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Hanalei Colony Resort

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Luxury Hawaiian resort on the north shore of the island of Kaua?i

The Hanalei Colony Resort can be found on the north coast of the Hawaiian island of Kaua?i, overlooking the Pacific waters whilst nestled against a backdrop of mountains.

This paradise resort has been designed with relaxation in mind. Guests staying within one of the establishments 48 condominium units will find a range of calm and unhurried activities to indulge in, whilst those with a little adrenaline to run-off are also catered for.

Each condominium unit features two bedrooms, a dining and living area, full kitchen, and either one and a half or two bathrooms. Bedrooms feature sliding louver doors, which allows for the living area to be lengthened.

Bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub/shower combination and include complimentary toiletries. Kitchens provide microwave, refrigerator, and tea and coffee making facilities. Other amenities include ironing board and iron, hairdryer, and balcony or lanai (patio). Guests may be surprised to find that rooms do not include television, telephone, or radio. Instead, they focus on peace and quiet, and offering the chance to get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Those that do require a communication channel will find that internet access is still included as standard.

As well as providing the means to prepare small meals, the Hanalei Colony Resort also features a number of other dining options. The Napali Art Gallery and Coffee Shop offers breakfast snacks and midday treats, including pastries, whilst the Mediterranean Gourmet restaurant serves fine cuisine for dinner. Guests can also enjoy a pre-prepared picnic or a romantic meal for two set in one of the resorts private alcoves. Each Tuesday, the Hanalei By the Sea Luau sees a traditional Hawaiian meal served alongside traditional luau entertainment.

Guests looking to relax can lounge beside the resorts outdoor swimming pool, or head for the full-service spa. Here theyll find a long list of treatments and massages designed to remove all of those niggles and stress knots. Remember, Hanalei is all about relaxation.

Alternatively, the beach makes for a suitable relaxation location also. The soft sands and warm Pacific Ocean waters make for an enjoyable locale in which to laze under the Kaua?i sunshine. Of course, the sea also offers a host of more exhilarating activities.

The north shore of the island proves popular with surfers as well as swimmers, scuba divers, snorkelers, and kayakers. Its also a suitable location for those looking to fish, be it from the shoreline or during a boat trip. Day cruises offer visitors the chance to see the islands natural landscapes from afar, which makes for a truly inspiring sight. Evening trips provide sunsets to remember.

Inland, visitors can enjoy horseback riding, hiking, and cycling, all of which feature the stunning Hawaiian scenery as a backdrop. Those more daring may enjoy trying out zip lines or aerial tours of the island.

Other popular pastimes in the region include golf, mountain water tubing, sightseeing, and guided tours. After a busy day enjoying these activities or a day of lazing, the Hanalei Colony Resort offers the perfect nighttime retreat.

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