - hope... Read more
from New Orleans, Louisiana
Submitted on 12-07-2016
My husband and I love Kauai and this resort. We have stayed here three different times and truly love it. The kids love the pool and all the stuff to do. The views are stunning- one direction is waterfalls/ mountains and the other is ocean!!
Submitted on 12-07-2016
My family and I have beem coming to HBR for over 10 years as we own a timeshare there. The resort hit some hard times over the last 5-7 years and it was a real bummer to see the Happy Talk and Bali Hai portions of the resort shut down (due to fire and a horrible property mgmt group). Add in a complete remodel of all the units, and it was certainly not living up to its reputation for awhile there. But everyone continued to work diligently on making things better and more updated, and we came back... Read more
from San Francisco
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We loved our stay. We were warmly welcomed when we arrived late at night. The lobby area is very pretty at night. We rented 1535 and 1536. The views of the mountains were really nice. We spent late afternoons at the pool and loved it there, then we'd move to the sunset lawn. It is a very easy walk down to the beach, the trip up is a hill, but not difficult. We never felt the need to use the shuttle. We also walked down to the Na Pali Cafe in the St. Regis for coffee. They have a really nice deck... Read more
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 15-07-2016
300 a night for a studio room (no kitchen) is a little steep for the quality. There is no pool bar or service and the large restaurant is closed for renovation. There is a small bar restaurant (casual) with decent food and live music. The pool is nice and warm and has a tropical feel. The hot tub has a sandy bottom, nice! However, they only clean the room every three nights, that is nuts! For three hundred plus a night, that seems unsuitable for guests. Also, parking is limited. They do not off... Read more
from Ridgeland, Mississippi
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Only went for drinks at the Happy Talk Lounge. Excellent setting with great atmosphere, very good mixed drinks and interesting bar menu. The Jazz band was great. Will return again. Took an enjoyable walk around the property and while it has been around for awhile it still looks good. Restaurant near completion after burning down.
from Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Submitted on 17-07-2016
Arrived at night in a driving rainstorm. Woke up to the most spectacular view in the world, Hanalei Bay! What a great layout we had. 4301, 4302 and 4303 the Palm, gave us a complete kitchen, three bedrooms and separate baths plus a loft with two queen beds. Each bedroom had a separate lanai, very private. Located just steps from beach path, tennis courts and the most amazing pool. Location in Princeville was awesome even with the daily rains. We WILL be back! The only drawback is some of the ... Read more
from Tucson
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Hanalei Bay Resort is like a second home to us. It is now returning to be a truly first class resort. The grounds are beautiful, the room renovations are wonderful, and, of course, the staff is outstanding... Best of al is the unbelievable location, overlooking Hanalei Bay. :-)))
Submitted on 19-07-2016
We just returned from a fantastic stay at Hanalei Bay Resort. HBR has always been a beautiful spot, but it has really stepped up its game! The condos have all been renovated, the grounds look amazing, the Happy Talk is rocking and the food is great. The restaurant appears to be nearing completion and the design is classically Hawaiian. The pool bar will be a great addition when it opens soon, and in the meantime, the resort hosts free Mai Tai's on Mondays at the swim up bar. The views from o... Read more
from Pueblo, Colorado
Submitted on 22-07-2016
Fabulous resort. Wonderful spa and pools. Spacious floor plans, with all the amenities. Our unit in Bamboo had view of Hanalei Bay. Service here is great, you can get shuttled 24/7. We did have major plumbing issue which was immediately resolved. Also there are a fair amount of flying and crawling bugs, to be expected in tropical location. Restaurant and bar have nightly bands. Food good, but was overpriced. Plenty other options nearby. Will definitely return.
from Denver, Colorado
Submitted on 22-07-2016
This is the most lovely of resorts. The units are updated, spacious and convenient with two bathrooms! The pool area has waterfalls and lush gardens. The views are beautiful from all units. There is a steep path down to the beach that is shared with St. Regis.
from Millbury, Ohio
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Just spent a wonderful four weeks at HBR. Fantastic, magical, love this resort! Staff is very friendly and helpful. Concierge helped with scheduling activities all over the island. Happy Talk Lounge has great food and drinks with a great setting. The pool is beautiful and can't wait for the swim up bar to open. Lovely property and can't wait to go back!
from Castro Valley, California
Submitted on 25-07-2016
We spent two great weeks at this beautiful resort. The grandkids loved the saltwater pool with waterfalls and kiddie beach. Great views oh Hanalei Bay and sunsets. Beach had plenty of shade and good snorkeling. We are already making plans to come back in two years.
from FL
Submitted on 26-07-2016
The north shore of Kauai is an unbeatable vacation spot and the Hanalei Bay Resort just may be the best place to enjoy it from. The property is well located, reasonably priced, and the rooms are clean and spacious. You'll share the beach with the guests at the St. Regis who are paying triple the price. It is a great setup for couples or families.
from McAllen, Texas
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Stayed at one condo of the Guava Building with a spectacular ocean view, front desk personnel very friendly, quick check in, beautiful grounds, tennis court, enchanting path to the beach, bar and grill on site, souvenir shop, this was really a super nice experience!
from Yorba Linda, California
Submitted on 27-07-2016
My wife and I go back here every year, we never get tried of theses its.we enjoy going around the island visiting and revisiting locations. This coming September we are going for a plane tour, that should be an experience.
from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Submitted on 30-07-2016
after staying at Hanalei Bay Resort previously when things were not so good we were thrilled to see all of the updates when we were there in May 2016. The kitchen has full size gourmet appliances and the bathrooms are wonderful too. We were in a one bedroom two bathroom unit in the Guava building with those beautiful Bali Hai views. One bath has a walk-in shower and the other has a tub so everyone is happy. We were glad to see the Happy Talk Bar open once again with live music nightly and look... Read more
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 30-07-2016
The 2nd story condo we rented, #5202, was the nicest we've ever stayed in! The furnishings were attractive and comfortable (I especially loved the comfy sofa), it was very clean and seemed newly renovated, and the California king size bed was long enough for my tall husband. We spent a lot of time on the balcony, enjoying breakfast and the tame birds who came to visit, not to mention the incredible view of Hanalei Bay. You can see the bay from inside the condo, too. We didn't use the AC much onc... Read more
Submitted on 02-08-2016
After much research I chose this location to get married in because of its unsurpassed beauty! We are in condo 6303-4, a 2-story, 2 bedroom condo with a loft with the most impressive view of Hanalei Bay mountains! Wow is all I could say every time I went on the balconies! The living room, master bedroom and 2nd bedroom all had large balconies to enjoy the impressive and majestic view! The loft upstairs has 2 full size beds with two separate tvs. The A/C works great. The kitchen is beautiful and ... Read more
from Hanalei, Hawaii
Submitted on 04-08-2016
I have owned my timeshare at Hanalei Bay Resort for 10 years now, and I never get tired of being here. The staff, housekeeping, management, and grounds keepers are amazing. I own two weeks and love every minute of it. I would highly recommend staying here, if you can get a room, or looking into ownership. Aloha -- it's paradise.
from Ontario, California
Submitted on 06-08-2016
Beautiful grounds, refreshing pools and jacuzzi, great drinks and food at the Happy Talk Lounge with an awesome view of Bali Hai. Very helpful and friendly staff always available to ensure you have a great vacation. If you play tennis there are 8 courts with 4 being grass. You also have tennis pros to help you. Luxurious condos to relax in and unbelievable views off your lanai! Great staff and beautiful grounds for weddings!
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 11-08-2016
We loved everything about this resort - rooms, pool, grounds, view, and service. Just gorgeous!!! Princeville is so lush and tropical...exactly what we were looking for. We had a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit and it was extremely spacious. Everything was beautiful, comfortable, and spotless. It seemed like we were always able to get the last couple of lounge chairs at the pool, so that wasn't a problem. There was no drink service at the pool, but that saved us money in the long run! Overall, ... Read more
from Glendora, California
Submitted on 12-08-2016
The condo we stayed in directly faced Hanalei Bay and Bali Hai, The views were incredible. These views would cost 5-10 times more at the St. Regis directly next door. Also, it's the only condo complex in Princeville that has direct access to a sandy beach on Hanalei Bay. Try to get a condo with unobstructed views and one that's been recently renovated. The pool area was right out of a 5 star resort. The restaurant on site is busy so reservations are recommended. The beach is down a steep path (a... Read more
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 13-08-2016
We stayed in HBR 4305/6 for tens days in July. STUNNING views of Bali Hai from balcony. Condo was spotless with wonderful ac. It's located at the top of the beach path and a few minutes from the beach, tennis courts, BBQ, and both pools. It was quiet and serene. The resort was a short, beautiful walk to many beaches, Queen's Bath, etc. Also convenient to Makai golf course where we did the Sunset Golf cart tour which was a gas. The staff is so unbelievably accommodating and friendly. The pool is ... Read more
Submitted on 15-08-2016
HBR showcases the friendly, relaxed, true-to-the-island spirit that we love! The recent upgrades of all rooms is wonderful and the grounds are spectacular. We come here for three weeks time after time and hate to leave. The location on the north side of Kauai is lush and the flowers and trees are breathtaking. Views of Hanalei Bay and the ocean in one direction, mountains with waterfalls in the other direction can't be beat. This property has a beach that it shares with the St. Regis Hotel - unl... Read more
from Atlanta GA
Submitted on 15-08-2016
Just got back from HBR after a week's stay. We were lucky to find a timeshare exchange at HBR through GPX after our one week stay on Big Island. So we changed our original plan to stay on Oahu to Kauai, and we all fell in love with the Garden Island and HBR. The location is convenient for all north shore activities, and we hike to both Hideaway beach and Queens bath from the resort due to limited parking. Being able to walk to Happy Talk to eat after a long day hiking is a treat. The unbelievabl... Read more
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 15-08-2016
Absolutely gorgeous resort, I stayed in a hotel room and it was a lot more spacious and comfortable than it looks in the photos. Big thanks to the lovely staff for letting me check in a bit earlier than the usual time, I was 5 months pregnant and exhausted after a long flight so really appreciated this :) Pool was amazing and I had a burger at Happy Talk that was delicious. Total paradise and highly recommended.
Submitted on 16-08-2016
This resort complex is great. It's located a 3-5 minute walk from the beach, has beautiful ocean views and an amazing pool. It also has a great restaurant and bar, Happy Talk Lounge, with other restaurants and bars soon to open on the grounds. This review is concerning room 4301 in particular. I stayed 4 nights in this room and could not have been more pleased. The views of the ocean and mountains with cascading waterfalls that can be seen from the lanai are phenomenal. The room is also quite co... Read more
from Brooklin, Canada
Submitted on 29-08-2016
This is our second stay here at Hanalei Bay Resort and we have nothing but the best to say about everything we have experienced. The staff here is very friendly and professional, always helpful. The facility is meticulously cared for and all premises always clean. There are activities for the children. The shopping centre is nearby. The incredible sunset views, the food in the restaurant is great and the condos are stocked with just about everything you need. And if there is anything you need, y... Read more
Submitted on 03-09-2016
We were made to feel "at home" from the beginning to the end of our visit. Our unit was located on an upper level, providing incredible views -- including a beautiful evening sunset. Our two-bedroom unit was spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. The kitchen included modern, up-to-date appliances. Preparing quick meals and snacks was extremely easy. However, eating out was accessible in nearby village. The front desk staff and concierge were professional, warm and friendly. They provide... Read more
from Boise, Idaho
Submitted on 03-09-2016
The views from Hanalei Bay are probably the best on the Island. The new (return) Happy Talk lounge and view had my wife in love with it. We got their earlier than checkin time and waited with a MaiTai and the view and really didn't care when we checked in. Our room was perfect with great beds (mattresses were great). The pool is beautiful as always and the staff is so helpful and friendly we literally had the best vacation we ever had.
from Tyler, Texas
Submitted on 06-09-2016
Amazing place to stay! The location is so perfect! The north side of the island is my favorite right up there with Hanalei! The laid back atmosphere is just what I like! Friendly people and aloha spirit!
from Alameda, California
Submitted on 07-09-2016
We stayed several nights at the Resort. First the good parts--can't imagine a hotel better situated as it overlooks Hanalei Bay and the mountains. It sits atop a hill with beautiful views-rainbows nearly every day over the bay. They have a cute bar and restaurant which is a concession (not operated by the hotel) that also boasts stunning views and has some nice food-appetizers and small meals. The pool is very pretty-built amidst volcanic rock and there's a hot tub with a sand bottom--we jus... Read more
Submitted on 10-09-2016
This resort had wonderful rooms! My room was a very large two bedroom suite. One room had two queen beds with a decent bathroom. There was a large sitting room with a Murphy foldout bed, sofa, dining table medium sized HDTV, and a sliding glass door to get onto the private balcony. The other bedroom featured a single king sized bed, lounge chair, smaller private balcony (next to the larger main balcony), generous closet and private bathroom with shower. The full-size kitchen was very nice! Plent... Read more
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 11-09-2016
This place soothes your soul. Well kept, great facilities and quiet. You can join in..or not. Friendly staff and beautiful location. Can find no faults here. Maybe not enough resident parking? That's all I can think of. There will be no disappointment coming here. Promise.
from West Orange, NJ
Submitted on 12-09-2016
I am sitting on our terrace looking out on the ocean and mountains, waiting for our morning rainbow. I've just read a few reviews about HBR, no swim up bar, too far to walk to the pool, not enough coffee packets...Wow, these folks must be living is super Paradise to complain about this place! We spent 12 days here with our children and two grandkids and it was heaven. An enormous two BR, two bath unit with a sleeping loft that accommodated two adults and the two little ones. Yes, some updating ... Read more
from Las Vegas, Nevada
Submitted on 12-09-2016
First, for the purpose of full and complete disclosure, I am an owner of three timeshare units at Hanalei Bay Resort on the magnificent island of Kauai. In fact, I‚??m there now enjoying the third day of my vacation. You may wonder why I‚??m taking time away from the myriad of delights Hanalei Bay offers to write this review. The answer is simple; I‚??m deeply annoyed with something that happened as we checked in. Of all of the many resorts I‚??ve stayed during my 74 years of business travel ... Read more
from Columbus
Submitted on 15-09-2016
Review of 920203 stay from Sept 1st to 12th, 2016: I don‚??t usually do reviews but I feel I should take the time to review this condo and our stay at Hanalei Bay Resort for the benefit of the Management Company and potential renters. First, the resort itself is fabulous and will only get much better once they finally open the full restaurant. The grounds are lovely and the main pool is just beautiful and relaxing (however, it can get crowded on busy weeks). We liked Happy Talk Lounge but ... Read more
from Kenwood, California
Submitted on 16-09-2016
There are only 3 things that kept this stay from being perfect: the full restaurant is not yet open (good food and nightly music in the Happy Talk Lounge); WIFI has spotty connectivity; and there is a range of condo attractiveness. We, however, were SO happy with our condo: 5601. We had requested an ocean view and were concerned at check-in to find that our condo was in the middle of the complex. We ended up loving everything about our condo: a beautiful view of the Napili mountains, a private o... Read more
from Easton, Maryland
Submitted on 16-09-2016
This was our first stop in Kaua'i; the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands. We had a spectacular lunch here and the view of Hanalei Bay on the north coast was unequaled. This is a golf course hotel which will ruin your game because the scenery will command your attention.
from Alhambra, California
Submitted on 18-09-2016
We love Hanalei Bay Resort. First thing each morning I take a cup of coffee, a book and a camera onto the lanai and gaze at the unimpeded incredible view (ocean, bay, mountain, and lush tropical flora), and begin a "rainbow watch." Then, in the early evening from our lanai there's the grand spectacle of the sun as it appears to descend into the ocean for a glorious sunset. Such beauty. It doesn't take long to totally unwind and feel fresh and relaxed. We will return, and that's the best recomme... Read more
from Phoenix, Arizona
Submitted on 19-09-2016
I can't say enough good things about our stay at HBR!! Our room, Condo 6204, had everything we needed, including our own washer & dryer. The location was perfect and the views from everywhere on the property were unbelievable! There was live music every night in the bar, which is set up to host the perfect view of the sunset. Plenty of good choices on the menu even though the main restaurant is not open yet. Beautiful pool area and great hot tub to help with sore muscles from all the hiking... Read more
from St. George
Submitted on 21-09-2016
This is the best situated resort on the north shore: waling-distance to two fine beaches and the fascinating Queens Bath. The resort looks great! The grounds are more beautiful every year. This year the orchids were larger and fully blooming. The nterior of the renovated rooms are comfortable, spacious and relaxed. The new room keys/locks are appreciated. The beds are very comfortable. Lot's of activities on the tennis courts but the lower courts have suffered premature cracking. Best... Read more
Submitted on 24-09-2016
We stayed here for a few nights at the end of our Hawaii vacation. Arrival was super easy and staff was so friendly and welcoming. The room was very nice and clean with the most amazing view. The resort is very close to a nearby beach that is very nice and has a great huge pool with a hot tub. Quick drive into town near shops and restaurants. Resort also has a restaurant which is good. Definitely would recommend!
from Santa Cruz, California
Submitted on 25-09-2016
We were here 2yrs ago and back again with our friends. It is a beautiful location. The resort is continuing to improve. We saw lots of people playing tennis and others getting lessons, including young children. The beach is shared with the St Regis. It is a walk down the hill but if you do not want to walk up or down, you can call for them to pick you up. Pools are clean, bbqs are nice and sunsets amazing. We saw lots of rain which did not stop us from doing anything. Some rooms are ho... Read more
from New York, New York
Submitted on 26-09-2016
My wife and I stayed here recently, and for the first time I can remember, we immediately booked a return trip! Just a perfect experience from top to bottom. We found the staff to be incredibly welcoming, and you really can't beat the location - access to beaches, plus a short drive to everything the North end of the island has to offer. As some have mentioned, the area is pretty spread out, so you'll need to do a bit of walking, but you're in Hawaii - take a stroll, and enjoy the nice weather!
from Raleigh, North Carolina
Submitted on 28-09-2016
We just returned from a week at Hanalei Bay Resort. After one night I was totally relaxed. The views from our Condo (9000 series) were incredible and we enjoyed all the birds serenading us from below. The grounds are gorgeous and well manicured. Although it was just the two of us, others had their kids who all seemed to be having fun with the tennis clinics. The Happy Talk bar was great for happy hour and we go a sneak peak of the Bali Hai restaurant. Not sure when it will open but it will... Read more
from Santa Clara, California
Submitted on 29-09-2016
We stayed at the Hanalei Bay Resort for the first part of our Honeymoon. When we checked in they had us down for 2 rooms, when they called previously to double check our booking we corrected them that we only needed 1, but when we checked in they still had us down for 2. We went through They were able to fix it on the spot and get us set up in 1 room. The room was a 1 bedroom condo, but had 2 twin beds. It was a beautiful spot, but we thought we would have 1 queen bed. We were abl... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-09-2016
We rented 4221 (a studio room) together with 4222 (an apartment) for our family of four adults and we had a fantastic time. There are two sturdy doors between the studio and the apartment which provide excellent soundproofing and privacy when closed so they would be perfect to rent separately as well. (The lanai for 4221 is set back slightly to provide privacy there also.) With the connecting doors open it made a spacious two bedroom apartment for us to enjoy. The view over the bay to Bali Hai ... Read more
from Christchurch, New Zealand
Submitted on 04-10-2016
Spent the majority of our honeymoon here and loved every minute of it. The location is perfect for easy access to the rest of the island and surrounding areas. Awesome pool and hot tub with a great area to watch the sunset from outdoor furniture. Much better value and amenities than surrounding resort. Only negative comment would be that the restaurant was under construction and looks to have been that way for a while but other than that it was perfect.
from East Brunswick, New Jersey
Submitted on 05-10-2016
The location of this resort, overlooking Hanalei Bay and providing achingly beautiful sunsets every night, is world-class. The staff works hard to accommodate you. The place is large and hilly, so the walks from point to point may be long; you can call for a shuttle, or simply decide to stroll and absorb the atmosphere. (Note: some of the rooms are rent by owner, so your mileage may vary with respect to your own stay.) A shout-out, too, to the Happy Talk bar and grille. Again, friendly and ... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 07-10-2016
My sister and I own timeshares here and go back almost every year. It‚??s beautifully located on the hills overlooking Hana Lei Bay, with the famous Bali Hai rock formation out across the sea. Beautiful sunsets, calm beach and snorkeling are a short walk down the hill, 8 tennis courts and the Makai Golf Course 5 minutes away. The bar-restaurant is now open and the food and drink are excellent. Even without an ocean view, the views are still lovely: gardens and mountains often with waterfalls ... Read more
from Bee Cave, Texas
Submitted on 07-10-2016
Just our most enjoyable resort in the world. Now that the Happy Talk lounge (drinks, food) has opened, we didn't even leave the resort most days. So much to do onsite and the resort is so tropical and inviting that we just hung around and chilled/relaxed. Everyone onsite is cheerful and helpful. We bought a second week so that we can stay for two weeks each year from now on. For us, our favorite spot on the island.
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 08-10-2016
I've enjoyed Hanalei Bay Resort in a Princeville for years, and it just keeps getting better! HBR's location takes full advantage of the tropical vegetation and nearby Hanalei Bay (adjacent to St. Regis Hotel). FYI - HBR is not a beachfront resort with the sounds of crashing waves lulling you to sleep. The quiet view of the mountains, grounds and bay provide endorphins aplenty. The tennis courts (6) have been resurfaced with a special sand/artificial grass surface that allows play immediately a... Read more
Submitted on 12-10-2016
Coming here for over 18 years - resort looks outstanding - pool bar is open and great for that mid- afternoon drink - out stand service from all the staff - wood recommend to anyone or family coming to Kauai.
Submitted on 12-10-2016
The Hanalei Bay Resort is back and BETTER than its prime following a devastating structure fire 5 years ago. The grounds are immaculate, the lounge has reopened with an impressive staff and greatly enhanced surroundings in the same great ambiance as years past. The pool bar opened while we were here and serves drinks to guest both in and out of the pool. I can't wait to return again to HBR next year!
from vacaville, ca
Submitted on 12-10-2016
A resort that reflects the true aloha spirit. Most beautiful surroundings I've stayed at in Kauai. Spectacular views of Hanalei Bay, mountains and gorgeous gardens. Spacious, beautifully decorated rooms. Came with our daughter and her husband and felt as though we each had separate accommodations except when we got together in the main areas of the apt. Staff extremely friendly and happy. Very happy experience! Plan to come again soon.
from verrierdale
Submitted on 14-10-2016
What glorious and magical views of the mountains and ocean. Direct access to beach/ Fabbo "Happy Talk Bar" where we had delicious cocktails and funky food. Giant TV screens high on the walls. This Resort is really moving and is in a great location and has happy and helpful staff. We will be back here for sure.
from Two Harbors, Minnesota
Submitted on 15-10-2016
I have this "resort" 3 stars only because the condo we rented through vrbo was very nice and had a great view. However this is not a resort and it does not have that warm and welcoming feel we wanted. Blasting country and rap music throughout the day and through the evening at the tennis courts and at the bar really take away from the whole Hawaiian experience. You hear the music while laying at the pool and you can't relax! Also, the staff is terrible, everywhere. My husband and I on two d... Read more
from Edina, Minnesota
Submitted on 18-10-2016
Love this resort. Great place if you are a tennis player. Best setting in the world. The tennis pro and his staff is very helpful. The Happy Talk bar is now open and very popular. Looking forward to go back.
from Surprise, Arizona
Submitted on 20-10-2016
In the last year all the rooms have been remodeled with new furniture, new kitchen and appliances, wonderful mattresses and pillows. The lobby has been completely remodeled and has won awards. The grounds are a beautifully manicured tropical paradise. The pools have been refreshed and a new pool bar just opened. Swim or wade up for your favorite drink. A Great value for the upscale Princeville community.
from Lawrence, Kansas, Usa
Submitted on 22-10-2016
We have been coming here for 13 years and absolutely love it. Everything is close by. Not too touristy. Bar is finally open, the pool bar opened for the first time and restaurant is close to be finished. Many activities close by. Short walk to the beach. Fantastic views of the mountains and the bay. Very quiet and relaxing. Spent here two weeks this month.
from Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submitted on 28-10-2016
We have been visiting Hanalei Bay Resort for over 25 years. We rarely miss a year and look forward to our stay every time. The laid back atmosphere, the feeling of family and the great grounds and views make this a very special place.
from San Jose, California
Submitted on 28-10-2016
We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at the Hanalei Bay Resort on Kauai and loved every minute of our one week stay. The resort is beautifully landscaped and the pool with the waterfalls is a great place to just hang out and spend the day. Especially Mai Tai Mondays are a great time to just relax at the pool with a cool drink. The staff is very friendly and welcoming and always there to lend a helping hand. The view from our one bedroom apartment was beautiful and we really enjoyed having... Read more
from Fields Landing, California
Submitted on 29-10-2016
My Family has been enjoying HBR as vacation owners now for 15 years.The service of the staff is so consistent with the service and personal attention. They really go out of their way to see that our stay is better than the stay before. The new pool bar has been a fantastic addition at the main pool and the Happy Talk lounge has also improved the festive atmosphere. Parking now seems to be a challenge for the resort for guests, but management is meeting the challenge there too! The rooms have all... Read more
from Munich, Germany
Submitted on 29-10-2016
When you read reviews about how wonderful a condo is, you hope that the condo is nice. So we had quite some expectations when we booked this condo. Our expectations where not only met, but this condo exceeded any of them. We where in awe from the moment we entered the condo. Not only the views are awesome, the condo is as well. It is so tastefully furnished, that even my husband noticed it. Not to belittle him, but he usually does not notice things like this unless it really stands out. We both... Read more
from Santa Barbara, California
Submitted on 02-11-2016
Stayed here for 3 weeks and it was fantastic. Quiet and Nice friendly people throughout. Having the golf carts and bellmen available to assist you with transportation and carrying items to and from the parking lot a big help as there are fairly steep hills to climb for some rooms. Carts also took us to the beach and back which was nice as the walk to the beach is about 5 minutes and fairly steep in some areas. Food service now available in the new sports bar and the pool bar had just opened. ... Read more
from Sparks, Nevada
Submitted on 04-11-2016
This place has everything you could possibly want while staying Kauai. Amazing views, beach access, a restaurant/bar, awesome pool with a swim up bar (2 total, one is pretty standard), tennis courts, great service that offers a shuttle all over the premises, and the rooms are nice. I would highly recommend that you stay here on your trip to Kauai. They are condos so they have a kitchen and everything to cut down on the costs of going out every night if you want. There are a lot of reasons to sta... Read more
from Leesburg, Virginia
Submitted on 04-11-2016
My wife and I booked this facility based on pictures in Trip Advisor, and we were not at all disappointed with the beauty of the facility. Well maintained, beautifully layed out, and a treat to view. However when it comes to the condo you are assigned, beware that it is the luck of the draw. The management of the facility is contractually obligated to give each property owner's condo a certain number of rentals, regardless of the quality of the condo. Unfortunately, we got the short straw. ... Read more
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 08-11-2016
Hanalei Bay Resort is a terrific charming location if interested in visiting north shore of Kauai. I would give mostly positive reviews but they are renovating all the rooms and ours had minor hiccups. Wonderful view of Bali Hai, bathroom update lovely but our air conditioner was according to maintenance "on list to be replaced" and the makeshift minibar, location of coffee pot not desirable, and no phone in room. Maintenance crew and all other staff very responsive though! Loved the pool. Hap... Read more
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 08-11-2016
We had a group and we all had different types of rooms. They were all excellent and clean. We had private bookings and one of us in the hotel. The only issue with having privately booked was the towel situation. However - in paradise who needs towels! You could stroll down to the beach - it's very shallow for some way out and has rocks, so you'll need your reef shoes. You can also go and have coffee in the morning over at the St Regis - which is pretty flash - we had facials over their and they ... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 09-11-2016
Hanalei Bay Resort is in Princeville is just outside the small town of Hanalei on the Island of Kauai, Hi. The resort is located on a bluff above Hanalei Bay. Across Hanalei Bay begins the Napali Coast, featuring emerald green pinnacles towering along the shoreline for 17 miles and should not be missed. These can be viewed from the resort, by hiking, by sea and or by air. The lush landscaping on the property provides a wonderful place to relax and recreate. Our room was clean, large and featu... Read more
Submitted on 12-11-2016
I'm not the kind of person that enjoys writing bad reviews, but we've been incredibly disappointed with our stay at HBR. When we first arrived, they couldn't find our reservation. When they did find it, they claimed that it was for one night. I corrected them, but the next day they called and scolded me for not checking out before we left and I had to inform them again that we were staying for 6 nights instead of 1. We've been here for 5 days and housekeeping hasn't come once. I called and reque... Read more
from Huntington Beach, California
Submitted on 13-11-2016
I just returned from an incredible stay at Hanalei Bay Resort 8131/8132. When I arrived the the resort was amazing and the views were even better. The resort also has the bar/restaurant "Happy Talk" that was great for live music and cocktails. My condo unit was in the quiet part of the resort with no obstruction of the Bay view. The unit was renovated with all new furniture and comfy beds. I came to surf and I could see the waves from the lanai, surf check from my bed. I can't wait to go back... Read more
from Yukon, Oklahoma
Submitted on 15-11-2016
Absolutely beautiful! We stayed in 4105 and it was great. It was a ground unit with a fantastic view. You can see the mountains and the ocean both from the condo. This condo had everything you could need- Fully stocked kitchen and a washer and dryer, which came in very handy. Not a bad walk down to a beautiful beach and a phone at the bottom to call a golf cart to come take you back up. We only used the pool one day for an hour or so but it is absolutely beautiful. It is a private rental, so yo... Read more
from Blairsville, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 16-11-2016
Been here many times. Views of mountains and bay cannot be beat! Loved the new pool bar and opening of Happy Talk Lounge. It's like a family, with associates offering hugs to those repeated vacationers. Incredible sunsets by the outdoor fire pit. Really impressed with the awesome tropical grounds & the 600+ orchids attached to the palms. Truly a vacation in paradise!
from Orange county
Submitted on 18-11-2016
you will be transported to old hawaiI... The grounds are amazing! you can walk down to the resort. the grounds are kept up beautiful..... The jacuzi is in a splendid spot.. it will take your breath away! We adore this spot!
from Fallbrook, California
Submitted on 19-11-2016
What a gorgeous place to spend time! The views are green, lush and breathtaking! The staff is helpful, eager to please and well informed. The accommodations are nicely appointed, practical and well maintained. They've thought of everything to make your stay here memorable. I can't wait to return to Hanalei Bay Resort !
Submitted on 21-11-2016
We have stayed at Hanalei Bay Resort many times. Now that the rooms have been remodeled and the grounds are back in shape, it's truly a paradise. Also, Happy Talk Lounge is open with music every night. I would encourage anyone that is thinking of staying on the north shore to stay at HBR.
from Smyrna, Georgia
Submitted on 22-11-2016
We have been coming to Princeville for several years and finally decided to stay at HBR. The property is large and you should be very clear about which building you are reserving a room in. Views, location, elevation and incline are things to ask about. We haven't seen it heard any construction. Lobby bar has night time activity but no other services. Pool bar not open. Views of Hanalei from unit 7203 and 7204, Banana Building are stunning. You can hear the ocean waves 24/7. Compared to o... Read more
from Tyler, Texas
Submitted on 27-11-2016
We stayed in condo #1306. Condo had a very nice view of mountains and you could see some ocean. We have three complaints about this resort: 1. Like warm water only while taking a shower. Come to find out, they install the plastic levers behind the water handle that prevents you from having hot water. 2. Hot tub wasn't working properly. No waterfall or jets. 3. Must pay cash or use credit card at bar and gift shop. They will not charge to your room. All things considered, Princeville... Read more