Extra Value: No Resort Fee. Free parking. Access to Poi'pu Beach Athletic Club included.
Family: Kids 17 and under Stay Free.
The deluxe Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation is located on the beach at sunny Poipu on Kauai's southern shore. This picture-perfect oasis by the sea is made up of elegant, low-rise condominiums with accents reminiscent of Hawaii's 19th-century plantation past. Spacious one- and two-bedroom condominium apartments are located in 42 buildings throughout the property. Each is tastefully furnished with a living and dining area, complete kitchen, ceiling fans, and a private lanai. These casual Poipu villas are shaded by tall, swaying palms, and scented by fragrant plumeria blossoms.
The atmosphere is relaxed and carefree. The property's lush 35 acres are landscaped with tropical plantings and foliage, an extensive, internationally recognized orchid and succulent garden, and many relaxing water features. A pristine stretch of sand invites you to swim and snorkel in the clear blue Pacific.
Shopping and dining options are conveniently located across the street at the Poipu Shopping Village, or nearby in historic Koloa Town. The challenging Kiahuna and Poipu Bay golf courses are just minutes away by car.
General Policies & Fine Print
Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Student Groups/Young Adult Groups/Spring Break Policy
Student and young adult groups ages 22 and under will only be accepted with prior written authorization by Outrigger.
Room requests are not guaranteed and are based upon availability upon check-in.
Porterage is not available at this hotel.
Rollaways/Cribs are available at an additional fee payable to the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating1975 reviews
Gorgeous, very large resort located right by the beach. We're in a Garden view condo. They have ocean view...a bit more pricey. Totally supplied with everything we need. Great king sized bed, nice modern bathroom. Kitchen ok....a bit old and used. But well stocked. Free access to the Poipu Beach athletic club. Gym, tennis and happily for us...3 dedicated Pickleball courts. Large shallow pool. Not conducive for lap swimming, but refreshing. Lots of kids...no comment! Hot tub Great restaurant on site with service around the pool. Have the pork sliders.....delish!
We stayed here for a week on our visit to Kauai. Had a room with a view of the beach. Great location on Poipu Beach with sand. Short walk to shops and coffee outlets. Only draw back is the noise that the cleaners make with talking and running back and forth with their golf buggies. Sunsets are amazing. Good for families to stay in this complex
Great for babies and their parents
Kiahuna Plantation A very baby friendly and spacious accommodation, the Kiahuna Plantation & the Beach Bungalows will satisfy you and your family’s budget. When I booked on via the United Miles site, I requested a crib for our 5 month old daughter and sure enough at check-in, they made it possible. Our unit was on the Poipu Road side of the property overlooking a well-groomed lawn and a tiny view of the ocean from the lanai. The living room is spacious enough to accommodate your mother-in-law comfortably on the couch that pulls out into a sofa bed. The kitchen has enough amenities to bake a pizza, make a smoothie, microwave a burrito or chill all your drinks. I highly suggest stocking up on groceries at Big Save in Koloa or you’ll spend $52 on fish tacos and a burger for lunch at the Marriot’s Honu Bar next door! Yes there’s no AC but you can make due without one as the shade of the tree and the fans inside keep the temperature comfortable enough. There are about 20 cottage like buildings each comprised of 30 units and while the interior and exterior are built to last, some of the furniture could use a liitle more TLC. The beach is about a 2-3 minute walk away and your kids can surf in front of your beach bungalow through Outrigger Resorts if you happened to book that well in advance. The Kauai Surf School fronting the each offers lessons and soft board rentals. Just next door to the the Ko’a Kea hotel is an excellent surf spot called Waiohai but be sure your experiences enough before paddling out. There is ancient Hawaiian village called the Kaneiolouma which being restored to its former likeness complete with fishponds, sporting arenas and temples. If upscale shopping is more your thing, there’s Koloa Landing nearby about a half-mile away. Overall the Keahuna Plantation is a comfortable stay, great for families, situated in the right place and won’t break your wallet.
Older Doesn't Have to be Musty
The room we received was so musty we knew it would result in sleepless nights and headaches! We changed resorts rather than stay there. Overall the unit was old - building 16 unit 98 - but just because it's old doesn't mean it has to smell like the basement in an 80 year old home. We understand the climate in Hawaii is humid, we have been to other islands many times, and have enjoyed stays in older units that were well maintained. There were no other similarly priced available rooms, and we were concerned that even if we paid the $175 additional per night we might still have a similar issue. In fairness we did not preview the room, and I'm guessing that there are some individually owned units at the resort that have been maintained and are a nice place to stay. This is our first trip to Kauai and we booked through Costco. We called Costco and paid an additional $1,300+ to book into a different resort, yes, it was that moldy smelling! The staff at the resort were very nice, and tried to help (offered to send housekeeping to the room to give it a thorough cleaning and try to get the smell out - which I fear would lead to masking it with a more potent aroma/perfume). Not sure if they send Costco customers to less desirable rooms, or if we got the bottom of the barrel with availability, or the price point was too low to get a good room? There was a cute shopping center across the street, and I'm sure we would have enjoyed the location, being on Poipu Beach, but there was no way that we were going to stay in that room.
How Downhill Can You Go, Kiahuna Castle?
I've been coming to Kiahuna for over forty years (yes, I'm old). Eleven years ago, we had daily housekeeping. Now, a nine-night stay provides NO housekeeping -- yes NONE -- unless one wants to pony up extra for it. That would include no changing of sheets. I was told by the Castle front desk that I could bring in our towels to exchange at no charge, but the sheet exchange would be $15 to change the sheets ourselves, or $27 to schedule housekeeping staff to do it -- or I could take our sheets to the onsite laundry facility and pay to wash and dry them, and then make my own bed. Keep in mind, in October 2019, we are spending over $300/night (and that was during a 25 percent off sale) for a one-bedroom ocean view unit. I'm sad about how minimal Kiahuna Plantation has become. On top of that, the provided dish soap has been very watered down. Really? Castle needs to water the Palmolive to make ends meet? The provided hand soap used to be so nice I would bring it home to finish. Not any more. It's so awful, I bought soap to use instead of what was they give guests. I am not a particularly picky person. But I object to the new "low bar" that has been set. It's a shame, because the grounds are still lovely, and the spaciousness between the buildings is something never to be seen again in Hawaii. The nickel-and-dime approach cheapens the stay considerably. I don't know who is to blame, Castle management or the HOA. I'd love to hear a rationale. Is the higher land lease rate the cause? On our October 2019 stay, the ocean breezes seemed to be taking a vacation as well, in that they have not always been present. With no air conditioning, that adds up to a very hot stay. Thank goodness for ceiling fans, or it would be unbearable.