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17 Palms Kauai
Ranked #2 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Unreal! Perfection.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

We visited Kauai for the first time and luckily found 17 Palms through Internet searches. The owners were warm, kind, and went out of the way to make us feel welcomed--including providing us with fresh fruit they had hand picked! The cottage (Hale Iki) was clean, unique, and all around fabulous. Was definitely way better than any hotel could ever be. One evening, we cooked out at the grill outside the cottage, and enjoyed a nice home cooked meal in Hale Iki--one of the best evenings of our stay!

The cottage is centrally located. We wanted to explore as much as the island as possible on 4 days, so it was super beneficial that we stayed on that part of the island. It is also SUPER close to the airport, which made it so convenient when we were both arriving and leaving Kauai, as well as when we took our early helicopter tour!

I'd recommend hale Iki without a doubt! It is truly perfect and a little slice of paradise on an island of paradise. Can't beat that! Already plotting my return!

  • Stayed March 2012
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Centerport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

My husband and I stayed at 17 Palms during our honeymoon to Kauai in early November 2011. The Hale Iki cottage was a dream come true - bright, open, airy, meticulously furnished and equipped with every last little thing you could possibly need for your stay. Ross & Jeff were hosts like none other - we were greeted with fresh fruit, chocolates, and a kind welcoming voicemail. I felt like we were staying with friends - their hospitality could not be beat. They provide a very thorough guide to the neighborhood and island, with their favorite spots for beaching, dining, and shopping - and pretty much every recommendation was spot on.

Although it rained nearly the entire time we were on the island (freakish heavy storms that are not common for the island), we still managed to find ways to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Kauai. And the days when the sun did make an appearance, it was worth the wait.

Hale Iki is conveniently located - steps away from a beach and directly next to some good shopping and restaurants. It is in a private little alcove so you don't hear/fear the hustle/bustle of the major road nearby. And you never have to travel far to reach any particular point on the island. There are several good supermarkets and a farmer's market nearby so staying in to cook a fabulous meal is also a great option, since dining on the island can get somewhat pricey. Our tip - stock up on happy hour supplies - wine, cheese, olives, etc, - at the local Costco and enjoy sunset on the beach before heading out for the night. Very romantic, affordable, and unbeatable scenery.

I literally can not wait to return!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

We stayed for a week in February and loved it! The Meli Meli home is wonderful: well-equipped, beautfully laid out with bamboo furniture, great decor, comfortable beds and lots of room for a family. The 'baby beach' was a haven - grab a boogie board from the cottage (great supplies) and let the little one (almost 3) paddle, float and play to his heart's content in a very safe place. Down the road is Kapaa with my favorite coffee/treats and great restaurants. Within walking distance is an easy, family friendly pizza place and other coffee and edibles. We usually stay in the South end and were so happily surprised how much easier and more relaxed the East coast was (convenient to get anywhere as well). Meli Meli was a treat, and since we got a lot of rain, we really enjoyed having a nice indoor space to be in. Can't be beat!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Iqaluit, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

The location couldn't be any better. The cottage is very well equipped and the tradewinds that go through the place is the best AC you could ever ask for!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

We stayed in the Meli Meli cottage in February 2012. We loved being so close to a kid-friendly beach, and having access to the boogie boards, chairs, beach towels, and umbrellas that Jeff and Ross provided. We walked to some of the local restaurants and enjoyed Mexican and Japanese food as well as a lovely bakery, all within a five minute walk from the cottage. We were welcomed by Jeff upon arrival, who brought us fresh produce from the farmers market. The cottage was well-appointed and charming, and we were very comfortable. We can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 17 Palms Kauai

Property: 17 Palms Kauai
Address: 414 Wailua Kai St, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1457
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Kapaa
Price range (per night): ₹ 15,161 - ₹ 27,208
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
17 Palms Kauai is comprised of two Kauai vacation cottages in a garden setting chosen by Conde Nast Traveller Mag. As "one of the 5 perfect places to stay on Kauai" - a private oasis adjacent to Wailua Bay, one of Kauai's most popular beaches (made famous in Elvis' Blue Hawaii). Everything you need during your Kauai vacation is a short walk, located across the street from the beach path and one block from tons of restaurants and shops, rentals, etc. These are fully equipped, free-standing homes with complete amenities including complete kitchens, laundry, dishwasher, sharp knives!, Wi-Fi, and many other niceties, a true home away from home. ... more   less 
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