by Whitney Rife
The Point at Poipu sits at the southernmost tip of Kauai, making it the perfect place to families who want to spend their vacation snorkeling and scuba diving. Families enjoy spacious one- to three-bedroom suites with fully-equipped kitchens, luxury baths and DVD players. Largest suites sleep up to eight people. The 22-acre resort hosts a cove with resident Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles that will interest children. A lagoon pool with a sand beach and a hot tub is surrounded by a sundeck and barbeque grills. A snack bar is also available. Shipwreck Beach is within walking distance. The Point runs fun activities, like lei-making classes.
Our Editor Loves
- Lagoon-style pool
- Sea Turtle cove
- Large suites with kitchens
We spent a week at the Resort from August 24th-31st. We had stayed here twice before, when it was the Embassy Suites Poipu Beach. Most of the Resort is unchanged from what we remembered, other than wear and tear - the Unit we stayed in had worn out cabinets, toilets were old and not functioning well - we had to call maintenance a couple of times for toilets running, and not flushing. Kitchen seemed untouched as far as updating over the years - appliances and coffee maker, toaster, etc. seemed very worn. Looking back at old photos from previous stays, some of the furnishings and carpeting have been replaced, but overall still pretty worn looking. LOTS of walking at this Resort from parking areas to units, and from Lobby to Units, particularly the Ocean View units. Ocean views are very nice, but there is no beach access. You can walk about 1/2 mile along a trail to a nice sandy beach in front of the Hyatt Hotel. The Resort Pool is really just for wading - I remember it being sandy bottomed, but it is presently concrete, with a small sand beach surrounding it on one side. No on site Restaurant other than a Pool Bar which serves food and beverages, so for a Restaurant type meal you need to either drive, or walk to the Hyatt. Time Share tour is not worth the time unless you want to buy. Other discounts on activities can be found. Checkout is 11 a.m. so if you have a late night flight to the Mainland, plan accordingly - might want to pay for another night.
Ocean front and 2 bedrooms, Great value on tours and dining. Beautiful landscaping. Love the sounds of the ocean at night and beautiful sunrises. Capt Andy's Trip to Napoli is the best.. need a rental car to enjoy the sites and shopping at your leisure