Travel

THE KAUAI MARRIOTT, A CASUAL RESORT IN KAUAI

At the end of June, I visited Kauai, Hawaii for a few days. I spent four days and 3 nights, staying at a different property every night to ensure I got a proper taste of some of the best properties on the Island. For my first night, I stayed at the Kauai Marriott Resort, an oceanfront resort located only a few moments from Lihue Airport — this was welcomed after a very early 6-hour flight from LAX. Though it’s an older property, Kauai Marriott underwent a $50 million renovation in 2010 and now features an elaborate tropical garden, waterfalls right off the lobby, Greek statues and columns, and an enormous 26,000-square-foot swimming pool — all great touches for a resort.

PROS:

-The views from my 10th floor room were heavenly – overlooked the beautiful Kalapaki Bay and all its glory.

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-As a digital millennial traveler, I really appreciated their very active social media team — truly an essential part of my hotel experience.

-Both check-in and check-out were very simple and easy.

-In-room coffee and tea service.

-The hotel is centrally located in Lihue, Kauai and very close to the airport.

-The lobby is beautifully airy with a grand wooden canoe parked in the middle.

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-I appreciated that the bathroom/shower was separated from the sink area.

-Thann aromatherapy toiletries were stocked – strong energizing scents are always welcome.

-A real hairdryer was well-received by my hair.

-Very comfortable robes.

-The pool area is the largest of all hotels in Kauai and it is breathtaking, as you can see…it’s one of my favorite parts of the property.

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-There were enough outlets next to the bed so I was able to charge my computer and iPhone while working in bed.

-Staying true to the Island’s nickname, The Garden Isle, the property showcases a gorgeous sprawling garden to feast your eyes upon as you walk in.

-There is an airport shuttle for those that need this. We rented a car to allow for maximum freedom around the Island.