$139 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 7, 2014 Check-out: Sep 8, 2014

Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

4 stars
4331 Kauai Beach Drive, Lihue, HI 96766
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
308 reviews
Vacation

This resort has a relaxing family enviroment that is suitable for people of all ages. There's... See full review

  • Snakedaddy
  • Aug 14, 2014
AMAZING RESORT

The resort was perfect, and the grounds are breathtaking. Waterfalls everywhere. and perfect for... See full review

  • Hawaii Lover 2
  • Aug 9, 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 (308)

Ratings and reviews for Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
308 out of 308
Amenities:
4.1
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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Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mapletacoman
South Pasadena, California
Aug 30, 2014

Kauai Beach Resort

Gorgeous views from the lanais to the east coast of Kauai. The only thing missing is that the beach at that spot is not great for swimming. Very close to LIHUE or KAPAA for shopping. Hotel is top notch.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

There are a ton of fees for in-room dining. Skip it and buy stuff off Safeway/Walmart/Times market

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mom of one.
Seattle, WA
Aug 22, 2014

That was a good vacay.

Hotel is good with excellent amenities, but nothing close for a short walk, so you will need a car and then everything will be close. Room was ok, pillow could be better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Snakedaddy
Austin, Texas
Aug 14, 2014

Vacation

This resort has a relaxing family enviroment that is suitable for people of all ages. There's romantic hot tubs for couples on a getaway along with beach access for late night strolls. It's extremly well kept and the staff is very polite and helpfull. I would definitaly reccomend this hotel. Worth the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

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Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mommy Malia
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 12, 2014

Fabulous Kauai Vacation

Our stay at the Kauai Beach Resort was great-- our daughter had a great time on the water slide. Even the threat Amanda, bar tender at the pool side bar, was fabulous!! Friendly, funny, accommodating. Five stars, all the way!! I gave location only 3 stars because of the beach that's not swimmer-friendly. Otherwise, the staff, value, and room were what we'd expect from a four star.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Bulls Shed restaurant, right down the road ...great steak and rack of lamb. Recommend you try it!

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hawaii Lover 2
Canyon Lake CA
Aug 9, 2014

AMAZING RESORT

The resort was perfect, and the grounds are breathtaking. Waterfalls everywhere. and perfect for families with kiddos, the slide was a huge hit! We will definately be back!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BO40
KC MO
Jul 30, 2014

Great Stay!

This place has a little bit of everything for everyone. Staff was very friendly. The location is great too. There was an event going on most nights. If you have kids they will love all the pools!!!!!! The only bad thing is having to pay to park!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Milesn
Hilo, hawaii
Jul 28, 2014

Cheesy

Location is central on the island and on the beach, close to the airport and everything else. Kauai is a very small island. There is a $16.95 parking fee that was never disclosed. Our back sliding door could not lock. I reported it to the housekeeper as we left and she called it in. Later, when we returned to the room she was cleaning it and said she called housekeeping twice and no one ever came or called to say they were going to take care of it during our 3 day stay. Also a large cockroach was crawling on our bed. Housekeeper was there and took care of it. When you check in you have to sign a disclosure saying if anything in your car or room get stolen they are not responsible. Huuum, if you like a unsafe room and hidden fees, this is for you. Lol, just go camping.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Nice beach on the coast. Good fishing too

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Maheamarleen
Mililani, oahu
Jul 20, 2014

Awesome hotel!

For the price I paid, I was not expecting the type of hotel we received. On Oahu, where we live, this hotel is the equivalence of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The cost to stay there ranges in the 200-300 plus range. The pools are beautiful, with a water slide, and water falls. The hotel restaurant has an awesome breakfast buffet, with an egg station and all. The Friday night sizzling.platters were a knockout. Great and friendly staff! Will definitely stay there again and bring all the kids! Great, family hotel. Free DVD rentals too!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sedaohr2
Oahu
Jul 6, 2014

Kauai Beach Resort

Third time staying here. Location is the best reason. Then the price. Next the hot tub and pools. Downside, internet and parking is expensive. Lots of empty stalls for valet parking but always full stalls for self parking, and it is far!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Janey Lou
San Diego
Jun 29, 2014

Comfortable get away

Very comfortable, nice bathroom and shower, constant sounds of the ocean, nice pools. Parking expensive and a hike from hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Delicious meal in a beautiful setting at Gaylord's.

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