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Alihi Lani Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa Hideaway Cove Villas Kiahuna Plantation Resort Ko‘a Kea Hotel & Resort Koloa Landing Resort at Po‘ipu Kuhio Shores Makahuena Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club Nihi Kai Villas Po‘ipu Crater Resort Po‘ipu Kai Resort Po‘ipu Kapili Po‘ipu Makai Po‘ipu Palms Po‘ipu Plantation Po‘ipu Shores Prince Kuhio Regency II Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort Sunset Kahili The Villas at Po‘ipu Kai & Regency Villas Waikomo Stream Villas Whalers Cove

Alihi Lani

Region: Po‘ipu

Units have a spacious feel. Great ocean view. Quiet, peaceful and almost oceanfront (separated from the rocky shoreline by a road). Units 1, 3, 4 and 6 are the end . . .

Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa

Region: Po‘ipu

It’s hard for us to review this resort without sounding like drooling sycophants. But the reality of the Hyatt is that they did almost everything right. Put simply, it . . .

Hideaway Cove Villas

Region: Po‘ipu

Two buildings of upscale condos with all the comforts (and more) of home. This small complex is a couple of blocks from the ocean with some nice personal touches. The . . .

Kiahuna Plantation Resort

Region: Po‘ipu

Kiahuna is popular with repeat visitors to Kaua‘i. The resort was grandfathered into being allowed to build right up to the beach. Buildings 1, 2, 30, and 31 really . . .

Ko‘a Kea Hotel & Resort

Region: Po‘ipu

This was originally the Po‘ipu Beach Hotel built in the 1960s and whacked by hurricane ‘Iniki in 1992. It was left abandoned until the current owners rebuilt this upscale . . .

Aerial view of the Koloa Landing Resort at Po‘ipu.

Koloa Landing Resort at Po‘ipu

Region: Po‘ipu

This 25-acre condo resort is run like a hotel and was completed in 2017, but opened in phases beginning in 2011. Only some units are owned while the rest . . .

Kuhio Shores

Region: Po‘ipu

Exceptional shoreline location. Clean units (many have been very nicely upgraded), minimal grounds. And you’ll never get tired of their dreamy ocean views. Corner units have particularly tasty vistas . . .

Makahuena

Region: Po‘ipu

The developer seems to have spared… well, lots of expenses, actually. Like the endless concrete stairs at every turn, cheap-looking fixtures, etc. Some of the units are fairly nice . . .

Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club

Region: Po‘ipu

In weighing the pros and cons of this resort, two very prominent pros stand out: room size and quality of its beach. Mostly 2/2s, which are heavily decorated and . . .

Nihi Kai Villas

Region: Po‘ipu

Well-maintained grounds. The rooms seem to vary a lot. The two-story townhouse units have an annoying layout, but single-level 2/2 units are an acceptable value. Many . . .

Po‘ipu Crater Resort

Region: Po‘ipu

Located in the bottom of a small crater, the grounds are pleasant and well maintained, but there is no view. (Technically speaking, you’re in a hole.) When the trade . . .

Po‘ipu Kai Resort

Region: Po‘ipu

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 . . .

Po‘ipu Kapili

Region: Po‘ipu

Well-maintained and sculptured grounds, very spacious rooms for the money, and a second-home atmosphere make this an easy recommendation. Buildings 1, 2, 6 and 7 (all 2/3s . . .

Po‘ipu Makai

Region: Po‘ipu

The grounds are cramped; the tiny pool is at the back of the building away from the ocean, so it is unlikely you will spend much time there. But the . . .

Po‘ipu Palms

Region: Po‘ipu

Units aren’t huge at 900 sq. ft., but they feel big enough, and the layout is pleasing. Most important, the views and proximity to the ocean are stellar. Units . . .

Po‘ipu Plantation

Region: Po‘ipu

Sort of like a condo or a small inn. No real great views here. Grounds aren’t remarkable and could be better maintained; rooms are tidy, and they did some . . .

Po‘ipu Shores

Region: Po‘ipu

Most (not all) units have been nicely updated here. The grounds aren’t much, but the property is well-maintained. However, expect sea spray on your windows, even though they . . .

Prince Kuhio

Region: Po‘ipu

Grounds are very well-tended, and the pool and bbq area are very pretty. Built in 1969, the resort’s clean for its age, but in some places its age . . .

Regency II

Region: Po‘ipu

Though part of Po‘ipu Kai, it’s more upscale than the rest of the complex. The resort was built in two phases (the older section—buildings 1 through 5 . . .

Aerial view of the Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort.

Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort

Region: Po‘ipu

The Sheraton is the perfect complement to the Hyatt. While the Hyatt excels at gorgeous and exotic grounds, the Sheraton boldly embraces the ocean. The Ocean and Beach wings are . . .

Sunset Kahili

Region: Po‘ipu

Built in 1968 (you’d swear it was the ’50s), it’s old but fairly well-kept in the common areas. The units all vary, but mostly they are in . . .

The Villas at Po‘ipu Kai & Regency Villas

Region: Po‘ipu

These condos are part of the Po‘ipu Kai Resort area but were finished in 2009.

They consist of two sections: One is called the Garden Villas (and four-bedroom . . .

Waikomo Stream Villas

Region: Po‘ipu

Pretty, well-kept grounds and large rooms (all garden views). Some of the garden views are quite lovely with small streams. Lots of privacy. The rooms are rated by the . . .

Whalers Cove

Region: Po‘ipu

This is a lovely property and very serene. The grounds are well-manicured, and the setting for the pool is outstanding. Though individually owned and decorated, units are well-furnished . . .

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