Terrific unit and location!
Staying in the Poipu Beach area, and in this condo unit specifically, were great decisions! For the two of us, it was our first time to Kaua’i, so we (over)researched all the “must do’s” and the “must stay’s” in the guidebooks and sampled a great number of opinions. Both the beach location and the condo itself turned out perfectly; every time we returned from a day trip, we were happy to settle in and then walk across the street or down the beach to find wonderful food, views, massages, snorkeling, body surfing, and sunning. Poipu features numerous little bays, each with its own multiple features so it’s entirely possible to have kids frolic in one section of a totally protected bay while others snorkel in gentle swells in another section and still others take surfboard lessons on great breakers just a few hundred feet away.
-- Our flight arrived eight hours late due to plane delays on the east coast, so we were exhausted when we arrived at Kiahuna. Check-in went smoothly and the staff was very friendly. That’s important when you’re tired, as was the fact that restaurants and the beach were just a few minutes walk away.
-- The condo was immaculate and just what I wanted. There’s great ventilation in this end unit with extra windows, a very private lanai overlooking a large lawn, terrific traditional Hawaiian echoes in the architecture and interior, wind in the palm trees outside, and – very important for sleeping – a good firm bed.
-- As our week passed, I became more and more appreciative of the fact that Randy’s unit did have such a private feeling. Many of the other units face out onto large lawns that other residents are always using for lounging on for traversing. That’s fine if you like being on display all the time, but I preferred the feeling of dining more quietly on the lanai.
-- I’d recommend this unit very highly. And Randy made everything about the reservation very easy, quickly responding to all my questions. I’m already trying to figure dates to book again!
-- Recommended restaurants: Roy's is a must for seafood! Sheraton's brunch is best value, but try the Grand Hyatt breakfast too, as well as the Koakea's next door.Koloa Seafood Market is fun for takeout poke for the lanai and go to the wine shop next door in Koloa for accompaniments. Best beach: the different Poipu bays, for sure. Loads of variety. Poipu makes the best home-base for other island explorations to Waimea, Hanalei, etc.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
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