The great location makes this hotel a winner. Prime location for shopping and the many outdoor activities the east side (and the rest of the island) has to offer, along with nearby beaches. The hotel is a good price for what it offers. You can walk to the wonderful Lydgate Beach Park from here, which is great snorkeling for anyone who likes to check out the underwater world, as well as a perfect place for children. The hotel is great for families too and is modest yet nice. There's a pool, tropical decor like most hotels in the area, and you'll find basic amenities here. It's a great option if you're looking for affordable comfort.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: It's all about the beach here, and there's plenty in close proximity to this hotel.
With a nice pool in the center of the horse shoe shaped layout of the hotel, the beach resort consists of four pools, two hot tubs, a health spa, fitness room, a pool side bar and just about anything else a vacationer could need. A very tropical, plantation style decor can be found in every one of the 350 rooms. The pools have man made waterfalls, one water slide, and half of one pool is lined with sand. This is a nice addition since the beach out front isn't the best for swimming. For those that wish to get in the ocean, or shop, the hotel is in prime proximity to great swimming and snorkeling beaches, and the cute town of Kapa`a.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Kauai Beach Resort is located close to many amazing beaches, and is a beautiful place to stay.
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 bathtubs make for a private and pretty place to stay. Many back yards have mango trees loaded with fruit in season, and all have barbecue facilities. The acreage sprawls out to the ocean, where a long grayish black sand beach sprawls for miles, but isn't good for swimming. Yet it is one of the best places to catch a vibrant west side sunset. There's an eatery and local micro brewery on site, where you'll find great beer and Pacific Rim cuisine. Live music plays at the restaurant several nights a week, and it's a great good place to relax, enjoy a meal, and take in Hawaiian music in a very tropical atmosphere. This is a great hotel for everyone from honeymooners to families. There's even a spa on site.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: This historic hotel combines simple elegance with the deep sense of peace the area offers for true R&R.
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 prince, the resort is surrounded by gorgeous and private beaches. The resort has a spectacular, panoramic view of Hanalei Bay. An infinity pool appears to run down into the bay, where surfers riding huge waves can be watched in the winters. There are several white sand beaches extremely close and most a short walk from the resort. There's also a ton of amazing shops and restaurants in nearby Hanalei Village, as well as some of the island's best attractions. Island style decor blends with high class luxury to keep the feel in check. This is the place to go for guests to truly live in the lap of luxury.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: Every element of this resort is nothing short of exquisite. It's a must for those looking to live in the lap of luxury.
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 east side, which is centrally located to access the rest of the island. The pool is made of salt water, and has a river like shape. There's a beach out front, but swimming is generally more fun in the pool. There are three hot tubs on the grounds, all with a sand bottom and one suitable for children. The rooms are all very pretty with important gorgeous woods decoration them. Bathrooms have deep tubs that are a real treat for a relaxing bath after a day of hiking and beach walking. Let's not forget that the two water slides add fun to the pool.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa is centrally located on the ocean and has been revamped with the perfect blend of tropical elegance.
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. Golfers are treated to two top of the line golf courses here, along with a wonderful oceanfront restaurant. The pool has four parts, fronts the beach, and measures 26,000 square feet. The 366 room hotel is nestled in the heart of the east side. This means that Lihue's most popular attractions, restaurants, and shops are all within a short drive from the property. It's also equal distances from the gorgeous south and north sides of the island.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Marriott Kauai Beach Club Resort Lihue is a destination within itself, and is luxurious and fun on the beach.
Dreamy, cute, classy, unique, elegant - all of these words can be used to described Kiahuna Plantation and Beach Bungalows. Nestled in a tropical garden setting, with some actually meeting a lovely beach that's great for swimming, the unique plantation bungalows are actually plantation style homes - and they're just minutes from the beach. Each has a fully functional kitchen, adding to the ease of saving money by cooking at home, or just relaxing and feeling right at home with the simplicity and comforts of not actually being home. There's a beautiful and quaint on site garden, and a lovely restaurant on the grounds. With most unites individually owned, interior decor varies greatly and some are a little dated, but it adds to the homeyness. This is a perfect place for those looking for romance and a peaceful stay. This can also be good for families because the individual units offer privacy and a sense of being at home.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: This resort is magical and unique, and is ideal for couples or families.
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 best beaches, Ke'e Beach and Haena Beach Park. Adding to it's serene and natural feeling, is the fact that there aren't any telephones, televisions, or stereos in the rooms, allowing guests to enjoy the tranquility of the beach and the natural beauty of the resort. A balcony in each room provides a relaxing place for the guests to enjoy a good view of the beach. Fully equipped kitchen plus complimentary toiletries are available. Just a short drive from Hanalei Village, the resort is close to a number of amazing restaurants, shops and attractions.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: Set among the island's best beaches, this resort enhances romance wit no telephones, TVs or stereos. Just privacy and the sound of the ocean here.
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 the class of luxury. The open air design of the hotel and its island style decor adds to the tropical feel. The keep with the overall goal throughout the Hawaiian Islands, they've made some unique efforts to go green. For example, guests who choose to go without cleaning service for the day are treated to free breakfast coupons. The Sheraton is a quite large resort, boasting approximately 349 rooms with two pools, a children's pool, a spa, two restaurants and two shops, three tennis courts, and a fitness center.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Sheraton Kauai is located just a minute or two drive from Poipu's hottest shopping, restaurants and attractions.
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 throughout the Poipu area. The entire hotel has a tropical, yet very classy tropical theme. Prices can be moderate to expensive and vary between season. Here you'll also be treated to three tennis courts, 24-hour room service, eight shops, and on site childcare. The upper pool is decorated with small waterfalls, and guests can kayak around the resort's lagoons. This is the ideal hotel for a vacation spend relaxing in luxury and pampering yourself on the premises.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Grand Hyatt is truly a grand resort, and everything a guest needs to enjoy a vacation can be found on site.