Kiahuna Plantation Resort Kauai by Outrigger

Kauai, Hawaii

The hotel

Set amidst 35 landscaped acres that lead down to a sandy beach, these charming cottage-style apartments have varied decor and are suited to both couples and families. Wander among the beautiful cactus and orchid gardens, enjoy a game of tennis or head to the athletic club where you'll find a resort pool with water slide and hot tub, a sand-bottom keiki pool, a fitness centre, sports courts and a choice of yoga and fitness classes. After all of that exertion, you'll be ready for some fresh seafood and hand-crafted tropical drinks at the resort's Plantation Gardens Restaurant and Bar.

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Beach
  • Tennis

Where is it

In a beachfront setting in the Poipu Resort area, on the south coast of Kauai. Close to the Poipu Beach Park and the Kiahuna Golf Club. There are also a handful of restaurants, bars and shops, as well as activities, within walking distance.

Hotel information

333 apartments on 3 floors in 42 buildings. All have private lanai with table and chairs, ceiling fan, HDTV, WiFi, fully-equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, coffee-maker and blender, hairdryer, iron and ironing board and safe. One Bedroom Apartments have 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed and 1 sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Two Bedroom Apartments are split-level with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the lower level and fully-equipped kitchen, dining and living room on the upper level. They have 1 king-size bed in the master bedroom, 2 twin beds in the second bedroom plus one queen-size sofa bed in the living room, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Plantation Gardens Restaurant and Bar (open for dinner, except Tue). Swimming pool. Beach activity centre. Complimentary access to the Poipu Beach Athletic Club with 2 pools, hot tub, fitness centre, tennis, basketball, pickleball, shuffle board, table tennis, badminton, spa services and Cabana Bar & Grill. Barbecue and picnic areas. Complimentary parking. Complimentary WiFi. Laundry facilities*.

*Denotes local charge

Please note: this hotel has a mandatory cleaning fee of $200 per One-Bedroom Apartment or $250 per Two-Bedroom Apartment, plus tax per stay (payable locally, subject to change). 

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Value

Apr 22, 2020 dabautista

My wife and I stayed here in December through a package we booked through Costco. This resort is great for both couples and families. We had a 1 bedroom but it was like a condo because it had a living room area and a kitchen with all the amenities there if you choose to cook. It also had beach chairs, umbrella, and water sport stuff in one of the… Read more
My wife and I stayed here in December through a package we booked through Costco. This resort is great for both couples and families. We had a 1 bedroom but it was like a condo because it had a living room area and a kitchen with all the amenities there if you choose to cook. It also had beach chairs, umbrella, and water sport stuff in one of the closets that we could use! The property is right on Kiahuna and Poipu beach. Poipu Shopping Village is across the street where you can grab a bite to eat (Puka Dog!!!) and do some shopping. Further down the road is The Shops at Kukui‘ula where you have more dining and shopping options. Would definitely stay here again as the price and location are great. They do charge a cleaning fee though when you check out but we knew about it when we booked so don't let it surprise you. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Kiahuna Plantation is FANTASTIC, BEST VALUE

Mar 16, 2020 kauailover2 Boston, Massachusetts

We stayed at Kiahuna Plantation a few weeks ago. It was AWESOME. We watched whales directly from our lanai, only had to walk a few steps to the gorgeous beach. We had pupu's several nights at the Plantation Garden restaurant, VERY good. The location and the beach are the best. The unit we had was fantastic, clean, updated, first floor, end unit… Read more
We stayed at Kiahuna Plantation a few weeks ago. It was AWESOME. We watched whales directly from our lanai, only had to walk a few steps to the gorgeous beach. We had pupu's several nights at the Plantation Garden restaurant, VERY good. The location and the beach are the best. The unit we had was fantastic, clean, updated, first floor, end unit and central to the complex. Very easy walk to everything including the athletic center/pool, the ocean, the mall across the street (the street is VERY easy to cross, folks stop as soon as they see you) or the restaurant. I see some folks talk about the cleaning fee. I've rented MANY different condos over the years and they ALL have cleaning fees so I don't understand what people are talking about. The fee is for when YOU move out, not IF you want them to clean during your stay. This was one of the BEST vacations we ever had and can NOT wait until we can go back. If you want a GREAT place to stay that is TRUE Hawaiian Style Kiahuna Plantation is it. There prices are low and can NOT be beat. Thank you Kiahuna Plantation for making our vacation a special one to remember. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Convenient location - watch out for pricing

Mar 15, 2020 1newjerseymom Madison, New Jersey

Part of our party was staying at the Marriott Waiohai, so this was conveniently next door within walking distance. But, WATCH OUT for those hidden charges. We were charged an additional $25 (online reservation fee) plus $194 Cleaning Fee upon our arrival. Together this costs about the equivalent of one night stay. Considering that because we… Read more
Part of our party was staying at the Marriott Waiohai, so this was conveniently next door within walking distance. But, WATCH OUT for those hidden charges. We were charged an additional $25 (online reservation fee) plus $194 Cleaning Fee upon our arrival. Together this costs about the equivalent of one night stay. Considering that because we only stayed 6 nights we did not receive ANY cleaning service while we stayed at the resort, we felt like maybe we got "cleaned." Also bring ear plugs unless you like the sound of roosters at all hours. Not at all sound proof. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous stay!

Mar 14, 2020 DaraN541 Sacramento, California

I was a bit hesitant to stay here because of the photos and I wish I had taken some of the room because the photos do not do it justice. Our room was much more updated than the photo shown with laminate flooring and granite countertops and shower. The bedroom was private/separated from the living area which made it ideal for families. The staff… Read more
I was a bit hesitant to stay here because of the photos and I wish I had taken some of the room because the photos do not do it justice. Our room was much more updated than the photo shown with laminate flooring and granite countertops and shower. The bedroom was private/separated from the living area which made it ideal for families. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful and I appreciated the optional housekeeping service to save a little money. My only suggestion would be to have some vending machines. It would have been convenient to have snacks available when the beach stand was closed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overpriced and Under-managed

Mar 1, 2020 Carol F Honolulu, Hawaii

What a disappointing vacation stay! Be sure you read the fine print before you sign up to rent a room or suite at this Outrigger-managed Resort. Here’s my husband’s description of our unfortunate stay there: "Auwe" is the Hawaiian word for "woe is me". That's what we were saying as we checked out and left this disaster behind us. The problems… Read more
What a disappointing vacation stay! Be sure you read the fine print before you sign up to rent a room or suite at this Outrigger-managed Resort. Here’s my husband’s description of our unfortunate stay there: "Auwe" is the Hawaiian word for "woe is me". That's what we were saying as we checked out and left this disaster behind us. The problems began the moment we walked in the door when the light didn't turn on because the main switch had been removed. By the time we left three days later we counted seven broken or inoperable things wrong with our suite, including a shower door that didn't close, unpredictable hot water supply, a lamp on a night stand out of reach of all electric plugs, another lamp with a broken switch, beds shoved together haphazardly making it impossible to turn the lights on or off without climbing up on top of the beds, no daily cleaning service in spite of the steep price we were charged ($580/day, including extra fees), etc. Worst of all was the total lack of understanding by the manager who did nothing other than waive one half of the exorbitant (more than $300!) cleaning fee (one of the hidden fees they put in small print on the reservation and spring on you when you check in). She thought the waiver was an act of generosity. When we asked for a kama’aina discount (a common discount for residents of Hawaii), the incompetent manager tried to tell us that their kama’aina discount is "reserved for people who have been born and raised in Hawaii”. Ridiculous! The bottom line is "DO NOT STAY HERE" unless you enjoy being charged a lot for a room that is on a par with Motel 6. (We stayed in unit 64. Management blamed the problems in the unit on the owners and didn’t accept responsibility. ) What a sour and disappointing experience. All they're interested in is money! Read less