5 on October 31, 2016
Imagine that your brother has a cottage in Kauai, and he asks you to look after it for a week or two. It’s fully stocked with dishes, silverware, appliances, and even a drawer of Ziplock and garbage bags. The bathroom medicine chest has shampoo, shaving cream, sun lotion. Before he leaves, he tells you to feel free to use his kayaks, bikes, beach chairs, snorkel gear, beach towels, and boogie boards. Just remember to remove your sandals and wipe the sand off with the supplied rags at the front door. You’d probably think this is the most comfortable living ever. Such it is at the Fern Grotto Inn, and owner Paul Juma has made every effort to be as nice as your brother. The inn has direct access to the Wailua River, and is walking distance to one of Kauai’s many sandy beaches. Kapa’a town is a five minute drive (except in rush hour), and home to grocery stores, restaurants, and funky shopping. The location on the island is ideal, being near the airport and roughly equidistant from the sights on both the north and south shores. Don’t expect a lobby and a check-in desk. This is your brother’s cottage, after all.
5 on November 28, 2015
My husband and I stayed in the Garden Cottage at Fern Grotto Inn for 5 days at the beginning of November, 2015. The accommodations are charming! The cottage is decorated with island decor, has a very comfortable king-sized bed, is extremely well maintained and very clean. The kitchen area has every utensil and pot and pan you would ever need. The grounds are also beautiful. Paul Juma, the owner, is very considerate and concerned about his guests. We definitely recommend the Fern Grotto Inn and want to stay here again. It was hard to leave this time! Note: There are many restaurants nearby. You can shop and cook in your cottage or on the grills provided outside.
4.6 on June 16, 2013
Fern Grotto offered a beautiful, peaceful and relaxing getaway. The layout of the property makes you feel like you are the only guests around. The lush tropical feel is as inviting as the island is itself. We stayed here to get away from the resorts and crowds of people and we could not have been happier. If you are looking for an authentic, local and centrally located inn, then look no further.