Tanja’s (CA) & Chris’ (Germany) Most Wonderful Vacation on the Garden Island

From the moment, I contacted the owner (Tarek) for availability of his condo during a planned vacation with my brother in late October 2011, I got a response from Tarek that made me feel right at home. Tarek provided details and responses to all of our inquiries and was very professional yet warm and welcoming. He provided meticulous details of what to find/expect and when we arrived at the condo we were simply blown away. The condo to us felt like a home away from home. It had all amenities that you could wish/hope for in a place like this. It provided beach & snorkling gear, had a fully equipmed kitchen, free internet access and plenty of space for the two of us. Every morning, we would have breakfast on the lanai and watch the sunrises. Sunsets (most spectacular) we would watch whenever we weren't on hiking trips or other adventures. The condo is conveniently located with fast and easy access to Waimea Canyon, Kalalau Valley and Na Pali Coast hiking trips (if you like to hike, which I would greatly recommend). On our first day we watched sea turtles pop their little heads in and out of the waves right below our lanai. Although, there was another deck below us that extended a bit further, it did not obstruct any of our views and everything is very private and quiet. All you hear at night (and that to us was the most soothing sound) is the sound of crashing waves. Overall, our experience was incredible and I would come back to Tarek's condo at any time. Matter of fact, I am already thinking of another quick trip in the next 6-12 months and I am hoping that Tarek's condo will be available at that time. For me this was the 3rd trip (for Chris it was the 2nd) to the Garden Island and it was by far the best we have had. It's been over a decade since we had been experiencing the beauty of Kauai and we both are sure that we won't let another decade pass before coming back. Thank you for making us feel at home, Tarek!Stayed October 2011 Submitted November 3, 2011Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure seekers, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, Romantic getaway