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 one of the best hotels on Kauai; everything is just so crisp and clean. 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 at there. I do travel a lot though and I take my holiday experiences to heart. There may be more top-rated Poipu hotels but from my experience 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.
Hawaiian Islands have been a refuge for survivors of the repetitive ordeal we call life. It has been the most hospital place to unwind within the clutches of nature. I went hoping for the same to Kauai and booked a room for me and my siblings’ families in Koloa Landing resort. Despite sibling rivalries and all the madness of family, the experience was truly magnificent. The beach was just right outside the gates and all the cultural hotspots and restaurants were very close. The view of the ocean was just perfect and all then there is the facility itself. There is something very soothing about the ocean breeze and the warmth at this poipu resort
About the resort
My family had lived in smaller apartments then the rooms in the resort. There were three bedrooms and bathrooms all spacious enough to allow us to get creative with furniture and make our own games to play. The pools had everything you could expect from them, my nieces and nephews loved the water and we all had many relaxing hours laying back and enjoying our time. The most amazing thing about Koloa landing resort was the staff. Make no mistake, we are one hell of an annoying bunch but not only did we never hear a complaint from anyone of them no matter how much we bugged them; they actually seemed to enjoy taking part or watching our ridiculous behavior. They were on call whenever we needed them and were always in such a hospitable attitude. It was an absolutely lovely holiday which could have been improved if they had a restaurant on site. What can I say? I don’t like moving around too much when I am hungry. They also seem to be a little understaffed but I would rather they be this hospitable and understaffed than compromise their quality of service. I also loved the fact that they had washer and dryers in the rooms as it proved very helpful; travelling with children and all.
Koloa landing resort is technically not complete yet as they have certain constructions yet to complete. The thing that I learnt from my experience in their care is that they not only know what they are doing but also what others expect of them. For my next holiday I’m thinking about stopping in Maui. I have a friend who own a beautiful spa maui that I’d love to visit. I’ve heard each island has it’s own feel and vibe so checking out other islands on my next Hawaiian adventure is what I’m going to do.