Kauai Beach Villas
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... from both sides of the road. On one side was the falls and on the other, a view of the valley containing the Wailua River. We also used the stop as an opportunity for one last bathroom break as the lookout had public restrooms nearby. If you decide to stop, bring your own soap, hand sanitizer, or wet wipes because there is no soap in any of the state maintained public restrooms. Fortunately, we had bought some wet wipes the day before and brought them with us.
Back on ...
Early morning swim at Kalapaki Beach out the front of the Marriott Resort. The grass was like a golf course.
Today we sail around this spectacular garden island counter clockwise so we get to see the coastline from our balcony. Na Pali coast is accessible only from the sea and is the setting for movies such as ...
... and the snowflake eels that are beautiful, but still a little creepy to me. The backdrop for Tunnels are the green scalloped mountains that characterize the Na Pali coast. I wonder while we are there paddling around in the nearly waveless shallows how this same beach produces monster waves for surfing in the winter.
I have heard some people lament that there are "no seasons" in Hawaii. The ocean has its own time, a changeling ...
... tonight too, and he ended up comping our drinks as they still do not have it!! But we did stay so we could visit with Lisa again. He boyfriend is top guy in the Honolulu Police Dept. Next year we will spend some time with them. Really like Lisa and Phil has met Andy and likes him too. Back where we did a bit more packing –Hope to have time for a swim in the morning and then shower and get out of here—doing what for 7 hours we do not know!
... Marriott hotel which fronts Kalapaki beach. The "town" is deprived of nice little coffee shops but it makes up for this deficiency by offering one shopping mall after another with none of them offering the slightest bit of interest to non-shoppers like us. I took only two photos today. One is taken from our cabin balcony and showcases the port area, the Matsons freight terminal and the Marriott hotel in the distance. ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Kauai Beach Villas Lihue
We have stayed at KBV 4 times now, but with the Pahio timeshare portion. Be forewarned that this property has mixed management. The Pahio timeshares are beautiful and well managed. The other managed properties there are not nearly as nice. The Radisson next door, is available for full use but the guests, and is a first rate hotel, but tends to be pricey. The staff with Pahio is excellent, and the tours booked through them are the best you can find, at the best price. Make sure you go to the orientation breakfast, especially if your first time. The sales pitch is very low key, and by this summer may not even be available at KBV, they are almost all sold out.
We first stayed in a 2BR2Bth unit in Building G because we bought the unit sight unseen. We were blown away when we actually came into it and realized that it was BETTER than we had dreamed it would be! It was well furnished, seemed quite fresh and spacious, clean and colorfully decorated. The layout was excellent. The BEST thing however, was the fabulous ocean view and the sound of the ocean! We could not believe our luck! We walked the beach in front of our unit and had our breakfast on our balcony looking at the ocean and feeling the perfect breeze . It was wonderful.
Upon arriving at the Kauaii Beach Villas, my mother was FURIOUS. We arrived about 4 hours before check in, granted that was our own mistake, however, there is NO EXCUSE for how the staff handled it. We told them we would go ckeck out LIhue and try to waste some time, but there was only so much we could do and it was boiling hot and humid outside. We came back one hour before check in and asked if our room was ready yet, they said "almost." Just then, my mother saw housekeeping slip out of the office and into out unit to BEGIN cleaning. My mother was angry that that made no effort whatsoever to clean the room earlier, knowing that we were waiting and misreably uncomfortable. To make matters worse, my mother requested a 2nd story unit, and they gave us a ground floor unit, even though she made the reservations 10 months is advance! anyways, when we FINALLY got to the room...
We've stayed at Kauai Beach Villas 6 times so you have to assume we like it! I liked it best when it was managed by Aston because you got maid service with your stay but not anymore. You can either go through ResortQuest or Kauai Vacation Rentals to rent a place here but I can tell you ResortQuest was worthless. It was the year we took our friend to Hawaii for the first time (2002) and the condo they gave us (H3) was HORRIBLE. The maintenance guy there was bad though nice and the guy Cliff who manages it, just doesn't seem to have it together. Kauai Vacation Rentals does a much better job and if there's something you need, they're available anytime to take care of your needs. KBV's are a great place to stay to make it feel like home. Stay here as often as you can, rumor has it it's slowly turning over to timeshares. :-(
we stayed in E-18, a 1BD 2 BA unit, which was very dirty and in bad need of repair/maintenence.
(i have photos of a ripped mattress, mildewed drapes, mold/fungus on the INSIDE of the bedroom window, a fan missing a blade, dirty carpet and peeling paint. Ironically, the very unit next door to ours was managed by another company, and was pristine. we booked this through expedia, and i will not stay at this place again
Rented 2BR Unit H-11 the first week of June 2004 through Villas & Condo's.com. It was beachfront on the 3rd floor. There were no elevators. Decent place for the money - about $112 per couple per night. The condo needed a makeover, but was OK. You might get a better deal with individual owners. We also noticed that Pahaeo (?) offered condos in the same building and the one we saw had been updated and was really pretty.
We stayed at the Kauai beach villas in April 2004. This is a beautiful place to stay. 2 bedroom condo was more like an apartment. There was no hard sell at the presentation and we were given 10% off activities we booked through them just for showing up at the presentation. The beach is unswimmable and dirty which was disappointing. the pool is ok but the Radisson next door is availabe to your use. Just dont go to their Luau, there are much better ones offered. We were in unit A-8 and loved that we could walk out on the patio and on to the grounds, right outside was a BBQ and we used it. The condo is beautiful but needed new airconditioners, it was very humid there and they just didnt get the dampness out of our rooms. Would I return there again? Most definitely!!!!! We loved our stay. Aloha!
This was the 3rd time we stayed at the KBV. We absolutely love everything about this place. We stayedfor 5days over March Break in D10 a 2BD/2BA condo which had just been repainted. The carpet still needs to be replaced but we really didn't mind. D10 overlooks the lagoon in the middle of the complex where you can relax on your lanai and watch the birds scurry around or people watch as the Radisson hotel is right across the lagoon. There are also bbqs all around the complex which are free to use. The KBV pool is small and doesn't get much of a breeze but if you are a guest of KBV you get use of the Radissons huge pool and mini saltwater pool with a sandy bottom for children. The beach is a non swimming beach but nice to go for walks and the sunrises and moonrises are amazing. KBV is about 5-10 minutes from the airport and a short drive from restaurants, grocery stores, shopping centers and Walmart.
Convenient and comfortable
For the price, an excellent value and a great location. There seems to be a lot of variation in pricing depending on who you rent from (direct from owner seems best). Beachfront units are great (excellent views though not really a good beach for swimming), and lagoon-view units are nice. Make sure you check around as to pricing though. The location is very convenient, and having the hotel next door with all its facilities (nice pools!) available to you is a real bonus. Units (we stayed in a 2BR/2BA) are very spacious and well-furnished.
We stayed in the Kauai Beach Villas in September 2003 and absolutely loved it! Gorgeous! We rented H-12 through Kauai Vacation Rentals and were thrilled with our stay in this beautiful 2 Br/ 2 Bth Condo. The decor is awesome! You are right on the beach with wonderful views that are just breathtaking. Both of the bedrooms have excellent air conditioners so you are super cool at night if you need them. There is a great breeze too that will keep you feeling refreshed. In 2000 we stayed at the Kauai Beach Resort that is now a Radisson that used to be an Outrigger and had such a wonderful time that we wanted to stay there but we needed a 2 BR condo and so we picked the Beach Villas. The Beach Villas are even better than the hotel next door. It is an awesome location right near all of the restaurants of Kapaa, the airport and it is really in the middle of the island since you can not drive around the entire island. We just love how you can take tons of day trips and see so many beautiful sites in Kauai. The Kauai Beach Villas are just outstanding!