Kiahuna Plantation, Kauai

Kiahuna Plantation is the only condominium complex on Kauai that is beachfront on a beach that offers safe swimming all year long. This makes it one of the most sought after places to stay on Kauai. The complex offers expansive lawns and gardens with BBQ areas and a restaurant. The pool, tennis courts, basketball court and fitness center for Kiahuna Plantation are located across the street at the Poipu Beach Athletic Club.

Kiahuna Plantation Average Rates


As of May 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Kiahuna Plantation is $376. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $598. 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.

Kiahuna Plantation's Best Rentals

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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.

It seems like the reviews for the Kiahuna Plantation condo resort on Kauai are overwhelmingly positive. Guests appreciate the resort's proximity to Poipu Beach and other nearby attractions, as well as the beauty of the grounds and the convenience of the pool across the street. The units themselves are generally described as clean, well-stocked, and nicely updated, with comfortable furnishings and adequate amenities for a pleasant stay. The inclusion of beach gear in some units is a notable perk. While there are minor criticisms regarding maintenance issues, noise, and the need for updates in some units, these do not detract significantly from the overall satisfaction of guests. The resort's location, the quality of the accommodations, and the responsiveness of hosts and property managers contribute to a highly recommended vacation experience. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 1000 guest reviews.

Recent Kiahuna Plantation Reviews


We have never been able to stay this close to the ocean, it was amazing having it maybe 10 feet away. The unit is set up with louvered windows front and rear that allow the breeze and sound of the ocean to flow through 24/7 if you desire. The development is not new, but is well cared for, with manicured mature landscaping. The condo has a few small defects that are more than outweighed by the thoughtful touches. We were sad to leave , and will return again when we visit Kauai.
Michael R.
February 2024

There aren’t enough words to describe the surrounding beauty with abundant gardens, large grassy lawn, bird watching, walking distance to beaches and restaurants, oceanfront scenes and sunset views. The condo was perfect w/ best location, easy to access, safe, clean and comfortable. We have so many great memories to treasure , thank you Rick and Marilyn for letting us stay in your home.
Fran B.
February 2024

This condo has everything! The views of the beach and sunsets while listening to the waves day and night are amazing!! The condo has absolutely everything one would need or use while in paradise. Both the host (Ron) and the property management company were quick to respond to any concerns which were minor. My husband and I would love to stay again and Mahalo Ron for sharing with us!!
Patty T.
February 2024

The apartment was clean and Kim provided all the information we needed prior to arriving. Thanks!
Scott T.
February 2024

Our stay at this unit was great. The view is spectacular the access to the lawn was so enjoyable. We have stayed in other kiahuna units and this one seemed a bit dated. The bed could use a a pad on it as you could feel the springs. But other then that the location and amenities are great!
Sarah H.
February 2024

The property is absolutely gorgeous and immaculate! It is close to the beach and at the same time, close to the Athletic Club. It's quiet, comfortable, clean. There are plenty of beach chairs and beach toys. The hosts are very good at taking care of their guests and are super responsive to any questions of any of your needs. I would definitely recommend this property and we will most definitely be back to stay there again. I can't say this enough -- very, very impressive.
David V.
January 2024

This condo is set back from the ocean but has a sliver of a view. It’s nicely remodeled and well equipped. Nothing fancy but comfortable. It is right on 2 pathways so can be a bit noisy.
Stephanie P.
January 2024

We love staying at Kiahuna Plantation. It has a great pool, several great beaches, shopping and many many restaurants that you can walk to. Our night driving eyesight isn’t the best anymore so being able to stay close to home is perfect. This condo was exceptional the view was amazing. It was so relaxing . Great place to view sunsets and sunrises just around the corner. Being able to cook and bar b que is great. Everything you need to be comfortable.
Kim W.
January 2024

This was our second stay in this beautiful unit. It was very chilly the night we arrived and I was very grateful for the Split System which took the chill off. The rest of the trip was warm and beautiful. This unit is in a very quiet part of the complex with the BEST view of the ocean! Lots of toys in the closet along with beach chairs and coolers. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need. The bed is super comfy and it was nice having a big screen smart TV in the main room. There is also a new keyless entry system which we loved!
Janet G.
January 2024

This was my first time in the beautiful islands. Although the weather wasn’t ideal (windy, rainy) it gave my family and me the opportunity to explore. I loved having my own bungalow
Pam C.
January 2024

Well maintained ...beautiful view, ....quiet
Tracy B.
January 2024

The unit was well located in the community. View of the ocean and easy walk to the beach. Access to fitness/pool facility. Unit was clean and comfortable.
Natale M.
January 2024

We've stayed at Kiahuna 4 times now and it's just the best. This location has an ocean view. At first I was worried because the public parking area is right outside, but it was very quiet. The living room is well furnished and the bathrooms are very nice. The bed was kind of bouncy, but otherwise we had an excellent stay.
Lisa W.
January 2024

This condo is as beautiful as the pictures show. We just spent 9 nights here and felt very much at home. It is very clean and has a lovely view. We loved having the lanai and watching the sunrise and sunset. We did minimal cooking but kitchen was well stocked. Dean provided many great restaurant suggestions. Don’t hesitate in booking.
Staci A.
January 2024

Lovely apartment in a very nice location. Very satisfactory.
Joe R.
January 2024

We stayed 3 weeks and absolutely loved the location of this condo. It is well stocked, close parking, with easy beach access. The owner Michael is a gem. He checks in via email to make sure all is going well and is very quick to respond if you need anything. We highly recommend staying here! Doug and Michelle
Michelle K.
January 2024

Stayed for a week in December, couple of 55+ years old. Enjoyed every minute in this cozy place - it has all we needed for a relaxing time! The surroundings are beautiful, well maintained, has it's own beach (a little narrow), and lovely public beach in 5 mins walk and.that was a favorite place not only for us but for seals and sea turtles to rest! Shopping and few restaurants just across a road - very convenient. We rented a car and explored an island - many beautiful small towns, fantastic trails and beaches. Communication with owner was easy, responses were sent promptly, check-in and check-out were fast. Would definitely come back!
Janna I.
January 2024

Great super convenient property. Never see such manicured grounds. Listing was accurate. Units washer and dryer are across complex. Would stay again for sure. Super responsive hosts and well equipped unit . Great find.
David M.
January 2024

The location of this property is amazing. You can walk to many restaurants and shops. You are literally steps from the beach. You can lounge on the grass or the sand. We had four people which was a little tight but definitely manageable and worth having a unit so close to the beach. The host was always very prompt with her responses. We will absolutely be back.
Meredith S.
January 2024

This condo was nicely furnished and comfortable for our 4 night stay. The AC worked pretty well at cooling the bedroom even though it was in the living room. The complex itself is in a great location, close to restaurants and shopping. The only negative for us is that there is no elevator and the unit is up three flights of stairs. We aren't young, so getting our luggage up and down was very difficult. I'd recommend including this information in the listing. If we had mobility impairments it would have been a huge problem. The communication with the owner was prompt and helpful.
nancy L.
January 2024

Everything as expected. Enjoyed access to the pool and workout area. Disappointed in the cable programming content. Really frustrated with the internet always timing out during program
Sue P.
January 2024

We absolutely loved our stay here! We had 2 adults and 2 kids under 12 for 11 nights. The kids slept fine on the pullout couch in the living room. The bedroom was very cool and the bed was comfortable. The condo was super clean and stocked with everything we could need, including beach chairs and umbrellas. The location was amazing with a quick walk to the beach and the amazing athletic club. Loved that it included free beach towel rentals! We rented surf boards and spent everyday at the beach. We used the bbq on site and loved that there was also a laundromat on site as well. We used the athletic club everyday between working out, the restaurant and awesome pool with slide. The athletic club had something for everyone of us in the family. The condo was within walking distance to many great restaurants and a quick drive to many other places to eat/shop. Will be coming back to stay in this condo again for sure!
Tina G.
January 2024

My husband and I stayed for 11 days, and it truly was home away from home. I cannot wait to come back!
Caitlynn R.
January 2024

Smelled like the previous tenants had cleaned fish or crab in the sink and it took a bit of time for that to subside. It would be helpful to have a map to the check in location. Also, washer and dryer are available but not in unit.
Joanie S.
January 2024

Great stay in lovely condo close to everything you could want in Kiahuna and Poipu. Loved it x
leigh a.
January 2024

We really enjoyed our stay at the condo. It was as advertised and was a short walk to the beach and the pool/workout area across the road. There were numberous shops and restaurants within walking distance or a very short drive. If you are planning to stay in the Poipu area, we would recommend this condo.l
Wesley W.
January 2024

I came here for an early birthday celebration to ring in 50. After visiting Kauai three time previously we had stayed in Poipu, we were always impressed with the Kiahuna Plantation, and really enjoyed the weather on the South shore. This spot exceeded expectations from a location and convenience standpoint, and the property and management is all 5-star. We had access to the Poipu Athletic club right across the street where were able to do some yoga and get some workouts in which was perfect. But really the property and condo we stayed in had all the amenities we needed, including a grill on the front lawn that you pass on your way to the beach! This spot was a 5-star experience for us!!
Damon K.
January 2024

We always stay at the Kiahuna on our annual trip to Kauai. This unit was clean, great location, and well equipped.
Jessica T.
January 2024

We loved the location, quiet and convenient. Good value for the price.
Michael P.
January 2024

The location in the kiahuna was perfect. Partial sunset view. Nicely redone by the owners. Owners were extremely helpful
Nima C.
January 2024

I've been to Kiahuna many times with my family. The location is great with just a short walk to the beach, pool, and dining at the shopping center across the street. The employees are always very nice and helpful with anything you need. I was really impressed that Kiahuna has been relocating the chickens and roosters that come onto the property. It was surprisingly quite compared to everywhere else on the island. The condo had beach toys, boogie boards, coolers, chairs, and snorkel gear in the closet. Plenty of space for the 3 of us to cook and hang out. You won't be disappointed.
Daniel T.
January 2024

All the beach gear was a huge plus. The near new appliances were a nice upgrade. The owner did an excellent job communicating, very quick responses and concisely. The unit was very clean as well. The property is older, probably from the 70's. So floor plan is dated but usable. The bed was very comfortable. Overall a nice unit. Heed the warning about nature's noise makers, lots of chatter at sunrise and sunset.
Richard
January 2024

Great
Stacy J.
January 2024

This unit is by far the best VRBO property we have ever rented. As short term rental property owners ourselves, we were impressed with the condition of the unit. Very modern. Tasteful furnishings. Well equipped kitchen. Easy access to be beach and pool that has a bar/restaurant. Convenient to many sightseeing attractions. The washer/dryer was definitely a plus. We won't overpack the next time we visit 😁 This place is a gem!
Patrick S.
January 2024

We had a great time!
Jordan G.
January 2024

Location is perfect - beautiful view from the patio and a very short walk to the beach!
James J.
January 2024

The view is fabulous off the deck! The kitchen is well stocked to cook..The BIGGY was the hide a bed; Always expecting a bar in your back right?! NOPE! This upgraded mattress in the living room hide a bed is fabulous! So comfortable! I slept 8 nights on it... just so you know! And there is air-co for good sleeping temp at night if needed. The access to the Athletic club across the street was really nice, the 'beach' pool with sand and plenty of umbrellas and chairs, has a bar and grill, happy hours and music fri-sun evenings... we walked everywhere, so nice.
Kathy S.
January 2024

Great location, property could use some updates
Stephanie F.
January 2024

We really enjoyed our stay. Close proximity to the beach and great restaurants l
D D.
January 2024

cute clean well equipped well located well run check in cant complain. had a great time. only glitch is I could not find out how to run the garbage disposal... did not find the switch.. not much of a complaint
Bruce A.
January 2024

Beautiful location. Many places to visit and relaxing to just stay on site
Sue H.
January 2024

We loved everything about the Kiahuna Plantation! 21 family spent Christmas in 6 condos there. It was perfect. Hope to go back. Host Deena very responsive.
Susan M.
January 2024

We stayed here with older kids for a family vacation. The location was great, the space was nice. The only downside to the place was the living room furniture. It was a little uncomfortable to sit in the chairs and couch. The condo is just a short walk to the beach and nearby hotels. We had an amazing time there and it was a vacation to remember.
Bret H.
January 2024

Nice condo, wonderful location. Everything as advertised.
Jeff H.
January 2024

Excellent location within Plantation, quick walk to the beach. Beach club is great, nice pool, good resto and workout area. Condo itself was as described and pictured. No negatives to speak of.
Frank P.
January 2024

Great place! Very clean and quiet. Everything was perfect except the sofa bed it was very uncomfortable and the dishwasher was broken. Thank you, We enjoyed our stay!
Manon C.
January 2024

Exceptional, remodeled unit with perfect location -less than two minutes to the beach, and comfort. We are visiting Kauai and Kiahuna Plantation for 20 years and stayed in may units; this was definitely one of the best stays.
Flavius M.
January 2024

it was ok
ardell c.
January 2024

Fantastic vacation spot.
Thor G.
January 2024

Loved everything.
Martha M.
January 2024


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