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Hanalei Bay Resort Frequently Asked Questions

Hanalei Bay Resort:

Can I walk to the beach? Yes, a paved path leads to a large and lovely white-sand beach just below the resort. This is a great beach for sunning and snorkeling. The Princeville Hotel operates a restaurant here and you can also rent sea kayaks when the bay is calm. The walk down to the beach is about 8-10 minutes or you can have the bellman shuttle you down and back in shuttle (golf) carts.

Does the condo have a good view? The view is spectacular from all our units! The picture on each unit's page is the actual view you will see from the condo.

Is the condo a timeshare? No, the units on this site are all owned as second homes by the individual(s) named on the unit's information page ... outright ... all 52 weeks.

Will I notice any differences renting from you or renting directly from the resort? No, as the guests of an owner, you have the same license to use all the resort's amenities as do guests of the resort operator. An advantage to renting from a private owner through SummitPacific is that you get to see pictures and read descriptions of the actual unit you are renting before you make your reservation. The resort operator will only be able to tell you the type of unit you will be renting.

Do we get to use the pools, hot-tub, and tennis courts? Of course you can, and at no extra charge. You might also want to sign up for some tennis lessons.

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Are cooking utensils provided? Yes, all suites have large fully equipped kitchens. Studio units have kitchenettes. The hotel rooms usually have coffee makers and a mini-fridge.

Are towels and linens provided? The units come with clean towels and linens. A washer and dryer is included in the one and two bedroom suites. Coin operated laundry facilities are also on property.

What about beach towels? You can sign for beach towels at the pool. There is no charge if they are returned, and you can trade them for clean ones each day.

Are roll-away beds, cribs, and high chairs available? Some owners provide rollaways to their guests upon request. If not, deluxe roll away beds, cribs, strollers, wheel chairs, and more are available at Prices are reasonable and they will deliver right to your vacation rental condo.

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Is there a safe for valuables? Yes, The front desk has safety deposit boxes for guest use.

How do I get the keys before I check in? You pick up the keys from the front desk. The bellman will then shuttle you and your luggage right to your room.

What about maid service? Daily maid service is not included but a mid-stay cleaning can often be arranged through the owner or the owner's house keeper with advance notice.

Are barbecue grills available? Yes, there are gas barbecue grills located near the lower pool. (Just don't do any grilling in your swimming suit.)

Is there shopping nearby? There are several shopping centers on Kauai, including the Princeville Center located at the entrance to Princeville (about 2 miles from Hanalei Bay Resort) where you'll find a grocery store, several small shops, ice-cream, banks, a couple of restaurants, and even a library. You'll find even more shopping in Hanalei town about 6 miles from the resort.

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Golf Rates? Special golf rates are available to guests of the resort. See our Kauai Golf Information page.

What is there to do on the Island? Well, there's sightseeing, shopping, sunning, hiking, snorkeling, swimming, tennis, golf, and exploring beaches and restaurants. You can visit the concierge and information desk on the property and have them assist you with arranging: helicopter rides, boat tours, luaus, golf, surfing, surf lessons, kayaking, scuba diving, horseback riding, canoeing, and all sorts of equipment rentals. They can also provide island information and help steer you to fun things to do.

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How do I get to Kauai? Fly to Lihue Airport (LIH).

Do I need to rent a car? Yes, you will want to rent a car at the Lihue Airport. You'll need it for sightseeing, shopping, and getting around. Nearly all major rental car companies including Avis, Dollar, Alamo, Enterprise and Thrifty are on Kauai. SummitPacific has negotiated discounts with the major companies of up to 70% off normal Hawaii Car Rental rates. You can cancel at any time without penalty. During busy times, cars rentals can become limited, and all the companies usually run out of cars during Christmas and other peak seasons. Reserve your car early through SummitPacific.

Does Kauai Have A Night Scene? Not really ... If you are looking for nightlife, stay in Honolulu.

How Close Is Hanalei Bay Resort to the Princeville St. Regis Hotel? Very close. The two properties are exactly adjacent to each other and little more than a stone's throw away...well okay if you've got a really good arm... However, each property sits on its own bluff and a deep ravine separates the two. Guests easily walk back and forth, or shuttle, using each property's beach access. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from HBR down the beach path to the Princeville's pool; there you can take their elevators up to their lobby, restaurants, conference rooms, etc. Keep in mind that walking back up to HBR is a steep hike in dress shoes; you might consider calling HBR's bellman to meet you at the bottom of the hill for a free ride up.

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Is Internet Service available? WiFi Internet is Available to each condo unit at no additional charge. WiFi is also available in and around the lobby, the pool, and many other areas of the resort.

What are the Resort Fees? In addition to what you pay the owner to rent their unit, Hanalei Bay Resort charges a one-time, Check-In Fee of $50 per reservation. This is charged upon your arrival. Upon Check-Out, the resort will charge an additional $39/day (plus tax) for amenities such as parking and resort-wide WiFi.

Can we walk to the town of Hanalei from the Resort? Although Hanalei Bay Resort is quite close to the town of Hanalei as the crow flies, it is a long walk. Hanalei Bay Resort is located in the community of Princeville which is on a bluff. The Hanalei River also separates the two areas. The easiest way to get to the town of Hanalei from Princeville is by car. It's about an 8 mile drive on a two lane road, down the bluff and across the Hanalei Bridge. The beach below Hanalei Bay Resort is on the northeast corner of Hanalei Bay and very close to the Hanalei Pier. However, you can only walk as close as the mouth of the river. As long as the river isn't raging, it's just a short swim (or deep wade) to get to the other side.

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