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  • Aston Ilander on the Beach Resort Kauai. This quaint hotel provides condominium living for a very affordable cost. This humble two-story resort is set in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and swaying palm trees, with a pool and a gorgeous beachfront location. All rooms offer charming Island-inspired teak furnishings and have a private balcony. Guests can relax by the beachfront swimming pool and jet spa, or go for a long walk along the Napaa coast. There are public tennis courts and golf courses very nearby. This hotel provides high-speed wireless internet. It is known that depending on the coast, the ocean differs and the Napaa coast isn't as ideal for swimming as Poipu, for example, because of the tides and rocks, but the adventurous traveler wouldn't mind a dip in the ocean in front of this amazing resort!
  • Hanalei Bay Resort. 5380 Honoiki Rd, Princeville, Overlooking beautiful Hanalei Bay, the resort features 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom condos and hotel rooms that can be rented directly from the individual owners. Resort includes 2 swimming pools, waterfalls, and hotub, bell service, beach access and two restaurants.
  • Kauai Beach Resort, 4331 Kauai Beach Dr, Lihue, ☎ +1 808 245-1955. A Hawaiian plantation-style resort situated oceanfront on 25 lush acres of Kauai's longest exploring and strolling beach. The hotel is close to the airport, but plane noise is not particularly noticeable. Amenities include a complimentary airport shuttle service, two restaurants, lounge, entertainment, an impressive and large pool area, fitness center, spa, business center, meeting rooms and ballroom. The resort isn't the most modern on the island, and the restaurants are merely average, but this is a nice property and well-located for exploring the island. Note that wired (not wireless) internet access is only available for an extra $12 per day, and self-parking fees add $13 per day to the room price. $100+.
  • Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy. Spacious condominium accommodations with breathtaking views of the tropical gardens or Pacific Ocean become your own personal haven. Relax in comfort, enjoying the peace and tranquility of Kauai. Choose from 108 studios, one bedroom and two-bedroom condominium accommodations all decorated with red, gold, and green fabrics, carpeted floors, and island-style accents.
  • Kauai Country Inn, 6440 Olohena Rd, Kapaa, +1 808 821-0207. A B&B featuring four suites complete with kitchens, private bathrooms, and wrap around balconies. A bit far from the ocean, but great for people who want to escape the crowd and have some peace and quiet during their stay. No group reservations or children under 12.
  • Kuhio Shores, 5050 Lawai Rd, Poipu, 1- and 2-bedroom oceanfront condos located just 30 feet from the ocean. Rent directly from owners.
  • Marriott Resort on Kalapali Beach, 3610 Rice St, Lihue, +1 808 245-5050 (Toll Free: +1 800-220-2925). Guestrooms and suites at this resort have been completely renovated with a sleek, contemporary Hawaiian decor. Five oceanfront dining options are available, including the new beachfront Toro-Tei Sushi Bar, redesigned Kukui's Restaurant, Aupaka Terrace, Kalapaki Grill, Dukes Canoe Club and Café Portofino. Terrific views of the beach and by from the ocean-side rooms.
  • Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club, 3610 Rice St, Poipu, ☎ +1 808-742-4400 (toll free: +1 800-845-5279). This hotel is also a large time-share complex, so rooms include kitchen, two baths and living area. The property has several pools, is located on Poipu Beach, and provides amenities such as wireless internet access, fitness room, and beachfront bar/snack shop. There is no restaurant. The property is busy and popular with families, so those seeking a quieter getaway might choose to look elsewhere.
  • PoipuKai Resort, Poipu, (toll free: +1 800-367-8020). Located on the south shore of Kauai between Shipwreck beach and Poipu beach this condo complex has a wide range of condos of different sizes and price ranges. The condos are well maintained and walking distance from the Poipu beaches. If you are travelling with the kids this is a great way to go because you get more space than you do in a hotel, for less money. Because each condo is fully equipped with kitchens and laundry facilities, you don't necessarily need to eat out for every meal. There are plenty of road side fruit stands in the area where you can pick up some fresh papayas, bananas, pineapples, etc. The condos are a favorite way to relax on the island.


  • Coastline Cottages Kauai, (toll free: +1 866-641-6900). Oceanfront cottages depict style as it was in Hawaii's 30's and 40's. Perfect for honeymoons. Their Turtle Cove Cottage overlooks a Hawaiian sea turtle sanctuary and their Poipu Kai Cottage with private swimming pool is the ultimate. Tip: Five night minimum stay however every 7th night is free. $295+.
  • Grand Hyatt Kauai, 1571 Poipu Rd, Poipu, ☎ +1 808 742-1234 (fax: +1 808 742-1557). This massive resort is the most upscale lodging in Poipu, and among the most upscale on the entire island. Amenities include a PGA golf course, multiple restaurants, extensive gardens and pool, and several chatty parrots that keep station in the courtyard garden. Tip: you can get 50% off rack rates by using airline hotel vouchers—most airlines hand them out as a perk with award flight bookings; they often surface on eBay. $300+.
  • Lanikai Resort, located on Wailua Bay, 390 Papaloa Rd, +1 808 822-7700. The ultimate in beachfront condo luxury with exceptionally large suites overlooking the ocean and lush garden. Set on exclusive sandy beach on Wailua Bay in Kauai's most convenient yet absolutely private location. Walking distance of restaurants and shops.
  • St. Regis Princeville Resort, 5520 Ka Haku Rd, Princeville, ☎ +1 808 826-9644. For those who want to pay for something spectacular this is arguably the island's nicest resort. The views are incredible, especially of sunset from the spectacular lobby lounge. The hotel was renovated in 2009 and offers a modern look with great attention to detail. Even if you do not have the budget to stay here, you can reach the beach by walking along the hotel's sidewalk - look for spots marked for public access to the left of the entrance station. $400+ for a double, suites from $700.
  • Whaler's Cove. Pamper yourself in spacious luxury in private 1-2 bedroom condos. The resort is located right on the ocean in Sunny Poipu. Each suite has a large spacious lanai that looks out over the coastline. This private resort will become your tropical home away from home. Tip: you can check the hotel web site for low season discounts. High season rates range from $369-656.


Source: Wikitravel.