October 2017 – My wife and I were on a belated honeymoon and wanted a place that was quiet and peaceful. The beach hotels just didn’t do it for us. We found the Iao Valley Inn and stayed for 4 days.
Tamara greeted us and welcomed us to their Inn. She gave us a good description of what was what on their property and the island. She and Fred were very hospitable and friendly and made themselves available if we needed anything.
The lanai was great for having breakfast, provided by Tamara. Fresh papaya with strawberries and some kinds of nut breads. Coffee and tea were also available. Previous guests left plenty of almost anything we needed as a sort of guest gift for others. Nothing was lacking.
At night we sat on the lanai, had a couple of drinks, listened to the creek and watched the stars. One night I saw green phosphorescent things scurrying up the trees by the creek. I couldn’t figure out what they were. It was like a sci-fi or acid trip (which I’ve never done). I asked Tamara what they were and she said….it was a laser light display dancing through the trees. I felt embarrassed but got a laugh out of it.
Up the canyon less than a mile is a Park that is worth visiting. The hike is easy and not that long.
Once we knew our way around the island, the location was a great choice. If you want the “old” feel of Maui, this location will give you that earlier time kind of feeling.
It was a great place to stay. ENJOY! Willie Kiote | Salt Lake City, UT