Walking into this unit, with its colorfully tasteful Hawaiian decor and large lanai looking out to Hanalei Bay and Mt. Makana, ( Bali Hai in the movie "South Pacific") I was overjoyed ! I had found the perfect condo, at a bargain rate, in the ideal location, on the gorgeous garden Isle of Kauai. WOW!!! Then things got even better. I found the whole place was clean and everything worked, including the washer and dryer. I later learned it's possible to actually pack suitcases full of CLEAN clothes to take home! All the furniture in the living areas was comfortable, as was the luxe king memory foam bed in the master bedroom. The master bath had a large jacuzzi tub and a shower with dual heads.The beautiful granite kitchen had every pot, pan, dish, gadget and appliance needed to concoct and serve tropical drinks and gourmet meals on the lanai with it's awesome Hanalei views and fiery sunsets! The ceiling fans were quiet and always kept us comfortably cool. I should have known it was gonna be this great, because communicating with Tarek its owner, had been such a delight!. He had answered all of our inquiries expeditiously, and provided insightful advise. At the condo he had pages of written information about EVERYTHING Kauai and when I broke something (AHHH!) he generously offered to pay for a replacement part ! We didn't let him of course, but...WOW ! He even had a closet filled with toys, towels and other useful things to use at the beach. This brings up one of the most compelling reasons to stay at Puu Poa, especially if one is a snorkeler...the ideal...Hideaways Beach! The view from there is spectacular!! There were shade trees...right on the beach and that's good because you don't want to try to carry an umbrella or even an ice chest for that matter, down the steep cliff path. I recommend backpacks and taking the steps really slow and one at a time...if you need to. Snorkeling, we saw loads of fish including the state fish of Hawaii the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a, green sea turtles and varied coral formations. Magnificent, otherworldly and unforgettable! Also part of this ideal location is The St. Regis Resort, just a 5 minute walk away. We loved to breakfast ( $$$) on their breathtaking Makana Terrace. Their Sunday Brunch is not to be missed! ... I'm really missing Kauai! I'm counting down the days until my next visit to this Puu Poa unit! Mahalo Nui Loa, Tarek, for sharing your Live Aloha Spirit and your exceptional piece of Paradise with us! ALOHA!!Stayed July 2013 Submitted September 6, 2013Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure seekers, Girls getaway, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, Romantic getaway