(800) 367-6030 or (808) 669-8374
4095 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Honokowai
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This condo on a rocky shoreline has a variety of room layouts and decor, but most are comfortable, and the resort’s clean. Their proximity to the water, especially from the Anthurium Building and the north side of the Orchid Building (where turtles are often sighted), is wonderful, and that alone gives it a Solid Gold Value. The latter building may be noisy, though, as it is fronted by the pool. Their spa/hot tub has an admirable view of the ocean. It’s mesmerizing to hear the waves on the rocks so close below.

Honeymooners and anniversary couples get champagne and mac nut chocolates. There’s a free mai tai party once a week with live music, and lei-making class and free coffee by the pool every morning. Free laundry room for studios (other units have washer/dryers). Housekeeping is provided every other day. Their fitness room is tiny; you’re probably better off running on the beach.

Only some one and three bedroom premium units have a/c with premium prices, too. In all, you get more than what you pay for. Studios, which feel small but acceptable at 350 sq. ft., are $165–$207. Deluxe studios (450 sq. ft.) are $180–$227. 1/1s (650 sq. ft.) are $210–$285. 2/2s with wraparound lanais (1,000 sq. ft.) are $330–$405, 3/3s in Anthurium building top floor only (1,300 sq. ft.) are $365–$503. 3- or 7-night minimum.