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 …
... from rope burns. Ken and I were towards the back, and the captain asked if I would mind sitting in one of the chairs to help even out the weight on the boat. Hmmmm, let me think about this for about one second...uh, yeah are kidding me? Sitting for two hours in a seat, where I can relax and not hang on for dear life? No brainer.
And off we went...flying across the water, which was relatively calm. That was ...
... was nice and I got to watch the movie "42" about Jackie Robinson, which was awesome (albeit from the little TV's that drop down from the ceiling).
After 12 hours of travel, we landed in beautiful Lihue, Kauai. When we got to baggage claim, we were greeted with a person holding our names up, who then presented us with beautiful traditional Hawaiian leis. After what seemed like an ...
... place. When we got there we first got a briefing and filling out waivers. We got our helmets and gloves and were ready to go. During the ride to the starting point, we guide told us all kinds of stuff about the area. That was very interesting. When we finally got there, there was some more sightseeing and briefing and we finally went on to the tubing itself. That was fun! It wasn't as wild as we thought or maybe even hoped, but it was fun all the same. ...
... like we were told, and he showed us the way to our connecting flight, Hawaiian Airlines.
Everything went smoothly so we had plenty of time for a nice cup of tea and coffee. The flight was a little bit delayed, but we made the time up during the flight.When we landed we got off the plane to get our luggage... Guess what... They weren't there... They were still in Honolulu! We went to the baggage service where the lady told ...
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.