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 Amazing beach condo with beautiful gardens

Jul 17, 2019 R3280TIkellyr Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

We stayed in building 17 and had a partial ocean view. The condo was absolutely lovely with two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a very nice vaulted ceiling in the living room and dining area upstairs. We loved the balcony overlooking beautiful trees and a birds-eye view of the ocean. We enjoyed hearing the birds each day and as we enjoyed our… Read more
We stayed in building 17 and had a partial ocean view. The condo was absolutely lovely with two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a very nice vaulted ceiling in the living room and dining area upstairs. We loved the balcony overlooking beautiful trees and a birds-eye view of the ocean. We enjoyed hearing the birds each day and as we enjoyed our breakfast from the balcony. All rooms had ceiling fans, but the nights in July were a little warm without AC. It was only a short walk across the street to the beach and the beach itself is beautiful! It is located near lovely shopping centers (within walking distance) and multiple dining places. Take a walk around the grounds and enjoy the multitude of banyan, mango and monkeypod trees. I was amazed by their beauty. I was also amazed by how quiet and peaceful the grounds were in the evenings - truly serene. The staff were so friendly and helpful and made us feel at home. I wish we had more time to spend there - it truly felt like paradise. I would love to revisit some day. Thank you for taking such great care of my family. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best location, old unit

Jul 15, 2019 Sonia V Houston, Texas

We stayed in a garden unit( #89) for 8 days. The location of this property is sublime, although this unit is in the very back. On a nice beach, good for kids to learn to surf and amazing views. It has a very well manicured garden where you can sit under the shade of the palms and easily bring snacks from your condo. They provide you with beach… Read more
We stayed in a garden unit( #89) for 8 days. The location of this property is sublime, although this unit is in the very back. On a nice beach, good for kids to learn to surf and amazing views. It has a very well manicured garden where you can sit under the shade of the palms and easily bring snacks from your condo. They provide you with beach chairs, towels and chaise longues for free. That's it. Back to the unit, it needs a lot of update. There are not even 3 mugs! Everything in the kitchen is very basic and old. The bedroom has no privacy at all, it is only an internal division. No AC... They charge you for changing your towels ($27), taking out the trash or having the apartment cleaned. Keep that in mind. It's not included! I would not go back, at least not to this particular unit. The pool is on the other side of the main road, so a good long walk. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Breathtaking

Jul 11, 2019 Emhigh Highland, California

As we sit at the airport, we are sad that we have to leave this beautiful island once again. We were pleasantly surprised by how much we loved Kiahuna! The grounds were impeccable, the staff was amazing, our condo was spectacular with amazing views and we will definitely be back to this place. Our condo was up to date and it was a beautiful… Read more
As we sit at the airport, we are sad that we have to leave this beautiful island once again. We were pleasantly surprised by how much we loved Kiahuna! The grounds were impeccable, the staff was amazing, our condo was spectacular with amazing views and we will definitely be back to this place. Our condo was up to date and it was a beautiful looking beach feel. It was very humid this week so at times the family was a bit warm, but it soon cooled off. Mahalo Kiahuna! 🤙🏽 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beach condo with the best view and best beach in Poipu

Jul 3, 2019 Karen Z

We stayed at Kiahuna Plantation with Outrigger for a few times over past 5 years. It is a beautiful plantation, the ground is absolutely gorgeous! The beach at the hotel is adjacent to the famous Poipu Beach, but I like it even better than Poipu Beach since it’s more private and less people. Staff are very friendly and helpful. We have stayed at… Read more
We stayed at Kiahuna Plantation with Outrigger for a few times over past 5 years. It is a beautiful plantation, the ground is absolutely gorgeous! The beach at the hotel is adjacent to the famous Poipu Beach, but I like it even better than Poipu Beach since it’s more private and less people. Staff are very friendly and helpful. We have stayed at building 29, 20 and 28. Building 29 and 28 are partial ocean view and 20 is ocean view. Both building 29 and 28 have exceptional ocean view, right at the beach, and all the rooms we have stayed in, both upstairs and downstairs are amazing. Building 20 is actually further away from the ocean and won’t be worth the price of ocean view room, though the inside of the room we stayed was as good as the other rooms. However, considering the hotel is right at the beach, any room you have is no more than a few minutes from the best beach in Poipu! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Tropical resort it isn't

Jul 2, 2019 fam4gd

This resort has nice furniture and has a nice garden, but it is far from a tropical resort. Since the locales have told us the tradewinds have changed and are non existant a good deal of time, our stay was uncomfortable. We goofed in booking here. Open shutters and fans don't cut it when it is hot and humid. NO A/C. The pool is pretty, but… Read more
This resort has nice furniture and has a nice garden, but it is far from a tropical resort. Since the locales have told us the tradewinds have changed and are non existant a good deal of time, our stay was uncomfortable. We goofed in booking here. Open shutters and fans don't cut it when it is hot and humid. NO A/C. The pool is pretty, but across a busy street, so drive there if you have kids. We are seasoned world travelers-Fiji, Kenya, Tanzania, the Outback of Australia to name a few and this place doesn't compare to our accommodations in any of those places. The unit we stayed in besides not having A/C, it also didn't have a washer/dryer in our unit. We were told the plantation is older and there are electrical problems. That is an understatement. Since my husband is an electrical engineer we know what is wired correctly. Light switches on some walls are in the wrong locations. Window A/C units could be put in, like the Turtle Bay units on Oahu and stackable washer/dryer units could be in the double closet that backs up to the bathroom area. Oh well, a four day mistake out of two weeks to 3 Hawaiian Islands I guess isn't bad. Read less