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.
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Here for a family vacation and we were not told that this hotel was under construction. Rooms have been renovated and are okay. But, even though we were told our floor was done, nope... still doing the punch list. Worst of all, no pool! Further, there is no beach! Meaning, there is ocean and the hotel is on the ocean but you cannot get into the ocean here or you are smashed on the rocks/reef. You gotta drive to a beach without a doubt.
The shower in the room has to be lowest flow shower head ever. Seriously, the sinks in the common area run faster.
The common areas are not being cleaned even though they are still very new. Run a freaking vacuum down the hallway for goodness sake...
There are contractors staying at the hotel and the staff is stressed cause they keep making messes that the staff has to clean up...
Will never stay here again and am rethinking being a Marriott member. To the hotel management, you should be more up front with your customers. You have a lot of nerve charging $20 a day for resort fee when this is far from a resort in the current state.
On our way out I heard that this property will become a Sheraton. That means this review will not mean anything in a few months...
The hotel rooms are nice and spacious, and it is conveniently situated next to a lot of shops and restaurants. The parking is big and they valet park your car for free. The only negative thing is the big renovation of the pool area. This looks really depressing, a big hole with works ongoing.
This hotel is totally under construction and will not scheduled to be completed until late September at the earliest. Construction starts early and is noisy. Pool is closed and beach is not type to swim in as it has too many hazards. Do not book this hotel without asking if the construction is complete!