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What We Love

  • Every villa has a full kitchen, dining area and private lanai
  • Guests can use the Poipu Racquet Club for $10 (£6) per day
  • Yoga classes are available on the Greenbelt on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings for $15 (£9) per class
  • The hotel is near several world-class beaches and a five-minute walk from one of Hawaii’s finest, Poipu Beach
  • Free beach gear can be picked up from the clubhouse: cool boxes, beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards

What To Know

  • Rates are quoted for six to eight people
  • There is no spa on property, though there are several nearby and at other hotels
  • There’s no restaurant on site – villa living means making your own meals or hitting one of the nearby restaurants
  • The overall vibe is quiet so this isn't the place for people looking for a late night bar scene


  •  Eco friendly
  •  Pool
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The Review

An Eden that celebrates the raw beauty of nature, Kauai feels like a funhouse of outdoor activities for anyone possessing even the tiniest sense of adventure. Between the gaping chasm of Waimea Canyon (the Grand Canyon of the Pacific) and the towering sea cliffs of the Na Pali Coast, Kauai delivers a feeling of Old Hawaii, from the laidback, friendly attitude of its people to its pristine, uncrowded beaches.

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One of the best aspects to shacking up here is the location. Although not immediately on the beach, the villas are a five-minute walk from the talcum powder-white expanse of famed Poipu Beach, where you can just kick back and sun-soak or go for a more action-packed day of learning to ride waves with Kauai surf schools. And being on the sunny south side of the island, you’re only a towel’s toss from five more world-class stretches of sand: Brennecke Beach, Shipwreck Beach, Baby Beach, Lawai Beach and Mahaulepu Beach.

Simply put, Kauai is the Hawaiian island for nature seekers. If lush greenery and gorgeous natural beauty are on your holiday checklist (rather than, say, a beachfront Hurricane-swilling party scene), then Kauai is a wise choice. And with multi-bedroom units and private kitchens, the Villas at Poipu Kai are well suited to those looking to explore it with family or friends.

How to Get There

The Villas at Poipu Kai
2373 Hoohu Rd
Koloa, HI 96756 United States


4.5 Very Good 267 Reviews
Special Anniversary Visit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s our fourth time to Kauai and fourth time at the Villas! Celebrating our 30th anniversary and of all the places we chose Poipu and the Villas. Reasons are more clear each time - first I think it’s the best part of the island and perfect location - quiet yet close to alit if everything.
Second - the facility, rooms decor and are awesome from a gourmet kitchen with almost private grill, to room layout and furnishings with everything you need including best showers and pool you’ll find. And over every trip fro business associates to family to just a couple on a quiet week the staff are really thorough, prompt and easy to work with and very accommodating.

We stayed at the St Regis in Princeville and Grand Hyatt in Poipu and having our own place at the Villas is still number 1 in value and accommodations! Mahalo!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot say enough good things about this resort/condo in Poipu. You can walk to Poipu beach ( my son found the walkway) just minutes away. located in good area from food & shopping. quiet & great villas. fitness area was used everyday by me on the trip & pool area was appreciated by my son. STAY HERE IF YOU CAN

Beautiful vacation villa
Reviewed 4 months ago

I was especially excited about this reservation when my family of 5 visited Kauai earlier this month! It did not disappoint! We loved our spacious and well appointed accommodations conveniently located to beautiful beaches, restaurants, activities & towns! My kids, 17-23, had room to spread our, plenty of privacy! The balcony Lana’i was like having an added room...loved opening the folding glass doors for the morning breeze! Great pool and hot tub, too. I would not hesitate for one second if this is one of your options!!! I’d go back and stay here in a heartbeat! Pictured here is the path to the beach...an easy stroll and the view from our second floor villa...delightful!

Perfect condo for a family of 7
Reviewed 5 months ago

We are group of 4 adults and 3 teenagers just got back from Kauai for 10 days at the Villas at Poipu Kai resort.
Such a beautiful island with endlessly beaches and hiking trails!
Poipu Kai Resort offer a full variety of condos or houses depend on the number of people or prices. It has all the amenities you need (club house, swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts and a gym).
A huge Compliment and Thank you to the Management team specially Lauren, coordinator manager of the resort.
She is always available for any questions you can have and definitely tries her best to please you.
I never met her yet I feel like we are long time friends through multi phone conversations before and during my stay. Thanks so much again, Lauren!
Poipu beach which is a short stroll from the resort offers 1 Baby beach with gentle waves and plenty of fishes for snorkeling.Next to it, it’s Brennecke beach, home of boogies boarding or surfing.
Koloa town, a short drive from the resort with plenty of local food trucks and delicious shaved ice (Hawaiian specialty for ice cream, really really yummy...)

B penthouse and Ohana house
Reviewed 5 months ago

We spent the first 7 days in the penthouse. Everything you need in kitchen. So much space, great views, pantry, huge closets private space.. showers and bathrooms, so nice. Towels , no complaints. We had 5 adults and 4 kids. Air conditioning wonderful. It was so awesome that they supplied us with cushions and bedding so the kids could all stay in the one twin room. The only complaint was the kitchen table was kinda over polished(sticky). Asked for a table cloth and got it. Pool not busy the first couple of days, but the weekend more arrived. We did not use those grills but saw were cleaned everyday. After a few days it got busier. I counted the most in the pool, 20. We had to move after 7 days per our reservation to the Ohana house. It is a separate house a little more dated and bathrooms not as great. I did not like the darkness and we did have an ant problem in the kitchen. The fourth bedroom for the kids is attached to the master so that was not good for us as grandparents and we took a minor room. Liked the family room space a lot. However, the plus was the back yard. The kids had a dance party one night and we didn’t have to worry about the noise we made. The air conditioner was very loud next to the master bedroom. my opinion after the experience in both, the penthouse for families is amazing. Be aware, we had a late checkout as per my reservation. Even though I checked the day before departure, they screwed up and sent a cleaning gal at 10 the day we were to leave at 7. They honored our reservation but It was a problem to be mentioned. Bottom line, book a penthouse, great place for families. Easy walk to Hyatt or popui beach. Loved walking at 9 a.m. and seeing the turtles or seals on the beach.