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Uncomfortable Bed/Pushy activities person at Lawai
I just returned from Lawai. The resort is nice. The condo was very clean. Even with a memory foam pad the mattress was uncomfortable. Also the noise from the other people was annoying. Why do people stand outside your windows and make lots of noise late at night?
The activities gal was a little more pushy than I expected. The yoga/Tai chi class was fun.
I would go back there, but only if I got another great deal.
As an avid traveler, I've been all over the world...but still come back to Hawaii as a favorite destination. Two long-time friends and I left our hubbies back home for 10 days at the Lawai Beach Resort in the Poipu Beach area. We stayed in a 2 BR/1 bath unit (2 baths would have been better for 3 women) but found the resort friendly, well maintained, supplied with EVERYTHING...a great view of the ocean as well as easy access. Across the street was the wonderful Beach House - a must-do restaurant for wonderful service, views of the sunset and fabulous food. We highly recommend it. We also drove to Princeview and had a wonderful seafood salad at the Hanalei Bay Resort in the Bali Hai Restaurant - fabulous!
Best location and resort we have stayed
We went in February 2004. I fell in love with Lawai Beach Resort when I saw the view the first time. We have missed the open feeling of the resort and Kauai - the open windows and trade winds. The unit was on the 4th floor of the Banyan bldg. What can I say - the pool, hot tub, and room were awesome. Decorated in a way that is pretty and relaxing.
Some of the resorts in Kauai do not have beach access at their site; however, Lawai Beach Resort has one of the better snorkel areas with a small sandy beach directly in front of our Lanai. The best restaurant (Beach House Restaurant) on the Island and one of the best sunsets was also directly in front of the resort. Koloa or Poipu on the South Shore were very interesting and a joy to sight see. Definitely go to the Owner's breakfast and activity planning meeting on your first morning.
Let the Activity people plan all your activities and make your reservations. This made everything much easier and fun. We won the buy one, get one free Helicopter ride with Will Squire Helicopters. And the sales pitches for the activities was very entertaining.
My husband and I both agree that this was one of the best vacations we have ever had. We were already planning our next visit before we had left. We stayed 9 days and did not get to do everything - you will need money for the awesome activities and tasty restaurants. Make sure you at least eat at the Beach House Restaurant and Keoki's Paradise. Visit Sheraton's "The Point" for the view at night. Their is some music at Keoki's paradise and The Point, especially on Friday nights.
We have been back home for 1 month and cannot quit thinking about Kauai and the Lawai Beach Resort. We will be going back in 2 years and taking the teenagers. Maybe we will see you there.
Picture Perfect Garden Island Visit
This resort was exactly what we expected in a Kauai Beach Resort. The resort does not have the "high-hat" feel of the Princeville Resort on the northern side of the island. However, we much prefer the more laid back atmosphere found at Lawai Beach Resort. A great ocean view from every room in the resort as well as a good choice of pools and spas for relaxing highlighted LBR. The rooms were lightly decorated with a tropical theme. It certainly didn't have the feel of a Ritz Carlton, which made it more prone to relaxation and comfort.
Pros: -The ocean view was excellent, definitely recommend getting a floor above ground floor to take that in, preferrably 3rd floor.
Staying in the main building is also recommended, since it keeps you closest to the best pool. -Very comfortable and roomy suites -Excellent amenities -Very little traffic as it is located close to the dead end street of Spouting Horn -Decent beach access right across the street -Very good location, considering the layout of Kauai. Other areas are very heavily traveled and the north side of island seemed to have much fewer great places to eat. 20-30 minutes from Lihue.
Cons -If you're looking for ritzy, this isn't quite a fit -Web-TV (or some analog of it) is optional ($40/week in 2002), but IMO should be included for price paid for the suite. -Check in was a little slow and there was some "confusion" (or an attempt to downgrade us) when we got there. It took about 30 minutes to check in for us (way too long after 12 hours of flying).
The pros far outway the trivial details of the cons and I highly recommend staying @ LBR.
Wish I could live here!
I've read the five earlier glowing reviews and yet nobody has mentioned 1)the sunsets where I can occasionally actually hear applause when it sets, 2) the snorkeling available with a plethora of beautiful fish, 3) the proximity to The Beachhouse Restaurant where great views are over your shoulder and on your plate, 4) the availability of a world-class golf course in nearby Poipu, and 5) the shopping available in nearby historic Koloa Town and the Poipu SHopping Village. But mostly, as was mentioned earlier, it's the people. In four week-long stays on the property over the years we have experienced nothing but courteous treatment. The concierge desk has always been honest and helpful, and their affiliation with the Captain Andy's tours is something we always take advantage of and always recommend. I wish we could live there!
Very nice resort - enjoyed ourselves in Kauai. Friendly people at the resort and on the island.
Took a rental car from the airport to the Kawai Beach Resort. Couldn't find the check-in lobby - it was around back!! No signs to guide us - at least we didn't see any. But - after getting through that the pleasures began. A very nice resort, nice rooms, pleasant people. Kauai is pretty well laid back. Especially liked the museum and history of the island. We stayed for two weeks, explored sw, south, and eastern parts. Didn't go up north, saving that for the next trip. As we didn't head north, we were ready to head home after ten days. So we really loafed for the rest of the time. Maybe that's what Kauai is all about anyway.
Keeping on comming back...
My wife and I have been at Lawai Beach Resort many times over the last 10 years for two weeks at a time. During the summer months many time share owners bring their children and grant children, which means you have more "actions" aroud the pool areas...sometimes too much...but the staff will take care of the "little ones". The Thursday, Friday and Saturday activity presentations are low key and very informative....We had a very pleasant two week visit in July 2003...Our next visit will be in April 2004 for at least two weeks...
Heaven on Earth
I simply love the Lawai Beach Resort. Very much heaven on earth. The views from the units are just beautiful. The units are all furnished with everything you need for a super vacation. All of the employees of the resort are so friendly and helpful and can not do enough to make you happy. I look forward to a two week stay in September of 2003.
We've stayed at Lawai Beach Resort (Banyan Building) three times in the past five years, and every visit was wonderful. The people of Lawai Beach Resort are simply the best! Very friendly, helpful, and willing to do whatever it takes to make your stay enjoyable. The resort has many on-site amenities such as a wonderful resort pool with waterfall, an Activity Hut office, a small store, minature golf, tennis, and regular planned activities. The units have recently been remodeled with new furniture. Highly recommended!
Simply the best!
I could write about alot of hotels or resorts, but none compare with the Lawai Beach Resort. The accommodations were perfect. Very well supplied condo's and very clean. The staff was very professional, but cheerful and friendly. I loved it there and look forward to another visit in the fall of 2003. Take my word---it is a great place to relax. Enjoy........
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... enough to pick up a slice of the legendary coconut cake at the Kalaheo Cafe. After the game we headed out for a little shopping, and ended up grabbing a Costco chicken for dinner along with a couple of beautiful slices of ahi for future consideration. It was a good effort for a forecast stormy day. However, since the storm never materialized we probably left a little on the table.
... for a bit to snorkel and saw a nice variety of fish. From there it was on to Tunnels beach known as the snorkeling hot spot of kauai. And it did not disappoint! We swam with three sea turtles and saw plenty of fish and coral. After tunnels, we went back in to Hanalei for lunch at the Tahiti Nui. It could best be classified as a dive bar, but the food was better than ...
... We even got a view of the private beach from the top of the mountain. I stood where George stood! Haha. At least that movie was actually set in Kauai and not posing as another location like so many other movies. Some of the movies shot on this ranch - Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park. I will have to watch some of these flicks again, just to see the scenery - although Hollywood has added some CGI for certain effects.
The rest of the afternoon was ...
... to waste, so I took full advantage of the free beer. I was sipping on some cold ones while Captain Kelly was gunning it through the waves on the way back to Port Allen. I was getting lashed by water, salt, and spray, but it was a beautiful day and I had a beer in my hand, so I didn't care. It was a great way to finish the day!
On my return, I went surfing with Ron at Donkeys. However, I had a lot of beers so my surfing was not up to par on this ...
... boys for making it a great day, gave them a tip, and made our way back to the hotel. We had worked up a fair appetite by this point and Hannah had decided she wanted some real food tonight so we decided on Keoki's Paradise http://www.keokisparadise.com/ in the Poipu Shopping Village up the road which we figured would be good for a steak. We had a quick check of the sunset and made our way there taking about 3 ...