This is not a place to stay if you are looking for all the amenities of a resort! It is the place to stay if you want a convenient location to get out and visit the island. It's also great because you can walk to some nice restaurants at night and not have to worry about driving after having a cocktail. You can also cook at the grills in the pool area, which is a great gathering spot at night. The pool bar has a TV and a very friendly bartender. The hot tub is hot! The beach is not raked but you can swim, even with turtles! We found some nice trees to sit under and relax when we did stay at the resort for a few hours. Not often since we were busy exploring the island. The lobby was nice but we rented our unit privately so other than picking up a parking pass we didn't use the front desk. I did use the laundry room and there were plenty of working washers and dryers. The front desk also sells small boxes of laundry detergent and softener and will give you change for the machines! Our unit, Nihau fronted the ocean and it was lovely listening to the surf. Nice lanai for breakfast or dinner. Our unit was not the cleanest but that is a problem of the owner not the condominium complex.