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Whalers Cove Resort

3.5 of 5 2640 Puuholo Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is no better place to stay than at Whalers Cove. This time we stayed in room 211. This had a perfect location with views of whales, turtles and sometimes dolphins, from the living room, dining room, kitchen and even the masterbath with a jetted tub and 2 way mirror. Overlooking the pool we saw beautiful sunrises, and the sunsets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I just got back from an unbelievable anniversary vacation in Unit 135 at Whalers Cove. This unit takes "oceanfront" to another level. We had uninterrupted 180 degree views of both sunrises and sunsets with an occasional group of whales frolicking by. The immaculate unit was impeccably decorated with modern appliances and elegant comfortable furniture. Manager Marianne and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This condo is managed by the Parrish Collection, not the on-site Whalers Cove management company. The location is fabulous, allowing us gorgeous sunsets from our lanai every evening. Despite the lack of air conditioning, the ocean breezes kept us cool each night. The kitchen was stocked moderately well (not as well as Hali'i Kai on the Big Island where we... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge lanai to enjoy sunrises & sunsets / sweeping ocean view. Saw dolphins and whales from our lanai on several days (we were there Christmas week). Unit #122. Had everything we needed. The pool and hot tub were wonderful, and we could snorkel in the cove below (Getting in & out is a bit tricky because you are rock-scrambling, and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

So glad we found this place to stay in Kauai! Loved our 5 nights here in Condo #124.The view was amazing, looked out one morning to see dolphins and a whale cruise on by. Had everything you need without the noise etc of some resorts. Was great to be able to cook up our own meals with some of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Whalers Cove was a great find!! You can tell when the General Manager greets you upon arrival and was simply inviting. The resort was nice because it was secluded and seemed very private. My room was amazing!! It felt like my room was sitting over the ocean. Marianne checked up on me to see if I needed anything. Although this... More 

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Redmond, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Whaler's Cove is a lovely spot, tucked away in a residential neighborhood, away from the hotel hubbub but very close to all the tourist amenities. We stayed in Unit 233 and it is just lovely. The front faces the ocean with unobstructed views. The back bedroom looks out over the valley and mountains. The place is very well kept, the... More 

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Allyn, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

visited Lihue for the first time with my 2 preteen boys and fiancé.in April of 2014.. stayed AT Whalers cove oceanview suite and what an amazing view. Condo had everything we needed and more. the grounds were kept extremely clean and the eployess were always helpful, so very quite ,hardly saw any other people during out visit. The manager even... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When I walked into our 2 bedroom unit, all I could say was 'WOW'. The place was large, beautifully decorated, a well stocked kitchen, and spotless housekeeping. The topper was the sweeping ocean view and vast lanai perfect for enjoying that glass of wine while watching turtles swim by as the sun set or a cup of coffee in the... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Stayed here four nights while on the island for our vow renewal. We had a ground floor unit near the end of our building, two bedrooms two baths. it had a full kitchen. It was very beautifully furnished and the kitchen well stocked with everything needed to whip up a great meal. No air conditioning but not needed with lots... More 

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Address: 2640 Puuholo Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Poipu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Whalers Cove Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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Whalers Cove Hotel Poipu
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