by Terry Ward
Located just 20 minutes from Lihue Airport, the Garden Island Inn provides an authentic Hawaiian experience. Flowers are cut from local tropical gardens, and the rooms feature local artwork. The grounds and gardens are maintained beautifully. Rooms offer twin, queen, and king beds depending on your needs. Family rooms can easily fit five people, and the condos comfortably sleep six.
The hotel is a short walk from the beach and provides snorkel gear, coolers, towels, boogie boards and more beach gear at no cost. There are farmers markets and shops nearby to explore, as well as restaurants, tours, fishing areas and watersports.
Our Editor Loves
- Beachfront location
- Complimentary beach gear
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Great central location, food and shops walking distance, the beach is across the street. If you want to find a quaint Inn with the friendly locals to offer all assistance its great. They also have an honor system of take and borrow or use what others left behind to your benefit. Save a ton on sunscreen! It works great when the timeshare isnt exact with your travel plans.
We had a wonderful stay at the lovely Garden Island Inn. Such cheery, clean and comfortable rooms. The hotel has a great garden. Free breakfast is included and they were ever so nice to serve it earlier than usual for us birdwatchers. The hotel is right across from a park and beach (they'll supply beach towels for you) and there is a strip mall across the street too with fine restaurants and shops. I hated to leave!