$176 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 3, 2015 Check-out: Jul 4, 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
371 reviews
Great Place!

Great place! A little too expensive for what you get, but it was worth it. See full review

  • Prof DM
  • Jun 25, 2015
Awesome trip!

Hotel was great. The breakfast everyday was just wonderful. See full review

  • Jason R.
  • Jun 16, 2015
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.
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
  • 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
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

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 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
371 out of 371
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
Prof DM
Business
N/A
Jun 25, 2015

Great Place!

Great place! A little too expensive for what you get, but it was worth it.

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

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Wes C.
Business
N/A
May 31, 2015

experience of a lifetime

the open air atrium was amazing , staff was very helpful & friendly , no surprises , great food , ok beach ( but an awesome view for pictures & walking along) great pools , just all around great place to stay . Will be coming back & staying again sometime

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

Business

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
garrsurf
Business
N/A
May 9, 2015

Great for the family

The hotel was great. The room was fairly clean. We have one small problem but the hotel staff fixed it no problem. We love the location. And we love the staff in the pools

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

Business

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
A. M.
Business
N/A
Apr 27, 2015

Awesome Family Trip

Great service! We loved the hotel! Clean, friendly, Beautiful! Would return!

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
Eric E.
Business
N/A
Apr 23, 2015

Weekend Family Getaway

Overall a pleasant experience. The staff were always friendly and helpful. Fun to talk with. The pools are super fun, and the restaurant had a great local blues/jazz band playing the one time we ate there and it created a nice atmosphere. The only downside is if you're looking for a nice swimming beach, this would not be the best place - it's shorefront but rocky/coral. But for the value, you can always drive a short distance to find a good swimming beach. We didn't need beach time so it was great for us.

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

Business

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