Our family of five stayed here in February, as my in-laws own a timeshare here. It is an okay place to stay, but definitely a no-frills type of accommodation.
We had a huge corner unit, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living/dining area, fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, and large lanai. The room situation is probably the highlight of this place, because we get so much more space than in a typical hotel room. The washer/dryer are also sanity savers. The unit's decor is typical Hawaiian--comfortable and tropical themed. They brought us a highchair and baby crib upon request. The units here have no A/C, and thankfully in February there are enough breezes to keep the place fairly cool. Geckos do come in, and unfortunately I'm one of those people who are a little bit freaked out to know that there is a lizard behind the curtain of my bedroom.
While the rest of the unit seemed fairly new, the bathrooms could use some serious updating. Both bathrooms had a sort of beigy-colored tile scheme going, and the sinks/tubs/showers were all very old and yellowed. Our shower had terrible water pressure, and we were on the first floor. The lighting in the bathrooms is a giant fluorescent fixture on the ceiling that is quite unflattering and painfully bright.
There are three pools at the resort, although one is a designated adult/quiet pool. The one we used was in the main building, and it was your basic pool with a hot tub next to it. The water was freezing cold and the pool has no features, so our kids spent more time in the hot tub.
At the roof of the main building is an 18-hole mini golf course, which we visited a couple of times, and found it enjoyable. There is also fitness equipment at the guest center there, but we didn't use it.
There is a shave ice shack in front of the property, and across the street is a decent keiki beach. It is a 5-minute drive to the other beaches in Poipu, and a 10-minute drive to Koloa's shops.
Something else to note: I'd say 90% of the people staying here during our visit were retirees. I think there were only one or two other families with children that we saw, and definitely no couples. Kind of a homogenous feeling.
Our favorite places to eat in Kauai: 1) Barbecue Inn, in Lihue, has a huge menu--everything from local favorites to gourmet specialties. 2) The Beach House, in Poipu--get reservations about 20 minutes to sunset, and you will be eating the most fabulous and romantic dinner of your life. 3) Lappert's Ice Cream, in Koloa. Kauai Pie!
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