Amazing retreat for our family

My husband and I agreed that our trip to Kauai and our stay in Pa’ani was the best vacation we’ve ever taken — which is saying a lot considering that we are very well traveled ourselves and were a bit wary of what it would be like to vacation with our infant daughter, who also loved everything about this trip! The unit was well described and depicted on the vrbo website, but we were even more impressed in person. It felt so open and airy with the lofted ceilings and tall windows. Every inch of the place was spotless, with nice cool marble floors downstairs and gorgeous wood upstairs. We used the loft space for our daughter’s pack ‘n play (which we rented from Ready Rentals per the recommendations of Suzanne), and we took the spacious master, leaving the first floor guest room as my hide-out for folding laundry and/or pumping milk while my daughter was asleep upstairs. We used the gas grill every night to cook fresh fish, and stocked the huge fridge with everything we would need so that we didn’t feel like we had to go out to dinner – something our 4 month-old is not a fan of doing! That said, we felt close to everything we needed, and stopped by the shops in Princeville to fuel our mango addiction at the grocery there. The binder left in the unit is so helpful – we used that to guide our walks to Anini beach and to find a church on Sunday. My husband was worried that we would feel like there were people on top of us being on a golf course, but we rarely saw anyone playing out there, and we felt privileged to have the best view of all the surrounding units since this one gets the ocean view from the side and the view of a beautiful banyan tree out back. The unit has all the supplies anyone would ever need, so getting to the beach with an infant, a cooler, chairs, and towels was actually totally stress-free with the wheeled cart we found in the closet of the first floor bedroom. The kitchen was more well supplied than my kitchen at home (we left talking about how we are amazed we’ve survived 7 years of marriage without a salad spinner…). As I’m sure is obvious, we want to come back to this spot regularly if possible and only fear we have harmed our chances by giving such a good review! Suzanne and Terri are also wonderful and very responsive to any questions that arose prior to and/or during the trip. I can’t wait to get in touch with them again to set up our next stay! 07/29/2013 at 11:21 PM