August 1, 2014

Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii: Aqua Kauai Beach Resort; hotel review

Aqua Kauai Beach Resort  4331 Kauai Beach Dr., Lihue, (888) 805-3843-7976, (808) 245-1955.  5 stories; 350 rooms.  4 mineral-water pools; 2 hot tubs; health spa; 4 tennis courts.  3 restaurants.  Parking $16.95. 

Aqua Kauai Beach Resort in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii

Set on 25 lush acres on Kauai’s longest beach, this full-service oceanfront resort features plantation-style architecture.

pool area at Aqua Kauai Beach Resort in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii

A spectacular pool complex is landscaped with lagoons, lava grottoes and waterfalls, and native foliage.  Children especially enjoy their special sand-bottom pool, lava-tube waterslide, and sand-topped lounge area.  The ocean here has strong undercurrents and is not good for swimming, but you can walk along the beach.  The soothing sound of running water can be heard all around the resort, and colorful koi populate manmade streams.  Complimentary tennis, golf, and an exercise center are available off property nearby.  Special activities and excursions are scheduled daily for guests, and a free airport shuttle is available.  Currently a live indoor dinner theater performance of “South Pacific” is being presented every Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m.  A free hula show with complimentary mai tais is held each Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m., and a torch-lighting ceremony occurs nightly.  All rooms are basically the same except for their view, and each has a private lanai.  Prices normally start at $169 but can be as little as $129 in low season. 

mai tai in Naupaka Terrace restaurant at Aqua Kauai Beach Resort in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii

Naupaka Terrace Restaurant serves a daily breakfast buffet as well as lunch and dinner.  Shutters Cafe serves daily meals and additionally becomes a lounge in the evenings, when they serve up a delicious mai tai. 

It is interesting to know that the property generates all of its own electricity and solar energy and runs its own sewage plant.

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images ©2014 Carole Terwilliger Meyers


  1. Sounds like a great resort. Hawaii is one destination that I want to see. But how is the weather there?

    1. Fantastic. Read 2nd paragraph here,


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