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First time to Kauai. How is the Lawai Beach Resort?

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First time to Kauai. How is the Lawai Beach Resort?

Our friends have just offered us (38 and 40, no kids) their time share at the Lawai Beach Resort for $1000 US for one week in Feb 2013. We've been to Maui several times and stayed at Hale Kamaole - simple, but we like it. This would be our first time to Kauai. What are this resort and the Poipu area like... and how's Feb for the weather? Thank you so much!

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1. Re: First time to Kauai. How is the Lawai Beach Resort?

Never stayed at at Lawai Beach but Poipu is great. Couldn't have picked a better spot plus your less likely to get rain.

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2. Re: First time to Kauai. How is the Lawai Beach Resort?

Great location and Feb is perfect.

Its across the street from a good snorkeling spot but a small beach. A very good restaurant is also across the street called Beach House. Perfect for sunset viewing. Poipu is the more touristy area of the island, but its got all the good restaurants and shopping.

Enjoy this good deal.

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3. Re: First time to Kauai. How is the Lawai Beach Resort?

I think it sounds like a good deal. I've never stayed there, but know where it is--close to a popular snorkeling beach and an excellent restaurant, the Beach House. We stay in Poipu every year; it's one of our favorite places.

Great minds, jebett :)

Edited: 08 September 2012, 21:26
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4. Re: First time to Kauai. How is the Lawai Beach Resort?

We stayed there a year ago and would def go back...well-maintained condo in a great location. There are quite a few residents so didn't get the full on "Aloha" feeling of some places but we still really enjoyed our stay.

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5. Re: First time to Kauai. How is the Lawai Beach Resort?

if you stick Lawai Beach Resort in the search box, you'll find dozens of older threads with a lot of info on this resort.

$1000 is pretty good for Feb dates

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6. Re: First time to Kauai. How is the Lawai Beach Resort?

Do you know what building & how many bedrooms? We stayed there last March in a 1 bedroom in the Banyon & enjoyed it very much. Not the fanciest place around, but clean with friendly staff.

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7. Re: First time to Kauai. How is the Lawai Beach Resort?

$1000 any where on water is a good buy.

On Kauai? After checking into taxes, clean-outs, resort fees, etc., you still are getting a pretty good deal.

But there are always deals and Lawai Beach Resort isn't where I would choose to stay. There are more tranquil and beautiful places IMO. I, personally, would want to be closer to a nicer beach in Poipu.. Sheraton Beach by Poipu Kapili and Kiahuna Plantation would float my boat, but may be more expensive, but maybe not. $50 more a night could be so much better verses accomadations just being okay.

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8. Re: First time to Kauai. How is the Lawai Beach Resort?

Thanks very much, everyone, for the great advice. We really apprecaite you taking the time to share your expertise!

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9. Re: First time to Kauai. How is the Lawai Beach Resort?

The Lawai Beach Resort has a very nice location directly across the road from the best snorkeling beach on the south shore, and maybe the whole island. Is it he best, nope, but the price is right.

They have a very nice pool and pool side bbq's. Not sure if your unit has a view of the beach and ocean, but if so that is pretty darned nice.

You can drive in very short order to:

Poipu Beach

The Sheraton

The Hyatt and shipwreck beach

Spouting Horn

Allerton Natiional Botanical Gardens.

Koloa town

Markets

Plenty of great places to eat and water...( few of our favs )

* Beach House Restaurant across the road...special dinner out...expensive

* Tortilla Republic and other restaurants ...kukui'ula new shopping village

* Kalapaki Joes

* Tiki Bar outside at the Marriot Waiohai ...beach and pool views.

* Horseback riding at CJM stables

* Tennis

* Golf

* Outfitters on Poipu Road has fun activities including kayaking the wailua river....all you have to do is show up at their office and they van you and tow the kayaks to paddle and hike to secret falls. RESERVATIONS for activities is a good plan.

Now all of the above are a close to the other resorts as well, and this is only a quick typing. But, you do have a good deal, and if you cannot add on to your budget, pretty neat place for being across the road from a beach. Use the bags of shells that you saved on paid activities, dinners, and partying.

When it comes to beach and ocean front, the prices of accomodations climb significantly.

Denny

Edited: 09 September 2012, 03:08
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10. Re: First time to Kauai. How is the Lawai Beach Resort?

I haven't personally stayed there, but have looked at a couple of the condos -- nice, but not fancy furnishings, great views and generally a quiet property. If your $1000 rate doesn't have any additional charges or taxes added, it is a really good buy. And it's not bad even with additional stuff.