Alii Kai, Kauai

Ali'i Kai is a peaceful and quiet condo resort located in Princeville, on the beautiful north shore of Kauai, Hawaii. Nestled on an ocean bluff, the resort offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the Bali Hai mountain range. The resort is known for its immaculate landscaping and is close to world-class golf courses, tennis courts, shopping, dining, and various outdoor activities such as swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, horseback riding, and hiking. Ali'i Kai features a large heated pool, jacuzzi, children's pool, outdoor shower, and two gas BBQ grills with a covered pavilion for poolside dining.

Alii Kai Average Rates

As of June 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Alii Kai is $293. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 1000 Guest Reviews

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The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

The Alii Kai condo resort on Kauai receives overall positive reviews from guests, highlighting the beautiful property, location, and views. Guests appreciated the well-maintained accommodations, updated and clean interiors, and the inclusion of amenities such as beach gear and well-equipped kitchens. The sound of the ocean and the views from the condos were particularly praised. Some minor issues mentioned include the lack of AC in some units, occasional maintenance needs, and the desire for more comfortable outdoor furniture. The proximity to attractions, cleanliness, and the peaceful environment contributed to a highly recommended stay for future visitors. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 1000 guest reviews.

Recent Alii Kai Reviews

Perfect in every way. The best communication with the host, a gorgeous view from the balcony of the ocean and surroundings, amazing walks on walkways with many places to explore. We don’t want to leave.
Shelley B.
March 2024

Condo was clean and spacious, as described, another great stay in Princeville.
Brent G.
March 2024

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely condo! The condo itself is very well maintained and provides everything that makes a vacation rental a home. The view is just perfect. We spend many hours on the lanai, admiring the view, looking for sea turtles, and watching whales go by. We would absolutely love to stay here again!
Bonnie S.
March 2024

Barrett B.
March 2024

Really enjoyed our stay the unit was perfect and the view from our balcony was incredible . Everything you need is all here . Enjoy !!!!!!
Jack A.
March 2024

The property was so magical. Pros The stars were so bright and beautiful I actually teared up We could see the ocean from every room We watched whales playing in the ocean The beds were actually comfortable The bedding was actually comfortable Everything we needed was already there for us It was so quiet and beautiful The only con is that we can't live there! We will be back!
Laura H.
March 2024

Condo is clean, quiet, well kept and has everything you need. Convenient north shore location close to the grocery store, farmers markets, and Hanalei Bay. We enjoyed sipping coffee on the lanai while gazing at the ocean.
Shalona C.
March 2024

We had a wonderful stay. Great location.
Ron O.
March 2024

The property was great . . . could easily just sit and look out the window and do nothing else! However, we did venture out to hike, see the scenery and the local beaches. Food prices are definitely high, so the fully appointed kitchen was helpful.
Carol P.
March 2024

The house was great! The host was responsive and accommodating. The hot tub was perfect after swimming and surfing. Also having the bikes was a great way to pop over to the store.
Eva S.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very unhelpful. The vacation rental was clean. I was more than happy with the location. I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: When we booked our condo we wanted the same one we had in 2019 because it had two master bedrooms with bathrooms. We were told we were given a comproble unit. IT WAS NOT!! It is awkward sharing a condo with another couple when one couple gets the small bedroom without its own bathroom. Also, they need to warn you that normal accommodations are not supplied. It blew us away that we had to go buy toilet paper, napkins, paper plates and paper towels. SERIOUSLY??!! At $400+ per night you would think it wasn’t that cheaply stocked!! Also the condo is pretty worn out looking with very uncomfortable beds. The patio furniture was terrible and worn out. All the other decks and balconies had much nicer, comfortable furniture. The view was great and we appreciated the binoculars. We will not rent from Ocranfront again.
Randy M.
March 2024

Details always make the property - beautiful beds; bag of ice in fridge, steps to pool very convenient for my 91 year old mother, I would stay here again ♥️
Theresa Y.
March 2024

Wonderful, comfortable, updated Island retreat! Hope to back soon! Anne
Anne Y.
March 2024

A beautiful property in a beautiful setting. We particularly enjoyed the fully-equipped kitchen, which allowed us to prepare many of our meals from scratch. The rest of the condo was luxuriously fitted out and furnished. A real gem.
Happy T.
March 2024

9 night stay with my husband and adult daughter, really enjoyed the condo/resort/Princeville location. Condo was as listed. Decent sized lanai with mountain, waterfall and ocean views. The two King masters with their own bathroom was awesome. Bedrooms were roomy (1 with a TV), lots of storage space and extra fans (ceiling and floor), beds were comfy. Really dim lighting in both bedrooms and living room though, couldn't read at night. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking items, dishwasher and tablets, lots of storage. Great open floor plan. Loved the convenience of the laundry in the condo, a few pods provided. There is no AC but it's not needed. As long as the windows and the doors in the bedrooms were open the breeze was present and cooling. The problem we encountered was noise from the hot tub carrying over to the bedroom (can hear every word of the conversation). It's convenient to be adjacent to the pool but not a good thing at night. Quiet hours begin at 9pm but this was not the case for our stay. If you need to close the windows due to noise it will be uncomfortably warm, even with fans. Pool area is nice, filtered water dispenser available. Communication from the owners pre-trip was good. I was surprised there was no check in from them after we arrived. I did let them know some outlets in the kitchen were not working. Large cooler, umbrella and 2 beach chairs were provided. I was grateful for the 2 chairs but not enough for condo capacity.
Christie D.
March 2024

This ocean front, top level two-bedroom, two-bath accommodation is truly special! With its elegant decor, spacious layout, well-equipped kitchen, thoughtful amenities, and great location to many attractions on the North Shore this makes a wonderful stay for activities, good eating, and relaxing. Ah, and do remember the gorgeous views of the ocean that surround you!
Linda S.
March 2024

Stunning location and ocean view. VRBO photos cannot do justice to the overall sensory overload experienced when in the property, including the view, ocean breeze (no A/C necessary), and sound of the waves crashing against the rocks immediately below the property, which is right at the cliff's edge. Condo is nicely laid out and tastefully furnished. Suzie and her husband Andy were extremely responsive to our questions re use of amenities. We will certainly return.
Jim R.
March 2024

This is the second time we stayed here and will definitely stay here again when we return. No reason to look anywhere else.
Dennis N.
March 2024

We were very happy with the accommodations. It is in a large, quiet complex -- a good place to go for a walk in the morning. The unit was a little difficult to find but we figured it out! Our host sent emailed us a list of restaraunts, grocery stores and included helpful suggestions. She checked in with us regularly to make sure everything was okay. It was.
Barbara L.
March 2024

We just returned from a weeklong stay to celebrate my birthday. Our daughter and her boyfriend joined us and we had plenty of space in this well appointed condo. The kitchen was fully stocked and the beds and furniture very comfortable. It was great to have air conditioning and fans to keep us comfortable too. But most of all everyone enjoyed the spectacular view from the living room and both bedrooms. We saw whales breaching, multiple sunsets, and so many rainbows. What a treat! The owner was so welcoming and sweet - brought us binoculars to enjoy the views even more and treated me to flowers, cheesecake and a bottle of prosecco on my birthday - what hospitality! We have visited the island 6+ times and love Princeville for its walking paths, secluded beaches, nearby restaurants and that Bali Hai view and sunsets which can’t be beat. Mahalo Lucy for sharing your piece of paradise with us! 🌺🌈🐳
Angela C.
March 2024

Would be a 10 out of 5 if I could. John’s place is very nice and well appointed! We went during a few rainy days and the views made up for not being able to leave. Saw lots of whales from our spot. Plus the waves lull you to sleep. Don’t miss Tahiti Nui in Hanalea and Tikilniki in Princeville shopping center! Would stay here again in a heart beat!
Jason H.
March 2024

Property owner was exceptional. Condo had all the amenities one could think of and then more. The vista of ocean from windows and patio was panoramic! Watched numerious Humpback whales jumping within eye sight (binocs even better) every day. Thanks Evelyn for sharing!
Robert S.
March 2024

The condo was very clean and comfortable and the staff responded very quickly to a maintenance issue. I liked cooking with the new ceramic fry pan.
James H.
March 2024

As advertised. Very responsive to all requests..
Pat F.
March 2024

Condo is lovely. Lots of amenities for guests. Would definitely stay again. Very clean, exactly like photos in posting. Very short walk to pool and hot tub, which was a bonus. Very quiet location.
theresa b.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We thoroughly enjoyed our condo with two beds and two baths. Being able to sit around the kitchen table and cook in the kitchen made a less stress vacay time with our friends.
Barbara N.
February 2024

This rental was excellent. The location, the beautiful garden views, the closeness to the pool, etc. Wonderful. The rental had everything we needed. The beach closet with toys/etc was excellent. All in all, we had a wonderful time. Just a few insights that will help future renters. We had a young family staying above us (2nd floor) and it was noisy at times. Sound travels from top floor to bottom floor. Just for awareness. Additionally, the Master bedroom windows look out to the parking lot. Not the best blinds in the room, so lights from the parking area will light up the master bedroom a little a night (it is not a dark room). These are just insights, but does not influence our overall ranking and review. Excellent and we would return.
Craig W.
February 2024

This property is the best vacation condo we have ever rented. You can’t beat listening to the waves at night, and we loved the beautiful view - complete with whales, dolphins, and birds. The surrounding area is quiet, beautiful, and lush, perfect for taking a walk. There are several restaurants, a grocery store, a coffee shop, and other amenities just a few moments’ drive away. We also enjoyed our proximity to Hanalei and all the northern beaches. The condo was absolutely spotless, the furnishings were attractive and comfortable, and we all found our beds comfortable too. It has every amenity you could think of. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to cook, even some spices, etc., and there was also a welcome pack of coffee and tea, which we appreciated the first morning. There’s a good selection of DVD movies, binoculars for whale watching, Kauai guidebooks, various novels, two hairdryers, and a straightening iron. The bathrooms had fresh bars of soap and hotel-style samplers of shampoo and conditioner, which were also very helpful for us on the first day. There is even a selection of first aid supplies, board games, etc. And best of all, there are lots of beach chairs, a cooler, a beach umbrella, and boogie boards. The owners also emailed us lots of useful information about beaches, restaurants, and activities. Could not recommend this place more highly!
Nicholette A.
February 2024

We had a wonderful trip during our recent anniversary getaway. Princeville is a beautiful area, and the view from this unit was absolutely beautiful. We saw dolphins and whales the first few days, and then some pretty amazing ocean swells that changed the view completely . We had never been to Kauai and were a little worried about the weather on the North side during the winter, but all we experienced were some very light rains that didn’t last too long. The property is great, plenty of parking, and very clean. The crosswinds kept the unit cool, which was great because I typically need AC. We would definitely stay again!
Adam L.
February 2024

The condo is in a great location to see all that the north shore has to offer. We also enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi which was well kept and very clean. We would definitely come back here to stay.
Judy E.
February 2024

We stayed in Princeville for the second half of our trip to Kauai for our honeymoon. Checking in & o it were easy! The condo is very clean. Beds are comfy! Having a full kitchen was nice. Expect the roosters and birds to be loud most of the day (we didn't mind it!). There's a short (but dangerous) trail near the condo that I recommend visiting, it takes you right on the right near the water! :) the views from the bedrooms are beautiful and you hear the ocean from the room :) highly recommend staying here.
Alex T.
February 2024

The house is fully equipped with everything you need. View is amazing. We sat on the patio and saw whales jumping/surfacing every single day. Home was comfortable and a nice place to relax after full days of seeing the rest of the island.
jillian f.
February 2024

Updated ground floor two bedroom unit, close to pool and parking.
Wendy R.
February 2024

The condo was well stocked with beach accessories, the washer and dryer were new, the bed was comfortable and the location was excellent. Would definitely recommend!
Susan W.
February 2024

Beautiful oceanfront view(saw tons of whales) great location, roomy, perfect for 3 people. Kitchen is very tight for more than one person at a time.. we had to wash all dishes before use(very dirty) and there were crumbs in all the drawers, other than that, things were pretty clean. The pool is freezing cold(unheated) and there's no hot tub. Close to a food store and small village- tons of beautiful beaches really close by.
amber b.
February 2024

Whales right out the front window!

February 2024

Very nice condo, our group of 4 (2 couples) were very comfortable during our 2 week stay. Condo unit was supplied with everything we needed for cooking, doing laundry & relaxing. We wanted to scuba but the equipment supplied by the condo owners is in poor condition so we could only use 1 set out of the four. It was a bit tricky to find our unit at 1:00 am as we only had the street address. If you include "Alii Kai" along with the address, your navigation system will take you directly to it. Overall, a very well maintaned & roomy condo with ocean views a half a block away.
Constance K.
February 2024

The view from this place was incredible. Spent so much time just sitting on the lanai watching the waves. Also whales, turtles and albatross. The condo itself was very nice and clean. Each of the bedrooms has same great view of ocean. Short drive to beautiful Hanalei Beach. Great communication with owner/manager Bill. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Linda H.
February 2024

Hearing the waves from every space in the condo made this trip extra special. Condo was was equipped well and location was perfect for our plans.
michelle h.
February 2024

We loved the everything about the condo. Location was perfect too.
John H.
February 2024

We had such a wonderful visit in the comfort of this condo. It was clean, cozy and well appointed from kitchen and bedding to beach equipment - so appreciated! The location and view are unparalleled - we had an amazing time watching the beautiful humpback whales right from the lanai. We hope to return some day. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!
Jennifer M.
February 2024

The owners were amazing. They hosted us for dinner on their home and made sure we had everything we needed and more. Good bye luci and Douglas
Michael C.
February 2024

Carrie was great to work with and very responsive to my inquiries. We had wonderful experience staying in this very clean, well equipped condo which included everything you need to take to the beach. It’s an older building with bathrooms that could use an update, but they are very clean and in excellent working order. The views out back of the ocean and shoreline are spectacular. Look forward to coming back again sometime. Thanks again, Carrie!
Gordon V.
February 2024

The condominium was centrally located. The location was perfect. It was clean and the kitchen was well appointed. The entire condominium was well stocked with supplies. There were excellent beach supplies and equipment available for use.
William T.
February 2024

Condo updated and fully equipped. Lovely Mountain View on lanai. Great hikes, restaurants, food trucks in walking distance. Walk across street to ocean cliff. Wonderful home base to relax in after experiencing the wonders of Kauai
Dawn A.
February 2024

We started and ended every day sitting out on the deck watching the waves and spotting the whales. In between those times, we enjoyed several beaches in the area and took a daily hike also in the area. It was a very low key week and exactly what we wanted and needed before heading back to real life. Thank you for sharing your slice of paradise!!
Patricia B.
February 2024

Very nice accommodations, clean, well equipped and in a good area. Had excellent swimming pool and hot tub. The only complaint was the rooms were smaller than appeared in pictures.
Ken W.
February 2024

This is a beautiful condo with a wonderful view. It was furnished with everything we needed. Parking is close and there are no stairs which we appreciated when bringing in luggage and groceries. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay and hope to return in the future!
Andrew J.
February 2024

This is a very good condo with great view of the ocean and numerous sightings of whales. Wish neighbor did not play music during the day. We have rented at least 10 condos and houses in Princeville over the years and this one is in the top 2. Need to fix spring on dishwasher door. Very quick response when we needed help with dishwasher. Everything else was very good including well equipped kitchen since we make most of our meals. Would love to come back some day. W. and K. Wogee, Skyforest, CA
Walter W.
February 2024

This was a great location to call home base. We were two couples and this place worked great. Pros: two bedrooms with king beds and two bathrooms. Nice living room - we watched a couple of movies during our stay. Sounds of crashing waves and roosters all day and evening. Cons: you do have a flight of stairs to climb ( remember your luggage has to go up there!). 2nd bedroom and bath are lacking a flat surface to put stuff on. In February the sunset visibility from the unit was not good. The sun set far to the left. Still enjoyable, but something to consider.
Sara E.
February 2024

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