$159 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 24, 2015 Check-out: Aug 27, 2015

Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

4 stars
View map of 4331 Kauai Beach Drive, Lihue, HI 96766

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
321 reviews
Perfect escape!

On the ocean, beautiful boutique resort. Our second stay here. Close to everything- could sightsee... See full review

  • Jean H.
  • Jul 27, 2015
Beautiful resort

Nice location, town and golf course nearby. Driving was a pleasure. The nicest people live there.... See full review

  • Lori V.
  • Jul 24, 2015

The Aqua Kauai Beach Resort in Lihue is the perfect place to stay when you’re looking to soak up the island's aloha spirit. This island paradise resort includes four swimming pools, exotic waterfalls, multiple dining options and over 25 acres of prime beachfront property. Open and airy plantation-style rooms offer soothing views of the ocean or Kauai's amazing mountains.

The island-inspired decor will help you feel at home on the Garden Isle. Whether you are looking to spend the evening next to the property's fire pit or you want to learn to surf, the entertainment options in Lihue are endless. The two lagoon pools with cascading waterfalls are especially popular with travelers who have children. 

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.
Property 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 smoke-free 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.
Highlights

The on-site gym is open 24 hours a day, and it has a collection of free-weights, machines and cardio equipment that will help you stay fit while you’re away from home. Art & Wine Thursdays allow guests to taste wines from different regions around the world. On-site dining is available at the Naupaka Terrace, Verde, Kauai Pasta or Sushi Bushido.

The Kauai Beach Resort is located 3 miles from Lihue International Airport (LIH). Travelers looking to explore will find amazing scenery and fun nature trails at Waimea Canyon. Another attraction that promises stunning views for visitors is the beautiful Na Pali coast. 

Nearby 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)
Transportation
  • Lihue Airport (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Complimentary airport shuttle

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Aqua Kauai Beach Resort Rooms

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)
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)

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
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Dining

Naupaka Terrace Restaurant
Open daily from 6:00am to 10:30am and for dinner from 6:00pm - 9:00 pm. 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!
Driftwood Bar & Grille
Lunch served daily 11:00am 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
Island Marketplace & Gifts
Open 7:00am - 7:00pm

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
321 out of 321
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.3

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jean H.
Business
Atascadero
Jul 27, 2015

Perfect escape!

On the ocean, beautiful boutique resort. Our second stay here. Close to everything- could sightsee or just relax at the pool!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lori V.
Business
Moses Lake
Jul 24, 2015

Beautiful resort

Nice location, town and golf course nearby. Driving was a pleasure. The nicest people live there. Lots of beaches nearby water is beautiful. Food was excellent. Definetly going back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The B. Family
Business
N/A
Jul 23, 2015

Great stay!

My family really enjoyed our stay here. The hotel is centrally located and was beautiful. There are several pools to use and the beach is feet from the hotel. This is a great place for famlies, couples, etc. I have stayed her twice and will definitely stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
gail l.
Business
N/A
Jul 22, 2015

Great grandma, granddaughter vacation

It had been 50 years since I had been to Kauai as a newly wed. Always wanted to return so now I have relived my first experience through the eyes of my granddaughter. We loved making the leis with Chaz. Loved the culture of the Hawaiian people. Went to the Napoli coast on the liko boat, the sunset cruise in the captain Andy boat, luau at smiths, fern grotto and had Eric as our private guide for one day. I also drove the Waimea canyon. Loved it all. Expensive but well worth I.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Scott T.
Business
N/A
Jun 29, 2015

Better than expected.

I had a great vacation staying at Kauai Beach Resort. I had an Ocean view room with gorgeous views of both the pool and ocean. The housekeeping did a great job and I tip her $20. The wait staff was nice and the food was good. I enjoyed the breakfast daily there. The location of the hotel was great. Be sure to take a helicopter tour while there. I booked through Safari and had an excellent experience. It is only 5-10 mins from Kauai Beach Resort. Also do a sunset cruise. Its about 4.5 hours and I highly recommend it. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. If you golf, Wailua Municipal golf course is 5 mins away if that and it was a beautiful course and fun. The Kalalau Trail is definitely believe the hype. Make sure to go 4 miles to the waterfall. Its a glorious sight when you get there. The water is freezing but you get used to it after 5 or so mins. You have to swim in it! Kauai is a very special place. I felt so rejuvenated after this vacation. It made me remember how much I love traveling and exploring. Oh and be sure to rent a car the whole time. Check out the whole island and eat at Duke's.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Christopher G.
Business
N/A
Jun 23, 2015

Passing the Aloha Spirit On

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Aqua Kauai. We especially loved feeding the koi and making a different lei everyday. The Wednesday afternoon Hula show was a wonderful Hawaiian treat. Thank you to the staff who generously shared the Aloha spirit with us. You made our trip even better! Mahalo!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Edward N.
Business
N/A
Jun 20, 2015

Great family get away

We really enjoyed our stay. The Aqua Kauai lived up to our expectations. Great pool area- beautiful views-- and nice accommodations! Yes there are fancier places, but the price was so reasonable and facilities really fine. The location was great for exploring the whole island -we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jason R.
Business
N/A
Jun 16, 2015

Awesome trip!

Hotel was great. The breakfast everyday was just wonderful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
VH
Business
San Jose
Jun 10, 2015

Work Trip

Very comfortable. Room had wonderful amenities with pool, hot tub, and a beach near by. Bar service by the pool. Made for a very relaxing Hawaiian trip despite being for work.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travelerzz
Business
MILPITAS
Jun 10, 2015

Better than expected

This hotel was good and has a good value. Room was clean and decent size. Had a nice bar with live music. I think the best thing about this hotel was the location. It was in the middle of everything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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