10 Beautiful Hotels in Kauai, From Condos to Grand Resorts

Kauai has bloomed over the years, it has thankfully still managed to retain its old Hawaii feel. Most of the best hotels in Kauai also, thankfully, have a distinctly Hawaiian feel about them.

You’ll discover the best Kauai hotels for couples, resorts that suit families better, luxury condos with kitchens, and the best Kauai beachfront resorts that don’t break the bank.

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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

It’s a large, sprawling, oceanfront resort in Poipu with 602 rooms and suites. There are also three freshwater pools, including an adult pool and a lazy winding river and waterslide.

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Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

The hotel’s 121 rooms feature in-room Nespresso machines, marble showers with dual showerheads, deluxe bath amenities and free WiFi. Each guestroom also sports a private lanai.

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Hanalei Colony Resort

Hanalei Colony Resort is a condo-style property. It has 48 units – all with two bedrooms and 850 square feet of space – scattered among several low-rise buildings.

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Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort Lihue

This big, beautifully landscaped, 356-room resort is found on the east coast of the island. Their rooms are large, and all have balconies. (Ask for an ocean view, as not all rooms have them.)

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Koloa Landing

It’s a luxury condo-style resort development in Poipu boasting deluxe studios right up to huge four-bedroom villas. The resort also offers a free shuttle to nearby shops and restaurant.

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Sheraton Kauai Resort

An oldie but goodie, with a distinct Hawaii feel. The Sheraton Kauai is  best-suited for families and couples who like a fun active vibe – and who want to stay right on a great beach.

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