If you could secure a suite on one of the top two floors of the Banyon Building or the Ali'i Building it would probably be very pleasant. There is no air conditioning, but that would probably be O.K. in a location where you could feel the tradewind breezes and enjoy a view of the ocean, which is directly across the street, where there is a tiny, rocky beach. On the second floor in the Coral Building we did have a thin slice of ocean view and the lawn of the Beach House Restaurant, but mostly we could see the outside wall of another wing of the building. It was a sticky, muggy 80+ degrees when we were there in mid-December. There are ceiling fans and an oscillating fan on a stand, but we got tired of the constant droning of fans inside and when sitting on the pleasant lanai . The suite was clean and freshly painted, and had been remodeled recently, including newer white appliances and cabinets, but it was definitely old-school decor. the walls were recently painted a dark tan and a medium-dark shade of seafoam green. The furniture was dark rattan (in very good condition) with dark Hawaiian print upholstery, and there were matching drapes. Since there was no air conditioning, the living/dining area and bedroom had a lot of jalousie windows designed to let the breeze in, if one came along. They also let in the noise of the elevator, the trash chute, laundry room, doors closing, and guests in the hallway. Did I mention it was dark and noisy? No houskeeping was provided with the one week stay, but it was available for a reasonable charge -- as if we hadn't paid enough already. There was an O.K., plain rectangular pool with jetted spa, and there were somewhat more interesting pools at the other buildings. I suspect whoever owns this well-kept timeshare got a good deal on the purchase, compared to owners of the top floor units in Banyon or Ali'i, but exchanging a week in our Cabo San Lucas timeshare for this unit was not a good deal. That's not the owner's or management's fault; it is one of the challanges of doing an RCI exchange, where you have little idea what you will be getting and no input to the unit selection.
- Also Known As:
- Lawai Beach Hotel Poipu
- Lawai Beach Resort Kauai/Poipu