Don't expect a view of the ocean-- there are few rooms that have one (unless you are an owner, which we are not). We knew this before we went, so we didn't get our panties in a wad about it. We had one of the so-called dreaded "parking lot" views, but let me tell you a bit about this. We were on the 4th floor, so high enough that we didn't really look down on a parking lot, but out across at beautiful trees, and these gorgeous trees were FILLED with birds, so early morning reminded me of Bali -- every bird in the world welcoming the day.
The only downside to a room facing the parking lot is the noise -- people seriously have no sense. The noise echoes and bangs around -- I was awakened many times by idiots who felt they had to relive recent experiences at the top of their lungs whilst exiting their cars in the dead of night. Really, folks? You are NOT the only acorns in the tree, so if it's dark, just SHHHHHHH already! We came up with a sign they should post in the parking lot "Noisy idiots in parking lots will be fed to the feral chickens -- please tamper your enthusiasm after dark." I like it.
The staff was wonderful and this is truly the first place (out of about 12 timeshare stays) were we were NOT pushed, cajoled, or even lightly encouraged to have the "TIMESHARE TALK" -- they just let us be. Heaven.
The only meal we ate on site was the first night, and it was by the pool. Expensive, but SERIOUSLY well done meal. We were amazed! I had a few drinks by the pool during my stay, and they met with my satisfaction as well.
The pools are wonderful, really beautiful and clean, but why go in a pool when you can swim in such an amazing ocean? The beach is LOVELY, and fun to watch the surfers and paddle boarders to the right. Just sitting in a beach chair and hanging out was heavenly.
I cooked the entire time -- kitchen was extremely well equipped and enjoyable. We shopped farmer's markets during our whole stay -- pricey, but everything on Kauai is that way. Such wonderful produce!!!! We lived on fresh pineapple and other fruit.
People need to get over themselves about the feral chickens -- they are a hoot and not a nuisance at ALL. They are all part of the Kauai lore. We loved them.
I loved Koloa Town -- we spent a lot of time there.
It poured heavy rain and stormed and blew -- made the front page of the newspaper -- but we didn't care. The room was extremely comfy, the bed was heavenly -- everything was clean and beautiful. Would we stay here again? YES, YES, and YES -- even with a parking lot view!!!!