We stayed in building 18, unit 116 for a week. Overall, we were satisfied with our choice and had a very enjoyable stay. Some things to consider:
- No pool. Which shouldn't really matter. You're within an easy walk of several of the most beautiful beaches on Kauai, so why would you want to swim in a large, chlorinated bathtub? But if you do need a pool, stay elsewhere.
- Not all units are the same. Our's felt somewhat dated, but it was still perfectly nice, and had a more laidback "old Hawaii" feel than one of the newer resorts. "Partial ocean view" might mean you can only see a sliver of the ocean from your balcony, but the grounds are beautiful too. Some of the units really are ocean front/ocean view and these would be spectacular if you could get one. Our building was at the back of the resort, next to a busy road, so there was some noise from that. Plenty of parking.
- No windows. Though the balcony doors are glass, the rest of the windows consist of screens and heavy wooden shutters. This really gives the place a tropical, exotic feeling particularly when the birds are calling or its raining. It also means you can hear people talking nearby and the roosters when they start going off at 4 AM. I was worried about the roosters, and I really do think Kauai needs to thin the herd, but it ended up not being a big deal. The property has a fence and I didn't see any roosters inside it (plenty across the road though).
No housekeeping - In a week we got fresh towels once. But you know how to pick your towels off the floor and make your bed, right? If not, maybe try the Hyatt or the Sheraton.
Overall, a nice place for families to stay, and it was great to have a full kitchen for meals and snacks. If you book try to do it early and ask questions about your unit. A map of the property's units would be excellent to have and I'm kicking myself for not taking it with me...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kiahuna Plantation Resort Kauai by Outrigger(R) is situated on a 35-acre oceanfront setting at Poipu Beach shaded by tall swaying palms and scented by fragrant plumeria blossoms. Play at the resort's swimming beach, dine at Plantation Gardens Restaurant, and tee off at Kiahuna Golf Club. The internationally-recognized orchid and succulent gardens are living legacies of this former plantation estate. Explore historic Koloa Town a few minutes away, drive west to Waimea Canyon, or east to Hanalei on the north shore. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation Hotel Poipu
- Outrigger Hotel Kiahuna Plantation
- Outrigger Hotel Koloa
- Outrigger Poipu
- Kiahuna Plantation Resort Kauai/Poipu, Hawaii