The 3.5-star Castle Kiahuna Plantation & The Beach Bungalows are located on 35 acres of tropical paradise ocean front along one of Kauai’s best known beaches, Poipu. There are 42 plantation-style buildings spread out throughout the large grounds, all facing Poipu Beach, one of the best Kauai beaches.
The buildings are three stories high and there is no elevator, but the views from the top floors are just stunning and well worth the climb. Think of it as exercise, because once you come here it will be terribly tempting to laze your days away, wandering through the grounds, lolling on the beach, enjoying the entire island experience.
Property amenities include a swimming pool with slide, sun deck, beach activity center, complimentary parking, laundry facilities, barbeque grills and picnic area, security, Concierge, tennis courts, childcare and wedding planner referral and more.
You can pick up steaks or hamburgers at one of the local grocery stores to cook on one of the barbeque grills, or check out some of the very good restaurants located nearby. Right on the grounds is Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar, open daily from 5 pm for cocktails and dinner. CasaBlanca at Kiahuna Restaurant features Al fresco dining and full bar, and is located at the Kiahuna Swim & Tennis Club, across from the resort. The popular Joe’s on the Green offers a huge array of breakfast and lunch dishes, sandwiches, salads and grilled items. Joe’s is located at the Kiahuna Golf Courses.
The grounds are quite special and include the Moir Gardens, known as one of the very best in the world for succulents and cactus, as well as ancient Hawaiian lava rock walls, orchids gardens, gigantic monkey pod trees, Plumeria trees, hibiscus and various lava rock ponds.
This is a resort for those who really want to get away from the stresses of todays lifestyle of too many e-mails, too many phone calls and so little time to just actually sit down and enjoy the moment. Here you can do that, but if you are looking for all the luxuries with spas and constant entertainment, this probably would not be the place for you.