We spent two weeks at Kapaa Shores. It was fantastic but please do not expect the Marriott.
Our unit was a one bedroom on the second floor with a murphy bed in the living room. We were in Bldg A on the second floor so we had a nice side view of the ocean. There is NO A/C in these units. So if you are not comfortable sleeping with all the windows open and fans going it will be very hot to sleep at night. The temp does drop, but it is still warm. My wife and I slept in only a sheet most the entire time. The worst part about the unit was the beds. They were old and sagged in the middle. Now we are young (our 30's) but even we woke up with our backs hurting. My parents would not be able to hack a week in these beds. The do desperately need to upgrade these!!
There is also no internet here unless you pay for it. A little pricey but heck your on vacation and your smartphone does everything your laptop can so turn of the technology and relax :)
The pool, hot tub, grounds, and staff are all great. Very slow paced and relaxed. It was not noisy, and most everyone friendly and were interested in just enjoying themselves. The BBQ area is awesome for making up your own meals. The shore area is fantastic to look at but do not think about getting in. Between the rip tide, the sharp rocks, and the waves it is a mixture for getting hurt quickly. There are plenty of beaches within minutes to go swimming in. But for just relaxing next to, you could not be closer to the water!!
I loved our proximity to Costco and Walmart both 10 minutes away in Lihue. Safeway, Longs Drugs, and Foodland are across the street. Great sushi down in downtown Kapaa, as well as some other restaurants. We were centrally located on the island so both of the farthest ends were only 1.5 hours away. I cannot tell you how many people we met staying in Poipu that hated going 2+ hours up to the Napoli Coast or those in Princeville going down to Port Allen to catching a boat excursion.
We were very pleased and absolutely enjoyed our stay, even without A/C and the beds being old!! It made the island experience all the more fun.
- Also Known As:
- Kapaa Shores Hotel Kapaa
- Kapaa Shores Kauai