We have been planning our first trip to Kauai for almost a year now. I must have looked at 100s of condo rentals but when I came across Waipouli B401 on Home Away From Home rentals I knew it was the one!
The unit certainly did not disappoint. It was listed as an ocean view and we did have a view of the ocean as we looked out over the rooftop of a building currently under construction. Our unit was a 2 bedroom with luxury linens and the beds were oh so comfortable. The kitchen had many different spices but no dishwasher soap. Laundry soap was provided. It was impeccably clean. Also included were many different soaps, shampoo, conditioner and body wash from the spa downstairs. A very nice and appreciated touch. The only drawback with the unit and certainly NO fault of the owners was the ongoing construction next door. 7:00am sharp the noise and music would start and not end until 5:00pm. In fairness though we were not in the unit most of the day so I would not consider this a big inconvenience. Just be aware that if you are in building A,B or C facing outward this could be a concern. There is Wi-Fi in the rooms but as others have mentioned it can be slow and you always seem to get kicked off and have to log back in. Having a grocery store within walking distance was a huge plus. There is a Foodland and a Safeway. We much preferred the Safeway as my husband got food poisining from a deli sandwich at Foodland. Be sure to pick up a Safeway card as it really does save you money.
The lazy river pool is beautiful with lovely landscaping, waterfalls, hidden cave and 2 waterslides that were enjoyed by the kids. My husband and I however found it sort of boring because all you could really do is walk around the lazyriver. No floats (other then those for babies) are allowed in the pool and you are unable to swim. There were plenty of loungers and fresh towels available. 4 BBQs are also poolside. We never did BBQ but I saw people here every night. The grills are also kept very clean (I checked). It would have been nice to have some sort of drink service available.
The Oasis offers a very good Happy Hour everyday from 4 - 6. $3.00 for beer and $4.00 for well drinks. After Happy Hour one night we stayed for dinner. We both just had the burger and fries but no complaints. You could not beat the atmosphere. Dining with the ocean right in front of you and the sound of the surf priceless!
The resort was clean however I was extremely disappointed with a few of the conditions that we observed that were not being corrected. An emergency exit sign was burnt out the entire time of our 12 day stay. NOT GOOD. I am pretty sure that this could possibly be a fire code violation. Also just outside of our room in the hallway huge pieces of stucco was coming away from the ceilings and wall caused by water damaged. There seemed to be many small things that should have been addressed and corrected as soon as possible but was not.
Be sure to visit the conceriage desk. You will be presented with a small welcome package, nothing really special but it includes some maps and some discount coupons. Also any reservations and advice can be provided. The lady at the desk is very helpful. Something else that is nice to know is that you are able to print off your boarding pass in the office area of the resort.
I was very pleased with our stay at Waipouli. We met some awesome people and the memories that we made will last a life time. The building however is starting to show its wear and it seems to be small issues and I cannot understand why it is not kept up. The burnt out exit sign really bothered me. The exit sign alone is why I rated it a 4 star, other then that it is a top notch resort.
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- Also Known As:
- Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort And Spa
- Outrigger Waipouli Beach Hotel Kapaa
- Outrigger Kapaa
- Kapaa Outrigger
- Waipouli Beach Resort Kauai/Kapaa