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Grand Hyatt Kaua'i: The Jewel of the South Pacific!!

Ok...you want a truly luxurious experience? This is the place. The Grand Hyatt Kaua'i ranks in the top 3 in luxurious accommodations for all of the South Pacific every year by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. There's a reason for that. This place is the most beautiful resort I've ever experienced...and I've seen a lot of nice places. The Grand Hyatt is sprawled out over many acres boasting magnificent landscaping and scenic backdrops. Situated along the South shores of Kaua'i on Poip'u Beach, the Grand Hyatt has the staff and amenities fit for royalty. Everyone smiles, offers to help you, & provides 2nd-to-none service. As with all things luxurious, the Grand Hyatt comes with a hefty price. But, if you have a little hard-earned $$$ to burn, treat yourself....you won't be disappointed. The Grand Hyatt Kaua'i Luau is also a "must-see" event. All the luaus on Kaua'i are relatively the same price. So, that being said, go to the Grand Hyatt's luau if you do one. The Hyatt gets the BEST for everything.

Some other great things about the Hyatt include a huge freeform pool meandering throughout the property. There's also a saltwater lagoon for swimming or kayaking. If you want to pamper yourself (and I highly recommend this), go to the Grand Hyatt's Anara Spa & enjoy ANY spa treatment. Here's a hint: Schedule it in the morning. If you pay for ANY service at the Anara Spa, you will have access to all of its facilities for the rest of the day. This in itself is well worth it. There are dressing rooms for the men and the ladies. Also, there are outdoor showers, a sauna, a WONDERFUL eucalyptus steam room, & a plunge pool to enjoy. They also have a lap pool and a small cafe with heart-healthy fruit/vegetable concoctions & meals.

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Eco-Tourism, Spa and Resort
  • Written September 29, 2006
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Grand Hyatt Kaua'i - 2006 - view from our balcony

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ResortQuest Islander on the Beach: Fantastic value on Kaua'i

This property is a fantastic value for what you get. It is also in a perfect location to make your base while exploring Kaua'i. The rooms are decent-sized, clean, & efficient. I highly recommend spending the small difference for an oceanfront room. The views are spectacular, especially in the morning during sunrise. The rooms feature 2 double beds or one queen. You get a small sink, coffee maker, small fridge, microwave, & 27'' TV w/satellite. The oceanfront rooms all have a nice sized lanai with a table and two chairs. The staff here is very nice. The grounds are basic and the pool is very small. But, think about it...you're in Hawaii!! Go in the ocean and enjoy the BIG pool!! Also, the hotel is located right next to the Coconut Marketplace. Here, you'll find many shops & restaurants at your disposal. The beach is very pretty here...but not swimmable.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written September 29, 2006
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  • Sillyair profile photo Sillyair
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Courtyard by Marriott: East shore

We would recommend this hotel. The staff were exceptionally courteous and friendly. The rooms were kept very clean.

All around great place to stay.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Diving and Snorkeling, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Beaches
  • Written June 7, 2006
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The Poipu Plantation Resort: Is it a B & B or Condos? Both!

What a marvelous place to relax and enjoy the beautiful island of Kauai. The hotel is just one of the few places that offer air conditioning for their condo rooms. The Poipu Plantation is located on the south and sunny shores of Poipu beach.

We got to the hotel after hours so our room key and directions were waiting for us on a message board. Our condo was the "Macadamia" room, this was by far the best room offered, not because it was fancy but because it was at the back of the complex, a seculed upstairs unit with a great lanai to sit and relax, have a drink or a cup of coffee and watch the ocean, mountains and the world go by..

The room was a one bedroom with a King size bed. It hads a full kitchen and dining area. The bathroom was a bit stark and the only amenities offered was a bar of soap. So make sure you bring hand lotion and shampoo supplies. There were 3 sliding patio doors which we opened at night and early in the day, this coupled with the tradewinds made for pleasant temperatures at night and early morning. The air conditioning came in handy for cooling off the room rapidly when it was needed.

The Plantation Poipu offered use of a gas grill and a hot tub on a deck tucked away amid the tropical trees and flowers. They had coin laundry on site which was both convenient and economical.

The cost of the condo was an amazing rate of $135 per night which is an outstanding rate and they offer a reduced rate for those visitors who return for another stay.

The Poipu Plantation has 2 bedroom 2 bath condos which are great for family stays. There is also a 1938 plantation home on the property with four excellent Kauai "Bed and Breakfast" rooms. Breakfast is not available for the guests who rent the condos.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Beaches, Family Travel
  • Written June 1, 2006
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Kauai Marriott and Beach Resort: Ritzy Hotel

If you like the ritzy resort experiences when you travel...this will be a great experience. It is an excellent location...and there is so much to do and see just on the resort itself...it's gorgeous. The restaurants were great...and the environment was completely relaxing and first class.

We had stayed in the Waimea Plantation Cottages for the rest of the time, which was completely different...it's just what you're looking for...

I think Kauai is the best of the islands...so you can't wrong anywhere...

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written May 6, 2006

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Kauai Sands Hotel: Affordable Hawaiian owned hotel

If you want to spend your time and money on activities arround the island Kauia Sands may be the ideal place to stay. Located aprox in the middle between Waimea and Hanalei makes it a good starting point for trips south/west and north. The Coconut Market Place is located right by its side with restaurants and shops.
The hotel is located right by the beach (no lifeguards) so you don't have to go far to catch the sunrise or a morning swim. The rooms are modest and clean, but some are located towards the parking wich may cause some disturbance.
If you have expectations for a high standard resort style Hawaiian holiday then this is not the place, but it's a nice place with pools and a nice beach where you can spend the day if you don't feel for daytrips.

The Hotel is Hawaiian owned so your money stays in the islands.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written April 16, 2006
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Kauai Sands pool and garden.


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Sheraton Kauai Poipu: Poipu

The grounds of the hotel were beautiful. The breakfast buffet was typical buffet food but the view was amazing. And complimentary Mai Tais and hula show every evening. Internet service in the lobby.

The pool was small but nice. We never had a problem finding lounge chairs.

We had booked a partial ocean view and when we checked in we tried to upgrade to an ocean front room (before we even saw our room) but they were booked. It turns out that our partial ocean view was great and we could also see the mountains including amazing sunsets. The 2 photos show our view from the balcony!

The only downside, our rooms had obviously not been remodeled in some time and the bathrooms were teeny. The walls were thin and we had some loud neighbors the first two days, we could hear them talking and laughing late into the night. Fortunately they left the second day. I think it was a good thing that we were on the top floor.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written March 25, 2006
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View to the left from our hotel balcony

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Pahio at the Ka'Eo Kai: Pahio Resorts at Princeville

Pahio at the Ka'Eo Kai is one in a cluster of five time-share resorts on the north shore of Kauai at Princeville. Our one-bedroom condo was very spacious with a large living and dining area, full kitchen, bedroom and bath. There was also a large front porch which looked out across a well manicured golf course to the Pacific Ocean. It was a wonderful place to stay, and we thoroughly enjoyed our week there. However, there are so many things to see and do on Kauai that we actually spent very little time in the resort except for sleeping. We did cook our own breakfast for three mornings and enjoyed it on the porch, or lanai. We also enjoyed feeding the birds which came to join us for breakfast: zebra doves, spotted doves, red crested cardinal, myna birds and more.

Full resort ammenties include a golf course, swimming pool, tennis court, clubhouse and more.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort
  • Written November 21, 2005
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  • Reviews: 65

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Sheraton Kauai: Keep Away from Here

Terrible, terrible, terrible. How many times can I say terrible. To start off with, the room was horrible. Tiny, terribly furnished and so basic it was ridiculous. I paid $290 for the night plus tax and it was horrible. I felt like I was staying in a Motel 8 or little crappy motel - the furniture was straight out of the 50s with the horrible side tables with built in radio to the the 50s bed headboard.

The toilet broke on the way to bed and we called in the morning and 2 hours later they had still not fixed it. It took four calls for them to fix the toilet. We had to use the lobbey toilet which is terrible when you are paying for the room.

I was so happy to get out of this place... plus they charge a $26 resort charge for no particular reason which is added on top of the rate. I love Sheraton hotels and always stay in them - this was such a dissapointment.. Do not waste your hard earned money

That you pay $300 for a room you can not use the toilet in.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Family Travel
  • Written August 31, 2005
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Princeville Resort: Paradise and Pure Luxery

Wow, this place is heaven. After valet parking your car, the walk into a huge, amazing reception area with statues, statley furniture and a large water fountain which really set the mood for the stay.

The room was amazing with spectacular views of the mountains and sea. The room itself was the most relaxing and well furnished room I have stayed in. The room had so many amazing touches - each room features custom-designed furnishings, original artwork, lavish bathrooms with oversized tubs, plus a unique "magic" window that brings the outdoors in, then switches to opaque, for privacy.. as well as a CD layer, mist spray and much more.

The rooms were amazing with spectacular views and the hotel pool was fantastic.

The service was also fantastic - laying on the beach, hotel staff regularly brought us glasses of ice water and cold towels.

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Luxury Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written August 31, 2005
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Polihale State Park: The "other side" of Na Pali

Polihale State Park is on the west side of Kauai, just south of the Na Pali coast. The beach and mountain scenery is stunning. We camped there for a couple nights and didn't want to leave.

Get your camping permits in Lihue before driving out there!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Camping, Beaches, Budget Travel
  • Written June 12, 2005
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  • Reviews: 6

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Jungle Cabana/Jungle Bungalow: Jungle Properties - Experience TRUE HAWAII

OMG......

Where to even begin?

No phone, no TV (aside from a selection of videos supplied) -- OUTDOOR TUB with TIKI TORCHES & JUNGLE........

ahhhhhhhhhhhh............ Now THIS is paradise....

Although I live here on Kauai: I'd give my ARMS to be allowed full-term RESIDENCY here. Believe me - I've been in this industry a long time..., If you are looking for the ultimate and PURE Hawaiian getaway: THIS is the place!!!!!!!!!

Located in Wainiha (north shore Kauai) - Two cottages on a large and beautifully landscaped property out in the jungle located between 2 rushing streams.....

OUTDOOR claw-foot tubs with TIKI torches.....

UNbelievably romantic.........

IF you can handle being completely severed from the "real world".

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Eco-Tourism, Adventure Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written May 29, 2005

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Kauai Sands Hotel: Nice, cheap, clean place

We were due to arrive the day before we could check into our condo. We arrived 2+ hours late (AA doesn't know why we fly, we fly to get there on time) We were afraid we had missed checkin, but the lady was at the desk and very friendly. We got into our somewhat large room at midnight.
This is an adequate place to stay, clean and in a decent location. We could have stayed there a week and had no problem.
We need a room our last night there and went with the Kauai Sands again. The lady at the front desk even remembered my name from the week before!

Directly on the beach, in a good center point equal to the north or west parts of the island. One of the few locally-owned hotels on the island!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written March 7, 2005
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Kauai Sands Hotel: Nice, cheap, clean place

We were due to arrive the day before we could check into our condo. We arrived 2+ hours late (AA doesn't know why we fly, we fly to get there on time) We were afraid we had missed checkin, but the lady was at the desk and very friendly. We got into our somewhat large room at midnight.
This is an adequate place to stay, clean and in a decent location. We could have stayed there a week and had no problem.
We need a room our last night there and went with the Kauai Sands again. The lady at the front desk even remembered my name from the week before!

Directly on the beach, in a good center point equal to the north or west parts of the island. One of the few locally-owned hotels on the island!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written March 7, 2005

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Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort & Spa: Paradise Found!

This luxarious resort is located on the beautiful south side of Kauai- the garden isle. As you enter the lobby, you notice the framed view of paradise--palm trees, birds, and the ocean. The staff warmly greets you at the front desk and assists you with your settling in to your newfound home.

The room was beautiful--you could see the ocean right out your window! One thing you should watch out for is the "Mountain View" Room. They really should say "Parking Lot View" Room. Try the Garden View--there is easy access to the pool from there. The hotel is willing to help you with almost anything--even an additional refridgerator.

The hotel hosts 3 freshwater pools. They aren't your normal square or circle pools--they twist and turn all over the place! Also, the poolside snack bar, "Docks", has anything from cheeseburgers to ice cream sandwiches. They will even serve you at your poolside lounge chair! There is even a saltwater lagoon with sand at the shores. It can get to 12 feet deep at points! Of course, it is man made, so there aren't any fish. The pools were really outdone by the builders because the beach is not a swimming beach (REALLY big waves! You can watch people jump off a cliff and land in the ocean, its fun!) The waterslide is fun for all ages!

The Hyatt has great activities for all kinds. They have a world-class spa, lei making, aerobics, bird talking, and many other great things! There is a golf course across the road that has been host to the Grand Slam of Golf! The concierge will set you up with anything you could do on the island.

There is a variety of restaurants. Dondero's is an upper-class italian restaurant. Ilima Terrace is a breakfast buffet and sit-down dinner. Chow down an appetizer such as ribs or nachoes at Seaview Terrace with the sun setting over the ocean right outside, and live entertainment. And many more!

The Hyatt is a wonderful place. I would TOTALLY reccommend this hotel for anyone staying at Kauai.

There is a saltwater lagoon that is 12 feet deep at points! Also, there is a waterslide, and the pools twist and turn.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort
  • Written February 2, 2005

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