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A relatively early start for us this morning as we had to be out the door by 8am to make our way to Safari Heli Tours http://www.safarihelicopters.net/ for our trip around the island. After a few anxious moments we managed to find the place just in time. We were met by our host Sherrell who is a great guy and a real character. He has …
We were greeted by another cracker of a day when we woke up this morning. The morning was largely uneventful, and was primarily spent packing for the plane flight to Kauai. We checked out of the Ourigger http://www.outriggerwaikikihotel.com/ 160;and arrived at the Hawaiian Airlines terminal early. After checking in via the …
... huge Hawaiian hunk with long whiskers. Nope, not a guy, better than that... a monk seal!! He swam right past me about a couple of feet away and then dragged himself onto the beach for a lay down in the sun. The life guards immediately staked out a fence around him as they are endangered species and we're not allowed to get to close to disturb them. I did get some pics though. Amazing!
I stayed at Ke'e way too long on what must be the hotest day in ...
... themselves beside the plows, they can let the boat current push them. I was in the front of the boat, and I watched several dolphins do this within two feet of me. A couple even rolled over and just glided along on their backs. It was the coolest thing to watch. We watched the sun go down on the water, and it was amazing. Although I am still rolling as I type, and we are both exhausted, it was another perfect day in paradise.
... made you feel special. We went for a nice walk and came across a turtle having a break on the beach. That night we ate at the resort's restaurant, Red salt. It was phenomenal. Ashe had lobster ravioli and Paul Wahoo seared with king crab. Pretty amazing.
The next morning we went for a nice hour long drive to the Waimea canyon. This was much bigger then we expected and was a wonderful sight. Mark Twain called it the Grand Canyon of the pacific. ...
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Wonderful Location for 25th wedding anniversary
This was our first trip to Hawaii, and we made the choice to not stay at a hotel. Our unit(#25) had a direct view of the ocean looking over the pool. There were a few units undergoing renovation, but the work crews kept the noise as low as possible, and started work AFTER 9:00 every morning.
The staff was very helpfull in steering us to sites and activities around the island. AND yes, the chickens do wake you up around 5:30 or so. BUT, there are no large groups pf kids keeping you up till 3:00am also!!
After seeing what the other islands were like, I would have to say that our next trip would be a return to Kaua'i, and more than likely a return to Poipu Kapili for lodging. Just make sure that you get a unit that directly faces the ocean and will have the trade winds blowing thru.
For us, it was 7 nights of heaven. Or as close as you can get...
We had the pleasure of staying at Poipu Kapili and are looking forward to our next vacation there. Our condo was a very spacious 2-story unit facing the ocean. It was clean, cheery and bright - we loved having morning coffee and evening cocktails on our patio while gazing out at the ocean. What a truly peaceful, yet spectacular (glorious sunsets) way to spend the beginning and end to a day. Not only that, if you don't want to spend a lot of time eating out, the herb garden is a delight - it was fun cooking with fresh, fragrant ingredients!
The people in the front office were extremely friendly and helpful. The grounds were impeccably maintained, with the swimming pool located in the center. The pool is a gathering place for morning coffee and a great place to relax with a favorite book. If you need one, the office has a good stock on hand.
We had a wonderful time.
Outstanding in Every Way
We loved this place! We paid a little extra for a premium one-bedroom condo (Unit 22) and it was fantastic. Beautiful from top to bottom. It is one of the few one-bedroom units that also had a washer and dryer. Great little touches too. Such things as real towels and couple of cd's of Hawaiin music that we certainly enjoyed on the stereo. Full kitchen and a Sub Zero refrigerator that I think I will soon be buying for my own home.
Yes the beach is next door at the Shearton but then so is all the noise. Quite setting, beautiful landscaping, a great pool, and the beautiful ocean views all added to the luxury. No air conditioning but we wouldn't have used it anyway. With the bedroom and lanai screen doors open and the ceiling fans on we didn't need it.
This is were we will stay on our next trip to Kaua'i!
I experienced the Poipu Kapili in Kauai, and was delighted with the quality of the complex. This quite Luxury Condo complex is a great place to relax. The condo was nicely decorated, and the kitchen had everything we needed. The housekeeping staff does an excellent job keeping everything impeccably clean and in working order.
The high speed Internet access was definitely an asset.
The grounds are neatly manicured and add to the ambiance. The friendly front desk staff made sure that my stay there was the best.
The ocean view was splendid. Several beaches are within waking distance for swimming, surfing, and other water sports. The pool has an ocean view. All in all it is a well-maintained property that I found quiet and relaxing.
A bit disappointed
We just returned from Kauai - 4 days on the north shore, 4 days on the south shore. I used trip advisor and some other resources (i.e. guidebooks) to decide on Poipu Kapili. Here is what we thought:
THE GOOD STUFF
- The location is great, and it was really nice to be able to walk to the beach next to the Sheraton.
- The overall size of the complex is modest, so you don't feel like you are staying in "condo" city.
- The grounds are very well kept with island plantings. You're not made to feel like you are somewhere else.
- The staff in the front office were very obliging with advice on the area, eateries, directions, etc.
- The unit (#30) was honestly horrible. We spent extra money on a direct ocean view, but that didn't make up for the cheap, "garage-sale" type furnishings. I have never been around that many plastic plants ( ... and in Hawaii, no less). The kitchen was ill-equipped which made making our simple meals difficult. I don't want to be mean, but it was depressing to spend time in this unit. We didn't want fancy, either.
- Air conditioning. They need it bad. Our units didn't get trade winds the way the front units did.
- Location. Unit #30 is in a building that is right by the road - lots of noise.
Would I go back? Probably not, unless I could see digital shots of a remodeled unit, and I would move closer to the water.
Bit of heaven
Poipu Kapili was beautiful. We went for our 25th anniversary Our condo looked out over the pool directly to the ocean. The unit was furnished very well. All the amenities. Had a wonderful time. Only complaint was the roosters crowing waking us up. The grounds are maintained to perfection.
Nice place but needs A/C
The condo was wonderful - it had everything. However, it was very humid and the fans just didn't cool the room to our satisfaction. I know that A/C is a high commodity in Hawaii, but if you can't take the heat and humidity, I would recommend a nice hotel.
Living in Paradise at the Poipu Kapili
My husband and I stayed at the Poipu Kapili in March 2004 and I have to say it was the nicest condo we have ever stayed in (and we've stayed in several over the years). We truly felt we were living in paradise - we could have stayed forever. We had a beautifully decorated 1 bedroom ocean view condo (#21) which is situated in Building 4. The condo is very spacious (roughly 1200 sq. ft). When you walk in, you enter a very large living and dining area. Right outside the living room is the huge lanai w/table and chairs with a gorgeous view of the ocean and the grounds. When you step out the lanai, the fresh-water pool is on the left with lounge chairs, tables and umbrellas - there is also a charcoal grill. To the right of the lanai are the tennis courts, the gas grill and a few steps away is the laundry room (only 2 bedroom units have laundry) with 3 washers and 3 dryers (never had to wait to use). There is a nice size kitchen with all the modern appliances for your use. There are huge closets in the hallway with beach chairs, coolers, etc. Down the hall on the left is a very spacious bathroom w/tub. Next to that is the master bath with shower. The master bedroom is big with huge closets and sliding glass doors. We really felt at home during our stay. At the registration office there is a video library along with books to read during your stay and the staff is always friendly on offering tips on what to see and do while on the island.
The grounds are absolutely gorgeous and the crew was out there early every morning tending to the grass, shrubs and flowers. There is even an herb garden (you can pick herbs to cook with) and when the wind blows you can smell the herbs in your living room. Since Poipu Kapili is in south Kauai, you get magnificent views of the sunset. Just walk to the front of the property, cross the street, sit on the wall, face the west and view the most gorgeous sunsets you will ever see. Guest staying at Poipu Kapili and surrounding hotels gather every evening to view the sunsets.
The only minor drawback is that there really is no beach in front of the resort but you don't miss it at all. You are able to use the beach at the Sheraton which is right next door to the Poipu Kapili. All beaches in Hawaii are public, including some of the best beaches that are located in front of resorts. World famous Poipu Beach is a short 2 minute drive and it's a great family beach to snorkel, surf or just hang out. There are plenty of restaurants in the area - most on the expensive side. The next town over, which is a 5-minute drive, is Old Koloa and it has a grocery store, a few reasonably priced restaurants (pizza, Mexican, steak/seafood) and plenty of shopping.
If you are looking for peace and quiet, stay at the Poipu Kapili - it's worth it. On our next trip to Kauai we wouldn't think of staying anywhere else.
Poipu Kapili is like living in paradise. The suites are beautifully furnished and spacious. The grounds were immaculate with beautiful surroundings. Best of all, the Kapili is a nice quiet place to relax and unwind. We are definitely going to stay there again the next time we travel.
The oceanfront 2 bedroom suites are the best.
We stayed at the Poipu Kapili and it is by far one of the
nicest condos in Kauai. We stayed in a 2 bedroom superior condo with two stories. The condo was large and very nicely furnished. It is located right next door to the Sheraton, which has a great beach and snorkeling. The only drawback to this place is they were constantly leaving notes on our door that they were doing maintenance - first they wanted to paint the outside of the condo and then they wanted to come in and clean the windows. They shoould only be doing maintenance when the unit is empty.