$119 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 8, 2014 Check-out: Dec 10, 2014

Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

4 stars
4331 Kauai Beach Drive, Lihue, HI 96766
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
319 reviews
Great stay!

This was our second time to the Kauai Beach Resort. Love the location as it is a good mid point... See full review

  • slyderco
  • Oct 12, 2014
It doesn't get much better!

I absolutely loved the week I spent at Kauai Beach Resort! The pools are amazing (four of them,... See full review

  • lanepajane
  • Oct 12, 2014
Plantation-style goes upscale on Kauai's Royal Coconut Coast
Set on 25 acres along a three-mile beach -- Kauai's longest -- Aqua Kauai Beach Resort evokes the graciousness of the plantation era but with a host of contemporary amenities. The beach, which is perfect for sauntering or sunning, is not for swimming. No problem. Aqua Kauai Beach Resort has four pools, a beachfront sand-bottomed pool and a fantasy pool with a 75-foot lava-tube water slide among them. Two restaurants, a lounge, a fitness center and a spa round out the facilities. And when guests want to explore further afield, Kauai's east coast is an ideal spot from which to do it.
Highlights
  • Fantasy pool with 75-foot lava-tube water slide
  • Series of concerts and programs promoting Hawaiian arts and artists
  • Hawaiian Rainforest Spa
  • Complimentary bocce
  • Complimentary airport shuttle
Location
Kauai's Royal Coconut Coast is rife with sacred sites and groves of slender coconut palms, with its character shaped in part by long, curving Wailua River, the only navigable river in all of Hawaii. A stay here should include visits to a trio of sites, Fern Grotto, Secret Falls, and 80-foot Wailua Falls, made famous in the opening scene of TV classic "Fantasy Island."
Rooms
Accents such as louvered doors and wood floors recall plantation style, but the old plantation homes didn't have what these rooms at Aqua Kauai Beach Resort have: travertine marble in the bathrooms and iPod docks in the living rooms.
Features

There's a distinctly Hawaiian feel to Aqua Kauai Beach Resort with its island architecture, but also a culture of sharing and promoting authentic Hawaiiana that sets it apart. The resort hosts events all year, including local musicians who share their art and stories, benefit concerts supporting the perpetuation of Hawaiian language and music, and a festival featuring the state's top slack-key artists. Check the annual calendar and plan your trip accordingly.


Although the beach out front isn't safe for swimming, Lydgate Beach Park, a couple of miles away from Aqua Kauai Beach Resort, offers excellent swimming and snorkeling.
Transportation
  • Lihue Airport (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Complimentary airport shuttle
Attractions
  • Wailua Golf Course (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Lydgate Beach Park (2.5 mi/4 km)
  • Fern Grotto (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
  • Wailua River (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
Business
  • Four rooms, 13,000-plus square feet of flexible indoor space
  • Find 15,000 square feet of event-ready courtyards, lawns and poolside venues
  • A small business center
  • High-speed Internet (fee applies)

Hotel Map

22.01 -159.3378
Area served
Lihue and Kapaa Island of Kauai Hawaii
Nearby airports
LIH - Lihue International Airport
Area description
The Aqua Kauai Beach Resort is located on the eastern side of the island of Kauai on 25 lushly landscaped oceanfront acres adjacent to Kuhio Highway 56, five minutes north of the Lihue airport and 10 minutes north of the town of Lihue. The Kauai Beach Resort is located on the eastern side of the island of Kauai on 25 lushly landscaped oceanfront acres adjacent to Kuhio Highway 56, five minutes north of the Lihue airport and 10 minutes north of the town of Lihue.

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Aqua Kauai Beach Resort Rooms

Lagoon View
Room offers; One King or Two Double Beds. Standard guestrooms include in-room safe, refrigerator, premium television channels including pay-per-view movies, private lanais and daily maid service. Rate is for 1 - 2 people. (320 sq ft)
Pool View
Room offers; One King or Two Double Beds. Standard guestrooms include in-room safe, refrigerator, premium television channels including pay-per-view movies, private lanais and daily maid service. Rate is for 1 - 2 people. (320sq ft)
Ocean View
Room offers; One King or Two Double Beds. Standard guestrooms include in-room safe, refrigerator, premium television channels including pay-per-view movies, private lanais and daily maid service. Rate is for 1 - 2 people. (320 sq ft)
Mountain Garden View
Room offers; One King or Two Double Beds. Standard guestrooms include in-room safe, refrigerator, premium television channels including pay-per-view movies, private lanais and daily maid service. Rate is for 1 - 2 people. (320 sq ft)

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

Naupaka Terrace Restaurant
Open daily from 6:00am to 11:00am Greet the morning with "grab and go" options! Healthy breakfast items include assorted yogurts, fruit & yogurt parfaits, a delicious assortment of Muffins and Bagels, Breakfast Burrito, and other specialty items! Savor a steaming hot cup of Hawaiian Coffee, Latte, Espresso and more! Open for breakfast daily from 6:30 am to 10:30 am. Start your day your way! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat hearty buffet or an la carte menu of breakfast favorites, house specialties, omelets, and more! Open for dinner nightly from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Our menu features culinary creations from the land and sea that include steak and seafood entres, island-inspired cuisine, and our bountiful garden salad bar featuring a "soup and salad du jour"! On Saturday nightswe've got a fabulous Seafood Buffet!
Shutters Lounge
Open Sun - Thur 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm Fri & Sat 5:00 pm to midnight. Happy Hour daily from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Specialty drinks, draft beers, wines, and a light dinner menu featuring a variety of salads, pizza, burgers, and tasty appetizers! 4 flat screen TVs and live island music every evening! Nightly entertainment 7:00 - 10:00 pm.
Driftwood Bar & Grille
Lunch served daily 11:30am to 6:00pm. Happy Hour daily - 3 pm to 5 pm. Join us poolside for light fare, tropical drinks, and happy hour specials! Catch sports events on flat screen TVs and live music every Saturday during happy hour.
Room Service
Available daily 6:30 am to 10:00pm

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (319)

Ratings and reviews for Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
319 out of 319
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.2

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Treehugger 83
Business
Portland, OR
Oct 26, 2014

Mostly wonderful

A very pleasant stay. We could only stay one night, but really enjoyed soaking in one of the hot tubs after dinner, then sitting around the fire on the patio enjoying the live musician in the bar. The only negatives were parking that was both expensive and far from the door, and no free wi-fi. Also, we drove past it looking for the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort. The Aqua name is nowhere to be found except on the papers inside the room. Turning around is not easy, as there is very little else within a couple miles.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
pilipo1990
Business
Honolulu, HI
Oct 15, 2014

2014 Kauai Trip

We loved that we were in building 1 overlooking the pool. The kids loved that they could swim everyday.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Air Force chick
Business
Kingwood, TX
Oct 15, 2014

Big bang for your bucks!

Our stay here was fantastic! Centrally located, you can easily get to the north shore or south and west shores without too much of a drive. My main concerns were the cleanliness of the room and the comfort of the mattress. Both met my expectations!! The maid staff kept our towels fresh and beds made. We stayed 6 nights and they didn't vacuum or swap out our sheets. A quick vacuum would have been nice. It was a little musty when we first arrived, but we opened the sliding glass door to let some fresh air in and after a half hour the room was fine. You can control the temperature of the room as well. I like to crank the a/c at night, so that feature was important. When I booked, I wasn't concerned with the view from the room as I knew we'd spend very little time in our room; however, the view of the lagoon was peaceful and the sound of the fountain was nice. I was pleasantly surprised. I recommend pool view if you plan to hang out on the lanai because the ambiance is nicer with the tiki torches setting the mood in the evening. The older woman that checked us in on our first day was robotic and monotone as if she were reading a script. That took our excitement level down a few notches. She did reduce our daily parking fee down to $10/day from $18/day, though, which I appreciate because we were there 7 days and only used the parking lot in the evenings. They should consider removing that fee or including it in the nightly rate, though, because it rubs people the wrong way, especially if they were unaware of the charge when booking. Nobody likes "hidden" fees. Speaking of hidden fees, they charge extra if you want to use WiFi in your room. Free WiFi in the lobby only. They had a fitness center, 4 pools, 3 restaurants, a spa, a few small shops, a place to do your laundry and they offer valet parking. Overall, great place to stay for the price. We will be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Kauai ATV'a Waterfall Tour was the most fun activity we did while there! Mud from head to toe, my son and I loved it!!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
slyderco
Business
Denver, CO
Oct 12, 2014

Great stay!

This was our second time to the Kauai Beach Resort. Love the location as it is a good mid point location on the road around the island. The grounds are beautiful with 3 pools, hot tubs and a waterslide. Would be nice if there was a swimable beach right off the resort, but the pools made up for it. Food was good with a great breakfast buffet. Did not spend much time in the lounge, but drink prices are bit on the higher side. Staff was always very friendly and accommodating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Save some cash and get the breakfast included with the room. This will be cheaper than the $19.95 a day unless you want to drive for breakfast each day.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
lanepajane
Business
Portland, Oregon
Oct 12, 2014

It doesn't get much better!

I absolutely loved the week I spent at Kauai Beach Resort! The pools are amazing (four of them, plus a waterfall, a slide, and two hot tubs), the staff is helpful and friendly, the rooms are clean, the grounds are gorgeous... and on and on and on. The only tiny negative I can think of is the limited swimming on the beach directly along the resort, but there are plenty of great swimming spots nearby. I can't wait to go back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Lonely
Business
Wichita, KS
Oct 11, 2014

8 days of sun and fun

I stayed in Kauai for about a week. I had looked at various reviews and pricing for the different hotels/resorts and decided that Kauai Beach Resort was the best bang for the buck and it exceeded my expectations. My only real issues are the location and the parking. I kind of hoped to go down to the beach and swim in the ocean like at Waikiki but that wasn't the case here as the waves were too rough. The parking lot could also have been more well thought out- it needed more pavement. Oddly enough, two of the nearest self parking stalls aren't even paved. You would expect a little better than that after paying $10+/ day for parking. It also would have been nice if the tubs were larger for bathing. I know it sounds funny to complain about an unexpected free service but it would have been nice if more of the Blu-rays from the DVD machine could play and one title was just a special features disc. Other than that, it was a very pleasant experience, the employees were always very nice and helpful. The spas and pools were great after a day of activities. I would strongly recommend staying here but next time I am going to do a little more research and see if I can find someplace closer to a beach that I can swim at.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to ABC and/or Walmart your first day and pick up breakfast essentials. I hate overpaying for waffles or pancakes. I'd rather eat cereal.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
anthurium
Business
Oahu, HI
Oct 3, 2014

Wonderful hotel

The best hotel I've ever stayed at. Room was clean, large and a nice lanai. The price was reasonsable. We had the buffet breakfast and it was delicious. It was a little confusing because at the bottom of my reservation it talked about 2 breakfasts being free. I paid extra for this, but they said that I only had one free breakfast. That was the only thing that I did not like - I could not understand it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Dlicious food with a good variety. I really liked the breadk pudidng.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PHails
Business
Honolulu, HI
Sep 24, 2014

Much nicer than expected

Decided to get a package instead of booking separately. Tried to balance cost with quality and some of the cheaper options looked cheesy. We really just needed a place to shower and sleep since we had a lot of things planned. We were pleasantly surprised with the accomodations. Fairly convenient location just outside of Lihue town. Somewhat secluded so the beach wasn't crowded. Resort is small enough that you don't have to do too much walking. Rooms are clean, pools are really nice, food is good. The only complaint we had is that the bed was way too soft.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Many food places close early so best to decide in advance where you want to eat. Monaco's Taqueria was the best food we had on the island. Kountry Kitchen gets good reviews but we weren't impressed. Ono Kitchen was less impressive - coffee wasn't good.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bendaten
Business
Cupertino, CA
Sep 8, 2014

Good experience

The good: - great location - close to the airport - beach access - great swimming pool Needs improvement: - staff should try smiling - it makes a huge difference - nothing included, parking, Internet, breakfast, and they are expensive! May not be a fair comparison - we usually go to cheap hotels where everything is included and everyone is smiling

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nicole's Bday vacation
Business
Riverside, CA
Sep 7, 2014

This is PARADISE!

Everything about this hotel was awesome. We can't wait to go back. We are planning to make this an annual vacation spot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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