Wonderful open, plantation-style resort adjacent to Wailua Beach with very relaxing grounds. The Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau buildings are fairly close to the ocean, allowing you to fall asleep to the sound of the surf. Grab a beverage from the poolside bar (2–9 p.m.) and sip it at the beach, or enjoy live music some nights. A relaxing thatch-covered daybed by the pool is free. The resort was converted to a condotel (meaning the rooms are all individually owned), but décor is consistent, pleasing and well-maintained. Rooms are smallish at 372 sq. ft. and go for $169–$346. 1/1 suites at 529 sq. ft. (with full kitchen) are $279 (very limited availability). They have lots of specials. 5-night minimum stay required at Christmas.