We just completed a one week stay at the Marriott Kalanipu'u property and loved it. We had a 3 BR villa on the 4th floor with a beautiful view. As others have said, the property is beautifully landscaped, and the villas are nicely appointed with high-end kitchen appliances (like a dishwasher you can run and still watch TV nearby), Sub-Zero fridge, and convection/microwave, as well as a full stove. Loved the doors that slide all the way open to the lanai making it wonderful to sit either inside or out. BTW, some earlier reviews complained about the noise from the airport, but we weren't bothered by that at all. The windows there are well insulated and blocked any airport noise (as well as the crowing chickens.) All the staff were very helpful (to the extent they were informed about things), and there were a number of activities on-site. Parking is ample and convenient. The swimming pool is very nice, and was not crowded at all while we were there. There were ample lounge chairs and umbrellas. We did not use the grills, but saw several people who did, and they were well maintained in the usual Marriott fashion. We made good use of the shuttle to go back and forth to the Marriott Kauai Ocean Club, which is where all the on-site restaurants are situated, as well as the concierge. It is a walkable distance just under a mile, but the shuttle was very convenient. Just so you know, they will send a shuttle to pick you up at the airport which is just minutes away. Also be aware that if you go to the beach at the other Marriott property you are not allowed to use their pool or lounge chairs (they have wrist bands, and the property is monitored). However, unbeknownst to us until the last day, the Lagoons property does have a number of folding chairs you can borrow and take with you over to the beach. And on Monday morning (early), there is an orientation over at the Ocean club where they do a really good job of describing all the possible activities on the island. We had to ask about this as it was not shown on the printed material given to us at check-in. So do your research, and ask lots of questions. I would have given this property a "five" except for the lack of on-site eating facilities, and the fact that the staff was not really well informed. We did not take them up on the offer for the "owner update", and this is one time I wish we had, since I would like to have heard what the plans are for the future. Would definitely go back here.
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