(800) 367-8020 or (808) 742-7400
1775 Poipu Rd, Poipu
This sprawling 70-acre resort sports lots of open ground, widely varied condo units and close proximity to the Hyatt, its restaurants and shops. Although many rental agents represent Po‘ipu Kai, Suite Paradise and Aqua-Aston have the most units. Suite Paradise generally has better rooms at lower rack rates, but Aqua-Aston deals with most of the tour package companies, which sometimes get good rates for you. If you book it yourself, do it through Suite Paradise—the main agent listed.
The resort is so varied it’s hard to sum it up. Po‘ipu Kai is divided into five condo areas (and many homes) with the Po‘ipu Sands and Manualoha condos having the best beach access. Next to the Kahala condos are eight of the tennis courts and the main pool/spa for the entire complex. The nine total tennis courts include two soft courts and a pro shop.) Manualoha has a nice pool with a good view of the ocean. The Makanui, Kahala and Regency I areas will have the most road noise. In some “ocean view” units, the ocean is only visible if you break your neck in two places and hang it out the window, but generally, second-floor units will have better views. Some bedrooms at the Kahala and Manualoha condos may consist of a loft with limited privacy, so be sure and ask. The units themselves are all clean, but most are not particularly remarkable and some need updating.
Prices generally depend on view and time of year. Suite Paradise 1/1 units (approx. 1,017 sq. ft.) are $121–$416, 2/2 units (approx. 1,114 sq. ft.) are $139–$750, 3/2 or 3/3 units (approx. 1,750 sq. ft.) are $198–$800. 3-night minimum. Some discounts available for repeat guests. It’s a huge price spread because it’s a huge and varied place. If you snag a good deal, it can be a Solid Gold Value.
Two sections of Po‘ipu Kai called Regency II, and The Villas at Po‘ipu Kai & Regency Villas are handled in separate reviews because they have a separate rental agents and are sooo different than the rest of Po‘ipu Kai.
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