There are a number of great luxury Kauai Hawaii resorts. Here you'll find what we've chosen as the best of the best. You'll also find a list of other resorts in the area. Our top picks have excellent locations, service, amenities and excellent unbiased reviews from past guests. They are also the most luxurious in terms of what's offered and what is delivered.
Hawaii's ultimate tropical paradise, Kauai has amazing natural wonders to explore, from the velvety green, accordion-folded cliffs of Napali Coast to the multicolor vistas of Waimea Canyon. Sun seekers choose favorites from more than 50 miles of beaches, while hikers and kayakers have abundant options in unspoiled beauty. Best of all, laid-back Kauai is one of the state’s least-crowded islands, with low-key resorts and mellow former plantation villages. Places like the North Shore's Hanalei Bay, with its turquoise water, are perfect for simply relaxing.
Kauai is a relatively uncrowded tropical destination of outstanding beauty and it is worth spending a little time finding a luxury resort that will allow you to enjoy this splendid location to the full. Rolling green cliffs butted up against blue seas, with some 50 beaches, with the occasional waterfall tumbling in make this the prettiest of the Hawaiian islands.
Must see spots include: Wailua River State Park, Waimea Canyo,
Hanalei Beach, Polihale State Park, North Shore, the Kauai
Museum, Wailua River State Park and Waimea Canyon, provide some of the most
interesting travel spots are also a host of interesting
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Some of the best places to locate yourself are Poipu Beach in the south with its ideal winter weather, and a kid friendly sandy protected bay. This is the most popular of the resort areas and where a lot of the resort action is located. The East side of the island is convenient for travel to all areas of the island. And in the calmer north by Hanalei Bay where the waterfalls and blue seas make watersports.
Also keep in mind the weather is often best in the quieter more affordable periods. December to April is the busiest Time in Kauai as gusts seek to escape the winter in the northern hemisphere and catch the whales from Jan to May. Avoiding this time can see you find significant bargains on resorts and vacation packages.
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Lihue LIH is the main airport and there are more than a few flights that fly direct into this island paradise normally from Los Angeles, and taking about 5 hours.
Location: Poipu - isolated end of South Kauai, Hawaii.
Perfect for: golf, spa, swimming, water park.
Accommodations: spacious, marble bath, garden/mountain/ocean views, private balcony or lanai.
Resort highlights: 18-hole golf, world-renowned spa, Camp Hyatt kid's club, many restaurants and bars, water sports, pools, saltwater lagoon, beach (for strong swimmers, surfing, boogie boarding), business center, weddings, function space, tennis.
What reviewers say: quick check-in, unbelievable pools, many activity options, many additional fees, very large hotel, great service, many restaurants on site, beach is not really always safe to swim but gorgeous, resort is great for walking around, rooms need updating, attentive staff.
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The Princeville is located at the wonderful Hanalei Bayon on the Napali Coast. It's a definite leader in five star resort accommodation on Kauai.
Resort highlights include championship golf, magnificent spas that use local traditional healing and fine restaurants. If you have never tried the St. Regis chain, then this would make a great introduction.
Reviews are showing that guests are really impressed by the location chosen for this resort while service reviews reflect the the hotel is meeting the high expectations of guests paying top dollar for a quality five star resort.
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Location: Beach front, Lihue, Hawaii. Close to the airport.
Accommodations: 356 rooms, most have furnished lanais/patios (except standard rooms).
Great spot for families!
complimentary shuttle from airport, HUGE pool, children's pool,
full-service spa, children's program, different adult activities
available daily, 5 restaurants and cafes, beach volleyball,
championship golf close by, water sports nearby
What reviewers say: Older but well maintained, had a very romantic wedding ceremony on the property, kids were pampered by the staff, great location, food is a little pricey, beautiful landscaping, friendly and helpful staff, "very nice but rooms could be better".
Location: Beach front, east shore of Kauai, between Kapaa and Wailua, Hawaii. Close to shopping and restaurants.
Perfect for: families, swimming, relaxing at the spa
Resort highlights: heated soft-water river pool, water slide, 3 sand-bottom whirlpools, full-service spa with body care and massages, fitness center, kid's "Island Explorer Program", kid's pool, poolside bar.
What reviewers say: easy to find, "Wow", front desk friendly and efficient, top of the line condos, great views, noisy road, great bar, great for kids, good size kid's pool, family hot tub, beach is not really a swimming beach - rough with currents.
Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club has elegant two-bedroom, two-bath villas with separate living and dining areas, a master suite with oversized soaking tub, and private lanai.
It's on the beach and close to a number of great tourist attractions like the Moir Gardens. Resort highlights include 2 pools, a kids pool, and health club.
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are some additional resorts in Kauai that may be worth checking out.
Recently, the resort reviews for the entire area have improved so it's
a fantastic place to visit.
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort - 4.5 star, fantastic reviews, in Poipu
Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy - 3.5 star, great reviews
Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach - one
of the newer resorts in the area but getting great reviews.
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas - 4 star, fanastic reviews, golf course
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