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Which Marriott/north vs south

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Which Marriott/north vs south

We are marriott timeshare owners and have stayed 4 years ago at Marriott in Lihue. Looking next year at Marriott. In Poipu. We tend to travel early to mid March and our last trip to Kaui was cold and wet. Is this normal and/or should we consider more south or north at this time? Thinking of 7 nights but if this is rainy season may consider shorter time and head to maui for longer part of vacation. Looking at 10 nights. Any insight, suggestions would be appreciated

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1. Re: Which Marriott/north vs south

There are no Marriotts on the North Shore. The one is Poipu is really nice, beachfront and popular. I would choose that location any day. Poipu is the drier side of the island except not this week!!! Yes March can be wet but your better chance of sunshine is in Poipu. Maui can be wet too. If you have 10 nights on Kauai, why not do your timeshare in Poipu and then stay somewhere on the North Shore for 3 days to get a different feel to the island.

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The Marriott in Lihue can indeed have rainier and cooler weather than Poipu. Poipu is more in a 'rain shadow' . If you want the best odds of good weather stay at the Marriott in Poipu.

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I have stayed at both the Marriott Waiohai Beach Club and the Marriott in Lihue and much preferred the Waiohai. I really didn't like how large and convulated the hotel was in Lihue. It was like a maze trying to get anywhere.

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Kauai is hoping for a less rainy winter NEXT year. We've been in South Maui since the beginning of the year -- not the BEST weather, but not flood watches. All the islands have had rain -- and some muggy Kona weather too. If you want best odds, try Kohala Coast, Big Island of Hawaii.

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yep, march can be a rainy month....since it is our winter, and rain keeps our island green, waterfalls tumbling, and the visitors and residents in drinking water. This winter we have had quite a bit of rain, even when the weather guessers are calling for several continual days of sunshine. Yesterday, Erica said that she was ready a large dose of sunshine and the drys......but, I reminded her that is the beautiful garden island, and made so by the rain. Regardless , she did some kind of a sunshine dance and chant across our living in dining room......with a glass of wine held on high to the good weather kahuna.

We live across from the Lihue Marriot, and that area is pretty good for sunshine, more so than inland Lihue.

Poipu is more than likely to have more sunshine, but with these rain storms lately, we have had less rain in Nawiliwili , Kalapaki Bay area than Poipu. But, in general Poipu would be sunnier. In fact we can drive over leaving our condo in sun......and then along the main highway have it rain all the way toward poipu, in the tree tunnel, and in koloa town and on the koloa by pass, and get to Poipu Beach area and WHAMMO...SUNSHINE !

I think you mentioned that you stayed at the Lihue Marriot previously, would suggest that you give the Waiohai 9 POIPU marriott) a try. As others mentioned, it is a new and has very nicely appointed roomS. Really nice. Snorkeling is out front and immediately next door at Poipu Beach Park.

They have a nice pool, smaller than the Lihue Marriot, but very nice and is right next to the beach. One of our favorite tiki bars and grille'S is next to the pool and the beach...outdoors, tradewinds,sunshine ( hopefully) and ocean views. Also , very friendly for service and talking story with others.

Poipu beach park is next door if you feel like a picnic, or early cuppa and breakfast snack sitting out on one of the picnic tables overlooking the beach and ocean, there are also sunshade pavillons.

The Waiohai is different from the Lihue Marriot, but it is all good, and you should enjoy your stay there. As to March weather, well that is not up to us mere mortals....." Average " rain fall for March is 3 inches...but that is merely an average.

Our frontal systems approach our island from the southwest and west, and will generally range island wide, not the short duration passing showers of the tradewinds, which approach from the north east.

Have fun. You will have plenty of things to do in the poipu area, hiking, beach activities, horseback riding, tennis, golf, biking, new shopping village at Kukui'ula, plenty of good places to eat, Koloa town shops and galleries, spouting horn, Allerton botanical gardens, Outfitters for taking you to kayak the wailua and hike to secret falls, plus tennis, and golf.

Your fun light will be lit.

Edited: 24 February 2014, 15:31
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<<Kauai is hoping for a less rainy winter NEXT year. We've been in South Maui since the beginning of the year -- not the BEST weather, but not flood watches. All the islands have had rain -- and some muggy Kona weather too. If you want best odds, try Kohala Coast, Big Island of Hawaii.>>

One reason Kauai gets flash flood watches/warnings frequently is because they have so many rivers and streams. Guess where the water runs off to from the mountains? Kauai has small bridges all over the island and guess where those bridges are located? Yup, right over those rivers. Its not called the Garden Island for nothing.

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7. Re: Which Marriott/north vs south

It should be noted that ALL the islands have, at some time this winter, been under flood watches. This is in no way unique to Kaua`i.

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