Paradise on earth is a cliché that has been used over and over again by people trying to describe places like Hawaii and French Polynesia. I personally prefer mountains to beaches but the reason they use this clichéd term for the Pacific islands isn’t confined to the great landscapes and warm weather. It is also attributed to facilities like Koloa Landing resort. My name is Trevor Reznor and my memory is fresh from my visit to (please forgive me for saying it) paradise.
The qualities that stand out
Koloa Landing resort in my opinion should be the yardstick by which any hospitality concerns should be measured. It sets a high, but not impossible standard but importantly, it isn’t full of itself yet. The latter part will eventually change as they become more successful, but is also the quality that will bring them their success. Everyone is absolutely giddy there. There were smiles everywhere as if everyone was on a drug that causes no effect other than euphoria. Everyone was polite (except maybe a few visitors) and they listened to whatever you had to say. My six year old daughter actually cried when we told her we were leaving as she had become so attached to everyone there. If the human element wasn’t enough they also provided us with massive rooms. I could have started a pig farm in the bathrooms and that doesn’t even start to scratch the surface. The location of the hotel itself was absolutely perfect. Our room faced the sunset and there aren’t many views in this world as majestic as the sun drowning in the Pacific. It is a fairly new resort and that is part of the reason why it is so great; everything is just so crisp it is like whiffing a new car. The furniture makes my living room look tacky and when laid down on my bed at home, it made me miss the ones in the hotel. The popular restaurants and sites were all close by and allowed us to indulge ourselves in the local hospitality with the minimum amount of hassle. Of course we wouldn’t need to go to other restaurants if they had one on the site. They also change their sheets only once every 3 days and as amazing as their staff is, they need a few more. I am knit-picking really, it was a fantastic experience and they even have facilities to get laundry done, which helps make the vacation, a vacation. The thing that absolutely won me over was the fact that they actually had solar panels to help with the power showing initiative towards environmental concerns. I loved the place and I bet I’ll love it even more when they have it completed. The Koloa Landing resort is a truly great place to unwind and experience happiness. There are other places like this, maybe even around where it is built but very few in numbers.
Are there other options?
If I’m honest with you, this was my only visit to the Hawaiian Islands and the first hotel I’ve stayed there. I do travel a lot though and I take my holiday experiences to heart. Maybe Poipu beach has better facilities but what I can say from my experience of travel is that Koloa Landing resort is definitely one of the best resorts I have ever spent my holidays in. You should really give it a chance because you will be pleasantly surprised. It is everything every resort should be and things that every resort should provide you with. Have a fantastic holiday at Koloa Landing resort.