Kauai

Hotels in Kauai

Kauai hotels range from basic beachside motels to exclusive luxury resorts. The St. Regis Princeville Resort on Hanalei Bay has some of the most stunning views of any hotels in Kauai. Don’t miss the breakfast buffet, where guests can indulge in French toast drowned in coconut syrup and macadamia nuts. There are many resorts that cater to families traveling with children, like the Sheraton Kauai--just steps from Poipu Beach where there are morning yoga classes and a quaint beach hut offers snorkel gear and surfboards.

Other accommodations besides hotels in Kauai are rental houses or bed and breakfasts, but whatever you choose, you will feel as though you are transported to your own little slice of heaven--especially since Kauai isn’t overrun by tourists like its neighboring islands. Check out the list below for the best hotels in Kauai and a secluded escape all your own.

Unveiled in September 2009 after its conversion from a Starwood Luxury Collection property, this resort on Kauai’s North Shore borders two of Hawaii’s most famous golf courses (the Makai Golf Club and the Prince Course, which were both designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.).

With its arrival in 2009, the 121-room Koa Kea Resort made a splash on the area’s beloved Poipu Beach.

Soaring, curved walls of windows give this modern, three-bedroom villa the feel of an observatory. And there's plenty to look at: the property, set on ten private acres on Kauai's North Shore, overlooks the golden sand and rolling waves of Pila'a Beach below.

Five-acre beachfront hotel with 48 rooms on the North Shore.

Travelers looking to feel at home during a Kauai vacation can rent a private cottage, vacation home, or even an estate on the North Shore. Guests of Pure Kauai receive organic toiletries and items to take hiking, shopping, or the beach.

Choose from mountain, garden, ocean, or pool views at the Kauai Beach Resort, which sits on 25 acres of the Coconut Coast just north of Lihue. This sprawling resort features a sage-green roof, white-columned portico, and palms.

The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa isn’t intimate—it holds 602 rooms—but travelers can still find some Zen calm here. The resort is set along 50 acres on the southern coast of Kauai, with lush grounds that meander alongside the ocean and a saltwater lagoon, allowing for leisurely strolls.

Formerly the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club

Contemporary, convention-friendly hotel with Hawaii's largest single-level swimming pool—plus a central location between the north and south shores.

A former oceanfront sugar plantation on the western side of Hawaii's "Garden Isle" is a perfect base-camp for travelers who want to explore Kauai's natural wonders, including the nearby Waimea Canyon and the geologically magnificent Na Pali Coast.

Featuring a four-suite bed and breakfast in a 1938 plantation house plus nine vacation rental condo suites, Poipu Plantation resides among lush gardens on the south shore, within easy walking distance of Poipu and Brennecke’s photogenic beaches.

Views of Mt. Waialeale and three acres of tropical flowers grown by owner/host Kathy Offley create a picturesque setting for the hillside Kakalina’s Bed & Breakfast in Kapa’a, not far from the airport in Lihue and the beach.

A recipient of the 2009 Hale Aina Award from Honolulu Magazine, Kilauea Lodge in Volcano lies only a mile from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Located on the North Shore of Kauai, the Hanalei Bay resort is surrounded by beaches and mountains and offers beautiful sunset views. The property is landscaped with tall fruit trees, waterfalls, and gardens.

An Old Hawaii plantation feel permeates the 35 acres of well-kept lawn, hedges, plumeria, hibiscus and palm trees at the condo and bungalow compound of Kiahuna. One-and two-bedroom suites and bungalows overlook gardens or the ocean, and come with a private lanai or terrace.