Named Hawaii's #1 Resort*

On the East Side of the Garden Isle, between the historical towns of Kapa'a and Wailua, is a beachfront haven unlike any other. It's a place where Hawaiian kings and high chiefs sought solitude, famous filmmakers captured their most prized backdrops, and Hemmingway found inspiration. Now it's your turn. Waipouli Beach Resort.

Your day might start with a watercolor sunrise, a cup of Kauai-grown coffee and a sweet papaya from the local market. Or maybe a barefoot trek on golden sands as a shearwater competes with the shore break for his morning catch. A passerby says, "Aloha." A lone fisherman casts his line. A kayaker heads out to sea. And as the salt air clears your mind, you realize it feels different here. You're at peace.

*Expedia Insiders Select 2008


One of the most impressive features of your new home is the two-acre fantasy pool and garden designed to rejuvenate your spirit. Black lava rock, bright bursts of hibiscus and plumeria blossoms, and dreamy waterfalls surround you as you swim. A soak in the hot tub is always welcomed after a plummet down one of the two serpentine waterslides. (Of course the kids might like a turn, too.) Poolside services include a snack and beachside bar nearby, so you can enjoy your lunch and have a cold drink - including the ones with the little umbrellas without losing any precious sun time.

Listen carefully and you can hear yourself unwinding. There's nothing better than a massage or a nice meal after a hard day of play. Waipouli's Spa by the Sea and Fitness Hut will be your relaxing tropical sanctuary. For indulgences of a different sort, dine at your own Oasis on the Beach Restaurant specializing in Pacific Rim fusion cuising made with fresh local seafood and produce.