The Cliffs, Kauai

The Cliffs Resort, located in Princeville on the scenic north shore of Kauai, is a 22-acre property perched on a volcanic plateau 100 feet above the Pacific Ocean. The resort offers a variety of amenities, including swimming pools, hot tubs, tennis and pickleball courts, basketball court, a practice putting green, a children's playground, fitness center, and barbecue grills. The Cliffs also has an on-site concierge and activities director to assist with vacation planning and booking.

Guests can enjoy over 20 beaches within a 30-minute drive, as well as snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, and golfing at the nearby Makai golf course. The resort is close to shopping, restaurants, and famous attractions such as Jurassic Park and South Pacific filming locations. On-site activities include yoga classes, a weekly farmers market, and food truck nights. With its lush tropical setting, spectacular views, and extensive amenities, The Cliffs Resort offers a comfortable and convenient vacation experience for all ages.

The Cliffs Average Rates


As of July 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at The Cliffs is $375. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $436. 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 930 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 Cliffs condo resort on Kauai receives overall positive reviews from guests, highlighting its beautiful, clean, and spacious accommodations. Guests appreciate the fully equipped kitchens, comfortable furnishings, and the inclusion of beach accessories. The resort's amenities, including the pool, tennis courts, and rental options like Teslas and sports equipment, add value to their stay. The location is praised for its convenience to exploring the Hanalei Bay and northern Kauai areas, as well as its stunning views, particularly from the lanais. While some units are noted as needing upgrades or repairs, the majority of guests report a satisfactory stay with desires to return. The resort's family-friendly atmosphere, helpful staff, and the natural beauty of its surroundings contribute to its strong appeal. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 930 guest reviews.

Recent The Cliffs Reviews


It was a little rainy some days we stayed so we ended up spending more time than anticipated in the condo reading and playing games. We loved opening the two lanai doors to get an island breeze through the whole place. It was convenient to have a kitchen to make breakfast and lunches to take to the beach. Chairs, umbrellas, and coolers provided! Mahalo, Greg and Eva Marie! We loved spending time in your place!
Amy H.
April 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 property and location was perfect. The grounds and facilities are all very well kept. Our unit had a beautiful view and was as advertised. The only slight complaint was the fridge was very old and had an issue maintaining a cold temp.
Sean D.
April 2024

We loved the condo! It was spacious and clean and everything we needed. The complex is decent. Starting to show its age a bit, but we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Loved the proximity the walking path near the golf course and, of course, the ocean view!
Renee M.
April 2024

First, the view from this condo is spectacular! We had an excellent stay and the owner was very accommodating to some last minute requests to add another day. Highly recommend!
Jason B.
April 2024

Our group loved this place! There were 5 adults and 2 kids and it was a bit tight at times but we would definitely stay again! The master bedroom/bathroom with its own lanai was very nice. We had all meals on the lanai looking at the ocean. We saw whales in the mornings. The condo amenities we lovely-swimming pools and hot tubs, playground, green space for kids to run and everyone to watch sunsets, paths to walk. We had a blast!
Lisa H.
April 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: Carolyn & Scott,We have been to Kauai many times, several of them staying at The Cliffs, but your condo was by far the best! We will be back.
Randelle G.
April 2024

This stay was amazing - the perfect size of unit, in a phenomenally well-maintained property that never felt stuffy, and absolute stellar customer support from the owner. The kitchen was great for quick meals and the cross breeze and lighting of this end unit ensured comfort all day & night. We talked to other folks in other units on the property and this was was clearly the better stay! Lots of toys & supplies to take your family on the road to the beach - Hanalei is only about 10-15 minutes away, and the grocery store is 5 minutes away. We WILL stay here next time we come to Kaua'i!
James L.
April 2024

The property was beautiful, the views exquisite, the location and the island… heaven! We had beautiful sunrise and sunset views, whale sightings, turtles just down the cliffs, lovely occasional rains that would just be a few minutes and then back to sun, places to explore and the equipment we needed at the condo to maximize the enjoyment of those explorations. We loved it and can’t wait to come back to the beautiful island paradise!
Danika H.
April 2024

Great property with a view when you walk down the cliffs. Room is clean—my only complaint is that the bathroom needs a deep clean. I had planned to take a bath after a hike and I couldn’t. Bed is comfortable. They could stand to have better pillows, though. Overall, for the price, it was fine.
Julie S.
April 2024

Absolutely loved our stay at The Cliffs. Very spacious condo with every amenity possible. We will definitely try to book this same unit again for any future trip. Thank you!
Chad G.
April 2024

We’ve stayed at various units at The Cliffs The views are phenomenal and the location is in the heart of Princeville. Charlene and Roger’s unit is no exception. Begin and end your day whale watching from the lanai, The unit has a well equipped kitchen, comfortable furnishings and everything else you could want for an enjoyable stay. Thank you for a great stay. We hope to return!
Stephen F.
April 2024

Thanks!
Patrick O.
April 2024

Our stay at The Cliffs was amazing. The view from our balcony was breathtaking. Albert was very responsive when I had questions and their website is very helpful in planning our week. We will definitely bring our family back!
Aaron C.
April 2024

This condo met and exceeded our expectations! The location is perfect for exploring Kauai's north and east coasts. The view to the ocean is incredible with spouting whales, albatross, rainbows and both sunsets and sunrises (condo faces north). The condo is well equipped and the pool/lagoon and 2 hot tubes are lovely. Staff was attentive and the entire facility is clean. The only downside is we had to leave after 6 nights!
Barbara S.
April 2024

This place needs a major upgrade. Stains on the furniture, rust around the sink, needs new carpeting, refrigerator, a more comfortable pull out couch, new window coverings. For the price I was really dissatisfied. A huge cockroach greeted us as we walked in. Gross!
Chandra G.
April 2024

This is definitely not an updated property but we were okay with that. It was clean and had a cool layout. Patios off both the bedroom and the living room area. The one off the living room has a really nice natural botanical barrier to provide privacy. The bonus....there was body boards, chairs, snorkeling stuff provided for guests. We didn't use the snorkels because its hard to know who is responsible to clean them and I wasn't sure what was okay to clean them with, so it was worth it to just rent some. You have to borrow bikes and go down to hidaway beach! Great place.
Robin O.
April 2024

Too much to list.
Pat M.
April 2024

This is our second time staying at Terry’s place and it was great! It’s starting to feel like our second home and we can’t wait to come back for a third time. Everything was top-notch and we have absolutely no complaints. We highly recommend. Thanks again!
Diana D.
April 2024

Place was perfect for our family. Nice to have a cooler and beach chairs. Kitchen had most thinkings we needed to cook. Close to many great beaches and hikes.
Marnie Y.
April 2024

We loved this condo unit and location. The trade winds kept the condo comfortable during the day, and actually cool at night. The location is PERFECT. The condo kitchen is well stocked and we loved the boogie boards, beach chairs/umbrella and snorkel gear. We loved the pizza food truck that came to the condo complex twice a week too. Would highly recommend this place, and will definitely book this place again when we return.
Katie C.
March 2024

Cute condo perfect for our trip
Donald A.
March 2024

Amazing place to stay. Clean and the view is incredible.
Nikolett N.
March 2024

There is so much to do on the north side of the island, we barely stayed at the condo. We are glad we had a kitchen and a balcony but barely used it. Please, walk down to the cliffs and sit in a chair and listen to the ocean. Gorgeous. I highly recommend this place however, the bed frame was broken and the bed is old and soft. The bed frame collapsed and VRBO could not help us. I am a first responder so for someone to say that I can’t sleep that night when I rarely sleep, was not nice. Fortunately, the resort offered us a room. Ask the property owner before you stay if the bed issues have been resolved.
Summer D.
March 2024

This ground floor condo was spacious, well equipped, comfortable, and perfectly located for exploring northern Kauai or relaxing on the property. We stayed 5 days and saw many native birds and humpbacks while sitting on our lanai. I would highly recommend this beautiful home away from home!
Paula F.
March 2024

Property is stunning. Staff are extremely friendly & always helpful. Got to see whales surfacing from the property cliffs. Highly recommend both the condo & property. Will be coming here again.
Bud G.
March 2024

Beautiful views. Nice pool. Great walking area.
Arlene D H.
March 2024

We stayed at Princeville Cliffs condo for one week. It was a nice place that served our family of 5 well. Nice pool.
David M.
March 2024

Beautiful property with all of the amenities. Very clean, except for the floor, which needed to be mopped better. My feet got dirty walking around barefoot. There were beach chairs, a cooler, boogy boards, etc. for our use. The condo complex was more out of the way than we had expected, but the neighborhood was very pretty. Be aware that wild chickens will wake you quite early each morning.
Michelle M.
March 2024

Worst VRBO we've ever stayed in. Dusty, old furniture. stained bedspread, Very limited supplies--not a baggy, saran wrap, aluminum foil, or storage containers. One roll of toilet paper, 1 load of laundry soap. Cheap hosts. Nobody wants to stay for a week and have to supply the place. The hot tubs were filled to capacity at all times. Pool not appealing--just don't make the mistake that we did by staying here.
Karie M.
March 2024

Loved the cliffs property and terry and Marcy’s unit was spacious, well appointed and appreciated the new appliances. Had a wonderful time and wouldn’t hesitate to return. Thank you !!
Joanna Z.
March 2024

Owner charged me an extra $1400 to stay. Parking fee was an extra $15 a day, no disclosed by the owner. Interior is dated. Furniture and decor from 1960's. Needs paint and repairs. Appliances were old and rusty. Compared to other units, this place is a "ripoff". Sorry, but the truth needs to be told!
Steve D.
March 2024

Family of four… amazing location. Relaxing pool and hot tubs. Very well cared for property… beautiful views…
Jeremy S.
March 2024

Needs updating!
Richard W.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Everything terrific except very uncomfortable bed.
steven m.
March 2024

The property itself is in a lovely area of princeville and the unit itself in a prime location on the property. Everything is as pictured, the unit is comfortable and bright, with an amazing view. There are lots of birds, including chickens, that begin crowing in the very early morning, so be aware if that might be a concern.
Sherry H.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. 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: Such a great view and close to everything we like to do! We love staying at the Cliffs and will definitely be back in 2026!
Megan A.
March 2024

Nice location, expensive
John M.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. 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: This unit was wonderful for our needs. It is very large, is stocked very well for all your needs (towels, kitchen items, beach items, outlets, fans, laundry soap, etc.), and has ocean views. It catches a very nice cross-breeze, and we were never hot. We stayed here two weeks and worked while we were there, it has an easy setup to work with a desk, strong internet, two patio tables and a dining room table all from which you can operate. It is a short walk to the overlook where we saw humpback whales almost daily! This property is very clean and excellently maintained. We would stay at this complex again without hesitation.
Mike & Mindy G.
March 2024

Really appreciated all aspects of this lovely property.
Ali E.
March 2024

This is our second time staying in this particular condo. We love The Cliffs and this condo has one of the best views! The hosts have it supplied with everything you need. We especially like the closet with the beach chairs, boogie boards, etc. The beds were comfortable and we really liked the breeze at night! Albert and Anita are great hosts and their communication is great! They will help you with any questions! Thanks again Albert and Anita for a great stay!
Cindy W.
March 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: We really enjoyed our stay in this unit. It had everything in the kitchen that you would need to cook up some gourmet meals. The unit was spacious and clean and the views from the lanai and kitchen were spectacular. The grounds were lovely and the pools, concierge and all the chairs scattered around the property just added to our experience. We would recommend getting a new mattress for the downstairs bedroom as it was uncomfortable. Also some better lighting in the living areas. It was a bit challenging navigating all the light switches.
Simone M.
March 2024

In mention families but many adults were there, especially seniors from the US and Canada. From December through March, you can see the humpback whales from many of the units or sit on a chair and view them on the north end of the property. There's tennis and pickleball courts, a fitness center, Monday mai tai party, yoga class (fee). The pool is several parts. There's a beautiful family section with pool, hot tub (lower temp for kids) and a waterspout for little ones to enjoy. Then there's the adult pool and adult hot tub. Since non the winter it's rainy and can be chilly, it's popular.There is a fee for daily parking. On the other hand, the walls are paper thin so you will hears in each building. The appliances are dated but work. The floor plan in our unit was very conducive for the sofa sleeper person who didn't have to close up the bed every morning. We easily walked around that area. Groceries are nearby as well as restaurants and a good fish market just 10 min. away in Hanalei. Many farmers markets, almost on a daily basis ( leasing office has a calendar). Expect this area to be very quiet and relaxing. Hiking for all levels abounds.
Jill D.
March 2024

Nice view.
John C.
March 2024

Everything was super clean and beautiful, we had a great stay!
Anuhea J.
February 2024

It was a very enjoyable stay and the view did not disappoint! Seen a rainbow on our first day and watched whales almost every day! Tamara was very quick to response to any questions and great to work with.
gary b.
February 2024

This was our second time staying at this property and it was again an amazing experience! The condo is beautiful and spotless and the resort is amazing. We can't wait to return!
Kaitlin G.
February 2024

Excellent communication with the owners!
David W.
February 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: Everything you need to have a great vacation. Our unit didn’t have air conditioning but it was not needed. Building is perfectly situated to get a good breeze throughout from the ocean. I especially appreciated one of the hot tubs designated adults only. We were also able to use the bikes that are available.
Darlene G.
February 2024

The condo has everything that we needed. The pull out couch was comfy for two teens (twins). We struggled with having enough hot water for showers, but learned to space them out.
Laura D.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Had a great stay and will be back again soon.
Erik S.
February 2024


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