Poipu Crater Resort

2330 Hoohu Rd, Poipu, Hawaii, 96756, United States

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Forum Posts

Kauai Weather in early December.

by George_Shaw

I am planning on visiting Kauai in December, and I have read that the North Shore (Princeville) receives more rain than the South Shore (Poi'pu). My question is does more rain in December mean lots of overcast skies and constant rain throughout the day?

I'm really the "bright sunshine" guy who loves lush greenery (not just beaches) but want to make sure that I don't get stuck/caught in rainy days (complete washouts!) in Princeville.


Re: Kauai Weather in early December.

by risamay

You can't really count on anything in December. I've been when it's rained for three or four days solid or it's rainy in Poipu and sunny in Kapaa... or the reverse. Plan for atleast a bit of rain and rent a car, if possible, so that you can get to other areas of the island where it might be sunny and warm.

Marisa (and Dino)

Re: Kauai Weather in early December.

by LarryHunt

Yes, it rains a lot more on the northshore than the southside.
In Dec. I would recommend the southside, and in the summer, the north. Still no guarranty it wont rain in Poipu in Dec.

Travel Tips for Poipu

Hawaiian Monk Seals

by Etoile2B

Hawaiian Monk Seals are one of only two species of animals endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. They are high on the endangered species list with only 1,300 left in the world. It is an amazing site to catch a glimpse of one of these incredible animals but if you are lucky enough to encounter one of them on your trip please be advised that since they are on the endangered species list it is illegal to kill, capture, harass or disturb them. This means keep your distance. You should not approach a monk seal and are required by law to stay at least 100 feet away. If you are caught harassing a monk seal you may be fined up to $25,000 US and / or face up to 5 years in prison. Kauai is a great place to sneak a peek at one of these mighty sea creatures, that average 6 to 8 feet in length, but it’s estimated that only 40 live on the island. Monk Seals are often spotted at the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, but you’re more likely to get a closer look at one of them on Poip’u Beach. There are a couple monk seals that come to nap on Poip’u Beach and volunteers are on hand to rope off the area surrounding the resting critter to ensure that visitors can view the seal from a regulated distance.

Shipwreck Beach

by annk

This beach is located at the end of Poipu Road by the Hyatt. It's primarily used by advanced surfers and boogie-boarders. Definitely not a swimming beach as surf is rough and currents dangerous. A nice beach to walk along and hook up with a couple mile shoreline trail.

The Grand Slam of Golf

by annk

Poipu Bay Golf Course - This Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course is located adjacent to the Hyatt Regency and is home of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. It offers spectacular scenery along the ocean and a challenging 18 holes. Green Fees - $185 (cart and range balls included)
After 3 pm - $65
Golf Lessons per half hour - $40

Hours: 6:30 am to 6 pm

Restaurant on premises:
Poipu Bay Grill & Bar 808-742-1515

Get a massage

by Avryle

Since Hawaii allows outcall massage, we had certified massage therapist, Larry Hunt, come to the condo where we stayed. He charges $80 for the first hour, $60 for each additional hour. He's trained in Swedish, Shiatsu, deep tissue, Lomi Lomi and Russian massage. Well worth every penny though we should have waited until after kayaking to have him come in!

Also, Larry is a registered member on VT now (as a result of my initial tip!) so I'm sure he'd welcome any email inquiries through VT or through his web site listed below. Have a great massage!!

Koloa Farmers Market

by annk

One of my favorite acitivities is going to the Koloa Farmers Market on Monday's at noon. It's by the Ball Park and it gets very crowded so I'd strongly advise getting there before it opens. Parking fills up and items sell out quickly.

They sell a wide range of tropical fruits and vegetables. Many are rarely or never seen in the continental U.S. They also sell nuts, fresh coconuts (opened) and beautiful tropical flowers.

This vendor is slicing the tops off coconuts. He'll then insert a straw for customers to drink the coconut milk. Once they are finished he'll crack open the coconut for them to scoop out the soft coconut meat.


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Address: 2330 Hoohu Rd, Poipu, Hawaii, 96756, United States