Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club
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Saturday, May 8th to Friday, May 14th, 2010 – Koloa (Popui Beach), Kauai, Hawaii
The next morning we sat by the pool (actually I sat and read while Lise did circular laps for over an hour) – she loves the water! We just enjoyed the day until it was time for us to leave.
We picked up the car at the airport (National …
... the clouds and dropping straight down into the ocean. The skipper Bernard narrated the cruise and filled us in with all the important facts and Hawaiian history. We had a barbecue lunch of extra large cheeseburgers and beer/ginger ale which was filling and then made our way back to port, stopping a couple of times to look at more spinner dolphins. Amongst one pod there was a baby spinner dolphin trying to do ...
... s fear of heights. I also took the opportunity to wander upstairs to check out the restaurant Brennecke's http://www.brenneckes.com/ and couldn't help be impressed with the amazing views. With the impending sunset looking like a reasonably decent chance of being north of 8 on the spectacular scale we made plans to go home spruce ourselves up and return for dinner. For dinner Katrina was keen to order a "real ...
On Thursday we checked out of our rental on the north shore and headed to Poipu, on the south shore. Our rental here wasn't available until Friday, so we checked into the Sheraton resort for one night, and were excited to be upgraded to an oceanfront room. We had a balcony with an incredible view of the beach and the sunset. This worked out great as it provided an ideal spot to eat dinner (takeout from a really good restaurant nearby, thanks to Eric! - including lobster wontons, wild ...
... of business was breakfast. Club or local? Verdict: Local. We went back to the little cafe we went to yesterday and enjoyed coffee, muffins and papayas. What struck us was how happy everyone seemed, maybe because it was the weekend or maybe because it was a cool little place with good food.
After breakfast we took a different route back to the hotel and went looking for the Spouting Horn. What we found was a a ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club Poipu
We purchased a week pre construction, this was our first stay & could not be happier. Even with the construction there were no problems.
Steps to the beach, great pool and beautiful rooms. Could not find a negative..... Only if your looking for night life Kauai is not the island to on.
Great Vacation Spot
We stayed here in August of 2003. This is a new resort (about 1 year old) and the rooms are very nice. Note there are hotel rooms (only 7) at about 450 sq ft, and the 2 bedroom villas at about 1150 sq ft. The villas are the timeshares that are being sold. This resort is right next to Poipu beach and snorkling is excellent (take some fish food).
This resort is about half built; has a nice pool side bar for drinks and snacks. But, lacks a sit down resturant (to be added later). There is the Poipu Shopping center across the road (not within my walking distance) which has at least 3 good resturants. Also the Kiahuna Plantation is near with a nice garden resturant. Kauai is mostly for relaxing, sight seeing, and the ocean.
After booking this hotel through Marriott, we were told on the phone by hotel operator that 'no rooms overlooked a parking lot' and found when checking in that indeed 12 rooms did, we were assigned one of them!!
My husband and I visited the Waiohai on Kauai and were very impressed.
People get this straight!
The Marriott Waiohai is a new timeshare opened on Poipu Beach in Kauai.
It has an awesome location on Poipu Beach, and provides great access to the island. The facility is still under construction, so all ammenities aren't done. The pools and beach are great, and this should be a good place when completed. I stayed in a two bedroom unit, with kitchen that slept eight. Awesome unit.Again, the construction was the only current drawback. I don't get the 70's decor review, or the Big Island review.
Finally, the small beach is at the Kanapali Beach Club, which was the facilty selling Waiohai until it opened. If your going to review, at least have the right property...
Loved the Waiohai
We stayed at the Waiohai in February and it was excellent. The rooms were beautifully furnished, in a casual resort type style that went with the nature of the place. Poipu is the sunniest part of the island and life here seems to revolve around the beach and sun more than nightlife. Kaiai as a whole is not big on nightlife. The beach is small but very beautiful as is the pool. There is an adjacent public beach next to it which gives the place a less insulated feel and beach walks will take you there and to the Sheraton easily.
Beware the timeshare trap
If you are reading this, thinking about signing up for a timeshare preview at this property beware!
Everything is agreed to verbally prior to the non refundable charge on your card, then watch out.
I have seen my six night stay change to a 5 night, and the "sleeps 6" changed to sleeps 4. I guess the other 2 kids get to sleep in the car, and we all get to sleep in the car for the final night.
Needless to say I am trying to cancel, but there doesn't seem to be any supervisors I can contact to discuss it
I expected this from a sleezy timeshare marketeer, not the Marriott
Got a Marriott Hotel room...
I spent 3 nights at the Marriott Waiohai Beach Club on Kauai. Yes, the establishment is on Kauai. The other reviewer was wrong about the location. The beach was too small, but the pools at the Marriott compensated for that. There are plenty of other beaches to go to. We got one of the hotel rooms. The bathroom was quite large, but overall the rooms were not as plush as I thought they would be. We went to see the 2 bedroom suites, and those were much nicer. For the amount of money I paid, I would stay at another place the next time I go to Kauai. The Poipu Beach area is a great place to stay at as a base point to reach all the attractions on the island.
The person slamming the Waiohai Beach Hotel by Marriott is mistaken. That hotel is not on "The Big Island," but on Kauai. The hotel was only recently completed, and does not suffer from "dacor" (sic) from the 70s as the other reviewer has alleged.
My wife and I just returned from this hotel, where we checked out early because we felt more like we were on the gulf coast of Florida than we did Hawaii's Waikoloa coast. The hotel is, at best, mediocre. Despite its confusing labrynth of corridors, after changing rooms twice, we failed to find a single view worthy of the price or the time spent getting to the Big Island. The hotel needs to be seriously renovated, still bearing popcorn ceilings from the 1970's and the dacor of what one might expect from a mid-range Mexican hotel.The Marritt's restaurant did have decent food, but at $98 for dinner for two, it should have. But you should know to come early. They close the patio at 9PM and the bar at 11PM. Its almost as if someone forgot to remind these folks that people on vacation might want to feel like they're on vacation.Though the pool and jaccuzzi areas have been updated and are, in fact, quite nice, they quite apparently had to be, given the poor quality of the Marriott's beach, which is, to be frank, a poor excuse for what you might expect to find in Hawaii.We were so dissapointed in this hotel that we spent the entire next day following our arrival, driving to other hotels to see if they could accomodate a last minute booking. Do yourself a favor: If you really want to go to the Big Island, try the other resorts. Its worth the added cost to experience Hawaii.