A disappointment and waste of $$
I wouldn't suggest anyone who wants to be near anything like water, shopping, food (their restaurant is awful, their chef just quit) condo was not clean, very worn, air conditioning didn't work in one of the bedrooms. No wait staff at the pool, so don't get thirsty while your swim. Staff for most part was polite, but not trained well, couldn't even print a boarding pass, had to go up to the front desk at 3am to print it off, too far from beach, had to wait for the shuttle to come pick us up, couldn't take cars near your lodging, no where near the beach. You have to take their shuttle to get to the beach, so it isn't convenient to take much more than a towel, and there are no beach chairs or aminities. It is right next to the Princeville Resort, but you are only allowed to buy drinks at their bar, not use their facilities. So there isn't much more than sand if you stay at Hanalea Bay area. Never been so disappointed in a facility and location in all the years we have traveled. It is totally misrepresented when one checks on their advertisements. Our neighbors went a week before us, and they said the same things we did, very disappointing!!!
If we go again we will stay in the south part of the island. It is convenient, well appointed, nice hotels.
The place I would stay in the North would be Princeville Resort, it was beautiful, elegant and very convenient.