Just before the pandemic started, The Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort in Kauai, Hawaii, got a major facelift. With travel once again on the agenda, now's the perfect time to enjoy its upgraded rooms, stylish decor, and superb array of amenities. If you're still weighing up where to stay for your next vacation, here are ten very good reasons to make it the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort.
1. Location, location, location
Location-wise, the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort is hard to beat. Its breathtaking setting on the Garden Island puts you within easy reach of Kauai's best attractions, including Smith's Tropical Paradise and Wailua Falls. There's a world of adventure on the doorstep, with enough activities to satisfy any taste. Take a hike around Wailua River State Park to see the spectacular Wailua Falls, explore the island by bike, enjoy a round of golf at the Wailua golf course, or simply head to the beach to enjoy the warm rays. Whatever you want to do, the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort offers you the ideal base to do it from.
2. Perfect for fitness
If you'd rather work up a sweat in the gym than lounge around the pool, you'll find everything you need to enjoy a vigorous workout at the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort. Its exercise room is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and comes packed with all the strength and cardio equipment you'll need to keep your routine going during your vacation. If you prefer to exercise in nature, head for the beach to enjoy a yoga class - both beginners and experts are welcome.
3. A pool with a view
The Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort isn't short on amenities. The pick of the bunch is the zero-edge infinity pool, which offers breathtaking views over the Pacific Ocean. It's heated, so can be enjoyed on even chilly days, and comes with the added benefit of traditional Hawaiian poolside entertainment. There's also a children's pool for the little ones to splash around in, and a whirlpool for deep relaxation. Fresh towels are provided, so don't panic if you left yours in your room.
4. Gourmet heaven
If your perfect vacation involves food, food, and yet more food, you won't be disappointed with the dining options available at the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort. The resort offers a choice of restaurants, all of them equally attractive. For your morning cup of joe, try the First Light Coffee and Juice Bar, a coffee house serving a tempting selection of nitro cold brew coffee, freshly pressed juices, custom coffee drinks, pastries, and sandwiches. If you'd rather have a full breakfast buffet, head for Daybreak Restaurant. The Crooked Surf does an excellent line in light bites and cocktails, while the Moamoa Hawaiian Fish House serves up some of the best seafood on the island. Whatever you do, don't miss the fabulous Hawaiian and Polynesian entertainment on offer at Luau Makaiwa on Thursdays and Sundays.
5. Luxurious rooms
If the lovely decor in the lobby sets your expectations rocketing during check-in, the rooms won't come as a disappointment. The resort offers just over 300 rooms in total, many of which come with awe-inspiring views over the ocean. Depending on your preference (and maybe your budget), you can pick between an Ocean View Guest Room, which comes with classic wood furnishings, a spacious seating area, and a private balcony, or an Oceanfront Suite, a superbly spacious option with both living and dining areas, a wet bar, a glass-enclosed shower, and a deeply relaxing soaking tub.
6. Wedded bliss
Where better to say "I do" than on the beautiful island of Kauai? If you've always wanted a tropical wedding, the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort could help turn your dreams into a reality. With over 5,200 square feet of elegant indoor and outdoor event space, your special day is guaranteed to be even more memorable than you thought possible. To make sure your wedding exceeds your expectations, the resort's team of event planners will work with you to make sure the day goes without a hitch.
7. Meet and greet with ease
According to marriott.com, the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort has 4 event rooms and 7,870 square feet of event space available for business meetings, PR events, and team-building sessions. The rooms can be fitted to accommodate a wide range of events and meetings, whether it's a small group discussion or a big presentation. To make sure everything goes smoothly, a team of event planners will be on hand throughout. If all that wasn't enough, the resort also offers several tools that will help arrangements go with a swing, including a unique complimentary Reservation Link that lets guests book their rooms with ease, mobile check in for them to check in before their stay, instant alerts to let them know when their room is ready, and rooming lists that let you see which guests have reserved a room and when they plan to arrive.
8. Easy beach access
As thepointsguy.com points out, one of the best things about the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort is that the ocean and beach are located right off the hotel. The beach is a little rocky in places, but if you plan on surfing, snorkeling, or wading, it's ideal. If you'd rather just kick back and relax, you'll find plenty of hammocks dotted around. There are also numerous outdoor showers to rinse off after a dip.
9. Service with a smile
No matter how great everything else is, a hotel with bad service can leave a sour taste in your mouth. Fortunately, the service at the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort is beyond fault. From the moment you're handed a welcome drink and a flower lei at check-in to the moment you leave, the staff will go out of their way to ensure you have a relaxing, stress-free stay. On top of the friendly service, the resort also offers daily housekeeping - a rare treat these days, even in the best hotels.
10. Excellent value
Although the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort isn't exactly cheap, it still offers excellent value for money. As oyster.com notes, like most Hawaii resorts, you'll need to stump up for a daily resort fee. However, you get a lot for the money, including poolside drink service, activities like daily morning yoga, arts and crafts, and tide-pool exploration, use of the tennis courts with free equipment rental, and in-room Wi-Fi.
Written by Dana Hanson
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