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Our stay at The Palmwood was absolutely wonderful. My wife and I left Kauai confident the was no better place to stay on the island. Possibly all of Hawaii. Eddi and her son, Mychael, were amazing hosts and even better cooks. Both made sure our anniversary stay was not only one we'd never forget, but also the one we'd measure every trip by in the future.
After breakfast one morning, I asked Eddi, "how long have you been taking care of people?" "All my life," she replied. It shows. Each meal, each living space, each garden area, each appointment in the rooms and common areas shows such care and thoughtful consideration, and yet everything feels so unforced. The Palmwood exudes an air of "this is as it should be."
We enjoyed the extra space the upper suite afforded us (not to mention the incredible views) over the other two rooms. The bed was wonderfully large and comfortable, the ceilings vaulted and spacious. The bathroom was luxurious, as were the towels and the two-person shower. There was a large cabinet with open shelves for belongings, and could accommodate the longest of stays (should you be so lucky). The constant breeze that made its way through the many windows kept the space cool and refreshed. We never once felt uncomfortably warm or cramped.
The area the property is in was a tranquil one, with the house having been built on a small hilltop in the Moloaa area on the northeast tip of the island. Mychael said locals see it as a farming community, without much going on (besides the crowing roosters, ha, ha). Perfect for us. Nearby Moloaa and Larsen's beaches were true escapes and free from crowds during our stay (the tucked away Sea Lodge Beach in Princeville was another favorite). When we did venture elsewhere on the island, we found The Palmwood to be more centralized than expected. Trips to either Hanalei or Kapaa took about 20 minutes by car, and a day trip to Waimea to enjoy the canyon was easily achievable.
Altogether, we were expecting something special and our expectations were met to their fullest. Should we make it back to Kauai, my wife and I know exactly where we'll be staying.
First off, the Palmwood is 100%, absolutely lovely. The location on the top of hill in a tropical valley on Kauai's north shore is breathtaking. My wife and spent time every morning just sitting out on the porch drinking coffee and soaking it in. The Palmwood itself is decorated beautifully in an elegant, minimal style. The Upper Suite we stayed in was comfortable, airy, and refreshing, with the aforementioned porch and incredible view. Our room also had potentially the most comfortable mattress we've ever slept in outside our own home.
The folks running the inn (Eddie and her son Michael) were just as fantastic. They had tons of advice about good spots to explore or relax at on the north shore, and seemed to genuinely want us to just have a great time. They are also _excellent_ cooks. The morning breakfasts were very, very good. They even packed us a "to go" breakfast replete our last morning when we had to leave early for our flight.
All in all, it was an awesome trip. I can't recommend the Palmwood more highly.
Had a great time staying at the Palmwood this past week! The room exceeded our expectations - had everything we needed & was in a very beautiful spot that was ideal for exploring the north side of the island. Breakfast was awesome, and Eddi and Mychael provided great recommendations for beaches and other spots to visit while we were in Kaua'i! Would highly recommend to anyone visiting the island!
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The perfect north side Kauai experience. Highly recommend!! My wife and I stayed three nights at the Palmwood Inn and thoroughly enjoyed everyday. Eddie is amazing host. The attention to detail and serene environment are incredibly relaxing. The food was some of the best we had on the island. We are most definitely coming back.
Beautiful, private accommodations with easy access to Kilauea, the nearest town. Breakfast prepared by Eddi/Maxine was always so delicious, local, and was a great start to each day!
The west room's outdoor shower amongst ferns, a beautiful fountain, and lava rock was a great experience as well. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a more private, luxurious trip that is a bit removed from the main tourist thoroughfares.