- Beautiful paved tropical path to beach (5 - 10 minute walk or shuttle)
- Large lagoon pool with sandy children's beach
- Sand Bottom Hot Tub Spa
- Cascading waterfalls
- Intimate pool near barbecues and pavilion
- Outdoor Gas barbecues
- Tennis Pro and Shop with daily clinics
- 8 paved tennis courts
- Water sports activity desk
- Activities desk / Concierge
- Bell Service
- Front Desk
- In Room Massage Available
- Complimentary shuttle service to beach
- Internet (fee)
- Free use of computer in lobby for printing boarding passes, etc.
After doing our research we decided on unit #4222 at the Hanalei Bay Resort and were not disappointed in any way. Upon arrival we were greeted by the very friendly staff at the front desk and shown where to park our car and given a map of the resort showing where our condo was as well as the pools, hot tub, trails to the beach, barbecue area and other amenities. The front desk staff called a Bellman to meet us in the parking lot and in the blink of an eye "Kaipo" , the senior Bellman at the resort showed up in a golf cart to take us, our luggage and groceries to our condo. During our stay if we needed a lift down to the beach or back up, we called for his golf cart services and he was always there in minutes. He was always so pleasant to talk to and very helpfull. ( Make sure you tip them for the service they really do appreciate the recognition and will go out of their way to assist you in any way )
We were very pleased with our condo choice, upon arrival we found it to be spotlessly clean, very well equipped, had a good selection of music and DVDs, very roomy with beautiful tropical furnishings and had a perfect view of Hanalei Bay and Bali Hai. We would have breakfast on the lanai and enjoy watching the surfers in the bay and the family of chickens roaming the grounds, yes the Roosters start early but they are everywhere on Kauai, some say it is the national bird of the island.
The Beach at the bottom of the property is shared with the St Regis Hotel, it is clean, safe for swimming and had some pretty amazing snorkeling, we saw turtles there every time we went out. You can go to the hotel's beach grille for lunch and beverages but be prepared for a $21.00 hamburger, it was a good burger but not $21 good. Most days we made a lunch and packed it in one of the condo's coolers along with our beverages and had a picnic on the beach. Kaipo or one of the other bellman would drive us down with our chairs and beach gear and at the end of the day pick us up, there is a phone box at the bottom of the trail that you use to call the front desk that will dispatch a driver.
The Barbecue area near the small pool is well equipped with three newer Weber barbecues plus there is a outdoor kitchen and tables as well, we just barbecued and went back to our condo for dinner on the lanai to watch the sunset over Bali Hai. ( Unit 4222 is very close to the barbecue area )
The main pool area is very large and has a good size hot tub as well, there is a dive operator at the pool that offers introductory scuba lessons and has a good supply of gear for sale and rent.
The resort restaurant that was lost to fire a few years ago is under reconstruction, it did not impact our stay in any way, work seemed to be done only during the day while we were away from the resort, we did not hear anyone complaining about noise or anything from the site.
Shopping is minutes away at the Princeville Shopping Center, there is a good variety of shops as well as a Foodland store that has everything you need for groceries and spirits.
The Saturday farmers market in Hanalei is great and a must do... buy some of the small "apple bananas" they are so good.
Dinner out in Hanalei is very good there are lots of good restaurants to choose from, the Hanalei Pizza Company is great. We went to the Westin in Princeville for the Thursday Prime Rib night, very flavorful, 16 ounce cut of tender beef with mashed potatoes,asparagus and a beautiful demi glace for $34.00 they have a featured wine at 50% of, we had a spectacular Napa Valley syrah that was $100 on the wine list for $50.
We would highly recommend a Kauai vacation and a stay at the Hanalei Bay Resort, The unit #4222 that we stayed in was beautiful, but please book a different unit because we will be going back and don't want it to become to popular.
~ John & Karen, White Rock, BC
My family had a WONDERFUL time on the north shore and your place was AMAZING! Loved having our morning coffee on the lanai and enjoying the spectacular view of Bali Hai. We look forward to returning again next year.
PS. Hanalei Bay was our favorite beach on the Island...what a great place!
Nov 20-24, 2012
We had a really great time. We've been talking about your condo and how it was the perfect hybrid between staying in a hotel and renting a house: the best of both worlds (with the only one exception being the inability to use the St. Regis pool facilities which we loved when we stayed there last summer). However, the fully-stocked condo (especially the beach gear) makes up for a lot of that one drawback. One of our favorite experiences of our entire trip was lounging on the terrace at sunset.
Thanks again for sharing your beautiful home.
~ SF from Los Angeles
The condo it self was beautiful and so comfortable. (condo #4222) The view from the lanai was breath taking with views of the ocean and mountains. We would watch the sunrise and the sunset - so special. Everything we could possibly need to make our visit perfect was provided including beach chairs, umbrellas, binoculars etc. The Condo was very quiet during our stay. The staff at the Hanalei Bay Resort was top notch , the grounds very well kept. Also having a beach to walk to from the condo was an added bonus. The location, north Kauai - is just a great combination of beauty, quiet, beaches, beaches, beaches. Tunnels-very good snorkeling , but since we are beginners, Ke'e was easier for us. We hiked part of the Kalalau Trail too, wonderful views. Also spent a day hiking and swimming on the east side and the south side, but we would definitely stay in the North side, at the Hanalei Resort if we have the opportunity to visit Kauai again. It just felt like a vacation - a retreat.
~ Trip Advisor review
We arrived at about 11 P.M. on Wed night after traveling for about 10 hours. We were greeted with the warm ambiance that you have created in your Hanalei Bay home. After a wonderful nights rest, the next morning I opened the blinds to the view that was even better than depicted in the photos. I couldn't believe how stunningly beautiful. Needless to say, we are so happy to be here.
Your home is fabulous and has everything we could possibly need. Thank you for sharing with us.
March 31, 2011
This trip was for our 30th wedding anniversary. We thoroughly researched the reviews on Trip Advisor and selected HBR, unit 4222. This unit is privately owned and has been beautifully furnished and decorated. It is completely equipped with all kitchen amenities and includes most of what you need to enjoy and explore the island. The views from the balcony are amazing and we never got tired of gazing outside. Every time you look, it is different (lighting, clouds, shadows, rainbows etc.). The owner was very friendly and professional and very responsive to our questions. She even saw to it that a bottle of Champagne was waiting for us to help with celebrating our 30th (Thanks Joan). Joan worked with us on schedule in ways that you will not get a management company to do.
As for the beautiful Hanalei Bay Resort. Everyone we encountered from the lobby staff, to the bellmen were professional and courteous. The pool and hot tub area are just what is needed to relax after a day of exploring the beautiful island of Kauai. Almost every evening we used the Weber gas grills located in the common area to cook dinner (had to get one of these when I got home). The parking is a little unusual in that it requires about a 5 minute walk to get from the car to the condo. If walking is a problem, bellmen are always available to provide rides in golf carts. This is only a consideration if mobility is an issue. I don't think you will be disappointed if you choose to stay at HBR 4222.
Besides saying that we will never regret choosing Kauai as our Hawaiian island of choice for our (hopefully not) once-in-a-lifetime vacation... my husband and I both agree that this condo unit 4222 under Joan Bettencourt's ownership was a wise gamble.
From the moment we stepped into the beautiful open-air lobby we just felt like we were dreaming and this whole vacation had to be too good to be true! It wasn't. The condo was beyond our expectations. It not only had updated furniture, but it was SO clean. Not just surface clean, but the comforters were clean...which is always a huge indicator for me of a quality vacation rental. The bed was very comfortable, our sleep was so solid.
Something that stood out as well was the fact she made sure there were AC units in both the bedroom and living room. We are AC dependent, living in a tropical area ourselves, so when most rental companies told us in Kauai the ocean breezes are so strong you don't need it, we went back and forth in deciding. We went in May and let me tell you, it does make a difference. We didn't know how good we had it until we left. We had a vacation rental directly on the ocean in Poipu and were miserable as far as the heat goes with no AC. So if you are a little more sensitive to heat it may be something to consider.
My husband And I have stayed at the Hanalei bay resort but have not experienced such a perfect condo with the most amazing view. Thank you to Joan who was great to work with made us feel at home. The condo has everything you could want. It was great to have the Ice chests,beach chairs ,boogie boards right there in the closet for us to take to the beach. Joan-you did a great job with the decor the king bed was "to die for",so comfortable to turn over and look out the doors at the view made you speechless. This will be our new destination when we come to Kauai. I even made a mistake on my check-out date and Joan fixed in 5 minutes. Thank you for making our vacation a great one. Cant wait to come back!
~ San Jose, CA, January 2010
We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in Unit 4222. Joan has done
a good job at creating a relaxing atmosphere in her tastefully decorated condo.
The views are gorgeous, the grounds are beautiful and a very friendly staff
make for a great place to stay at.
~ Nov 2009
My husband and I chose to come to Kauai for our honeymoon in October 2009. We wanted to stay in a condo mainly because we wanted to be able to eat at 'home' a couple of nights during our stay. We researched a couple of different web sites and decided to stay in room 4222 at the Hanalei Bay Resort. It was amazing! First and for most, the view from the condo is amazing. Secondly, Joan has all of the 'beach' supplies that you could need... beach towels, a cooler, beach chairs, snorkel gear... and that really saved us some cash. We had a wonderful time. We both hope that we will be able to return to room 4222 and Kauai sooner rather than later.
~ L.L Oct 2009
I had the pleasure of staying at Hanalei Bay Resort 4222 in September 2009. Everything you read on every website about Joan and this condo is accurate. From my first conversation with her I knew it would be a wonderful place. The view is absolutely stunning. The grounds of the resort were perfect. The condo itself is top notch. I have read a few unfavorable things about other condos at this resort and I will admit as I looked around the property it was quite easy to tell which were privately owned. Keep it simple, Rent from Joan, enjoy the wonderful pool, have a Mai Tai in the really lovely bar, follow Joan's suggestions for fun and food and don't forget your camera.
~ M.T. Sept 2009
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you, but both Drew and I want you to know that we had an AMAZING time in Kauai! It was the best honeymoon that we could have asked for. The weather was amazing, the food was to die for, and your condo was BEAUTIFUL!
It was so nice to wake up in the morning and have coffee on the lanai, pack up the cooler, and head to the beach! We also used the back pack, the snorkel gear, the beach towels, the beach chairs, and the binoculars. It was so nice to have all of that at our figure tips and not have to spend the time or the money renting everything.
We want to thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful condo. We hope to be back sooner rather than later.
~ L.B Oct 2009
Your condo was absolutely wonderful. We didn't want to leave Kauai to go to Maui after being at your place. We were so impressed with the beauty of your home as well as your having all of the needed things for your renters. When we got to the Marriott in Maui, we were telling everyone about Hanalei Bay. We made sure to watch the sunset every night from the point right near the condo. The sunrises were beautiful, too. I don't want to go anywhere else and in fact, we plan to only stay in Kauai next time.
~ D. Riley, July 2009
Everything in Kauai was great! The condo was awesome and had
everything that we needed during out stay. Thank you for all the
great information about things to do in Kauai and places to go - they
were very helpful.
The condo was beautiful and the view was just amazing. I'm sure we
will be coming back in a year or 2 and will certainly keep you in mind
when we are looking for accommodations! If anybody asks me for
recommendations, your place will be the first (and only) on my list.
~ D. H.
We had such an incredible time on Kauai (actually we both like it better than Maui) and we thoroughly enjoyed staying at your incredible condo! We would love to return at some point!
Thanks again for making everything better than we had hoped for!
~ J. S.
My husband and I spent thanksgiving week at Hanalei Bay Resort. It is a beautifully decorated condo - what you see truly is what you get. The view from the unit is amazing. On our first morning it had rained a little and a rainbow popped up right outside. It was so beautiful. In the bathroom drawer there was a first aid kit, mouthwash, deodorant, bug repellant! Joan has TVs and DVD players in both the living room and the bedroom. The resort was quiet and peaceful. The pool area is beautiful and never crowded.
We had a wonderful relaxing time in Kauai (our third time). The North Shore is definitely the prettiest part of the island - so, so green and the mountains are right there. I would highly recommend staying at unit 4222 - you will not be disappointed. Aloha!
~ M.N. WA. Nov 08
"Unit 4222 is the best HBR has to offer!"
~E.B Colorado October 2008
Thank you, Thank You, Thank You!!!!
We had the greatest stay in your beautiful condo!!! We (David, Kate, Mollie, and Rosie) enjoyed every minute!!! The view was so spectacular... sitting on your deck watching the sunset and sipping a passion fruit drink was one of our very favorite absolute peak Hawaiian experiences. We loved your condo... you have done such an exquisite and tasteful job of creating a Hawaiian paradise throughout the condo.
We are definitely looking forward to connecting with you in the future so we can come and stay again.
~ K.D Oregon August 2008
We just returned from our trip, and were not in the least bit disappointed - the condo was everything we'd hoped for and more! First of all, the resort is very nice and well-located in the Princeville resort area on the north shore with sweeping views of gorgeous Hanalei Bay and Bali Hai. It's not far from beautiful beaches, and is close to shopping and dining in Princeville and Hanalei. The resort staff was very friendly, the grounds are very clean - so lush and pretty, and there's a beautiful lagoon-style pool.
Joan's unit is really beautiful. It's a short walk to and from the parking area, but the resort has carts to shuttle you around if the walk is a problem. The view from Joan's condo and lanai is amazing - you just can't believe your eyes when you wake up each morning and see the bay and mountains in front of you. The furnishings are very comfortable and stylish, and she has everything stocked that you could possibly need. . Joan is also a delight to work with and provided lots of great information on the island.
Overall we had an excellent experience and can't wait to return.
~ C.T. July 2008
We arrived home late last night. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Kauai and your beautiful condo. Of course, we didn't get a chance to
do everything we wanted to do, so we must come back again sometime.
The beaches and trails were just so beautiful that by the time we got back we never felt like swimming in the pool.
I cried when we had to leave yesterday.
Everything at your condo made our trip perfect. Thank you so much for everything and for thinking of every little detail. We made great use of your beach chairs, coolers, towels, etc. and all those things made the trip so much more enjoyable.
Some of our favorite things were the beaches in Ke`e, Tunnels and Anini. We also loved Bar Acuda and spent a few of our evenings there.
Thank you again for everything.
~ Cathy and Robert, 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
THANK YOU!!!!!! We had the most wonderful time and your condo was a HUGE part of it. It far, far exceeded my expectations: beautifully decorated (and everything in great shape - your guests obviously have a lot of respect for you), perfectly located at the HBR and you have everything there you could ever need.
~AT, New York Aug 2007
We had a really great time. We are already looking to go back to Kauai.
~ LT, Maryland Aug 2007
We were happy with pretty much everything at HBR and absolutely loved the stunning views and lovely amenities provided to us in our condo at 4221. The furnishings in the room are quality and very tasteful. it was nice to have a fridge and microwave, coffee pot, boogie board, beach chairs, beach towels, guide books... The list of nice things is long! The bed was extremely comfortable with good quality linens. Air conditioning was a great plus and not something you get in many condos in Hawaii.
~LI, California July 2007
We stayed July 9, 2007 - July 14, 2007 and booked through Joan directly to stay in condo 4222. We started off our honeymoon here and it was perfect. The view from the lanai was gorgeous. We loved the laid back vibe that this resort had. It is close enough to walk over to The Princeville to have a nice dinner and drinks, however it was nice to know you weren't paying an arm and a leg. My advice would be to book through a private owner. When we checked in and were helped with our bags to our room, even the security guy commented on how nice it was and that we were smart to book directly through Joan.
It was nice to be in a condo on the north shore. We would pack lunch and take it to one of the many wonderful beaches. Joan's condo was great because the snorkel gear and the cooler were all there for is to use.
We stayed at 4222 in early May, and worked directly with the owner, Joan Bettencourt. The condo is large and decorated very nicely with all the amenities, including snorkel gear, beach chairs, umbrella, cooler, etc. There was no skimping on the furniture and bed. We loved the huge tiled lanai with the great view of the bay and Bali Hai. The resort itself has a very tropical feel to it, with trees, plants, and flowers throughout. The pool and hot tub looked nice, but we are not pool people, so never used it. The beach was nice and just a short walk away. What little interaction we had with the resort staff was very good, but we were not expecting a full service resort anyway. Joan was great with suggestions on what to do and where to go. We would absolutely rent through Joan again the next time we go.
~TA review GE Nevada May 2007
Your place was beautiful and I will recommend it to all of my friends. It is beautiful and we had a wonderful time. Your tastes are flawless J The little extra's make it like being at home! What a view!!!!
~ D.H. Chicago, IL USA Jan 2007
We just returned from Kauai and wanted to let others know about Joan and Bill Bettencourt's absolutely beautiful condo units 4222/4221 at Hanalei Bay Resort. We had the incredible pleasure of staying in their paradise home. We rented their 2 bedroom unit and can honestly say the view, the decor and comfort took our breath away! From the slate-covered lanai with the million-dollar view of the ocean and mountains (complete with waterfalls) to the exquisitely comfortable king-sized beds, these units have everything you need to make your stay one you won't forget.
~ B.M. Wisconsin Feb 2007
We have recently returned from our first visit to Kauai, where we had the pleasure of staying at the beautiful Hanalei Bay Resort. We were fortunate enough to rent unit # 4222, a spacious and beautifully decorated one bedroom unit (a second bedroom is also available to rent--unit #4221). The owner Joan was responsive and helpful, the unit was wonderfully equipped and the view from the lanai that fronts both living room and bedroom is, as other reviewers have noted, beyond compare.
~ P. R. Toronto Canada Feb 2007
The condo is well furnished, well located and has a great view of the Hanalei Bay and beyond- the pictures don't do it justice, just a wonderful view to wake up to. The condo is clean and has all the comforts of home. Joan is prompt in her email and phone correspondence and is very professional. We will return to HBR and to 4222.
~ JS Camas, WA Feb 2007