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Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

4 stars
4331 Kauai Beach Drive, Lihue, HI 96766
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
333 reviews
Convenient to airport, good value

The airport shuttle to pick up and the proximity makes a lot of difference after a long flight. I... See full review

  • LiChen23
  • Jan 25, 2015
Excellent Value and Experience

My wife and I loved the Kauai Beach Resort. It was priced better than a lot of other "resorts" and... See full review

  • Damon M.
  • Jan 19, 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 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)

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

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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.

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 (333)

Ratings and reviews for Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
333 out of 333
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
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
LiChen23
Business
Arlington
Jan 25, 2015

Convenient to airport, good value

The airport shuttle to pick up and the proximity makes a lot of difference after a long flight. I was transiting 1 night and find the hotel good value. The view from my hotel is great. The room is beautiful and the atmosphere at the hotel welcoming.

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
pablojoe
Business
Cottonwood Heights
Jan 22, 2015

Great ambience

Staff friendly, service excellent, setting quiet and inviting. Property is slightly dated, but this really adds to the charm. With the price right, would gladly stay again!

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

Business

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Damon M.
Business
new york
Jan 19, 2015

Excellent Value and Experience

My wife and I loved the Kauai Beach Resort. It was priced better than a lot of other "resorts" and was an easy drive to/from the airport. Great pool, breakfast, and the room was very clean and comfortable. You must have a car to see the island the location of this hotel is not on the "fancy" side of the island, but it makes no difference, because it's beautiful and if you want to go somewhere else, you can drive there! Would highly recommend for couples and families traveling on a tighter budget.

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

Business

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jordan T.
Business
Honolulu
Jan 15, 2015

Just one down fall

This hotel would be a 5 star rating for me however the food choices available sucked you have four places to eat including room services and it was all basically the same food just different prices and the hotel is secluded so you'd have to get a rental car to eat anywhere else.Aside from that though the staff was AMAZING they were soo friendly and really went out of the way to make you feel like family.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The Kauai backyard tubing adventure is a must!!

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mel.132
Business
N/A
Jan 15, 2015

Short trip with friends

This hotel is higher than my expectation because I have never stayed at any Aqua hotel and I thought it was like some 3-star hotel which does not have in-room Wifi or etc. My friend and I like this hotel and we like renting dvd (one of their amenities) from the a dvd machine in the hotel. This is pretty cool and we really like it, however, one small problem of the dvd is that the movie sometimes did not go very smoothly. Their room and lanai was clean too. I like that they have full body mirror in the room because girls really need one in the room. The bathroom in the room is nice and clean. Staff are nice and friendly.

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
Luke W.
Business
N/A
Jan 12, 2015

Great family trip

We walked the 3 mile beach every morning and watched the sunrise. Also the whales were breaching in the distance. Hotel staff was very friendly

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

Business

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kristopher V.
Business
Pearl City
Jan 12, 2015

Wonderful stay

A great price and a beautiful atmosphere! It was near all attractions and the staff was super helpful. This is the best deal for family's and young lovers.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Near all stuff

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ThierrySp
Business
Oetwil am See
Dec 21, 2014

Good location

Friendly staff. Very professional when a Tsunami warning was given.

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

Business

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Frederick C.
Business
N/A
Dec 16, 2014

Birthday vacation

This hotel is really close to the airport. Probably a 5 min drive, which was super convenient. This place has an older/classic feel but it's fine since we didn't visit Kauai for the hotel experience. The rooms were pretty standard. Nothing too fancy. They did have a ps3 there, which is cool for gamers. The pools at this hotel are amazing though. The pools had a modern and updated feel. And it was a huge area for the pool. There were a couple jacuzzis/hot tubs and even a pool slide. There's a kiddie section and an adult section. There's even a bar right there. The staff was super friendly and very helpful. The only thing I didn't like was that there was a fee for parking your (rental) vehicle there. But i think it got validated when I accidentally left the backseat windows of my car open and the hotel staff called my room to let me know about it. It let me know that they have security there and that justified the parking fee. Overall, this was a very pleasant hotel experience!!

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

Business

Review of Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Andyd2430
Business
Boston
Nov 24, 2014

Great experience!

Great stay, don't spend the extra cash for ocean view. Pool view is better!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Wailua falls

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