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
Stayed here for one night upon arrival in Kauai before we could check into our condo. The entire place is under remodel - lobby, hallways, restaurant, bar, and pool. The restaurant/bar is in a basement meeting room which was likely the only space available. I understand the need to remodel, but the current amount construction made the stay far from ideal and made us grateful we only stayed one night. Prices are still high - given the environment -and the balconies are tiny. If you can spend a little more and stay elsewhere until the remodel is completed, do so.
We loved our ocean front room which was already renovated. Highlight was a sleeping seal right outside our window. Our room was renovated and lovely. No pool, although sharing with a resort down the road during construction. The Paddle Room where meals were served was filthy though and that is not excusable to construction. O. The plus side, great $3.50 Mai Tais and friendly staff.
This place is a dump. In fact I’ve never stayed at a worse Courtyard. Usually courtyards are nice. The entire place is under construction. They should be open. I expect a nice hotel and this is not nice at all. No pool, no hot tub. They got a “restaurant” in a conference room.
When I checked in there were no Marriott Gold member perks. She mentioned she was waiving the day fee, ummm hello, you shouldn’t be charging anyone a day fee to stay in a place that’s under this much construction.
I ask her for a restaurant recommendation and she plugged the on site restaurant. I told her I didn’t want to eat at the hotel and she couldn’t come up with one single recommendation.
When I got to my room I was greets by two things. #1 a luau with drumming and all kinds of crazy noise. This continued until 9 pm. #2 a lovely view of the parking lot. Hey gold members, no upgrades or rooms with views. Just FYI.
The walls are thin. From my room I can hear screaming, laughing, confesses drunk people, and other unidentifiable noises.
To be perfectly honest, the whole place sucks. Thank goodness I only booked one night. If I hadn’t paid $200 to stay here I probably would have left and not even stayed.
The web page was not updated, thus we were surprised by the construction and the lack of amenities that were supposed to be available according to website. No pool, no tennis courts, no swimming beach access, and no serenity due to construction. The staff were very nice and helpful.
Our room was already renovated, and very nicely. There were some minor inconveniences due to the construction, but we didn't spend much time at the hotel, except to sleep. For some reason, our room was not cleaned until late afternoon, usually when we were trying to get ready to go out for the evening. They waived the $20 resort fee because of construction. It was noisy at times outside, and dusty. Looks like it will be really nice when renovations are completed. Convenient location. We enjoyed sitting outside near the beach at night. Rough surf, great views. They do have a luau, but we did not go to it.