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kiahuna, Poipu Palms or Poipu Sands?

toronto
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kiahuna, Poipu Palms or Poipu Sands?

Have narrowed our condo rental options for February to Kiahuna, full beach view and close to the beach; Poipu Palms full water view, no beach; Poipu Sands, pool/garden view and a walk to the beach. The Kiahuna unit is about $100 more per night than the other condos and I'm wondering if the complex is worth the price difference. Would be interested in feedback from anyone who has stayed at all or some of these condo locations and their recommendations.

Thanks!

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1. Re: kiahuna, Poipu Palms or Poipu Sands?

These places are quite different from each other. You have to ask yourself what is important to YOU.

Kiahuna sits on a great swimming beach and is walking distance to many restaurants and shops. It has a 'walk score' much higher than either of the other two places. No pool there. Units are on the small side ( unless you get a 2 bedroom which are large).

Poipu Palms - A good 15 minute + walk down to Brennecke's Beach and Poipu Beach Park. Sits on a rocky coastline, great views, small pool. Realistically, you'll be driving to restaurants , etc.

Poipu Sands - Nice expansive lawns down to the waterfront, walking distance to Shipwreck Beach ( not a good swimming beach), better beaches might require a quick drive, just a few minutes walk to the Hyatt for the dining and shows there, driving required for most other dining, shopping, etc., nice pool, units are large.

You've got a pretty good handle on the differences. In my opinion, Kiahuna and Poipu Sands both offer more than Poipu Palms. The key factors in picking between these two depends on what is important to you. If you want to be right on a good swimming beach and be centrally located with a good walk score then pick Kiahuna. If you don't mind a driving to restaurants and beaches ( or a 20 minute walk to Poipu Beach) and you like the idea of having a pool then pick Poipu Sands. These are the basic differences. Up to you.

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2. Re: kiahuna, Poipu Palms or Poipu Sands?

Kiahuna wins. Better location and beachfront. I always liked Sands for being able to walk to the Hyatt but you are in the car for a decent beach.

Edited: 29 September 2013, 06:45
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3. Re: kiahuna, Poipu Palms or Poipu Sands?

Yep, agree. If it were Erica and I, we would now stay at Kiahuna Plantation Condos. We have stayed at Poipu Sands, Poipu Kai, a few times as visitors, and it was super. But, if we were visitors again, Kiahuna Plantation would be our choice as well.

I really like the proximity of the beach, and when the guests come out with libations in hand to watch the sunset. Good stuff.

You have good scoops on all off the three, decisions, decisons. Isn't life grand selecting where to stay in paradise.

Edited: 30 September 2013, 01:59
toronto
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4. Re: kiahuna, Poipu Palms or Poipu Sands?

Thanks to all for your feedback....we've selected a condo at Kiahuna - the direct water view and close proximity to the beach won out over a larger condo with less of a view...hopefully the weather will cooperate at the end of February and we won't be in the condo much! Now we need to plan our excursions!

Cheers!

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