The beds are great, so is the pool, the grounds, and the service. The rooms in the back of the hotel are just as fine, the ocean front ones are not the only good rooms.
About that beach, though - the waves are BIG and HARSH. The hotel describes the beach as safe for kids - no way, it is not. They should change that description before someone gets hurt. I mean, if you have cool surfer kids, then - sure. It is a surfing beach, with waves and currents, and a difficult entrance into the water, because of the crushing waves. Very beautiful, but not very friendly for regular folks who just want to get in the water and are not advanced surfers.
A note for snorkelers - there are good healthy reefs out there, but you have to be REALLY advanced to brave that and get out unscratched. Even if you are advanced, I would recommend snorkeling elsewhere, because of the ever changing currents, underwater rocks covered in sea-urchins that you don't notice till you are almost (or, not almost) landing on them, the surfers who don't look where they are going, and rapidly changing water conditions. You might enter (and, entering the water is difficult) in low wind, only to find yourself in high wind with huge waves around you a moment later. And, did I mention, getting out of the water is not any easier than getting in?.. The waves sweep you of your feet and, before you know it, you have sunk knee-deep into the sand, and the next wave is coming straight at you, and you have to choose between running, swimming, or being thrown off your feet. Most people seem to choose the latter ;
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- The luxurious Sheraton Kauai Resort on Poipu Beach in Hawaii has the Hawaiian Rainforest Spa, water sports, two pools, a weekly Auli'i Luau, and 50,000 sq ft of indoor/outdoor meeting and event space ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Kauai Hotel Poipu
- Sheraton Poipu
- Poipu Sheraton
- Sheraton Kauai Resort Poipu