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Kiahuna Plantation Resort
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756   |  
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Ranked #17 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Poipu
Gold coast
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Great location has resturant and small shopping village opposite resort , we stayed in a fantastic one bedroom apartment was at back of complex but still had great views across lawns to ocean, beachfront, room was very spacious and had full kitchen, laundry in complex was useful, great spot make sure you have a hire care to explore island .

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We rented a one bedroom condo (#143) at the Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation through VRBO and were extremely pleased with the condo, the grounds and the beach. It is a great location on Poipu and extremely reasonable compared to the hotels that surround it. Only a few of the units actually have ocean views but all the units are within a 100 yards of the ocean and have great garden views. The Plantation is one of the very few locations that has a true sandy beach as well as a fairly well protected cove with great snorkeling right out front. This part of the island has the best weather all year round and is fairly central to all the sites on the island. Check out VRBO for the best rates and Costco travel for the best prices on rental cars.

Room Tip: I would avoid building 38, 39, 40, 41 and 42 if possible as they are three levels an towards the bac...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Kiahuna Plantation is conveniently located at one of the better snorkeling spots. The gardens and setting is beautiful, although we didn't quite understand why the lawn was watered to a swamp in places. The cozy apartment units are very similar, with basic furnishings, and well equipped kitchens.
At the desk Gayle, the Expedia local expert, was extremely helpful with information, as well as selecting the best tours and activities for our family. Our absolute favorite activity was the Kauai Sea Riders tour with Captain Tara. Even though weather conditions were somewhat bad, we saw turtles, all kinds of fish, and spinner dolphins. It wasn't in our plans to do a snorkeling trip (none of us have ever snorkeled before), we did this on Gayle's recommendation, and we are so glad we did!
The Kiahuna Swim and Tennis Club was a great spot to go to on windy days, the pool was a hit with the kids, and they also provide towels (different from the ones you get at the plantation for ocean use). The Casablanca restaurant served delicious drinks at poolside.
Highly recommend this spot. We wanted something relaxing, something that didn't feel like a hotel. Outrigger Kiahuna was just right!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portola Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Kiahuna Platnation has something to offer for all ages. Young children can enjoy running in the surf, older children love the body surfing or taking surfing lessons right on the Kiahuna beach. Adults love sitting on the beach while watching all the sea life; even an occasional Monk Seal arrives on the beach. Tennis and golf are available. We've watched groups play baseball, soccer, croquet and bocci ball on the sprawling lawns. Some enjoy a quiet time on the lawn with a good book. The condos are beautifully decorated and are most spacious, especially the two bedroom units. Unit 66 is a two bedroom condo with a view of the ocean as well as the beautiful gardens. It is recently remodeled and very spacious.

Room Tip: Room 66 is perfect for a family of four or five. The kitchen is well equipped and it has an incredi...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Our 9 nights were a wonderful and relaxing experience. Our condo was very comfortable and well appointed. Although not air conditioned the fans and the breeze blowing through kept it very comfortable. The grounds are kept beautifully and the staff were very friendly. The beach is lovely and great for swimming or just enjoying the sun. Thoroughly enjoyable and recommend it very highly. Tim

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Mu husband and I just came back from a short trip to Kaui. We stayed in unit #186 booked through The Parrish Collection. It had everything (basic) but the location of the unit was great. It has a great view of the water and a view of the beautiful green grounds. You can hear the waves and many different birds but not roosters...
The kitchen is small but equipped with enough pans and all... to be able to cook a basic meal. The fridge is big. For those who want to cook, there only is salt and pepper. No aluminum wraps or sarah wraps or spices. No fancy things like a wok...There was a small package of complimentary coffee and filters and a good coffee maker and a hair dryer and small washer and drier.
The bed was comfortable for me but too soft for my husband. The place was very clean and we did feel very secure on that property. They give you red cards to exchange daily for beach towels so you don`t have to bring our own. It is really quiet at night and you can join the Sunset Club... going to sit on the lawn to see the great Sunsets with a cocktail...There is so so much to see in Kaui including the life time experience of a narrated helicopter trip without the doors which we did... Will never forget that one. I am afraid of flying but somewhat did feel secure on that trip. It good to do this one at the beginning of the trip as you get a better orientation of the island if you want to travel to see the various areas worth seeing. We snorkled most places on the island and right at the front of Kiuhana, at the left of the reef is most likely, the best place to snorkle. We saw so so many different types of fish and some were huge!
The only thing we missed is air conditioned as we are used to much colder conditions. Our overhead fan was noisy at time so we had to turn it off when it was acting off. Would we come back to this unit? YES we loved it way more than Maui...

Room Tip: Unit 186 is on the top (second) floor so you don`t hear peole walking on top of your head
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boise, Idaho
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed at Kiahuna Plantation the middle of October. This is our second stay at these condos and this was just as good as the first stay in February of 2011.
We really like the convenience of the condos and full kitchen. Gives you the choice of eating out or cooking. It is also really close (on) the beach and the beach is a good one. There is no air conditioning in the condos but in our two trips here that has not been an issue as the ventilation and trade winds have been pleasant and nights are pleasant. For us, the Poipu area has been a good base for exploring the island and Kiahuna has been a good value in our opinion. We have actually had the same unit for both stays and it was comfortable with nice amenities.

What we like:
The staff is friendly and helpful. We like to explore out of the way places and the front desk is always helpful. They have been great on both our stays. Everyone is friendly even when you are just passing the grounds crew.
We like the convenience of the beach and beach hut. Free chairs and towels.
Courtesy room the day you check out if you have a late flight.
Convenience to shopping dining in the Poipu area.
Walks down to Brennecke Beach and sea turtles in the morning.
Beautiful sunsets from the beach.

What we would change
I know this might seem strange but we have had two really nice stays here and wouldn't change anything. We come to Hawaii to spend time in the ocean so the pool distance that some mention is not an issue for us. I also noticed a review where the writer had a problem with security. Not sure what the issue there was because there were always some staff around and this ( and Kauai for that matter) are pretty quiet. Also some negative reviews have mentioned in-friendly staff??? Not sure where they were staying because our experiences have been exactly the opposite.

This is a nice place in paradise with nice people.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Poipu
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #17 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Poipu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kiahuna Plantation Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 333
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Also Known As:
Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation Hotel Poipu
Outrigger Hotel Kiahuna Plantation
Outrigger Hotel Koloa
Outrigger Poipu
Kiahuna Plantation Resort Kauai/Poipu

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