5 Ways to Know if Fern Grotto Inn Is NOT Right For You

There’s a lot to love about Fern Grotto Inn and the beautiful paradise of Kauai. We, along with a grand majority of our guests, absolutely love it here, but we can accept that it might not be everyone’s idea of a dream vacation.

Here are 5 big reasons why Fern Grotto Inn and a tropical island like Kauai might not be the perfect place for you.


1. You Love Hotels & Resorts

Fern Grotto Inn is quite different from your typical hotel or resort experience. As a vacation rental property, we do not offer concierge or maid services during your stay, although all of our rooms are professionally cleaned and decorated between guests.

You can think of Fern Grotto Inn as your home while on holiday, which means it’ll have the same amenities as a home, rather than a hotel.

While we do have a lovely body of water, the Wailua River, in our backyard and the Pacific Ocean is only a block away, you won’t find any swimming pools with waterfalls or swim-up bars here.


2. You Hate Bugs (& Other Creatures)

We’ll be honest here: we’re based in a tropical location, and despite our best efforts, bugs and other critters are an unavoidable part of life on Kauai.

If you are not comfortable with bugs, geckos, ants, roaches, lizards, spiders, chickens, snails, and the occasional big, fat barely-able-to-move frogs, Fern Grotto Inn may not be for you.


3. You Want Someone to Plan Your Days for You

Guests who love Fern Grotto Inn tend to be the DIY type who don’t mind asking locals for suggestions, exploring on their own, making their own arrangements, and creating their own itinerary and adventures.

As mentioned above, we don’t have a concierge service, so your trip will be most enjoyable if you’re able to plan your time in Kauai on your own.


4. You Don’t Care About the Environment and Sustainability

Taking care of our stunning natural surroundings is very important to us at Fern Grotto Inn.

Litterers are not welcome here. Neither are folks who like to run the A/C with the windows open, or leave the A/C running all day while they’re out and about.

Please help us to preserve our precious natural resources!


5. You Love to Dance the Night Away

If you’re a party animal who loves lights, loud music, and bumping nightlife, Fern Grotto Inn is definitely not for you. And neither is most of Kauai, for that matter!

However, if you like lazy mornings spent sipping coffee in a tropical oasis that feels like home, leisurely bike rides to the beach, or cruising the river with a complimentary kayak, Fern Grotto Inn may be exactly the right place for you.


Our goal is to provide you with the best vacation experience possible here in Kauai. We absolutely love this island and want all visitors to Fern Grotto Inn to walk away eager to come back.

If you resonate with the reasons above, we genuinely recommend you look elsewhere in a property and even a destination. If, on the other hand, the above reasons did not resonate with you, we look forward to welcoming you to our tropical paradise in Kauai.