Testimonials and Reviews

Eric and Jennifer Sorenson
Andover MN
Poipu Kapili was the perfect place to stay on our honeymoon. It felt like we were in our own vacation home, not a hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful and coordinated all the activities included in the honeymoon package so they went off without a hitch. We even saw a pod of dolphins swim by while we were having coffee on the lanai! Thank you again for helping us have a magical week on Kauai.

Mike and Casey Call Testimonial
Mike and Casey Call
Sequim, Washington
Our family has been returning to Poipu Kapili for over twenty years. We originally chose Poipu Kapili because the units were nicer, larger, quieter, and more reasonably priced than other nearby condominiums. As a light sleeper, the soundproofing is much appreciated. From the upstairs’ bedroom, it is a gift to watch the ocean at night and the turtles during the day. The seawall across the street was our favorite place to watch both the sunset and the turtles. This year the whales were right offshore – another gift. We actually saw more whales from the shore than on the whale-watching cruise. The tradition continued this past November when the whole family and significant others stayed at Poipu Kapili.

We think of the Poipu Kapili Staff as family – from the front office, to the gardeners, to the cleaning staff. Most have worked there as long as we’ve been coming over – a sign of a well-run organization. Need to also mention that the pool is WONDERFUL. It is an added bonus that Poipu Kapili is located within walking distance of the beach, restaurants, and shopping. One last thing, all the friends that we have recommended Poipu Kapili to, are now returners.

Jim and Guila Pollock Testimonial
Jim and Guila Pollock
My husband and I bought our unit at Poipu Kapili shortly after it was built in the early 1980′s. We sold it a few years ago but continue to return to our favorite place on the island. Over the years we have visited folks in other condominium projects and find the amenities at PK exceed those of any we have seen. We appreciate the quality of construction, the size of each unit, the attention to detail and the outstanding management. We owned under three different management companies, all of whom did an excellent job, but Buff and her crew are truly dedicated to creating an exceptional stay for their guests and will go beyond what is required to make that happen. A testimony to Buff is the longevity of the office staff, the grounds keepers and the housekeeping crew. They always remember us and go out of their way to meet and exceed our needs. We enjoy reuniting with many families who are return guests so in every way it is like homecoming when we return! Thank you Buff and crew!

B. Cabelera & S. Nolan
Sacramento CA
Poipu Kapili is the perfect “Home on the Islands” to return to after your day at the beach, touring, or not moving at all, for a wonderful place of renewal & rejuvenation. Condos are spacious, clean, and beautiful with every amenity. Wonderful for families. We have stayed here every year since 1983. The staff is A #1 , extending the helpful “Aloha Spirit” to everyone. Lots of sea life out front. Turtles, spinner dolphins, manta rays, etc. Great place for rainbows and sunsets.
Stayed at Poipu Kapili unit #47 for the 6th time for annual girls’ trip. We enjoy this unit so much we keep coming back! Great view of both pool and ocean from the lanai. Love the recent renovations made to the unit including granite countertops in kitchen and both bathrooms, new kitchen appliances, air conditioning in bedroom, washer/dryer, ceramic tile in bedroom, ceramic tile showers in both bathrooms, etc. Appreciate the games and books available to use as well as beach gear. Grounds are very well maintained and manicured. Enjoy cooking out on the gas and charcoal grills available to guests. Office staff is very friendly and helpful. Office also has books and games available to borrow for free and DVD’s for a small charge. Enjoy sitting on the lanai for meals, sitting on the stone wall across the road to watch the surfers and the sunset, and walking to Sheraton beach to jump the waves and boogie board. Looking forward to our next visit!
We selected the Poipu Kapili from an internet search. We had never been to Kauai before and had no idea where to stay. We liked what we saw and read on line and we were not disappointed. It was a fabulous place to stay. Very large units with full kitchen. The pool was amazing! The entire complex was immaculate, quiet, and gorgeous. We had a ground floor unit with a view of the pool and the ocean. We cannot say enough about what a great place this is to stay.
After reading such great reviews on Poipu Kapili we decided to make a reservation. It was everything we hoped for! We were assigned a 2nd floor end unit and at first were a little concerned that we wouldn’t get as much breeze or ocean view, but it ended up being just fine. The unit was absolutely spotless and had EVERYTHING we could possibly need, from toiletries, to appliances and kitchen gadgets, to beach accessories. The days were warm, but the evenings cooled down quite a bit and with the ceiling fans going we were never uncomfortable at night. The front desk personnel were extremely helpful and gave us great tips on places to go and things to do, which is always helpful.

The Poipu Beach area in general was fantastic. We rarely saw a cloud in the sky and not once did we see a rain drop (at least during the day/evening hours). It’s in a perfectly central location so a relatively brief car ride can get you to the canyons in one direction, or to the north shore in the other direction. There are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby, many beaches to try out (the Sheraton’s sandy beach is an easy walk from the condo), and of course the pool is right in the center of the property. We were so pleased to have a fully equipped kitchen, as the restaurants can be pricey. We made a couple of runs to the grocery stores and were able to cook most of our dinners “at home”, which saved a lot of money. There are several grills on the property so it was fun to make a cocktail and grill out.

We were concerned when we saw a construction site directly behind the property, but we learned that construction had been halted for financial reasons, so it was a non-issue. Who knows when (or if) it will start back up again, but it would probably be wise to check, just in case.

We definitely want to come back to Kauai sometime, and after exploring a great deal of the island we decided that Poipu Kapili is where we’ll book again. There are obviously a LOT of condos, hotels, and rental houses to choose from, but to us Poipu Kapili was the best of all worlds — convenience, amenities, affordability, and peacefulness. It was an A+ vacation!

This was our second visit to Poipu Kapili – our first was 10 years ago and this time we brought our two children (6 and 4) as well as my parents for a perfect 17 night stay. There really is no criticism of this place. Excellent location, best guarantee of good weather, outstanding unit (we stayed at magazine quality #55 with a spectacular ocean front view), comfortable and well supplied accommodations, exceptionally clean (and I am VERY fussy…)and helpful, friendly staff. Total winner! We’ll be back!

“Can’t wait to go back!”
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My husband and I just returned from Poipu Kapili and are already planning our next trip to Kauai.

We absolutely loved our stay in #25. The condo has recently been renovated and the owners did a lovely job! We chose this unit for the view and it did not disappoint. My husband and I spent a lot of our time sitting on the lanai and looking out over the ocean.

The condo was stocked with laundry/dish detergent, beach towels, various spices and a small packet of coffee. I would recommend hitting up the Costco in Lihue after arriving in Kauai. We stopped and bought beverages, breakfast and lunch items. After checking in we headed back to a small store to buy condiments, sugar and butter. We also checked out the farmer’s market at the Kukui’ula Shopping Center (on Wednesdays) and ended up buying fresh pasta, sauce and a salad for dinner.

The grounds of Poipu Kapili are gorgeous. Very well maintained. The pool is clean and very refreshing.

The staff at Poipu Kapili was very friendly and helpful. We stopped by the office to borrow a tennis racket and buy a can of balls. We also were able to buy some delicious Kauai coffee at the front desk.

I truly can’t find one negative thing to say about Poipu Kapili. I couldn’t imagine staying anywhere else in Kauai!

“My home away from home!”
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First off, a big thank you to all the folks that work at Poipu Kapili. They are very welcoming and call you by name or nickname when they see you. There seems to be an endless breeze flowing through the condos. Relaxed is how you should feel throughout your stay. The sound of the waves crashing out front puts me right to sleep every night within minutes. The sunsets are amazing, so be sure to head out to ‘the wall’. Again, thank you!

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