10 Best Beach Front Hotels on the Garden Island

It goes without saying that the biggest draw to the Hawaiian Islands are the beaches. Being that Kauai is the oldest island, it has the most spectacular and longest white sand beaches, many of which are backed by beautiful hotels enabling guests to wake up to the sound of the ocean. On Kauai ocean front hotels range from cute and quaint to awe inspiring and luxurious, so visitors can find their ideal accommodations. From the northern side of Kauai to the West Side, travelers have options for ocean front hotels.

The St. Regis Princeville Resort is hands down the most luxurious beach front resort on Kauai. Located on the Princeville bluffs overlooking Hanalei Bay with a white sand beach nestled at the base of the cliffs, this is the resort where those looking to live in the lap of luxury and have access to beaches should stay. Guests will find everything they need on site, and an abundance of beaches in the immediate area.

For a more down to earth environment that's not lacking in charm and beauty, make reservations at the Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages. Sprawling beach front acreage is home to original historic cottages that once serves as homes on local plantations, enabling guests to have their own yards and houses.

10 Best's list of the ten best beach front hotels on Kauai cover each side of the island, guiding travelers to the perfect hotel.



This Outrigger property is only five years old. The quaint and lovely condominium boasts 210 units, a pool with a kiddie pool, restaurant and great spa featuring Aveda products. This resort is known for having the most high end condos on the...  Read More



The Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy is located approximately 10 miles from Lihue Airport and on the east shore of Kauai. The property fronts a wide expanse of beach. Nearby attractions include Fern Grotto Tour Boats and Waimea Canyon. Hotel...  Read More



Located on the island of Kauai on the sandy beaches of Coconut Beach, Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach in Kapaa reminds guests why they chose the Garden Isle for their adventure or getaway. Relax in style at this Kapaa hotel in...  Read More

Hanalei Colony Resort
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The Hanalei Colony Resort is ideally nestled near the end of the road towards the Na Pali Coast. Blending luxury with peace and privacy, it can't get any better than this. The resort is located just a minute from what is arguably the island's...  Read More



Extravagant, beautiful, and right on the beach! This is the type of large resort where guests will notice a vast array of other guests. From honeymooners, to families, to friends vacationing together, this resort can satisfy almost any need....  Read More



The Marriott's Kauai Lagoons-Kalanipu'u is a secluded oasis located on the lush Garden Isle of Kauai. Designed to accommodate the more discerning traveler searching for privacy and tranquility, the resort offers a uniquely serene Hawaiian...  Read More



The Princeville St. Regis is truly fit for a prince. To prove the accuracy of the name, the area once served as a place for Hawaiian ali`i (royalty) to live on and enjoy. Located on the bluffs at Princeville, the resort is certainly fit for a...  Read More



Nestled along the ocean in Poipu is 602 rooms of luxury at the Grand Hyatt. Here you'll find a beautiful elaborate lobby, magical tropical gardens, a luxurious spa, a world class golf course, restaurants and of course, and many beaches all...  Read More



This grand resort is located right on a perfect fine white sand beach. That alone is a seller for many guests, but in addition, it's good to know that the Sheraton Kauai is a business class resort with rooms that are quality, yet not quite in...  Read More



Beautiful, quaint, historic plantation homes make up the sprawling plantation resort on the west side. This place is great, and quite unique. Small plantation homes, from one to five bedrooms with small porches, full kitchens, and claw foot...  Read More


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Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Jade has traveled the world and doesn't intend to stop, yet the Hawaiian Islands are still her favorite place. She spent seven years living on Oahu and...  More About Jade