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2640 Puuholo Rd, Poipu, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-8626
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#1 of 7 hotels in Poipu
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2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Diving
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Fishing
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
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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Additional bathroom
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Dishwasher
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Spencertraver wrote a review Dec 1
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Most relaxing vacation we ever had! Saw a whale while we were there and many turtles. Incense front room was amazing, although somewhat warm in the rooms. Grounds were beautiful and it was very quiet and relaxing. Would return again and definitely recommend to family and friends. Located within short walk to Baby Beach, restaurants and shops.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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gingerwoolley wrote a review May 2021
Provo, Utah3 contributions6 helpful votes
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We saw other 'swanky' places on Kauai, but none had the proximity to the ocean along with huge balconies for viewing the sunsets. In fact, we spent much of our time enjoying the views from our balcony, including eating three meals a day out there. Sometimes we saw surfers and divers. The first day, we spotted whales. Later, dolphins. We felt like Walers Cove was ALL OURS, because it's been built in a way that allows for plenty of privacy. The evening 'star show' was incredible since there's no light pollution. Couldn't have been better.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded May 15, 2021
Awww GW, Mahalo Nui Loa for the great comments! The architect who built this place had privacy in mind!! You were truly fortunate to catch the last few whales in May!! But our dolphins stick around all year! We truly hope you will make it back this way again some day! Until the, A hui hou!
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KAO wrote a review Nov 2022
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We had an incredible 1-week stay at Whalers Cove. Beautiful panoramic views of Kauai sunrises and sunsets. A very relaxing and quiet atmosphere, yet close to beaches/shopping/etc. The staff was incredibly kind and gracious. The grounds were beautiful and impeccably maintained. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Aloha kevino, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and recommending us! We would love to have you back again one day! A hui hou!
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Bob T wrote a review Nov 2022
Have stayed at Whaler's Cove for 2-3 weeks in 20 of the last 22 years. Always a most relaxing and wonderful time. The units are well designed, appointed and cared for, as well as the grounds. The view out of every unit we have stayed in is gorgeous. The pool, spa and surrounding areas are meticulously maintained on a daily basis. Marianne, the on site manager is absolutely tops in her attention to every need, going out of her way to make sure you are warmly welcomed on arrival and taken care of every step of the way. Very responsive to any needs and concerns one might have. Whaler's Cove is on the "dry side" of the Island with many shops, restaurants, groceries, etc within walking distance. Two beautiful golf courses are minutes away with several others a little further. A variety of lovely sandy beaches to the East and West. Historic Koloa town with many shops and restaurants about 5 minutes away by car. We especially like to congregate with our beverage of choice on the lovely waterfront lawn at approximately 6:30 PM to watch the unobstructed sunset views before heading out for dinner. We'll be heading back there in January for what I'm sure will be another glorious time of rejuvenation.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 days ago
Aloha bobtJ, thank you for such an informative and detailed review! We value our longtime return guests and look forward to next month! Sunsets are waiting for you!
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Sunita M wrote a review Nov 2022
United States4 contributions
Fantastic location, amazing views of the ocean, friendly and helpful staff, comfortable condo with all conveniences, that pretty much sums it up! The pool is great too. We enjoyed our stay in Kauai and Whalers cove was just the base we needed to enable it! Thanks for sharing this beautiful place with us.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Mahalo 472! We like to think that we are very unique from most places and we definitely aren't known for crowds! Thank you for sharing your comments and most of all we hope you'll come back and stay with us again one day! Aloha
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sherriefast wrote a review Nov 2022
Big Sky, Montana18 contributions7 helpful votes
Just returned to snowy Montana from a wonderful getaway at condo #211 at Whalers Cove. 85* and sunny everyday with an occasional shower. Just the ticket we needed to face winter. Stunning view from this unit kept us mesmerized during the entire stay. Breakfast on the lanai in the morning, followed by a dip in the adjacent pool. Favorite snorkeling place - the cove right next to the condo. Almost always turtles, especially when it's windy. Many beaches to discover but the local one in front of the Sheraton has always been a favorite, as is Brennecke's Beach nearby. Grilled fish at night that we purchased from the nearby Fish Market and always accompanied by a mango/pineapple/cilantro salsa with ingredients from the local farmer's markets. Condo is beautifully furnished with a Hawaiian feel and so many good things to say about the entire staff that runs Whaler's Cove, especially Marianne. Another plus about staying at Whaler's Cove is that they have coolers, chairs, umbrellas, beach shoes, etc to borrow. Even a library. The location and friendly staff and all the nearby things to do in Poipu will have you coming back. We sure are and this was our second stay here! Tough to leave.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: Costco is a real godsend on this trip. Fresh fish, really reasonable swimwear, poke and fresh...
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Responded 1 week ago
Aloha and Mahalo to snowy Montana! It's great to know that you made it home safe in this winter weather and it was a true pleasure having you here again! You're Aloha and support to the staff here at Whalers Cove is very appreciated! Stay warm and we look forward to your next visit! A hui hou!
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Edwin P wrote a review Nov 2022
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My experiences in Hawaii start as a boy in the 1970s while visiting with family. In the decades since I have found no other place like Whalers Cove. Condo 223 rates among my favorite… and that’s saying something. Spectacular setting, spectacular service. No Ka Oí Marianne! Aloha!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha and Mahalo to one of our long time returning guests! We will share your review with the owner and look forward to seeing you in the future! Mahalo Nui Loa!
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Anna W wrote a review Nov 2022
Whaler's Cove Resort is in a beautiful location on the south side of the island. The grounds are lovely and well maintained, full of beautiful plants and tiny, adorable lizards. We stayed in two different suites while there and both were clean, comfortable, with fairly well equipped kitchens and washer/dryers. The desk staff (especially Alexis) and landscaping staff were very friendly and accommodating. If you ask, they will let you borrow from their collection of reef shoes, snorkel gear, beach chairs, and umbrellas for the duration of your stay. If you're interested in wildlife, make sure you go down the stairs on the East side of the resort and take a look at the spot where the sea turtles hang out. Five minutes walk to the west is Baby Beach, a quiet, protected, and fairly shallow snorkel spot (no lifeguard on duty). Five minutes drive to the east is Poipu Beach which is much larger, has a lifeguard, and is also a very popular snorkel spot. Our stay was very enjoyable and we would definitely go back!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha Anna! Mahalo for taking the time to write such a descriptive and informative review about Whaler's Cove! Having on-site staff ready to help you with everything is the key to staying at Whalers Cove and what we love doing! The best part is hearing that you'd like to come back, we would love to have you back at Whaler's Cove! A hui hou!
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Eric B wrote a review Nov 2022
Long Key, Florida126 contributions49 helpful votes
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Long story but a read worth a minute of you’re time. Half of our party landed on Kauai at 2pm and we had 5 hours to go to our prearranged beach house in princeville unload then return to the airport to pick up the other half. Made it to the beach house only to discover we had been told several lies about the property and due to a rat infestation we could not stay on that house. The rental company told us they had an option but it was not beach front (who the crap comes to Kauai for 10 days to stay in a neighborhood?) so I said let me call whalers cove we have visited there before but was going to try out a private house this time due to having a larger group. Time is now 4pm when I called whalers cove Maryann remembered us. I was floored! I told her what had happened and she worked for and hour to try and help us out. Extremely long story short, she called and said come on we had to work it with moving rooms but it was fantastic. First room was room 121 it was very nice and met every need and more. We could see the turtles from the porch having coffee and that was nice. Then we moved to room 117 . Could not see the turtles due to ground floor but the walk to the pool and hot tub and grill required no gates to go through which was also nice. The staff was on top of everything and for our party being a little larger was probably an inconvenience but they treated us like royalty. the pool, hot tub and turtles In the cove were as I remembered it. No need to rent snorkeling gear as they had it on site and the cove is the same cove people pay to dive in. I plan on coming back in 2024 and you can bet I’ll not go anyplace other than whalers cove! They made it happen!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: 2nd floor has more air flow than the first but they are all good.
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Responded 1 week ago
Aloha Eric! We were so happy to be able to help out and make your vacation happen! Our staff at Whalers Cove deserves all the credit for making everything fall into place. Mahalo for taking the time to write about your experience we are so glad it worked out for you! Looking forward to working with you again in 2024. A hui hou!
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Nomad44068 wrote a review Nov 2022
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My wife and I have been vacationing on Kauai for over 20 years. This past October we tried the Whaler's Cove for the 1st time. We will be returning next October. The location and view are exceptional. The staff, especially Aida and Marianne, is something my wife and I are still talking about. Everyone took extra care to make our trip enjoyable.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha Nomad! Thank you so much for the kind words and the best thing is that you're coming back next October! I will share this with Aida she will be so happy to read this. We are super super happy that you tried Whalers Cove for the first time and it means a lot to us that you took the time to write about us, Mahalo Nui Lia and A Hui Hou
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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), Aulii Luau (0.6 miles), and Lawa'i Beach (0.5 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 Anake's Juice Bar, Kauai Juice Co, and Waikomo Shave Ice.
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.