We have stayed in Kahala three times, twice in a unit let by Suite Paradise for the owner and once in a unit managed by Aston that was arranged via Costco Travel. The Suite Paradise unit had nicer furnishings and electronics and was a little larger, but was also more expensive. Both have good beds and comfortable furniture. Second floor units are desirable because they have good ventilation due to good design and ample ceiling fans. We requested the second floor and Aston honored that request. In fact, we had a pretty good ocean view from our "garden view" unit.
The Aston staff - both desk and housekeeping - could not be more accommodating and helpful. They seemed genuinely concerned that we had a great time and that all of our needs were met. The grounds are beautifully maintained, as are the pools. One of the pools Kahala units can access is walled and always at least partly shaded. This is a plus when the winds kick up and/or you have had enough sun for the day.
It is a short walk over lawns and through gardens to Brennecke Beach - not good for swimming, but great for boogie boarding and turtle watching - and the adjacent Poipu Beach, which is a great swimming beach for everyone from young kids to capable snorkelers.
There are also walking paths that lead through gardens and over greenbelts to the Hyatt property and along Shipwreck beach (also not very swimmable) and beyond that there is a nice walk over the cliffs to the east of the Hyatt. Stunning views and interesting geology along the cliffs.
Groceries are close (a ten minute drive at most) in Koloa, at both Big Save and Sueoka's. You can walk to Brennecke's restaurant and Kalapaki Joe's is even closer (also less expensive and very relaxed).
We really like Poipu Kai in general, and Kahala in particular.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on 70 acres of Kauai's sunny south coast, this condominium resort delights guests with ocean views, tropical gardens, private pools and tennis courts. Golf, dining and shopping are all nearby. This prime location is adjacent to Brennecke's Beach, Shipwreck Beach and the "Spouting Horn" blowhole. Renovation Notice: We apologize for any inconvenience. In an on-going effort to provide exceptional services and amenities to our guests, please be informed that Poipu Kai will renovate one of its 8 pools – the Poipu Sands beginning August 14, 2017. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the project is expected to be completed by October 31, 2017. Guests may continue to enjoy all the other pool facilities during the renovation project. Work will be limited to Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The General Manager and her staff will do everything possible to ensure your guests’ comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aston At Poipu Kai Hotel Poipu
- Resortquest Poipu Kai
- Aston At Poipu Kai Kauai