Courtyard Kaua’i at Coconut Beach
What We Love
- A laid-back beachfront escape on Hawaii's lush Garden IslandExploring the aromatic massages and body treatments on offer at the spa
- Raising a mai-tai toast at the cocktail lounge or by the pool
- Sunning on the soft sands of Coconut Beach, on Kauai’s Coconut Coast
What To Know
- The hotel is close to the airport making it convenient for late-night and early-morning flights
- Free WiFi can be spotty but usually works best in the lobby and common areas
- There are plenty of lounge chairs around the pool, you should have no issue finding a spot
The east side of the Garden Island is referred to as the the Coconut Coast for its groves of cocos nucifera trees, and you’ll be right in the thick of the foliage as a guest at this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning hotel on Kauai. Courtyard Kaua’i at Coconut Beach sits directly on the shores of the Hawaiian Pacific, offering you plenty of fruit-bearing palms to admire while you soak up the sun. Coconut products also appear on the property’s various menus, whether paired with prawns on the restaurant menu, stirred into vodka cocktails on the lounge menu or mixed with peppermint on the spa’s body-treatment menu.
There’s no shortage of other ingredients to try in this heavenly corner of the world, so continue sampling the bounty of the Tropics. Relax on an armchair of cinnamon wood in your room, or opt for an aromatherapy offering at the spa instead, and inhale the fragrant scents of native plants. Purchase a ticket to one of the twice-weekly luaus, and watch Polynesian, Tahitian, Maori, Tongan and Samoan performers dance with garlands of native flowers in their hair. Stake out a spot by the pool, and warm up by a Hawaiian fire – this is the recipe for the perfect vacation in paradise.
Make yourself at home in your comfortably appointed room, which features furnishings of cinnamon wood, a typical local material. You’ll also have a 37-in. LCD TV, on which you can surf satellite and pay-per-view movie channels, along with HBO, CNN and ESPN.Ocean View rooms measure 320 square feet, while Premium Oceanfront rooms are even larger, at 528 square feet. Whichever room you choose, you’ll have either one king or two queen beds, as well as a living area and an outdoor lanai.
The Voyager Restaurant is the hotel’s signature eatery, open for breakfast, which features dishes like banana-macadamia pancakes, and dinner, which brings poke, ceviche and the fresh catch of the day. Beach views are also on the menu, if you’re seated in the al-fresco area. Makai Lounge is a cocktail destination, with a creative drink menu that makes use of many ingredients typical of the Aloha State, including coconut and pineapple; the hotel also hosts a luau twice a week, which includes an indulgent Hawaiian feast.
Take a few hours to unwind further at Pua Day Spa, where facials, massages and body-glow therapies incorporate oils of peppermint, coconut and other international and regional flora. Beauty services are also available, such as paraffin treatments, makeup applications and waxes, and there’s a beautifully equipped fitness studio with cardio equipment and free weights.
Along with being on Coconut Beach, you’re in the Kauai region known as the Coconut Coast, a paradise on Earth, with waterfalls, canyons and panoramic lookouts. Visit a state park, golf at the Ocean Course at Hokuala, or take an adventurous helicopter tour of the entire Garden Island. You’ll also find a pool and whirlpool at the hotel, along with its sandy Pacific shore, if lazing around is more your style.
How to Get There
I know they just changed this from a Courtyard to a Sheraton, but they are not ready to accommodate guests . The only restaurant for lunch or dinner is the bar which is the same menu all day long. There are a number of large screen TVs in the bar area and in the restaurant. None of them work. I was told they’re working on it and have been for a couple weeks. Really, how hard is it to get Cable or direct tv turned on? Beach path is under construction.
Don’t stay until they get their act together.
The pool is open, remodel is almost complete. The place looks great but the staff seems very unhappy. As a Kamaaina (Hawaii Resident) who travels frequently I don’t think I have been to a less friendly hotel in Hawaii. Did one night here and that was plenty.
The “new” hotel (Sheraton) is incredible. Everything is new, fantastic pool area and the design of new hotel is very, very well done. Breakfast restaurant & coffee bar are well done & workers are the only friendly people on property.
Front desk overwhelmed & not present with guests
Marriott (Bonvoy) Status unrecognized & worthless at this property
Bell service is so bad they have to bike lock the luggage-racks so guests dont self serve their own bags
Marriott Bonvoy App does not work at this resort
Charged a “Resort fee” for a property under construction
We found the staff to be very helpful and polite at this Marriott/Sheraton hotel.
The pools are open and quite nice, fire pits are working, but some of the surrounding pool area is still under construction when we were there (laying tile, lawn work). Roosters roam the property (the pretty much do what they want in Kaua’i) and were walking through the restaurant at breakfast - which I thought was hilarious and added to the ambience. We had finished eating when it decided to hop up on the table.
Our room was small but clean, and though a bit noisy, the AC worked fine.
I would stay here again.