I’d highly recommend Alihi Lani, Unit 4. We (two couples with two babies) stayed in the unit for 11 nights in November 2009 and it was perfect for us.
The unit is fully equipped with a spacious, well-stocked kitchen; in-suite laundry; multiple televisions and a DVD collection; and two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. It was also recently renovated so it’s very nicely finished. The lanai was huge and beautiful with a daybed, two chairs and ottomans, and a dining table for four people. We spent a lot of time there watching the turtles, reading our books and watching the beautiful sunset every evening.
There are only six units in the complex so it was very quiet and private, and we almost always had the swimming pool and barbecue to ourselves.
The beach is only five minutes away as is the Sheraton where you can enjoy happy hour on their patio each night!
The owner, Cynthia, was very easy to deal with, and was also very helpful in terms of providing restaurant tips and clear directions to her apartment.
The only thing I think it important to note is that the master bedroom doesn’t have a door on it; rather, it’s cordoned off with a bamboo-like curtain. For us, this was a bit of an inconvenience as we’d hoped to put our baby to sleep there but we ended up squeezing her into the walk-in closet (don’t worry: we left the door open!) instead as it wouldn’t have been quiet enough for her in the bedroom (with us carrying on in the living room).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a wonderful small 6 unit complex at Alihi Lani - directly next door to Poipu Kapili.MUST SEE spectacular ocean and sunset views from the 184 square foot covered lanai. Living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, desk sitting area all have the same great view. See whales breaching a few hundred yards off the coastline from November to April. There are turtles year round in the cove directly in front. Just watch and listen to waves crashing on the beautiful rocky shore.The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook calls this small complex a 'Real Gem' and gives it their highest rating. Enjoy the views from the brand new (9/2011) ocean front pool and BBQ's. Enjoy our beautiful new tropical landscaping with extended pool deck and lounge chair area.The Sheraton beach is just next door where you can enjoy snorkeling and beach swimming. Take an evening walk to nearby shops and restaurants at Poipu Shopping Village.Everything you could imagine needing, we have supplied. We believe in pampering you on your vacation with luxurious sheets and towels. We supply a fully equipped kitchen, beach chairs, boogie boards, cooler, movies, large flat screen televisions and games. All furnishings are brand new as of July 01, 2007.We own and manage our own property and can give you the individual attention that makes the difference. This is a Hawaii vacation you will not soon forget. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Alihi Lani Poipu Beach Oceanfront Condominiums Hotel Poipu
- Alihi Lani Poipu Beach Oceanfront Condominiums Kauai