Set on 800 lush tropical acres on Kalapaki Bay, the 4-Star Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach is an elegant resort that offers a seemingly endless amount of amenities and services to their guests. From the quarter mile beach front to the Garden of Kalapaki, a 50,000 sq. ft. indigenous garden of flora, ponds and waterfalls and the magnificent 26,000 sq. ft. swimming pool, it would be difficult to find a lovelier spot for a luxurious vacation or get-away. The hotel is nonsmoking, but there are quite a few designated smoking areas for guests who do smoke.
The outdoor pool is one of the largest swimming pools in the state and simply beautiful. Although most people come to Hawaii to swim in the ocean, once you’ve settled in at the pool, it is hard to leave it. But Kalapaki Beach in front of the hotel is also a nice spot for swimming with little wave action, perfect for young children. Other property amenities include a Concierge Desk, full Business Center, local restaurant delivery service, whirlpool, express check in and check out, a children’s program and a great golf course just steps away.
There are also beautiful koi (carp) ponds where you can feed the fish, a Fitness and Aerobic Center with cardiovascular equipment, free weights and aerobics and the Alexander Spa & Salon offering body scrubs and wraps, manicures and pedicures, massages of all types, facial treatments and more.
There are five very good restaurants on site for dining including Kukui’s, featuring a Pacific Rim gourmet buffet in an outdoor setting, open for breakfast, lunch & dinner; Aupaka Terrace with Japanese specialties, open for breakfast and dinner including a sushi bar with martini specials and entertainment five nights a week; and the Kalapaki Grill, open for lunch only, offering light fare, beachboy burgers, grilled snacks and pizza, located by the pool.
Two other restaurants round out the choices including Duke’s, open for lunch and dinner specializing in fresh fish, steaks, local island fare and a fantastic salad bar. The final restaurant on the property is the award-winning Café Portofino, open for dinner only, featuring a terrific wine list, wonderful northern Italian food and dining ál fresco overlooking the harbor – one of the most romantic restaurants on the island. One other option would be dining in the Gazebos and Cabanas where you can order a romantic dinner on the beach featuring international cuisine.
The Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach is a wonderful property that gets great reviews from guests, from the spectacular pool area, to the restaurants, to the service. It is a luxurious property that one could easily spend a week at without leaving and enjoy every day.