Hanalei Bay Resort 4221:
Lovely and romantic, this popular honeymoon destination condo overlooks Bali Hai and Hanalei Bay. The room boasts a comfortable, four poster king size bed with designer bedding, large remodeled bathroom, a small sofa sleeper, perfect for a child, and large slate covered private lanai for sunset viewing. Enjoy the views of the waterfall filled mountains to the west and see the boats come into Hanalei Bay. This large 450 square foot unit is air conditioned, is a non smoking unit, no pets allowed and has recently been repainted and redecorated. There is a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, 32-inch flat screen TV and beach toys for you to enjoy. A maximum of 3 people please.
"Honeymooning in Paradise"
The first night of our honeymoon was spent at Hanalei Bay Resort. The view of Hanalei Bay is spectacular from the private balcony. Mountains with flowing waterfalls and ocean waves. We watched our first sunset together as husband and wife. So romantic. The room was clean, furniture (King bed very comfortable) and fixtures were like new, and the little kitchenette was perfect. We made coffee each morning, sat on the balcony and just took in the view. So very peaceful. Included in the room were all the makings for a fun day at the beach (picnic basket, snorkeling gear, beach chairs, etc.). The staff was kind and helpful. Really nice and welcoming. Lots of activities going on daily for all ages. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and well kept. The pool is amazing! The owner of the condo is a gem. Such a sweetheart. Greatest lady. She was always available for any questions we had. She suggested places to visit, things to do, where to shop. VERY helpful! The grocery store, shops and restaurants near by were visited often by us. We recommend HBR to everyone we talk to about our stay on the Island. Recommendations would be Jo Jo's Shaved Ice Shack in Hanalei Bay.... we were there twice... gotta have it. Little Thai food place in the complex were Foodland is. Yummy. Rent a car (or jeep as we did) and drive north up the coast. Beautiful swimable beaches. Take a helicopter tour. Worth it! Go see the HBR concierge at the beginning of your stay, she/he will arrange all your activities. The pictures and description for this listing don't do justice. We can't wait to go back!
~ Jana Hall
From a guest from Sweden
The resort has an outstanding location and good amenities (except for the fact that there is no on-sight restaurant or pool bar after a fire last year). There are two pools - one big with extensive landscaping, and a small round pool with beautiful views over Hanalei Bay and the mountains beyond. When we were there in early August there was almost no crowd - one day we had the small pool all for ourselves. We stayed in unit #4221 (owned by Joan Bettencourt), which has a balcony with stunning views over Hanalei Bay and Bali Hai (you can actually see Bali Hai from the bed). A lot of useful stuff was provided in the apartment - e.g. beach chairs, boogie board, snorkel equipment, tennis equipment - which was really useful during our stay on the north shore. Also note that the HBR share their beach (which requires a 3-5 minute walk to get to) with the St Regis Princeville. The beach has a stunning location with what is probably one of the best beach views in the world (Hanalei Bay and north shore mountains beyond), but note that there are other beaches on the north shore that you really don't want to miss (in particular Tunnels Beach, but also Ke'e Beach). So if you don't have an enormous budget, stay at the HBR instead of St Regis and just snap some pictures at the HBR/St Regis Beach (Pu'u Poa Beach) - you are gonna want to go on a lot of half day/day trips anyway. Unit 4221 is highly recommended!
July 2012 Trip Advisor review
We just returned from a 3 night stay at HBR in unit 4221. We rented from a private owner, Joan Bettencourt. Joan was very helpful through out and answered all my questions promptly. 4221 is part of a larger 2 bedroom condo. We had a comfortable king size bed, microwave, fridge, coffee maker and plenty of beach toys. The condo is tastefully decorated, but the best thing by far about 4221 is the view. We had a beautiful view of Hanalei Bay and mountains from the lanai and from inside the room. You could watch the sunset from the bed if you wanted to. What I liked about 4221's location is that the lanai is almost totally private, no other units face the lanai which was really nice.
It was well located in the property, not too far from the pool or the beach. The beach is a 5 minute or so walk down a steep but easy trail. We walked down to the beach for sunset our first evening and we were the only ones on the beach.
I'm sure we will stay at HBR in 4221 again.
March 2011 (trip advisor review)
We stayed in unit 4221- basically a good sized hotel room with lanai with gorgeous view.
We thought it was a great value for the price, we knew ahead of time about the resort fees, so no surprises there, still felt like we got a great deal. The grounds are lovely and the pool area is great. Yes it is cool at this time of year. We knew the restaurant was closed and non issue for us. The unit is set up for eating in with a small refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, blender and microwave - just enough dishes for 2 people - no stove. We did fine and ate in breakfast all 5 days and dinner 3 out of 5 days - lunch at the pool is not fancy but is just fine and there are grills pool side you can use. We are walkers and there is ample opportunity for it with a beach walk - down a fairly steep, paved trail to the beach and great walking around the golf courses with ocean and mountain views. You can walk to Princeville shopping area - it is a couple of miles, and there are restaurants there as well as shopping. You really should visit Hanalei while you are in the area - there are some good restaurants there. This is a beautiful spot . We worked directly with the owner, Joan who was helpful and great to work with.
Our stay was Oct 14-18, 2010. What a treat for us with that killer Bali Hai view!!! Just opening the front door and you get the view! 4221 is a large suite with the most comfortable king bed and yes, even laying in bed you get the view!!! Gorgeous furnishings. Flat screen TV, small fridge, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, blender and a closet full of beach goodies like snorkels, boogie boards, binoculars - under the bed are beach chairs. HBR grounds are so beautiful too and the big pool and the Jacuzzi with the sand bottom and waterfalls...holy cow...they light the Tiki torches at night - the pool is open till 9:00 pm. Take my word for it - stay at least for a few nights at HBR - it is so worth it.
Thank you so much for letting us share your condo for a week. The entire trip was just breathtaking. We wanted some relaxing time so we didn't have much things planned. One day I went diving and sent Debbie over to the St. Regis for a beach front massage in their cabana along with a whole day of spa facility usage. The other day, we took a helicopter ride around the island and ended the day with a dinner show at the St. Regis. Other than that, we pretty much just lounged around the pool and in your apartment. Your apartment was amazing.
Honestly, the view from your condo was just as good, if not, better than the view from the St. Regis. One of my friend, who stayed at the St. Regis over Memorial weekend, recommended me to watch the sunset from the St. Regis bar, but in retrospect, I think watching the sunset from the bed of your condo looking out was a much better option!
Debbie and I are already looking into when we can to buy tickets again to re-experience the R&R from your condo.
Thank you, Joan.
~Francis & Debbie
Stayed in paradise. The condo overlooked the bay and the mountains. It is privately owned unit 4221, would highly recommend it. Had all the amenities (snorkel gear, beach equipment, cooler, umbrellas, etc) and well maintained.
It has been 3 weeks since our return from paradise and those stunning views of Bali Hi are still entrenched into my mind. (On the first day we had double rainbow extravaganza right off our lanai) We would like to thank you for a beautiful stay in 4221. This was our fourth visit to Kauai and by far this trip was the best.
HBR is exquisite with the beautiful views and fabulous pool. We would love to return soon and rent the 2 bedroom unit with our sons.
Can't wait to come back.
~Kristie & Brian W, Chicago, IL
We were lucky enough to find Hanalei Bay Resort and Joan's beautiful condo #4221 for our recent first trip to Kauai. It is now hands-down my favorite Hawaiian destination. One of our top requirements when planning this trip was to have an ocean view. We arrived late on a pitch dark night and had no idea what our view actually looked like. Early the next morning we awoke to a beautiful sunrise over Hanalei Bay from the Lanai. That week we had spectacular sunsets and sunrises and even a picture perfect rainbow all from the comfort of our beautiful room. The condo was recently updated and is tastefully decorated, making you feel comfortably pampered. The grounds are beautiful and the short walked down the trail to the beach was a delight on our first morning. Half the pictures we took in Kauai were from our deck or on the grounds of the resort because it was so spectacular. We felt we had landed one of the best locations on the island for our stay. Joan was an amazing resource for things to do on the island and I felt blessed to have a knowledgeable contact to help make our visit ideal. She also provides her guests some snorkeling gear, boogie boards, beach towel sand chairs so we had everything we needed for our daily excursions. With a week filled with power hang gliding, swimming with the giant sea turtles at Tunnels Beach, kayaking the Wailua River, swimming in a mineral pond at the base of a waterfall, snorkeling the south shore and hiking to nearby Hideaway Beach and Queens Bath we felt we had the perfect vacation. We didn't want to leave. We will definitely return to this wonderful condo and will recommend it to our friends and family without hesitation.
Thanks for the great Condo.
We had a terrific time and your unit worked out perfect. We will certainly call again and look forward to returning to such a great place.
The entire staff was very accommodating and friendly.
I will recommend your units to all our friends and I hope to return soon.
~Charlie K., Florida
We loved our time in your condo. It was way more than what we expected. We couldn't believe all the sport equipment you had for our use and the kitchenware. We really enjoyed the terrific view of Bali Hai, seeing the Nene wander through in the morning and watching the sunsets. We also made use of the resort's BBQ and the pool in your area. Joan, we will recommend your outstanding condo to anyone looking for a relaxing, beautiful place to stay in Princeville.
~M & T Jackman
we stayed in unit 4221 and our unit was beautiful ,well decorated and serene , the view was amazing and the people at HBR were kind, thoughtful and very friendly, we loved it and hope to return!
We are back.
What a fantastic place! We are absolutely in love with Kauai and your condo
is very nice and a great location!
Thank you so much for all the help and suggestions for things to do. We did
go to the Canyon which was absolutely incredible! We saw a Luau and did a
dolphin excursion with Blue Dolphin, saw whales and dolphins and got to swim
with sea turtles on three separate occasions! How lucky are we...
This definitely was one of our most memorable trips (and we've traveled
quite a bit together) and we hope to go back soon.
~D.W. Lafayette, CA Dec 2008
"My husband and I stayed at the resort for part of our honeymoon. We rented room #4221 which is privately owned and operated by Joan. She was fantastic to deal with leading up to our trip and the room itself far exceeded our expectations.
We had a beautiful ocean and mountain view along with the privacy of being towards the back of the resort."
A. S. Rhode Island October 2008
Each time I leave Kauai, it gets harder and harder to get on the plane. This time it was exceptionally difficult to leave because of the wonderful condo I stayed at and the fantastic HBR. Condo 4221 was absolutely perfect. Each day I would wake up to a view of Bali Hai and Hanalei Bay from my huge bed. I spent a lot of time in the condo because it was so peaceful and the view was so amazing. The entire experience was made even more special through my correspondence with Joan, the condo owner. She was so warm, so funny, and so caring. She made a few extra accommodations that made my stay even more special. Thanks, Joan! :)
~Brigette T. San Francisco, CA, July 2008
The setting is magical. You are perched up on a bluff overlooking Hanalei Bay and look out on crashing surf and Bali Hai in the distance.
The condos themselves are perfectly sited and the grounds are immaculate. We had the good fortune of staying in one of the properties owned by Joan Bettencourt, 4221. In addition to being nicely decorated, there were lots of extras available to us that were thoughtful (e.g. tennis rackets, boogie boards, DVDs, CDs, etc.). The pool and spa are beautiful.
This is certainly a special place for us and we hope to return."
~R. W. Wisconsin Feb 2008