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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice grounds and location

Dec 9, 2019 deborah727 Brisbane, Australia

The resort is quite attractive. I like the plantation style of the rooms. I don’t want to be negative because I really enjoyed our stay. However, it’s not a resort that I would recommend to an elderly couple or anyone with a physical disability. There’s a lot of walking to get around the resort and a lot of steps to get to the apartments. … Read more
The resort is quite attractive. I like the plantation style of the rooms. I don’t want to be negative because I really enjoyed our stay. However, it’s not a resort that I would recommend to an elderly couple or anyone with a physical disability. There’s a lot of walking to get around the resort and a lot of steps to get to the apartments. There are probably better rooms for people with disabilities and normally it wouldn’t be a problem for me but I sustained an unexpected injury on the day of our arrival which highlighted the difficulties to me. Drawbacks: no air conditioning. It’s very humid here and for me aircon is essential; We were close to a busy road so a lot of traffic noise; also a lot of noise from the restaurants across the road (loud thumping music). However, this was in the evening on the weekend and didn’t go too late.; the pool is not actually in the resort and with small children it was quite a hike: also, just a suggestion-it would be more convenient for guests if beach towels were in the rooms so that they didn’t have to go to the beach hut to get them and to return them. I’ve seen this done in other resorts I’ve stayed in quite successfully. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved our stay and the location!

Dec 1, 2019 alisonk515 South Dakota

Stayed 10/11/19-10/19/19 after adding on an additional day upon arrival with no issue. Beautiful grounds, friendly staff. Previous comments I read was that the property was outdated, but we were completely comfortable and felt the furnishings provided a beachy feel, so we did not mind the décor. Though we had sufficient ventilation, the… Read more
Stayed 10/11/19-10/19/19 after adding on an additional day upon arrival with no issue. Beautiful grounds, friendly staff. Previous comments I read was that the property was outdated, but we were completely comfortable and felt the furnishings provided a beachy feel, so we did not mind the décor. Though we had sufficient ventilation, the property is NOT air conditioned, but our unit had a couple small fans that we utilized. Having a full kitchen and dining space was so much better than staying in a hotel. There was a charge for any housekeeping services, so we opted to not have service as it was not needed for just the two of us. We took out our own trash to the trash area conveniently located near our building. We did not visit the fitness center/pool across the street as it was just not convenient for us. However the beach was easily accessible and beautiful. We had family staying at the property next door which was very convenient to walk to from this property. We were in bldg 8, unit 43. We would recommend this property and book again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best place to relax.

Nov 27, 2019 mikeandkath San Diego, California

We were at the back of the property looking our to the ocean from the 3rd floor and had the most marvelous view. The room was decorated so comfortable and provided everything we could need. Quite close to town and great shopping plazas.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Poor management - ROY THOMPSON

Nov 21, 2019 Cosmopolitan268542

Bad management at the hotel. There is no hospitality and bad customer service. Manager would not return phone calls or emails regarding customer concern. I would stay away from this property at all cost!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location

Nov 13, 2019 HeidelbergSummer Breckenridge, Colorado

Gorgeous, very large resort located right by the beach. We're in a Garden view condo. They have ocean view...a bit more pricey. Totally supplied with everything we need. Great king sized bed, nice modern bathroom. Kitchen ok....a bit old and used. But well stocked. Free access to the Poipu Beach athletic club. Gym, tennis and happily for us...3… Read more
Gorgeous, very large resort located right by the beach. We're in a Garden view condo. They have ocean view...a bit more pricey. Totally supplied with everything we need. Great king sized bed, nice modern bathroom. Kitchen ok....a bit old and used. But well stocked. Free access to the Poipu Beach athletic club. Gym, tennis and happily for us...3 dedicated Pickleball courts. Large shallow pool. Not conducive for lap swimming, but refreshing. Lots of kids...no comment! Hot tub Great restaurant on site with service around the pool. Have the pork sliders.....delish! Read less