During our time in Kauai we stayed at Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club which was in incredible. Located in Poipu, the resort worked great as home base and was pretty close to most everything that we wanted to do.
The rooms were huge and had a full kitchenette, large beds, oversized bath tubs, and private lanai, and highspeed wireless internet (but I don’t bring my computer on vacation). We spent very little time in them however.
What made the place really great was the grounds, gardens and beach. The Poipu Beach Park was only a one minute walk from our room and was great for swimming and snorkeling. The gardens were immaculate and bursting full of flowers. There was a small creek that snaked through the grounds, waterfalls, hammocks, four swimming pools (g managed to swim in each one of them), at least three hot tubs and whirlpools, a bbq area, a great bar with an ocean view and delicious mai tais (mmmmmm), and the whole place is riddled with lounge chairs and tiki torches.