Family: Kids 17 and under Stay Free.
Discover Poipu Beach's newest playground at the 391-room Sheraton Kauai Resort. A $16 million revitalization has brought new energy to the guest experience at this 20-acre retreat. A modern, refurbished entry leads to the beautifully landscaped open-air Ocean Courtyard lounge. Adorned with tiki torches and six conversation areas - three with fire pits - it's the perfect spot for cocktails under the stars.
Sheraton Kauai Resort's 391 rooms, including its 11 suites, are housed in eight buildings no higher than a mature coconut tree. Grouped together in three different locations, the room categories are identified according to their primary view: Garden Wing, Ocean Wing, and Beach Wing.
The expanded, multi-level pool sits just above the beach and is lined with eight private cabanas equipped with chaise lounges, a flat-screen TV, and ceiling fan. Lava's on Poipu Beach, the resort's new open-air restaurant and beach bar, is just steps away from the pool and ocean. Rum Fire is the island's newest hot spot, serving up nearly 180-degree ocean views from all 240 seats. The innovative Rum Fire menu features Hawaiian cuisine with global influences.
Kauai is a wonderland of outdoor activity and adventure, and Sheraton Kauai Resort serves as your base camp. Naturally, given the perfect oceanfront location, you will find unlimited beach activities right outside your door. Scuba and snorkeling equipment, boogie boards, and beach cabanas are available at the Activity Center adjacent to the Ocean Pool. The resort offers two swimming pools: a brand new oceanfront pool and a tranquil garden pool. You also have access to a fitness center and a news/internet library. Excellent shopping and numerous local attractions are within walking distance.
General Policies & Fine Print
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
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.
Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Resort Fee: A mandatory hotel-imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.
Hotel Mandatory hotel imposed resort fee inclusions:
· · 1st day valet, $10++ per day thereafter for Valet
· Daily self parking
· High speed WIFI
· Two (2) complimentary bottles of water in guestroom (replenished daily)
· Local on island telephone calls/toll-free telephone calls
· Weekly Wine Down - Wine Tasting
· Hawaiian Cultural Activities: Hula lesson, Lei making, Ukulele Lesson, Arts & Craft
· Sheraton Fitness Center - open 24 hours daily
· Signature Sheraton tote-bag from the concierges (limit one bag per room)
· Intro to water sports: surf, SCUBA, snorkel
· Resort activities: fish pond, morning yoga
The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating2721 reviews
We had previously stayed at the Marriott near the airport, which is not too far from this property. The Sheraton is not a large or as nice for the pool and beach. There are only two restaurants, Lava's is more casual and Pacific Rum which is expensive and higher end, but excellent. This Resort is bisected by a street, which is unfortunate, but not a real big deal. The rooms are nice and updated. We upgraded to an Ocean Front, which was excellent! The downsides are no, and I mean no decent WIFI. We could not even load a page on an iPad. The cell coverage is extremely weak as well. The pool is small. The biggest downside was the service. We foud the only friendly people to be the parking valets and the Pacific Rum. The desk staff and Lava restaurant staff were unhelpful and not at all friendly or even overly polite. Overall it is a nice place and the room made it all good. However, if I return to Kauai, I will go bask to the Marriott.
Solid Beach Resort
Bottom Line: Nice resort situated right on a beautiful stretch of beach in Poipu. Rooms are comfortable and in line with other Sheraton/Marriott properties. Ocean view rooms provide stunning views and best beach access. Pros: + Great location. Poipu is on the southern side of the island and gets less rain. Waters are also calmer as compared with the northern part of the island. The hotel’s adjacent beach is great. A baby beach, which is a beach for toddlers and young children, is about a 10 minute drive away as well. The resort is also located walking distance to a small shopping center. The walk is about 10 minutes but you have to cut through a timeshare community. + Free parking. Parking is included in the resort fee. + Free classes. Free classes and things to do daily. Fun for kids. Again part of what is provided in the resort fee. + Updated rooms. Ocean view room I stayed in was nicely updated. + Mini Fridge. In room mini fridge is a life saver when traveling with a young child. Cons: - Construction at the resort. The resort is currently going through remodeling. The ocean view side of the resort is not really affected too much but the garden view rooms are close to the construction. Construction is also making access to the resort less convenient. - Road runs through the resort. A road runs right through the middle of the resort. The road splits the garden and ocean view sides of the resort. The road terminates at the end of the resort near some timeshare communities so traffic on the road is not super bad although I was still surprised at how many cars do use that road. The road is inconvenient to cross especially with young children after dark. - Self parking lot is in poor condition. The self parking lots need some maintenance. The spaces are not well marked and it is poorly lit. I found myself using my cellphone flash light at night to make sure I didn’t get hit by a car. - Marriott elite status doesn’t do much. The property does not feature a concierge lounge and the free breakfast offering is minimal at best. Free breakfast selections consist of three options that include yogurt, small pastries, or a bagel. The pastries consists of a small muffin and a tiny cinnamon roll. All are served with juice, coffee, and 3 slices of pineapple. The hotel offers the alternative to “upgrade” by paying $10 and selecting something from the normal breakfast menu. Elite status also gets free valet service for the duration of the stay. I didn’t take advantage of this as my room was closer to the self parking area and tips add up pretty quickly.
Many pros, many cons
We had looked forward to our stay at the Sheraton Kauai Resort. We found that it had many pros and many cons. If we could, we would give it a 3.5 star rating. Pros: 1. The Sheraton Kauai is on a beautiful and apparently sacred piece of beachfront property. (Note: We learned from a local tour that it may be on a prehistoric burial site.) 2. The staff is kind and welcoming. 3. The private bungalows around the pool are awesome. They are well worth the $95/day (8 am to 5 pm). 4. The room TVs have streaming services like Netflix. Cons: 1. The resort property is spread out over several low-level buildings, intersected by a street. It creates a disconnected feel, like a college campus and not a resort. 2. The beach is on a narrow strip that easily gets overtaken by the tide. About 1/3 of the resort-side beach is on a rocky coastline not conducive to swimming. It is not a wide, expansive beach like you would find at Ka'anapili in Maui. 3. The resort is quite remote and not great for pedestrians who want easy eating options. The resort does not provide shuttles to town, but they can point you to private shuttle services. Lyft and Uber are overpriced, probably due to scarcity. This means you are captive to the resort restaurants. Lava Restaurant was quite good, but Link Cafe served subpar food at obnoxiously high prices. The only decent non-Sheraton restaurant within walking distance is HoloHolo, the hotel restaurant for the neighboring Marriott. You cannot walk to any local spots; the closest town is Koloa, which has a charming Old Koloa Town center with good local eats, but does require you to drive. 4. The resort has a cockroach problem. This apparently is common in Hawaii, but we were dismayed to find three cockroaches in our bathroom within a 12-hour period. We reported this to the front desk, and they promised to send an exterminator as soon as we vacated. The experience ended our trip on a sour note. If you really care about having a beachfront hotel, the Sheraton may be one of few options. If we could do it all over again, we would opt for a hotel closer to Koloa.
Can’t say enough great things about this resort
When I come back to Kauai, I will definitely be staying here. I knew it was going to be fabulous as soon as we checked in and the kind employee upgraded our room to an oceanfront room complimentary, which had an absolutely GORGEOUS view. Awesome location, great food, amazing views, very fun snorkeling location, and kind service. Also, free guest parking. Coming here straight from the Sheraton Maui Resort, I was incredibly pleased and relieved to have a much better experience.
Sheraton Coconut Beach resort is located right on the beach. Upon arrival, Jackie at the reception desk warmly greeted us, was very friendly and helpful. The rooms and the food at the resort restaurants was great ! Easy walking distance to shopping and restaurants. The pool and jacuzzi have been recently remodeled and very nice. We will be back on our next trip to Kauai.