Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Kauai, Hawaii

The hotel

This lovely resort is set in 25 acres of lush gardens and on the longest walking beach in Kauai - perfect for romantic strolls! There are plenty of organised activities to help you discover the spectacular natural beauty of this island, including mountain biking and horse riding - or you can have fun with some of the water sports available. After a delicious meal in the Naupaka Terrace restaurant, overlooking the ocean, you can enjoy live music at Shutters Lounge.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

Where is it

Overlooking 3 miles of white beach, close to shopping and championship golf.

Hotel information

302 rooms on 5 floors in 4 buildings with 4 lifts. All with balcony/patio, air-conditioning, cable TV with pay-per-view films, games and Internet access*, fridge, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Mountain/Garden View Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Pool View, Lagoon View or Ocean View rooms are also available with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Mountain Garden View, Deluxe Pool View, Deluxe Lagoon View and Deluxe Ocean View rooms  offer new granite bathrooms and upgraded bedding with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Naupaka Terrace Restaurant. Driftwood Bar & Grille. Shutters Lounge with live music. Coffee shop and Internet café. 4 swimming pools including a sand-bottom pool. 90 ft lava tube slide. Whirlpool spa. 24-hour fitness centre*. Mountain biking, hiking, kayaking. Guided nature walks and tours. Spa and salon*. Business centre. Complimentary WiFi. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Room service*. Self-parking and valet parking*.

Resort fee from $35–$50 plus tax, per room per night, payable locally (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - WiFi Internet access in-room and throughout hotel - 24/7 access to fitness facilities - Blu-ray/DVD movies and Playstation® 3 games - Chilled water in the lobby - Daily local newspaper in lobby - E komo mai reception (tuesdays) plus hula show - Hawaiian cultural activities - Valet and self-parking. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Jul 31, 2021 z_riddlecr Texas

After reading recent reviews, I was a little nervous bringing my family of 4, but I have nothing but good things to say. Our room was a great size with a balcony. The furnishings were a bit dated, but it’s a hotel on the beach... we had breakfast that was amazing and food and drinks at the pool bar that were great. Everyone we interacted with was… Read more
After reading recent reviews, I was a little nervous bringing my family of 4, but I have nothing but good things to say. Our room was a great size with a balcony. The furnishings were a bit dated, but it’s a hotel on the beach... we had breakfast that was amazing and food and drinks at the pool bar that were great. Everyone we interacted with was helpful and nice. We would definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Won't stay here again!!!!!

Jul 29, 2021 jenniferwG4554FV

We recently departed from a month long trip to Kauai. What a beautiful island. We did however struggle with cockroaches in our room. The hotel was sold out and didn't do anything to attempt to get rid of the bugs. We went to Walmart and bought spray to keep them at bay. Most of the front desk staff were unhappy because they felt bothered when you… Read more
We recently departed from a month long trip to Kauai. What a beautiful island. We did however struggle with cockroaches in our room. The hotel was sold out and didn't do anything to attempt to get rid of the bugs. We went to Walmart and bought spray to keep them at bay. Most of the front desk staff were unhappy because they felt bothered when you went to get towels prior to the towel hut opening or when turning towels in after the hut closed. Jocelyn who was working the waterslide and James at the Pool/Towel Hut were the absolute highlight of our stay. They were always spreading Aloha! The employees aren't always treated the best and it will be a shame if these employees leave the resort. Glenda at the front desk was also quite friendly. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice location but wouldn’t stay again

Jul 19, 2021 hpink23

Sooooo disappointing!! I’ve never stayed in a resort where ALL of the staff were unhappy and actually “mean” to the guests! They had rules for everything. Pool towels had to be turned in by 10pm every night or they would charge you for them. With a $20 resort fee we had to stress over getting the towels back in time? And stand in line every day… Read more
Sooooo disappointing!! I’ve never stayed in a resort where ALL of the staff were unhappy and actually “mean” to the guests! They had rules for everything. Pool towels had to be turned in by 10pm every night or they would charge you for them. With a $20 resort fee we had to stress over getting the towels back in time? And stand in line every day at the front desk to get new towels! Frustrating. There were no coffee makers in the room. Housekeeping was only every 3 days and they didn’t like requests for more towels or shampoo or soap… The restaurant had good food, but horrible service. After being seated it was usually 30min to get a drink or even water. This was with the resort 1/2 full! Nice location in Lihue, but the hotel badly needs updating. Sink clogged. Shower clogged. I could go on and on… Disappointing. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We always stay here 🌴

Jul 14, 2021 Sydney Loves F Seattle, Washington

We have stayed here at least 4 times over the years and we love it! There are great swimming pools for kids and even a water slide! We also really enjoyed our morning beach walks. Lydgate Beach is about 5 min away and has a great playground for kids. Staff is friendly and the hotel is centrally located making it a great home base for adventures.… Read more
We have stayed here at least 4 times over the years and we love it! There are great swimming pools for kids and even a water slide! We also really enjoyed our morning beach walks. Lydgate Beach is about 5 min away and has a great playground for kids. Staff is friendly and the hotel is centrally located making it a great home base for adventures. We are at the restaurant several times. You can also easily order food online for pick up. On-site gift shop is also a coffee shop which made mornings easy. They also have great snacks, too. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Expected more, got less

Jul 10, 2021 akgravel

False, False, False. Everything you read on the hotel website is false. I wish all of the reviews would have been posted in early June 2021 when we decided to make our trip and chose our hotel. No shuttle, No complimentary drinks, No restaurant, rude staff, horrible food, watered down drinks. Icing on cake was housekeeping came in our room at… Read more
False, False, False. Everything you read on the hotel website is false. I wish all of the reviews would have been posted in early June 2021 when we decided to make our trip and chose our hotel. No shuttle, No complimentary drinks, No restaurant, rude staff, horrible food, watered down drinks. Icing on cake was housekeeping came in our room at 8:30 at night and scared us to death. Could have ended up very bad. After flying from Boston to Kauai, we needed relaxation. What we ended up getting was a bunch of false advertisement. Read less