We stayed here for 10 nights in June, in 3 different units. The first unit we only stayed in for one night, mostly because I have difficulty sleeping. (unit 18) It was very close to the parking lot and because you have to keep the windows open (no air conditioning) I found it a bit noisy. I could also hear the people walking around in the unit above us. The bed was also very uncomfortable. The unit was fairly basic and had a bit of an ant problem, which I suspect is common for ground floor units in general.
The second night we moved to an upstairs oceanfront unit (13?) which was much better for sleeping- the sound of the waves was wonderful. We really liked this unit- was very well supplied in the kitchen and had nicer patio furniture. The curtains were very hard to open and close and the bathroom is very dated. There is virtually no counter on the sink. There is however, a good amount of storage behind the toilet. The showers are also very small. We only had 2 nights where we wished we had air conditioning. There was usually a nice breeze and the ceiling fans were great.
We checked out for one night to hike the Kalalau trail and came back to a different unit. The office staff were very nice and helpful and we were able to get into our a room a day early as we ended our hike early. This time we were in unit 7. This one was a big dingy. There were several things that didn't work in this unit- the shower head was broken, the phone didn't work and a few light bulbs were burned out. The staff did fix the problems very quickly though.
The rooms were fine for us and we don't spend much time at our hotels when we travel. We did enjoy eating on the balcony- great view and cute little beach. Saw a monk seal the first full day there. Would have been nice if the units had 2 boogie boards instead of one as we both would have liked to try them, but not alone. The grounds are pretty, the pool pretty basic. One problem we did have was with the limited laundry time. It was only open a few specific days and only during office hours. As we were gone early every morning and often not back til after dinner, it made it very difficult to wash our clothes. We only had one day that worked out. We also couldn't get new beach towels and had to use the same ones for 5 days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kauai's centrally located, intimate, 24-unit boutique beachfront resort. Rentals at Kapaa Sands include both studios and two-bedroom oceanfront and ocean view condominiums, all with full kitchens, allowing you to keep your vacation meal costs down by eating as many meals as you wish at the best table on Kauai, your view lanai (deck). Every condo is an end unit, meaning 3 exterior walls with windows, tropical breezes, and light. Sleep to to the sound of the surf and wake to the sunrise. Conveniently located across the street from Kinipopo Shopping Village with restaurants & specialty stores. Two supermarkets are within a mile from your door. Take advantage of nearby hiking trails (walk to Sleeping Giant), scenic waterfalls, and Wailua River kayaking. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kapaa Sands Hotel Kapaa
- Kapaa Sands Kauai, Hawaii