Waipouli Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from Kapaa
We tuned into the East Texas church service this morning. After lunch, we drove north to Princeville to see the mountains and beaches. We spotted several waterfalls that we didn't see before. We had a great stay here in Kauai and made many special memories. Clean up and packing tonight and on to Maui tomorrow.
We went to Poipu Beach Park this morning. This was our favorite beach that we went to on our last visit to Kauai. There is a lifeguard station, grassy areas, picnic areas, and restrooms. I enjoyed relaxing in the sun and watching chickens walk by while Brent went swimming. There was a seal laying on the beach by itself but a few minutes later he/ …
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We left early this morning and headed to see the Waimea Canyon. On our last trip we were unable to see anything because of clouds but today was beautiful. We missed the big crowds and hot sun by going first thing this morning.
We spent down time at the pool in the afternoon. It was partly cloudy with a …
We were the first people in the pool this morning. It was cloudy and cool but refreshing. After breakfast, we rented bikes and rode about 10 miles on a sidewalk near the ocean. Great views but we were both pretty tired afterwards. After lunch, we decided to go to the lighthouse that is just 30 minutes away. The clouds finally cleared out enough and …
We went to the pool early this morning for an hour or so. The grounds are beautifully kept and the pool is very pretty. There is a winding river, slides, and sand-bottom hot tubs. Even when there were a lot of people out, there was plenty of space to enjoy your own quiet time.
Around lunch time we went to Costco for a cheap meal and to …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Waipouli Beach Resort Kapaa
We just got back from the Outrigger Waipouli Resort after spending 2 weeks there and overall it is beautiful condo/resort - some of our more specific comments:
The Waipouli is a great place. It is nearly top notch, and with the introductory rates being offered it is a great deal. We stayed in a huge, oceanfront 2 bedroom condo (Bldg A, 2nd Floor) that was right on the ocean. Furnishings were good to excellent and the condo was very spacious for our family of 4. The grounds were surprisingly "mature" for a brand new resort.
When I started looking into a family vacation in Kawaii my first choice was a condo in Poipu Beach that could comfortably sleep a family of 8. It was hard to find and impossible if you wanted Air Conditioning. My wife contacted Outrigger about a different property and they suggested their brand new condo property in Waipuli Beach. I checked on Trip Advisor and it sounded good so we went.
My wife and I stayed here over the New Years Holiday. We stayed in a two bedroom condo with an ocean view. The condo was awesome! Great view and and it was beautiful. There was no food as the snack bar was not open, but I understand it is opening soon. I also understand they are building a restaurant on the property sometime this year. This resort is so convienient to everything. Right across the street is a couple of shopping centers with everything you need. You are about 25 minutes from Princeville or Poipu. There are also several restaurants within walking distance that are excellent. The breakfast at the Olympic cafe in Kapaa is wonderful. The pool area is really nice and the sand bottom spas are first class. Overall, this resort is a terrific place to stay. There was still some construction going on while we were there,(they were working on the snack bar) but it did not bother us. We didn't use the Aveda spa(the main area of the spa right off the lobby is under construction) but definately will use it next time we come. My wife and I have stayed in Maui many times mostly at the Kea Lani, while this resort is not as large, it is definately a great place to stay and we definately will be back in 07. By the way New Years Eve they had fireworks on the beach and they were fantastic. Great time!!
These accomodations were possibly the best our family has had during our numerous stays in the Islands. The condominium-type property rivaled any high-end Fairmont, Marriott, or Hyatt properties both in price and available amenities. Our oceanfront unit was exquisite within a stones throw to the beach providing all the high end living tools that are missing in the other hospitality chain properties. I was impressed with the pool and spa facilities. Something for every age from the toddler, teen and adult. The staff was outstanding from the front desk to the maintenance personnel. Everyone. had a can-do arttitude. This property is managed by the Outrigger hotel chain and it was very apparent that they know to treat their cliental, unlike their overpriced competion. There were no resort fees which is the latest scam adopted by Marriott and the other upscale resorts. We saved big bucks by buying our groceries at the nearby Safeway and Foodland stores and preparing our meals with upscale appliances that you never see in a resort environment.
This resort is brand new and right on the ocean. The ammenities are top of the line in the rooms. We spent 5 day there on our honeymoon. I cannot say enough about the resort. The staff were very friendly. The spa just opened and I had a wonderful massage in the outside cabana. This is a must stay resort. Cannot say enough about it!!!!
The "hotel" aspect of Waipouli has a lot to be desired. The room rate is overpriced for the lack of room amenities. No place to put toiletries in the bathroom have to us a small ledge on top of the fridge. Hanging wet towels on a bar around the toilet and next to the paper makes for a mushy roll.
I just returned home after a stay at the Waipouli Beach Resort (1/20-1/27). The resort is very beautiful, has won a major award for its design from the building community, and eventually will have all the amenities one would expect from an upper-end property after its final completion. The condo (we stayed in a 1 BR/2 BA partial ocean view) was immaculately appointed with Subzero refrigerator, Fisher and Paykel dishwashers, and stainless steel range and microwave oven in the kitchen, fine furnishings in the living room and bedroom (flat screen plasma televisions in each room) ,and an oversized bathroom with double sinks and separate tub/shower. The "two" bathrooms were actually one large bathroom with a dividing door that can be used to separate one toilet/sink/walk-in shower/single sink from the other toilet, Jacuzzi tub, double sinks that adjoins the master bathroom. The units also have full size stackable front-loading washer and dryers. I found the condo to be very inviting and relaxing, with my only disappointment being the small lanais. There is a Juliette balcony from the living room (no seating here) and the main lanai is off of the master bedroom which is barely large enough for two chairs. The only units with large lanais are the penthouse units.
We stayed at this condo for a week in a 1 bedroom/ 2 bath partial oceanview room. It was a very beautiful room. The decor was nice and it had everything you would need in a condo. It was in a good location in between the north and west areas. There were good restaurants and shopping within a short car ride or long walk.
We stayed at Waipouli Beach Resort (WBR) over the recent Thanksgiving weekend, after booking directly with the condo owner using PPBO.com. We knew the resort wasn't fully completed (we Did get a special introductory discount rate, as well).