When dreaming of the perfect tropical destination vacation, an oceanfront property overlooking Poipu’s white sand beaches and spectacular coastline on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai exceeds all expectations. With no shortage of sunshine and plenty of restaurants, shopping, golf and adventurous activities nearby, Kauai’s south shore is a destination that does not disappoint. So if waking up to the sound of surf, smell of salty sea air, and an unforgettable view is what you are looking for in a dream destination (who isn’t?), we’ve found the best ocean-view accommodations in Poipu for you.
Families and couples love Whaler’s Cove Resort for their tropical retreat. Their spacious and well appointed one and two-bedroom suites with 1,400 of living space are perfect so you can be close, but not too close. Each suite features king sized beds, washer and dryer appliances, full size kitchens and a private lanai. Take a dip in the oceanfront pool and watch Humpback Whales spouting off shore during whale season (between December to April). Suites start at $440 per night. The perfect sunsets are complimentary.
Located fronting one of America’s best beaches, Poipu Beach, and surrounded by a lush tropical plants and floral foliage, the plantation style condos at Castle Kiahuna Plantation and the Beach Bungalows are nothing short of exemplary. For the royal treatment, a stay in the two bedroom beach front Alii Suite is a must. Meaning royalty in Hawaiian, the Alii Suite is 1,280 square feet of pure bliss and sleeps up to six people. Great for friends traveling together and families. The split level condo features a full kitchen and living room upstairs and the bedrooms on the bottom floor. Prepare to have your breath taken away with the master bedroom, with sliding doors that open completely to take in the most heavenly sea view. You may be tempted to sleep with the doors open all night. The Alii Suite starts at $575 per night.
Pamper yourself in the lap of ultimate luxury on Kauai’s south shore. The premiere, top floor Presidential Suites at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa boast up to 2,800 square feet of pure upscale perfection with unparalleled views from each well-appointed room, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and audio/visual viewing rooms. Breathe in the fresh ocean air from your private lanai furnished with cushioned furniture, 55” flat screen TVs and stereo and sound system. Retreat into elegance in bathrooms with jacuzzi tubs for four, marble double-sink vanities, separate shower and bath, and porcelain fixtures. Rates for the Grand Hyatt’s Presidential Suites range from $2,500 to $5,000 a night.
Wake up to the sound of surf on crashing rocks right outside your bedroom window at the Spouting Horn Cottage. This three bedroom, four bathroom cottage is completely private and located near the famous Spouting Horn beach park. The ocean is visible from nearly every room in the home, the ocean dazzles in hues that range from sparkling turquoise to deep blue. Nightly rates are based on season and range from $699-$999/night.
Simple elegance awaits in Poipu Sands 532, with updated bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen. Intended to be a home away from home for travelers, this deluxe condo in the exclusive Poipu Sands community features extra plush king and california king sized beds, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, spa quality luxury bathrooms and extra high speed wifi. With this ocean-view, watching a screen becomes an afterthought to the view of surfers dancing in and out of waves. The condo is ideally located on the third floor of the building and the private community members only pool and hot tub are just a short walk away. Whether on an extended vacation or a brief visit, Poipu Sands 532 provides convenience and affordability that makes it a great vacation rental option in Poipu. Prices from $415/night.
A stay at the Lawai Beach Resort in Suite 1401 has all the ingredients for a successful family vacation. This suite boasts two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a full sized kitchen and updated furnishings over 1200 square feet with a prestigious view of the water. Kids of all ages will love the choice of swimming in the property’s three swimming pools, mini golf course on property and spectacular snorkeling right across the street. Parents love having every amenity needed – from a variety of beach gear, movies and video games for entertainment, a washer and dryer for sandy swimwear, a large master bedroom with complete ocean-view and a large lanai for sipping cocktails while soaking up each day’s glorious sunset. Across the street from the resort is the Beach House Restaurant and some of the best snorkeling in Poipu.
Nestled within the quiet Poipu neighborhoods is Hideaway Cove, offering deluxe accommodations and quiet seclusion. The three bedroom, two bath ocean-view condo immediately impresses visually with 2,300 square feet of luxurious living. The entire living area is furnished with top-of-the line products for your comfort and convenience, from pillow top mattresses with Egyptian linens, spa-like rainfall showers and high-definition TVs throughout every bedroom. And then there is the view. You won’t be able to resist basking in the view of the glittering Pacific Ocean from one of two large lanai or go for a soak in the oversized jacuzzi during sunset.
Fall asleep listening to the waves from this 5-bedroom home in Poipu. At 3,300 sq.ft., this ocean view vacation rental comes complete with central air conditioning, oceanfront swimming pool, gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, spacious covered lanai and outdoor BBQ gas grill- perfect for the indoor-outdoor Kauai lifestyle. Rates from $1,550/night.
There’s a reason why Poipu has been a favorite destination for Kauai visitors, especially our return visitors, for years – the variety of accommodations and scenic views from the many ocean-view accommodations available are simply incomparable. With everything centrally located in this area, you may find yourself wanting to put your feet up and to never leave. And that is perfectly okay.
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