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Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort

2640 Puuholo Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8626
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#1 of 7 hotels in Poipu
Travelers' Choice
Whalers Cove Resort on beautiful Poipu Beach in Kauai, Hawaii offers luxury condos in a relaxing and stunning location. Our property offers daily housekeeping, full kitchens in each unit, and partial or ocean views with 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. One stay at Whalers Cove Resort and you'll see why guests have awarded us the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence year after year.
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Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Water sport equipment rentals
Highchairs available
Business Center with Internet Access
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Jessica P wrote a review Jun 22
1 contribution
We stayed in the beautiful oceanfront condo #233! The views were incredible, the condo was comfortably furnished and had everything we needed. It was peaceful and quiet. A wonderful and relaxing location! We absolutely loved this condo and the resort. We can't recommend it enough. We will be back!!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: We especially loved #233!
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Response from Onsite Manager, Owner at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort
Responded 2 days ago
Mahalo Nui Loa M7939. The owner of condo 233 will be thrilled you enjoyed your stay. We are so happy to finally be hosting wonderful guests as yourself!!! We are excited you want to return, and can't wait to have you back!! A hui hou!
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Ethan P wrote a review Jun 21
2 contributions
My wife and I stayed for six nights in an oceanfront condo. It was everything you'd expect from the location - sea views, breezes and sounds at all times. The condo was very spacious and well appointed. The manager was super accommodating and had maintenance quickly fix a mistake of our own making without a word of complaint. Pool and hot tub were lovely and uncrowded. Great shower in the room. Pretty much perfect.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Onsite Manager, Owner at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort
Responded 2 days ago
Mahalo Nui Loa for taking the time to review Whalers Cove in Poipu! We believe you were staying in condo 134. We will be sure to let the owner know. If you are ever planning to visit Poipu again, we'd love to have you back! A hui hou!
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Jett2044 wrote a review Jun 17
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My friends and I stayed in a deluxe oceanfront unit (#125) in June 2021 and had a fabulous time. Whaler’s Cove is a cozy resort tucked into a quiet neighborhood in the heart of the south shore. It has lush, well-maintained grounds, a gorgeous pool & hot tub, and is easily walkable to many shops, restaurants, and beaches. The condo was beautifully furnished with comfortable living and sleeping spaces, but we spent nearly all of our time on the oversized balcony taking in the expansive views of the ocean. We saw green sea turtles down in the water every day and listened to the crashing waves at night. The staff at Whalers’s Cove was exceptional, going out of their way to be friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Onsite Manager, Owner at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort
Responded 6 days ago
Mahalo Jett! We are so happy you enjoyed your time here! I will surely let our owners and staff know! Glad the turtles (Honu) were here for you! And we truly hope you will come back and stay with us! A ui hou!
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Tess W wrote a review Jun 14
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Our honeymoon was absolutely wonderful, more than we could have hoped for at Whaler’s Cove Resort. The hospitality could not have been matched to anywhere else. It was such a pleasure meeting the general manager and her front desk staff were more than helpful throughout our stay. It was truly a wonderful experience and suite 211 was absolutely gorgeous. We will continue to recommend here as a place to stay in Kauai and look forward to coming back ourselves!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Onsite Manager, Owner at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Aloha to our wonderful honeymooners TMW!!! It was a treat to meet you and we saw that "Just Married" glow when you checked in! We truly hope you will come back and stay with us, and maybe next time the island will have cars!! Stay happy-in-love and A hui hou!
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Hoosier_Packer wrote a review Jun 12
Chandler, Arizona165 contributions45 helpful votes
There isn’t a bad view in the entire resort. We stayed in Unit 133 and I’ll share our experience: The Resort: -Marianne and her team are attentive, caring, and go out of their way to make you feel welcome -Views are post card perfect; all ocean front -Private, quiet, and no traffic noise -Pool and hot tub area have ocean views and have plenty of room to stretch out Unit 133: -2 levels on upper floor with ocean front views from every window -No AC and wouldn’t be an issue except for the front screen door was missing. Otherwise., there’s plenty of cross breeze to stay comfortable -Washer and dryer are great to have in-unit Poipu: -No rental car? No problem! -if there’s a place to be without a car, Poipu is ideal. We used the Koloa Shuttle (.50 cents) for all points between Poipu and Koloa. We also used the Kauai bus ($2) to get between Pt Allen and Lihue. -the second most reliable form of transportation are the taxis; Roger at West Aide Taxi and Becky at Lihue taxi were awesome! Responsive, punctual, and reliable! Honestly, we were a bit concerned about not having a car but we ended up enjoying the resort, exploring local options, and having tons of quality time to recharge! No car? No problem! You’ll still have a great time!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Onsite Manager, Owner at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Condo 134! Mahalo to the Hoosier Packer!!! The detail on the alternative travel options is awesome!!! We loved having you here and your description of the resort is awesome!!! Correction on the condo number it is condo 134 and that lanai screen door should be back soon! Mahalo nui!
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$392 - $685 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesHawaiiKauaiPoipuKoloa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort?
Nearby attractions include Poipu Beach Park (0.2 miles), Lawa'i Beach (0.5 miles), and Baby Beach (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Waikomo Shave Ice, Anake's Juice Bar, and Kauai Juice Co.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Lawai International Center (4.1 miles), Ke Kahua O Kāneiolouma (1.0 miles), and Prince Kuhio Park (0.4 miles).
Does Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.