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Kiahuna Plantation Resort

Kiahuna Beachside represents a select group of condominium “beach-houses” at the Kiahuna Plantation Resort at Poipu Beach on the south shore of Kauai. The resort fronts on a beautiful white-sand beach. The beach-houses are set in a semi-circle around a large grass lawn with several dozen mature palm trees. Kauai is noted for spectacular scenery, majestic cliffs, and verdant tropical forests. The resort features an upscale health spa, swimming pool, tennis and pickleball courts. In addition to spectacular golf courses, the island provides facilities for hiking, horseback riding, and water slides. The Poipu area is noted for the best weather on the island of Kauai.

Kiahuna Beachside vs. Luxury Hotels.

“Guests at Kiahuna Beachside are able to park their cars at a location convenient to their Beachhouse.  No need for valets.  No long, dark corridors.  Easier for handling luggage.  Beachhouses have kitchens that allow the convenience of preparing breakfasts and light luncheons close to the beach and front lawn. Beachside guests enjoy a convenient barbecue on the front lawn.  No need to go to an expensive restaurant for every meal.  The beach just steps away from each Beachhouse.  A spa, swimming pool facility, and tennis courts are located across the Poipu Parkway from the resort.  There are no separate charges for athletic club, tennis or pool facilities.  There are about a dozen restaurants in the immediate neighborhood for guests who wish to avoid the kitchen.  Five of the restaurants are within walking distance – including three hotel dining rooms.”

Rental cars are recommended on Kauai. Parking a car at a hotel may mean giving the car to a valet or walking some distance to or from a parking lot. Hotel rooms involve long corridors and elevators, a problem for luggage and going back and forth to the beach or pool. Valets may be required to haul luggage long distances. Luxury hotels generate additional revenues from their restaurants, spas and tourist services. Restaurants can be expensive and guests are unlikely to find convenience cooking facilities in their rooms. There are usually charges for spas. Tips begin to add up.

Kiahuna Beachside

Kiahuna Beachside Amenities

Kiahuna Plantation Resort located in Poipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii offers beautiful beachfront vacation rentals and fabulous amenities.

Activity Desk
Laundry Facilities
Nearby Parking
24 Hour Front Desk Security
Gas Barbecue Areas
Tennis Courts
Movie Rentals
Boogie Board Rental
Snorkel Rental
Complimentary Beach Towels & Chairs
Court Side Restaurant
Swimming Pool
Pristine Beaches (What we are famous for)
Plantation Restaurant

Poipu Beach Athletic Club (PBAC)

The former Kiahuna Tennis Club has been upgraded to a multi-sport athletic club. The PBAC will have a full complement of fitness equipment including tread mills, elliptical machines, recumbent bikes and the usual array of weight equipment. The swimming pool area has also been upgraded with all new furniture and equipment. You will have full membership privileges as a guest of Kiahuna Beachside.

Members have exclusive access to a wide variety of club amenities including tennis, basketball and pickleball. Enjoy a fitness class or an invigorating work out in our cardio and weight room followed by a refreshing swim in the resort style pool.View the Fitness Class Schedule. Poipu Beach Athletic Club hosts various Programs and Events throughout the year as well as weekly Fitness Classes that are also open to the public. THE CABANA Bar & Grill is located on site and is open to the public. Enjoy great food and daily Happy Hour from 4pm – 6 pm.

Restaurant Recommendations — “La Spezia Restaurant”

“Rustic Home-style Italian” – A welcome addition to dining in the Poipu Beach Area: 808-742-8824—Location: 5492 Koloa Road – adjacent to the Big Save Market in Koloa Town. This reasonably priced restaurant has three to four dinner menu choices – Open: 5:00 – 10:00 PM on Tues-Sat. Great for breakfast from 7:30-11:00 AM, Tues-Sat. Call for reservations of six or more. We are enthusiastic about La Spezia for casual, reasonably priced meals. See all restaurant recommendations

Supplies in Our Beachhouse

Kiahuna has many advantages over most hotels. You can drive your car to a convenient location near your beach-house; no resort or parking fees. You do not have to go to an expensive restaurant for every meal. You are steps away from the best swimming beach on the South Shore. There are no separate charges for the swimming pool or tennis club. On the other hand, Kiahuna does not operate like a full-service hotel. Each of our properties is furnished according to the tastes of the individual property owner. Since thirty to forty sets of guests will use the property over the course of a year, it is difficult to keep every beach-house up to snuff in terms of basic supplies. Guests can start by calling the front desk to see if maintenance can replace a broken or missing item, e.g. light bulbs. Some replacement items, e.g. coffee filters or flashlight batteries, can be purchased at a local market or convenience store. Hardware Hawaii has a store at 3465 Waikomo Road in Koloa, behind the Big Save Market. We will refund the cost of any replacement items if you send us a copy of your receipt.

Wireless Internet in each Beachhouse

Each Beachhouse is equipped with wireless internet services. The password is a combination of the unit number, before and after, with the word “beachside”. For example: 13beachside13.

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Kiahuna Beachside Map
Kiahuna Plantation Resort Kauai, Hawaii


The drive to Kiahuna from the Lihue airport is about 12-13 miles and takes about 25 minutes.  The exit road from Lihue Airport if Ahukini Road.  Follow this road through the first stoplight (toward the mountains) and continue straight on Ahukini Road about a mile until you reach the Highway #56 - The Kuhio Highway. 

Turn left on to Kuhio Highway and follow this highway about 6.6 miles southwest towards Koloa Town.  Watch for road signs that say Koloa - Poipu Beach. 

Turn left at Highway 520 (Maluhia Road) and follow this road about 3.3 miles into Koloa Town.  You will pass through a grove of eucalyptus trees knows and the Knudsen Gap Tree Tunnel.  As you drop down onto the flatter elevation, watch closely for the sign that says "Poipu vis Koloa".  Do not take the road to the left that says "Poipu Beach".  (That is a bypass road that takes you to the Hyatt Hotel.

Turn right on the main street as you enter Koloa Town.  Proceed about one-half to full block and turn left on to Poipu Beach Road at the Chevron Station.  Follow this road towards the ocean.  As you approach the beach resort area, about a mile you will enter a turn-around. Veer right and wind around the turnaround to the third exit which is Poipu Beach Parkway. 

Continue for about 1/2 mile after the lava rock sign.  There are two entrances to the Kiahuna Plantation off Poipu Road.  Ignore the first entrance and continue to Poipu Road to the second entrance. 

Turn right at the second lava rock sign, Kiahuna Plantation:" (You will note that this entrance is also the entrance to Marriott's Waihohai Vacation Club.) Follow the signs to the small office on your right at the bottom of the hill.  At this point, you will check in with Castle Resorts, our on-site property management company. 

Convenient parking is just one of the major advantages over hotels in the area.  After checking in, you should be able to find parking a short distance from your Beachhouse.  The property manager will provide you with a parking pass.  Keep this pass visible near the steering wheel of your rental car.

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