Garden Green: Here are the Best Hotels in Kauai

Best Hotels in Kauai Hawaii


Where to Stay in Kauai


Often shadowed by the popularity of Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island, Kauai, the northernmost island of the Hawaiian archipelago, is truly a diamond in the rough.

Geographically the oldest of the Hawaiian islands, Kauai is well known for its picturesque landscapes (even by Hawaiian standards!) and idyllic seclusion, making it perfect for honeymoons, couples’ retreats, or any other special occasion.

Whatever brings you here, keep reading for our favorite places to stay in Kauai!




Best Hotels in Kauai

To summarize, here’s a handy chart of our recommended Kauai hotels. All include free wifi and are known for comfort, great locations and great customer service.


Best Kauai, Hawaii Hotels – Summary Comparison Chart

Name Location Best For Price
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa Poipu All Check rates:
Koloa Landing Resort Beachfront Families Check rates:
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort Beachfront Luxury Check rates:
Kauai Marriott Resort Kalapaki Bay Luxury Check rates:
Aston Islander on the Beach Coconut Coast Couples Check rates:

Below is more information about each hotel and why we recommend it!



Best Hotels in Kauai HI Grand Hyatt
Best Hotels in Kauai HI Grand Hyatt


Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

Set in the ultra-luxurious town of Poipu (meaning “crashing waves” in Hawaiian), the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa has everything necessary to create your personal Poipu paradise.

With a variety of beachfront suites and rooms designed in the style of private Hawaiian lanais, the Grand Hyatt truly lives up to its billing as one of Kauai’s most preferred hotels.


What makes this one of the best hotels in Kauai?

As its name would suggest, the Grand Hyatt seems to have best-in-class everything when it comes to the amenities afforded its guests.

Whether you’re playing a round on the championship golf course, pampering yourself during a couples’ massage at the open-air Anara Spa, or trying your hand at zip-lining, scuba diving, or surfing, the Grand Hyatt will make you feel like kings and queens during your Kauai stay.

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Best Hotels in Kauai HI Koloa
Best Hotels in Kauai HI Koloa


Koloa Landing Resort

Also located in the town of crashing waves, the Koloa Landing Resort is one of Kauai’s newest and largest luxury resorts.

Guests at Koloa are treated to the latest and greatest in modern amenities, including the luxurious poolside Holoholo Grill, a 4,000 square foot day spa, a 6,100 square foot family pool, a 2,000 foot tranquility pool, and even fire pits where you can grill your own catch!


What makes this one of the best luxury Kauai hotels?

The “big” theme at Koloa Landing Resort extends to the rooms and suites, which are some of the biggest anywhere on the island. Room and suites options at the Koloa Landing Resort begin with incredible 500 square foot deluxe studios and expand to 2,700 square foot villas with up to three bedrooms.

All options come with fantastic beachfront views so regardless of your decision between big and bigger, you will be perfectly at home in a Pacific paradise!

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Best Hotels in Kauai HI Koa Kea
Best Hotels in Kauai HI Koa Kea


Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

Located along the sun-kissed sands of Poipu Beach, the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort puts guests closer to the waves of the Pacific Ocean than just about any resort on Kauai.

Famous for its luxurious and romantic touch (perfect hotel for couples!), the Koa Kea’s list of amenities includes a saltwater pool and even complimentary waterfront yoga classes on the beach!


What makes this one of the top hotels in Kauai, Hawaii?

Despite having the luxury and prestige associated with being named the best resort in all of Hawaii in 2017 by Travel + Leisure, the Koa Kea always seems to have great deals that make this top-shelf resort more accessible.

One of the best packages going right now? Guests staying at least four nights before October automatically get a $400 credit for the award-winning Red Salt restaurant and Spa at Koa Kea!

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Best Hotels in Kauai HI Marriott
Best Hotels in Kauai HI Marriott


Kauai Marriott Resort

Secluded on Kalapaki Bay, the Kauai Marriott Resort blends the picturesque beauty of Kauai with the diversity and convenience of any Marriott hotel.

With well-appointed guest rooms featuring oceanfront views and balconies, a full-service spa, multiple on-site dining options, and over 27,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor venue space, the Kauai Marriott is simultaneously a perfect choice for families, weddings, honeymoons, and business travelers alike!


Why stay at this luxurious Kauai resort?

Besides curating its property to every potential traveler, the Kauai Marriott Resort is brilliant for all the activities available in and around the resort.

Guests can enjoy a round at the Jack Nicklas-designed Hokuala Golf Course, get professional surfing, kayaking, scuba diving, and paddle-boarding lessons, or simply hike just a few minutes to the 83-foot Wailua Falls, one of Hawaii’s most famous and gorgeous waterfalls.

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Best Hotels in Kauai Hawaii Aston Islander
Best Hotels in Kauai Hawaii Aston Islander


Aston Islander on the Beach

Tucked away on Kauai’s Coconut Coast, the Aston Islander on the Beach has everything necessary for a perfectly private Hawaii vacation (honeymoon sweets, I’m looking at you!).

All 5 of the Aston Islander’s room and suite options have either garden or oceanfront views, so you’ll never forget how gorgeous your oasis is during a stay at the Islander!


What makes this one of the most romantic hotels in Kauai?

There’s plenty that’s beautiful about the Aston Islander even besides the thatched huts and carved-wood furnishings that adorn the six acre estate.

Guests of the Aston Islander enjoy everything from private lanais, a jet spa, poolside bar, and – my personal favorite – stations right on the beach to grill your own catch from the day at sea!

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And that’s it! Our guide to Hawaii’s best hotels to make the most of your stay in Kauai.

Whether you’re looking for the best location in town, a hotel in Kauai for families, or the best luxury hotel in Kauai for couples, these incredible resorts in Kauai are sure to please.




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