Marriott’s Kalanipu‘u at Kaua‘i Lagoons
(800) 845-5279 or (808) 632-8200
3325 Holokawelu Way
78 units, pool, spa, BBQ area, a/c, free Wi-Fi in the rooms, 42-inch HDTVs, housekeeping, full-size washer/dryer in unit, free room safe, business center, elevators, free 24-hour fitness center, golf course. Though opened as timeshares in 2010, they often have vacation rentals available. These buildings sit overlooking very pretty mountains, golf course and more distant ocean views (along with some planned construction of another property). Overall, the views are best from higher floors. The units are modern and spacious with high-end appliances, granite counters and large lanais. The 2- or 3-bedroom units (all have king beds) can accommodate two or three couples nicely as each room also has a TV, and the kids can use the pull-out sofa in the living room. Bathrooms have large showers and separate tubs. The two-level pool by building C has a nice layout, but may become crowded when all the units are booked. There is a free shuttle to run you back and forth to the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort to enjoy the beach (not the pool), and you do have signing privileges at their restaurants. There is a 10 a.m. check-out, but they will store your luggage, and you may use the pool and showers before your flight. 2/2 units (1,300 sq. ft.) are $509–$559. 3/3 units (1,600 sq. ft.) are $649–$739.