Po‘ipu Kai Resort

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(800) 367-8020 or (808) 742-7400
(877) 997-6667 or (808) 742-7424
1775 Poipu Rd.

This sprawling 70-acre resort sports lots of open ground, widely varied units and close proximity to the Hyatt, its restaurants and shops. Although many rental agents represent Po‘ipu Kai, Suite Paradise and Aston have the most units. Suite Paradise generally has better rooms at lower rack rates, but Aston deals with most of the tour package companies, which sometimes get good rates for you. If you book it yourself, do it through Suite Paradise. (Their numbers are the ones listed first.)

The resort is so varied it’s hard to sum it up. Po‘ipu Kai is divided into five condo areas (and many homes) with the Po‘ipu Sands and Manualoha condos having the best beach access. Next to the Kahala condos are eight of the tennis courts and the main pool/spa for the entire complex. Manualoha has a nice pool with a good view of the ocean. The Makanui, Kahala and Regency I areas will have the most road noise. In some “ocean view” units, the ocean is only visible if you break your neck in two places and hang it out the window, but generally, second-floor units will have better views. Some bedrooms at the Kahala and Manualoha condos may consist of a loft with limited privacy, so be sure and ask. The units themselves are all clean, but most are not particularly remarkable and some need updating.

Prices generally depend on view and time of year. Suite Paradise 1/1 units (approx. 1,017 sq. ft.) are $121–$416, 2/2 units (approx. 1,114 sq. ft.) are $139–$632, 3/2 or 3/3 units (approx. 1,750 sq. ft.) are $198–$537. 2-night minimum. Price decreases if you stay more than seven nights.

Aston 1/1 units are $439–$579, 2/2 units are $529–$669, 3/2 or 3/3 units are $729. Aston charges an $18 “amenity” fee, which includes daily housekeeping, local calls, coffee daily, room safe, Wi-Fi, local calls and a couple of other items. Depending on how you book your stay, this fee may be included in your rate.

Two sections of Po‘ipu Kai called Regency II, The Villas at Po‘ipu Kai & Regency Villas are handled in separate reviews because they have a separate rental agents and are sooo different than the rest of Po‘ipu Kai.

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Resort at a Glance

  • 372 units
  • 9 tennis courts (2 are soft courts) with pro shop
  • 6 pools (though you’ll have access to only 2)
  • 3 spas (though you’ll have access to only 1)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Washer/dryer in unit
  • BBQ areas throughout
  • Free long distance to 30 countries (through first agent listed)
  • 2-night minimum (from first agent listed)

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