This appealingly low-key resort lives up to its ideal beachfront location, where the western horizon sees a riot of color at sunset and rainbows arc over a rocky point after the occasional shower. The oceanfront pool—with rock-lined whirlpool and luxurious bungalows and cabanas (for rent)—provides an inviting place for a dip, conveniently making the traditional pool in the Mauka garden wing a quieter oasis. Nights here are lively, too, thanks to large fire pits in the oceanview courtyard and the tasty libations and wine-tasting social hours at RumFire Poipu Beach ★★, an ambitious, island-inspired restaurant/lounge with walls of glass. Tip: Ask for a room in the ocean wing, to avoid frequent street crossings; its rooms seem larger, too.
Sheraton Kauai Resort
2440 Hoonani Rd., Poipu, HI
Our Rating Neighborhood South Shore Phone 866/716-8109, 808/742-1661 Prices $275–$436 double; from $674 suite. $31 resort fee includes self-parking, Wi-Fi, fitness center, bicycles, and more. Extra person $70. Valet parking free first night, $10 nightly after Amenities 3 restaurants; bar; babysitting; concierge; cultural lessons, fitness room; Jacuzzi; luau; 2 pools; room service; spa services; watersports rentals; torch lighting; free Wi-Fi Units 391 URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/sheraton-kauai-resort.html?aid=1254987&label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Web site Sheraton Kauai Resort
Map2440 Hoonani Rd. Poipu HI Kauai
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