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Castle Kiahuna Plantation &The Beach Bungalows

2253B Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI, United States


Castle Kiahuna Plantation &The Beach Bungalows


Insider Tip

Along with its bargain-priced mai tais for happy hour, the bar at the Plantation Gardens Restaurant serves complimentary pupus of exceptional quality and generous size. The atmosphere invites convivial conversation among contented guests and friendly staff.

Hotel Overview

Near Poipu Beach
Occupying 35 lush acres, this resort is situated between beautiful Poipu Beach and Poipu Shopping Village.
Beach activity center
Situated on a former plantation dotted with water-lily ponds, the resort blends "Old Hawaii" charm with modern pleasures: beach activity center and restaurants.
Lanais and kitchens
Castle Kiahuna's 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom suites feature large furnished lanais, garden or ocean views, and full kitchens. All suites are smoke-free and naturally cooled.

Amenity highlights:

The extraordinary grounds of the Castle Kiahuna Plantation reveal their wonders during strolls. Regarded as one of the world's best for cactus and other succulents, the Moir Gardens include fantastically shaped cacti, 70-year-old orchids, ancient Hawaiian lava-rock walls, ponds, and such artifacts as a grinding stone from Hawaii's first sugar mill and a whaler's melting pot converted into a water-lily planter. Other delights abound, such as monkey pod trees shading circles more than in diameter and a grove of exotic lauhala trees.

What to expect:

Imbued with history from both ancient Hawaii and the 19th century, the Castle Kiahuna Plantation preserves an aura of gracious living amid the Garden Island's natural lushness. Space exists for families and couples to vacation in restful silence and as much live-at-home solitude as desired.


2253B Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI, United States


LIH - Lihue Airport



Occupying 35 lush acres, Castle Kiahuna Plantation & the Beach Bungalows, a Hawaiian condominium resort, offers 332 units in 42 plantation-style white wood buildings. Large furnished lanais with white wood railings provide ocean or garden views. Decorated island-style, Castle Kiahuna Plantation & Beach Bungalows include full kitchens and separate living/dining areas. Instead of air conditioning, units are cooled by ceiling fans and cross-ventilated through louvered shutters.


  • Balcony
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - dial-up
  • Internet access - high speed
  • Internet access - surcharge
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Separate sitting area
  • VCR
  • Voice mail


Property Amenities

The Kiahuna Plantation offers guests an opportunity to experience, in contemporary comfort, the 19th-century Hawaiian era of sugar plantations and prim missionaries. Widely spaced on 33 acres of natural grounds and interspersed with gardens and lava-rock ponds, 42 white plantation-style buildings face Poipu Beach, once declared by the world's foremost expert as America's best. Access to upper floors is by outside stairs, not elevators. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas (surcharge).

Landscaped grounds include a cactus garden, traditional Hawaiian garden, large orchids, and even water lily ponds. Guests have access to a lagoon and barbecue areas.

The front desk at Castle Kiahuna Plantation & the Beach Bungalows can arrange golf outings, helicopter sightseeing trips, luaus, and all other activities available on Kauai; the desk also rents out videotapes and arrange massage sessions. A beach hut rents out snorkel sets and boogie boards, and provides complimentary towels and beach chairs.

Across the street from the Castle Kiahuna Plantation and Beach Bungalows, guests can enjoy the 82,000 gallon resort-styled pool with slide, waterfall and 1,600-gallon spa tub that features 10 hydrotherapy jets and submerged bench seating at the Poipu Beach Athletic Club. For time away from the beach or pool guest can also enjoy the use of one of 10 tennis courts.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Business services
  • Concierge services



The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: USD $25 per accommodation, per stay
  • Cleaning fee: USD $195 per accommodation, per stay (varies based on length of stay and unit size)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.


Plantation Gardens Restaurant
Hailed as one of Hawaii's best, this spacious restaurant occupies much of the Kiahuna Plantation's original manor house. The manor was a 1930 wedding gift to Alexandra Sandie" Knudsen and Hector Moir from her father who inherited Hawaii's first (1835) sugar plantation from his parents. Walls display photographs chronicling plantation history. Under ceiling fans dining is inside or on a wraparound veranda overlooking gardens and ponds. Wood floors and big wicker chairs evoke an earlier era and slower-paced atmosphere. The shaded bar has its own veranda. Diners are attracted by inventive contemporary Hawaiian fare featuring local fish and other items.


Kiahuna Golf Course is just a three-minute drive away, and the renowned Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course is 10 minutes away. The pool and tennis courts are at the back of the Castle Kiahuna Plantation. The Poipu Beach Athletic Club is open and welcoming Castle guests. On Kauai, recreational opportunities abound, including those listed below.

-Exclusive access for Castle Resorts guests
-82,000 gallon resort-style swimming pool with a slide
-1,600 gallon spa with hydrotherapy jets
-Sandy-bottom kiddie pool area
-Sun deck with comfortable lounge chairs
-10 tennis courts
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Volleyball