In Hawaii, the only difficult decisions include whether or not to take a lovely dip in the pool or ocean. But if they're right next to each other, you have the best of both worlds. Guests of the Sheraton Kauai Resort have the luxury of swimming in the newly revitalized, beachfront Ocean Pool, conveniently located just steps away from the white sand and calm waters of Poipu Beach.
The beachside Ocean Pool — Photo courtesy of Sheraton Kauai Resort
A $16 million renovation to the overall property expanded the Ocean Pool in size. It's a multi-level pool, and sits just above the shoreline for prime ocean viewing. Toddlers and young children enjoy a special wading area while adult guests soothe tense muscles in the whirlpool.
A poolside cabana — Photo courtesy of Sheraton Kauai Resort
Savor an umbrella drink poolside in the comfort of one of the eight private bungalows, available for rental by the day or half-day. Each is named after a Hawaiian flower and features sleek, comfortable beach furniture. Watch the flat screen TV under the cool breeze of a ceiling fan and order off of the Lava's on Poipu Beach menu when hungry inside your bungalow, which seats up to six people.
Ocean Pool view to Poipu Beach — Photo courtesy of Sheraton Kauai Resort
For a change of pace, the resort's Garden Pool is surrounded by lush greenery and a koi pond. Waterfalls provide a soothing ambience. So if you're looking for a hotel pool with a relaxed island vibe in a beautiful setting, this one's truly hard to beat.