My husband and I spent our 25th Wedding Anniversary at the beautiful Makaha Bamboo Plantation. The condo was so clean and well appointed we didn't need to purchase anything extra to make our stay comfortable. When we checked in there was a bag of Kona Coffee and a preloaded laundry card which was our saving grace in doing laundry during our stay. Robin even provided a box full of snorkel gear, beach chairs, and beach umbrella which we used several times. The grounds are so well taken care off and we enjoyed watching the peacocks strut their stuff. The pool area was comfortable with plenty of lounge chairs and clean restrooms and changing areas. When we left and returned to the property everyday we were welcomed back by the most friendly security guards ever!
Makaha is about 1 hour from Waikiki which my husband and I love but for some it may be a trek, don't let that detour you from staying in this little town, the people are so friendly and helpful and the local beach is pristine and the perfect place to watch the sun set. At the end of the road where the condo is there is a little market called the Ohana Family Market, great for last minute items and about 20 min to the South in Waianea was a bigger market called Sak and Save, there is also a Longs drugstore.
Our day trips included: Honolulu to the Bishop Museum, Legend Seafood for great Dim Sum and a walk through Chinatown. We also enjoyed Maitai Catamaran ride that left from Waikiki Beach, and our anniversary dinner at Orchids at the Halekulani...Fantastic!. Visit the Ko'Olina lagoons if you want a beach with all the facilities and very low surf. Hit the North Shore for the best garlic butter shrimp in Hawaii..Romy's, and then stop at Ted's Bakery for Macadamia Nut Cream Pie. If you want to get sea sick and swim with the sharks book a tour with North Shore Shark Adventures in Haleiwa. Great experience but we weren't prepared for the choppy waters...ugh!
Thank you so much to Robin for being a great host, he even stopped by to meet us and leave an anniversary card and bottle of sparkling cider.
We plan on returning next year...without my 74 year old mother and her boyfriend :)
Families with Young Children,