The beautiful isle of Kauai boasts many of the most pristine beaches in the world with warm sand and heavenly waves. Enjoy your next R&R in beach cabins located at PMRF Barking Sands. Dubbed the Garden Isle because of its luxurious foliage.
Kauai offers a dramatic change from the buzz of Oahu. The Pacific Missile Range Facility is located on the west side of the island and is an installation of Navy Region Hawaii. Let MWR Travel Connections help you plan your escape to this beautiful island. Discounted tickets for fun activities also available at all ITT offices.
How many people can stay in the cottages?
A maximum of six (6) people in the standard and deluxe cottages, and eight (8) people in the VIP cottage.
How do I confirm my reservations?
To confirm a reservation, a credit card deposit of 50% is required. If submitting a reservation by check or cash, it must be received at the time the reservation is placed. The 50% deposit will be applied to the total amount due. Accepted forms of payment are cash, personal check, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Any reservation made less than 45 days in advance will be charged 50% of the total amount of which is non-refundable. The guest will be informed the card is being charged AT THIS TIME. Payment is due in full for all reservations, upon check-in at the Central Cottage Reservations Office. Cancellation more than 45 days prior to the reservation will result in a full refund. NO REFUND will be issued if cancellation is within 45 days of the reservation date. Any refunds that may be issued will be credited to the credit card or in the form of a check mailed by the MWR Accounting Office.
How far is the base from the airport?
The base is 36 miles west of Lihue airport. Driving time is approximately 45 minutes. From the airport, head west on HWY 50 and turn left at the 30 mile marker.
Who is authorized to stay at the Beach Cottage?
All military personnel and their family members, retired or active duty, DoD civilians, MWR, NEX or NAF employees and contractors working on board the installation who have been authorized use of MWR programs by the Commanding Officer. Please bring your military ID to access the base.
How far in advance can I book a cottage?
The timeframe allowed to book your reservations depends on your military status and category in which you qualify. You can find more details in the policy listed on the greatlifehawaii web site.
What do we do if we check-in after hours?
Cottage packets will be available at the Housing gate after hours. Inform the guard that you are checking in and they will give you your packet. Please be sure to have your military ID. On Sundays and federal holidays, the packets will be available at the guard gate at 2pm for check-ins.
Is there a commissary on base?
We do not have a commissary, however, for those who are eligible to purchase goods, there is a small NEX store where you can purchase staples. Anything not available there can usually be purchased at the local grocery store in nearby Waimea town, about a ten-minute drive from the base.
Are all the cottages beachfront?
12 Beach Cottages are oceanfront and twelve are ocean view.
What is provided for us in the cottages?
All cottages are fully furnished with refrigerator, stove, washer, dryer, microwave, coffee maker, TV, DVD/VCR, basic cable, telephone, internet access, dishes, flatware, cooking utensils, cookware and BBQ grill. Linen and towels are also provided. Bedrooms are air-conditioned.
What do we need to bring with us?
Personal toiletries, laundry detergent and charcoal are not provided. Beach chairs and other gear are available for rent through our Gear Issue at the Outdoor Adventure Center.