Guest Author - Jim Fortune
Although any place in Hawaii is a spectacular place to stay regardless of your budget and location, there are definitely luxurious ways to spend your vacation. Many Kauai hotels are budding in several regions but there are a few that continue to draw thousands of tourists every year because of the vast amenities, top-of-the-line facilities and quality services that compete with the best in the world.
The Big Names
Marriott's Kauai Beach Club is located at 3610 Rice Street, Lihue on the North Shore very near the Tri-State Tollway just a mile away from Lihue Airport. Expect your suite to have a sitting room that features a wet bar, microwave, refrigerator and luxurious bath. Relax in the indoor or heated outdoor pool, sauna and whirlpool after doing some cardio or weight training in the fitness center.
The hotel features Allies American Grille and Bar which serves delectable American dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can also hold special events and business meetings in any of the 8 meeting rooms that total 4000 square feet of space. Merge your vacation with work efficiently with the available business center.
Other room amenities include air-conditioning, free newspaper daily, daily maid service, in-room broadband internet access, telephone, cable television, in-room safe, coffee maker, balcony and terrace, kitchenette, dry cleaning services and children's pool. The Marriot Kauai Beach Club features 366 rooms on 9 floors. There are also car rental services, a tennis court, bicycle and jogging tracks, golf course and health spa. Nearby attractions include the Vidinha Stadium, Wailua Falls and Grove Farm Homestead Museum.
Hilton Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue is another big name in the array of top Kauai hotels. Located at 4331 Kauai Beach Drive, Lihue, the hotel features 25 acres of tropical gardens, scenic waterfalls and captivating lagoons and 347 rooms on 5 floors. It is just 4 miles away from Lihue Airport with nearby attractions like Waimea Canyon and Wailua Falls.
You can enjoy several beach and water activities such as strolling along the white sand shore, bathing in the sand-bottom pool or two whirlpools, working out at the fitness center, relaxing with a nice massage or beauty treatment and watching the Polynesian dance show and torch-lighting event. Shutter's Lounge features live entertainment. There are also great places to dine like Driftwood Sandbar & Grille, Paradise Coffee Roasters and Naupaka Terrace.
Close to the Beach
Kauai Coast Resort, Kapaa is located at 520 Aleka Loop on the east shore of the island around 10 miles away from Lihue Airport. The Kauai hotel fronts a very wide beach with nearby attractions such as the Opaekaa Falls, Waimea Canyon and Fern Grotto Tour Boats.
There are 108 rooms on 3 floors plus hotel amenities like the children's pool, casual dining restaurant, Hawaiian library, sundry shop, fitness center, hot tub, spa, poolside bar with a great ocean view, tennis court, volleyball court and free parking. You can also enjoy shopping at nearby Coconut Marketplace.
Princeville Resort, Princeville features 252 rooms on 11 floors with 3 buildings on a Cliffside setting with a majestic view of Hanalei bay. The hotel is about 30 miles from Lihue Airport with nearby attractions like Wailua River State Park and Kapaa. Some amenities include the Princeville Health Club & Spa, a whirlpool, lap pool, Princeville Tennis Club, 2 golf courses and great dining at Cafe Hanalei and La Cascata.
Despite the economy I hope you are travelling and enjoying yourself. Until next time, let me know what is on your mind, and how you are doing, O.K.?
Jim Fortune - the Bella Budget Travel Guy