Poipu Sands, Kauai

Poipu Sands Address: 1565 Pee Road Koloa HI, 96756

Poipu Sands is a part of Poipu Kai Resort, a sprawling 70 acre area that connects Brennecke Beach to Shipwreck Beach and contains 7 different condo complexes. All the developments within the Poipu Kai community share the resort grounds and walking paths, an 8 court tennis facility, and a commonuity pool and hot tub located at the tennis courts. Poipu Sands also has its own swimming pool and tennis court. Shipwreck beach is directly beside Poipu Sands, with the fantastic Mahaulepu trail starting just beyond the beach. Poipu Beach Park is at the opposite end of the resort, a 15 minute walk or very short drive away.

People choose Poipu Sands for the large units, close proximity to the Hyatt and Shipwreck beach, spacious grounds and nice swimming pool. Poipu Sands is an excellent choice if you're attending a conference at the Hyatt and need something more afforable and spacious. Many units at Poipu Sands feature partial ocean views, while units in building 5 have full-on ocean views.

Poipu Sands Average Rates


As of July 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Poipu Sands is $445. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $550. 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 617 Guest Reviews


Reviewer Portrait

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.

Guests overwhelmingly love their stays at the Poipu Sands condo resort on Kauai, praising its excellent location, beautiful views, and well-equipped units. Many reviews highlight the resort's proximity to beaches, walking trails, and local amenities, including restaurants and shops. The units are described as clean, spacious, and comfortable, with many appreciating the inclusion of beach gear and kitchen essentials. The views from the condos, especially of the ocean and sunrise, receive special mention for their beauty. While a few guests note minor maintenance issues and the absence of air conditioning in some units, these do not significantly detract from the overall positive experience. The resort's quiet atmosphere, well-maintained grounds, and responsive hosts contribute to a highly recommended stay for future visitors. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 617 guest reviews.

Recent Poipu Sands Reviews


Why do you go these surveys when at the airport stressed out about getting home. Give renters time to get back home before asking these questions
Rob I.
April 2024

We had a great stay in Kauai! The condo was lovely and met all expectations. Yes it's 3 flights up but the view from the balcony is spectacular and worth the climb.
Michael C.
March 2024

We loved this unit. Clean, great view from the lanai, nice pool. Walked the heritage trail several times and enjoyed exploring Kauai.
John G.
March 2024

Clean, enough space for my wife and I, nice amenities, friendly and helpful property owner. Excellent stay!
Brendan D.
March 2024

We had a wonderful stay. Communication was top notch. The place was so clean and well stoked. All the little touches did not go unnoticed. They have thought of everything to make your trip amazing. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us.
Josie S.
March 2024

Went to Waikiki for a wedding then decided to come to Kauai for the first time. The condo was a perfect place to use as a home base to see all the sights and to relax. I loved the location next to the Grand Hyatt so there were many scenic walking areas.
Jan N.
March 2024

This property worked out well for the four of us. There was plenty of room in the condo and the views from the large balcony was wonderful. It was an easy walk to Shipwreck Beach. There were paths to walk along the coast as well as easy acess to walk the Mahaulepu Heritage Trail. The pool at the condo association was large and had many chairs around it to relax in. We enjoyed all that the condo and its grounds had to offer.
Susan K.
March 2024

This condo is in great shape and just like the pictures. Our family of 5 had plenty of room. This is a great location and is near both the pool and Shipwreck Beach access. It has a nice ocean view and is close enough to hear the waves breaking. We only stayed 4 days since we spent the first half of our trip on Oahu. We would definitely stay an entire week to enjoy all the amenities.
Chad H.
March 2024

This is a wonderful unit at a great location. The unit is well equipped with everything you need to cook and enjoy meals. The unit is roomy and the fans and many windows keep it cool. I loved sitting on the lanai with my morning coffee and enjoying the songs of the birds and palm trees blowing in the breeze. The unit is between Shipwreck Beach and Poipu Beach Park making it an easy walk along the paths in either direction. We loved setting up beach chairs at Shipwreck in the morning and doing a late afternoon stroll to Poipu Beach before dinner. The unit came equipped with beach equipment: chairs, boogie boards, toys, and coolers. I always hit the Blue Ginger store at the The Shops at Kukui‘ula to purchase a new dress for my grand daughter every year. The two shopping areas provide restaurants and little shops to explore. Before you come make reservations at Tidepools restaurant at the Marriott. It’s a short walk and the food is wonderful. We love Poipu Sands and this unit did not disappoint! I highly recommend it! Mahalo to Scott who is very easy to work with. We enjoy our stays and look forward to returning next year.
Sandy C.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Never expected anything to look like this the facility had everything and I mean everything. From swim fins to boogie boards to chairs to umbrellas a wonderful deck to sit on, and enjoy the sun and the view of the ocean every utensil bowl plate that you can think of.. beds were wonderful, comfy showers nice and clean. more than accommodating when I asked for late checkout the answer was yes, right away. The pool was nice and warm. Lots of places to lounge around to enjoying and relax. My family enjoyed this this day and hope to get back in the near future
Gregg H.
March 2024

Loved that there was the athletic club included.
BONNIE L.
March 2024

Very nice property with beautiful sunrise views. Welll appointed, large kitchen, comfortable beds. The unit is on the third floor, so packing in and out for the week requires navigating the stairs. The only problem we encountered while there was the washing machine would not operate. We did not discover that until the end of the trip. The property manager was quick to respond. All in all, we felt it was a good value, and would definitely do it again!
Kevin H.
March 2024

Loved the property. Easy to get anywhere. Very centrally located. We will definitely try to stay there again when we are in Poipu!
Kathryn K.
March 2024

This place is amazing. The description doesn’t do it justice. The view is so lovely, and you’re so close to Shipwreck which I think is more beautiful (and less crowded) than Poipu Beach which is a lovely one mile walk. The condo is huge for a 1 bedroom, with 1.5 baths. Kitchen huge and well stocked. Bed is great, bathroom with 2 sinks. Tons of beach gear. Love the ability to open windows for great cross breezes. And the mini AC in bedroom is perfect. Koloa Kai the management company is totally on top of keeping you informed and answering any question. I’ve stayed at a lot of rentals, this is one of the very best.
Sarah R.
March 2024

The property was well located and had just about every amenity you can think of. It was clean and very handy for the conference at the Grand Hyatt I was attending. I will definitely stay here again if I can, next time out meeting is in Poipu. The only thing that was less than perfect for the week was the weather, but we can't do anything about that!
Janet S.
March 2024

The condo was perfect, in a great location, with beautiful views of the sunrise over the ocean.
Liz D.
February 2024

The property was very nice. The whole upstairs has been remodeled and was very pretty. The kitchen also has been remodeled. We enjoyed our stay a lot and would recommend to others. It was a little short on supplies. The only negative I would give is the carpet in the family room was slightly dirty. I would have liked the new flooring in the entry continue on into the family room. Other than that, everything was great.
Sue L.
February 2024

Perfect location. Amazing space! Very clean and welcoming! Would stay again for sure!!!
Paul S.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This unit is great! The kitchen and baths are very up to date. The view from the dining table are exquisite. There are 42 steps to get to the unit, so make sure you are up to that.
Jan A.
February 2024

We really enjoyed our week here. Location was great, condo was excellent—nicely furnished and decorated, very comfortable with great views of the ocean and particularly the sunrises. Definitely recommend and we plan to stay here again!
Reid S.
February 2024

Sitting on the patio drinking coffee during the sunrise is exactly why you want to stay here. The perfect place to relax with everything you need for staying in or visiting the beach only a minute away. Definitely coming back!
Emily M.
February 2024

A great quiet place to stay and close to Shipwreck beach!
Dean R.
February 2024

For those of us who have stayed here, we should keep this a closely held secret! Sunrises are stupendous! Great pool, outdoor grills, easy parking, lots of friendly old folks (like us). Location is terrific, walk to Grand Hyatt for dinner, 4-minute walk to beach, elevated view of whale performances. Unit is spacious, well supplied, comfortable, clean. Prop Mgrs. are responsive and helpful. To those considering this place, be forewarned, there are 32 steps up and down w no elevator (got a huge suitcase? good luck with that), no A/C in living area, no view of sunset, only sunrise that will overwhelm you, dozens of hungry birds cackling, friendly neighbors you might not want to talk to, shopping over 1 MILE away! We want to stay here longer and need your week. Thanks for reading this "review"!
paul c.
February 2024

Beautiful property, wonderful views, and great stay. We spent the first day exploring the North Shore and local cuisine. Day 2 involved spending the day at sea fishing tuna with Hunt Fish Kauai. We enjoyed our catch that evening for dinner at Poipu Sands preparing the meal in our kitchen. Day 3 included a wonderful time on the south shore catamaran cruising, enjoying the views, dolphins, wales, and snorkeling. We followed that trip with spectacular views of Wimea Canyon. Our last day concluded with a wonderful breakfast at Kalapaki Joe’s, an easy drop off at the airport of our rental car, and then departed to Honolulu for the back end of the 8 day trip. All the best Kauai! We will return again with the kids next time! Mahalo.
Joseph W.
February 2024

Love this condo and the updates are so nice! Location is our fav and Scott is wonderful to work with.
Christy B.
February 2024

We loved our stay! Our hosts were very responsive and gracious. The property was very clean and comfortable. We loved the views and the location was perfect for us! The space was extremely comfortable. We didn't mind the 3rd floor as the views were worth it! Very nice Lanai! I recommend anyone to stay here. If we come back to Kawaii we will be staying in this property if available!
Joseph P.
February 2024

Great location in a beautiful and well maintained property. Home was the most well furnished place we have stayed particularly all the incidental supplies and beach equipment. Morning coffee on the lanai was a great way to start the day. Highly recommend this place!
Mike K.
February 2024

Awesome views, pool ( warmest one around) and condo. Very quiet and great walking paths.
Pam D.
February 2024

Comfortable beds; great layout;
Deborah D.
February 2024

Weather was not great so we were never able to see the canyon or the Nepali coast. All cancelled. Loved the Big Save and nearby Walmart. Loved Poipu Beach. Best snorkeling and whale shows with turtles and seals swimming in to rest on the beach. You need water shoes. Many rocks, coral and sea urchins. I learned if I walked out and rolled rocks over the fish would swarm. No find needed. Fell once and cut both hands. Gotta be careful. Enjoyed touring north coast. Had a van. It went all around the island as all roads we travelled were paved. Avoid the Whaler General Store. Prices are 2x there. Extra 5 min drive to Big Save in Koloa is worth it. Excellent pineapples for $1.39. Loved Smith Grotto tour and luau. Best we have seen by far out of 4. One warning about this property. It is NOT airconditiioned and the louvre windows open and close hard or not at all. We had several very uncomfortable nights with no breeze except the fans. Next time I will seek AC. It was always a little moist in the condo. We had a lot of rain during our stay. Glad we went. The hikes around the Hyatt and up onto the bluff were great. Shipwreck beach was nice to walk along side but a hard walk in the soft sand and windy. Poipu beach was delightful and we enjoyed the Puka dogs.
Don L.
February 2024

We had a great time staying at this beautiful condo. Perfect location, with a quick walk down to Shipwreck Beach. BBQ’s on site, which was great with the ocean views. Condo was super clean. Had everything you would need, to include washer and dryer. Host was even nice enough to leave a couple laundry pods. Jim was great to work with. We love Poipu Sands, and this is one of the best condos we’ve stayed in.
Brent K.
January 2024

The condo itself is lovely, but the location and view make it spectacular. We loved watching sunrises from the lanai and gazing at the ocean in the afternoons. We're big daily walkers and enjoyed being on the circuit of paths that take you along the coast to the Hyatt, which is less than ten minutes away, and also weaves up through neighboring properties. The check in, check out process was simple and the owner was very kind and easy to communicate with. Not many condos have A/C, but this one has a nice unit in the bedroom. Having two bathrooms was also appreciated. The bed and pillows were very comfortable, as are the sofas for lounging. We were always able to get a parking spot just feet from our condo. We would love to stay here again.
Rose M.
January 2024

Ideal location to swim in the pool or walk to the ocean. Many restaurants and shops are within a couple of miles. Beds were extremely comfortable. Unit was spotless. We would definitely stay here again.
Howard A.
January 2024

Place was as presented. Beautiful view and perfect location for our family. Host was very responsive and graciously gave us a late checkout. Definitely recommended.
Julia G.
January 2024

We loved our 2 weeks at Poipu Sands! The view was even better than the photos. The house has everything you need. Thanks to our wonderful host who responded promptly to all our questions. Really loved the location as well.
Karen S.
January 2024

We were very impressed with the place and the location. Everything we needed was there! We strongly recommend this place! We had great weather and walked to the beach every day.
margriet c.
January 2024

The view is great but the unit needs a desperate upgrade. Furniture, Rugs, Draperies, Linens, Screen Door and Appliances are worn and aged. We paid a premium price and were very disappointed in the quality of the stay. The electrical outlets in the primary bedroom and ceiling fan in the bedroom, did not work. Many outlets were corroded, and the fixtures were rusted. The host responded to our complaints very quickly. We needed a blower dryer because the one attached to the wall was inoperative. We were given a hand held hair dryer. They also sent repair men to fix the ceiling fan, but it failed again. You get a good view of Shipwreck beach, but not much value for your money. We were so disappointed.
Peter V.
January 2024

We usually stay in two bedroom units in this complex, but did one bedroom this time since we were alone. The unit is clean and perfectly located. A few upgrades were suggested to owners and rental agency. This was our first time renting from Koloa Kai and we were very impressed with easy check in and quick responses to our needs. I would recommend this agency to future renters.
Michael C.
January 2024

Great location.Close to hiking trails and Poipu beach.Pool was the best.Water was warm and not many guests used it.
Jacalyn S.
January 2024

Everything was perfect
Bruce B.
January 2024

I recommend this condo for anyone looking for a place to stay in Poipu! First & foremost, the communication with Jeff & Pamela was superb. I cannot even explain how great they were before & during our stay! They also provided us with suggestions & some of their favorites - which was much appreciated! The lanai is spacious & provides beautiful views of the ocean & shipwreck beach. The location was perfect, easy to get to the two nearby shopping centers that were full of restaurants, shops, & small grocery stores, as well as other nearby restaurants (5-10min drive). It’s a quick 3 min drive to Poipu Beach. A quick walk through the condo’s green belt area takes you to the Hyatt property next door which provides some great choices for meals & some small shopping, as well as leading you to the beach access & hiking/walking trails. The condo was very clean, beds were very comfortable, & you could not hear any neighbors. Great space for a family! We did cook in a couple of times, appliances & cooking tools were in abundance. I’m already missing the fresh air of the condo - you have two accesses to the lanai with screen doors, as well as many windows. They do have multiple fans throughout if you’re more hot natured; we were extremely comfortable the entire time! We did use the pool one day, easy access, clean, comfortable temp, and great location just outside of the condo. We also met wonderful neighbors! Our experience at this condo was excellent and we recommend you stay here!
Kelli A.
January 2024

Wonderful stay - had everything we needed in the perfect location. It was convenient to everything and had some great touches in the unit to make our stay easy and enjoyable. Loved watching the sunrises.
nikki m.
January 2024

This is an amazing condo in a perfect location.
Joe M.
January 2024

Poipu Sands was a perfect location for our 10-day stay on Kauai! We loved the easy access via a walking path that led from our door to the incredible Grand Hyatt where we attended a wedding and spent several afternoons enjoying Shipwreck beach. We also loved the easy access via walking paths to other restaurants, beaches and coastal trails. The neighborhood was quiet at night so we could sleep with our windows open. We really loved the large balcony where we could watch what was happening on shipwreck beach and see the sunrise. And the kitchen was extremely well stocked! We fell in love with Kauai and CANNOT wait to return!!
Victoria K.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The condo is nice and clean and had all the amenities, we were impressed to even have beach chairs. One of our concerns was no air conditioning but they supplied fans and we could air out the condo in the evening so it was comfortable. The bbq’s outside are brand new and a short walk. The rental company was usually quick to respond to questions. Unfortunately, after paying for a late departure it was cancelled on us two days before our departure. They did set us up at the athletic club to store our belongings and gave us a refund but it hampered our last day plans due to the inconvenience.Would definitely stay again it is a great location and quiet grounds, short walk to shipwreck beach for sunrises.
Heather E.
January 2024

Great spot to enjoy Kauai
Lael B.
January 2024

Beautiful condo with spectacular views! Very clean. We enjoyed the beautiful sunrises every morning from the lanai.
K T.
January 2024

We booked before the renovation but got to enjoy the completed re-do. It is gorgeous and so nicely done! Our fifth stay at Poipu Sands because the location is the best. Had everything we needed and had a quick reply and fix to a minor problem. Hope to be back to stay here again!
Sheri S.
January 2024

The property was as advertised. It was in a beautiful location, a short walk to two beaches. the ground floor was great as we could just wander out of the door and walk down to either beach. The beach equipment, ie chairs, umbrella etc. was a real treat. The access to netlfix etc wasn't noticed until the end of the stay, so TV was not too exciting. We would stay at this location again.
Paige M.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We are two couples who stayed here for 2 weeks. Would come back in a minute. Had everything we needed for a great stay. The only improvements I would suggest is to have Keurig coffee pods ( both regular & decaf) available on arrival. The kitchen is well equipped for basic cooking but not perfect for a serious cook. Appliances work very well, location is ideal & management company is very attentive. Condo is spotless. Had a really wonderful time. Thank you.
Maureen S.
January 2024


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