$159 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jun 9, 2015 Check-out: Jun 10, 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
365 reviews
Awesome Family Trip

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

  • A. M.
  • Apr 27, 2015
Terrific week away.

We wanted a week break from work and busy-ness. Aqua was a great place to do it. Although 10... See full review

  • Diane B.
  • Apr 21, 2015
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 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.
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)

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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

Island Marketplace & Gifts
Open 7:00am - 7:00pm
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

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
365 out of 365
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

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

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Diane B.
Business
Bend
Apr 21, 2015

Terrific week away.

We wanted a week break from work and busy-ness. Aqua was a great place to do it. Although 10 minutes from the airport, we heard only one flight a day during breakfast. Being economical we got the mountain view and had a nice view of the ridge (we live in the Cascades) to the west, two ponds with fountains and the usual gorgeous hibiscus/palms, bougainvillea, etc. Nice to sit in the balcony and have coffee and watch the brief tropical sunrise. The room was quiet, as we had asked, and had the advertised amenities. A huge bonus was central air and, I suppose, heat, so no blasting A/C and compressor noises all night long. The restaurants are ok--and the wait staff quick and helpful-- but there are so many good restaurants nearby that excellent food is not a problem. We needed a car to get around, but Kauai isn't a strolling island. We agree with the nice comments from other reviewers about the pools and beach. Staff was friendly, interested in our questions and helped us get several trips and tours. The fitness center is basic and adequate. 5 aerobic machines, some dumb bells, benches and a cable arm and chest machine.

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

Business

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
J
Business
PHILADELPHIA
Apr 9, 2015

AWESOME STAY

it was a awesome stay, relaxing and reasonable rate, and with a pool!!!

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
Yoleta Super Wife
Business
Anacortes
Apr 8, 2015

Want to return

It was 2 years ago, but very memorable. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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
TENA H.
Business
Elk Mound
Apr 8, 2015

Quiet Couples Spot

Great location in the middle of the island (if going north or south). Very comfy beds, and spectacular pool area. The beach is not for swimming, but we didn't need that as an option. We opted for the breakfast buffet and it was a good way to start our day. We had one family next to us that was a bit noisy, but overall was not a distraction. Would definitely stay again!

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

Business

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
j p.
Business
Rio Rancho
Apr 6, 2015

Birthday getaway

Check in process was smooth - the valet parked the car and brought out bags to the room - made us felt like honored guests. We dined at all 3 restaurants for most of our stay - the service was very attentive and the food was excellent. Our only disappointment we encountered was our last day - 04/01 - we found out that the Shutters Lounge would no longer be opened for breakfast. It was perfect for grabbing a lite breakfast - exceptional burrito or croissant sandwich - and enjoy a lovely view of the pool area.

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
j p.
Business
Rio Rancho
Apr 6, 2015

Wonderful Choice

The hotel was extremely clean and organized. The lagoon area was clean and kept up. I like that there is an over 18 spa to use. The kids area consists of a salt water pool and water slide. There are pool toys to check out for the little ones so no need to pack that. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet a few days and Shutters when on the go. Shutters DID offer coffee and breakfast burritos/egg sandwiches. Both very tastey and great for on the go schedules. We heard they were closing Shutters for the mornings....too bad. It is a great resource in the morning. The evening meals there are fantastic! And music is played nightly. Only two things were not good. The self-parking was limited in the paved area. Our first few nights we parked in the overflow dirt area. That is not a four star experience. Yes, you can get a valet to park and retrieve your car. But I'm already paying $20/day and don't think tipping them is cost effective. Second was the door closers on the rooms. I really think they can be adjusted better. The doors will SLAM shut if you don't hold them. Yes, there's breezes going through, but those doors slamming can wake the dead at 2 am. I would most certainly comeback to this property. It is located so going north or west is easy. The staff was ALWAYS polite and helpful.

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
RAM
Business
Laguna Niguel
Mar 22, 2015

Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

The best part of staying at this hotel was the staff... Nice place, reasonable price.

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

Business

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