We spent one week at Poipu Makai unit C-1 in January and just loved this condo! I second everything a previous reviewer has said about this unit. It has been updated within the past several years and has just about everything you could want.
C-1 is a ground unit so the shoreline is not visible from the condo itself; you have to walk to the edge of the lawn to look down at the shore. Still, the view from the condo is fantastic and we had the best view of winter sunsets on the entire island. Plenty of whale sightings, too, during this time of year.
I have been to Kauai many times and I love this particular area of Poipu. It's a perfect area for daily walks (or runs) and unlike the western end of Poipu, there's no construction going on here.
But - if you really want a pool at your condo, this is NOT the place to stay. The pool is laughably small; we never did see anyone using it the entire week we were there. Beaches are a short drive away and isn't that what you're here for anyway?
Keep in mind that the individually owned units will vary in condition and decor so try to find one that's been renovated in the last several years. We rented this unit thru Garden Island Rentals (kauairentals on the web) and they were wonderful to work with. The photos on their web site are an accurate representation of what this unit looks like.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This resort situated on the edge of a bluff providing spectacular views of the blue Pacific and the entire Poipu coastline. A small property with only 15 Kauai condos, Poipu Makai provides privacy and intimacy while being just a short walk to the world renowned Brennecke's Beach and Poipu Beach. The sounds of the sea fill every room and each condo has large lanais offering a great lookout for hours of watching turtles, dolphins, seasonal whales and brilliant sunsets. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Poipu Makai Hotel Poipu
- Poipu Makai Kauai, Hawaii