Be aware that through the month of May and maybe a bit longer the resort will be performing major exterior maint. which can be very noisy and a bit smelly with diesel fuel when they drive the forklift back and forth. If you intend to sit on your lanai part of the time during the day 8-6 then this will be annoying if your room is somewhat near the contruction. That would be the main negative item about the resort. Also we thought maybe they would stop Sat.-Sun but they are working 7 days a week I assume to complete the construciton quickly. If you will not use your lanai then this construction should generally not be an issue.
This resort is a timeshare resort and they do book through several of the travel websites. I traded my points in Orlando for this resort and generally the resort is fine. Like others have said it is not a 5 star and I would lean more towards a 3 star. Our room was a little dated but perfectly fine and they fixed the air cond within a couple of hours of reporting the issue. An air cond in each bedroom is really nice! The pool is great for families and younger children up to 10 years old but be aware it is shallow and no diving or jumping or that type of goofing around so your older kids may get a little bored. A sand beach is about a 5-10 min. walk away but really too rough for smaller children at least during our time in May. You can drive to Poipu Beach within 5 min. which is marvelous. There are also many other beaches within 30 min. and I learned that the surf and tides can change several times a day so you should check with the Pool attendants who daily get the beach reports and can give you a hint on where to go that day. We had no other issues with noise like roosters/abnoxious guest/svistiors which I have encountered at some other Kauai resorts.
Grocery shopping is best done in Lihue (Costco if it makes sense). If you go to the Koloa grocery store 5 min. away you will pay an arm and a leg for every item. Also, all restaraunts we checked in Popui were very expensive especially for dinner $20-40 per adult. They know you have money and will gladly take it if you choose to eat out. I suggest eating lunches out since they seem to be half the price and eating dinners at the condo. In a pinch this resort does have a small kitchen at the pool that serves a limited menu but the pricing is not too outrageous.
I would stay at this resort again as a timeshare exchange. If you get a deal from a travel site on a nightly rate then I would also stay here but I would not pay full price for this resort.
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