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reiley13 Jan 8th, 2009 10:24 AM

Poipu hotel - no kids, luxury
My husband and I are getting away for a very rare 5 days alone - any great hotel rec's? We don't want to be around kids, as we have 2 boisterous ones at home. :) Let's pretend price isn't an issue, and then I'll see what kind of deal I can get on a hotel...

Would love to be close to the beach, have a pool, and have restaurants on the premises. Thanks!!

MBnancy Jan 8th, 2009 10:56 AM

That would be the Grand Hyatt on Poipu Beach. The property is spread out, there are pools, lazy rivers and a huge lagoon down at the beach. There is an adult pool, where you won't have to see a kid.
Wonderful restaurants on site.

Depending on the time of year, if you stay 4-5 nights you get one night free on the Sunshine on Sale package.

Marginal Jan 8th, 2009 11:01 AM

I would not advise the Grand Hyatt Kauai for someone who wants to avoid kids. It was chock full o'kids when I was there.

Marginal Jan 8th, 2009 11:04 AM

The "adult pool" is in a very noisy area adjacen to pools full of kids.

beachkomer Jan 8th, 2009 11:08 AM

Isn't there an adult only pool?
I was there in May and yes, there were some kids, but I found the hotel very romantic. It got really
quiet in the evenings. REALLY quiet. I can't wait to go back.

The only thing that bothered me were obviously employees and their friends using the pools. They were loud and drinking. They left late afternoon. I almost said something to management, but... Oh well. I enjoyed paradise.

jcb Jan 8th, 2009 12:07 PM

I visited the Grand Hyatt in Kauai in July, and there were a TON of kids. It did not bother me in the pools, but in the evening, we would sit on the terrace (I can't remember the name) for drinks and pupus, and there were kids EVERYWHERE. They were loud and running around the chairs and tables. For someone looking for a kid free get a way, I may question this location.

However, will you be visiting when school is in session? If so, there will most likely be less kids there.

Are you set on Poipu??? If you are going in the summer would you be interested in the St. Regis??

I'm sure it is quite expensive, but who knows.

Best of luck in your search.

Marginal Jan 8th, 2009 12:10 PM

Unless they are remodeling the pool area of the Princeville Hotel/St. Regis, you will run into big kid problems there, too. That is a very small pool, and was also overrun with kids and inattentive parents during a non-holiday time, when schools were in session.

jcb Jan 8th, 2009 12:32 PM

Good point Marginal.

Boxer Jan 8th, 2009 01:02 PM

There are virtually no kids at the Kuhio Shores condominiums as there is no pool on site. Check out Summit Pacific on the web to view the available condos.

My husband and I stayed at Kuhio Shores in March 2007 in a one bedroom and found it to be a perfect spot. There is an excellent snorkling beach right next door and it is only a 5 min. drive to the main Poipu beach where there is also great snorkling.

The Beach House restaurant is directly next door for evening drinks and/or dinner (if you don't want to drive anywhere or eat in your condo).

In fact, I'm currently actively searching out available condos at Kuhio Shores hoping to find something for a couple of weeks in late Feb. early March.

iamq Jan 8th, 2009 01:42 PM

Not sure when you're going, but the new Ko'a Ke'a Hotel will be opening sometime this year. It is located where the old Poipu Beach Hotel was, in between Kiahuna and the Marriott timeshare place. It is supposed to be very chic and adult oriented. $$$$

nobigdeal Jan 8th, 2009 02:21 PM

I was also going to suggest Koa Kea -- seems like exactly what you'd want, if it will be open by the time you visit.

If you're interested in the condo route, I'd recommend Whaler's Cove. Nice condos, try to get a unit in the building closer to the ocean. Never saw a kid there during my visit a few years ago (can't say that about my stay at the Hyatt that same trip, though I did enjoy that as well). Relaxing pool area at Whaler's Cove, and if you like snorkeling, easy access right there -- no beach, but short hop to Lawa'i Beach. No dining on site, of course, but close to good restaurants.

iamq Jan 8th, 2009 02:52 PM

Frankly, the drunk adults were more annoying than the screaming kids when we were at the Hyatt few years ago. We were acosted by a couple of lushy women who had the hots for me and my hubby and wouldn't take "no" or "we're gay" as an answer. We'd move lounge chairs and they'd follow us. We finally had to get hotel security to take of them for us. It was truly dreadful. They made bratty 8 year olds doing cannonballs, screaming and splashing seem tame.

RONREYN2008 Jan 8th, 2009 04:20 PM

MY Wife & I like the Kauai Marriot but it is not on Poipu but is on a great beach & has a great pool. It has restaurants with one being Dukes. They do have a very good deal that you can get that includes breakfast for two & 5th night free. When we have been there we never had a problem with kids.

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