by Kristin Franks
This beachfront resort offers families one- and two-bedroom units with fully equipped kitchens, a washer and dryer, complimentary Internet access and a private balcony. Kids can splash around in the resort’s heated pool with flumed water slides or participate in supervised children’s activities at the Island Explorer Program. The resort’s children’s program is available for kids ages 5 to 10. Lots of onsite dining options are available ranging from fresh seafood to pizza and burgers. Mom and dad can relax in the three sand-bottom whirlpool spas or visit the shops, restaurants and art galleries in the nearby Kauai Village Shopping Center.
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Our Editor Loves
- One- and two-bedroom beachfront units
- Children's program for kids ages 5 to 10
- Fully equipped kitchens and washer and dryer
The Waipouli Beach Resort is a beautiful, extremely well landscaped property in a convenient location on the east side of Kauai. The pool area is spectacular. It is about a 20 minute drive north of the airport and is easy to get to the north, west, or south parts of the island. At certain times of the day, however, traffic can really back up in or south of Kapaa. This condo is gorgeous, has a great location within the resort, and is extremely well equipped with regard to electronics, kitchen devices and utensils, and beach accessories. It is a very pleasant 25 minute walk from the resort into downtown Kapaa along the ocean. There is a walking/biking path that starts a couple of blocks north of the resort and continues for miles up the coast. There is a Safeway, Starbucks, and ABC store located directly across the street from the resort, and there are a handful of restaurants and take out places within walking distance of the resort.
Loved Waipouli Beach Resort and were very happy with our experience there. Had some concerns about it being in Kapa'a versus the more popular Poipu, Princeville or Hanalei but those concerns quickly subsided once we checked in! What a terrific resort. Our rooms were spacious, clean with a great location and view of the pool and ocean. Our kids loved the pool and we found everyone at the facility super nice. Everyone from the front desk, to the security and maintenance teams were terrific. I also wanted to address the towel girls who seem to get some negative feedback. We found them great. Yes, they are strict and stick to policies however they are very friendly and happy to chat and give you any advice or insights into the local scene. We found that they recognized us and our kids and were very accommodating to our needs. Note, it is a 30 min drive to the north and south shore but for us that was not a problem. We had day trips to various parts of the island and always loved ending the day at our private pool! We also really enjoyed the beaches on the east side which aren't talked about much. The waves were better and less coral than Popui. Note, our family does eat out a lot but we loved having a kitchen and Waipouli is very conveniently located to Safeway and FoodMart making shopping and cooking dinner easy. Grilling is also easy at the pool! Thanks so much for a great vacation. Highly recommend Waipouli Beach Resort.