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Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort

2640 Puuholo Rd, Poipu, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-8626
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/09/08 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#1 of 7 hotels in Poipu
Travellers' Choice
Whalers Cove Resort on beautiful Poipu Beach in Kauai, Hawaii offers luxury condos in a relaxing and stunning location. Our property offers daily housekeeping, full kitchens in each unit, and partial or ocean views with 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. One stay at Whalers Cove Resort and you'll see why guests have awarded us the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence year after year.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Water sport equipment rentals
Business Centre with Internet Access
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Pieter v wrote a review 07 Oct
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Whaler’s Cove is in such a prime location it is hard to beat for a great stay on Kauai. What’s really great though, is the management and staff capitalize on the location, keeping the gardens lush and inviting. The pool is a dream! We’ve stayed hear annually for more than a decade and are always happy with our stay. What a wonderful thing to wake up to the sound of the ocean each day. Sunsets are on prime display from the property. The best!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Onsite Manager, Owner at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Mahalo Nui Loa! We love having you back every year! This year was even more special since we were shut down most of last year! Keep coming back and we look forward to your next trip!!! Just call anyone at the front desk and we will count the days! A hui hou!
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gingerwoolley wrote a review May 2021
Provo, Utah2 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
We saw other 'swanky' places on Kauai, but none had the proximity to the ocean along with huge balconies for viewing the sunsets. In fact, we spent much of our time enjoying the views from our balcony, including eating three meals a day out there. Sometimes we saw surfers and divers. The first day, we spotted whales. Later, dolphins. We felt like Walers Cove was ALL OURS, because it's been built in a way that allows for plenty of privacy. The evening 'star show' was incredible since there's no light pollution. Couldn't have been better.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Onsite Manager, Owner at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort
Responded 15 May 2021
Awww GW, Mahalo Nui Loa for the great comments! The architect who built this place had privacy in mind!! You were truly fortunate to catch the last few whales in May!! But our dolphins stick around all year! We truly hope you will make it back this way again some day! Until the, A hui hou!
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Mark wrote a review Sep 2021
Caldwell, Idaho7 contributions1 helpful vote
This is my second time to stay at Whaler's Cove Resort. The first was 1993. I expected to return sooner, but life happens. I fell in love with the resort then and it lived up to my memories on this return trip. We stayed in a second story, 2 bed 2 bath Ocean view condo. It was very nice with great amenities. The highlight was the view off the lanai, which was beyond amazing. The grounds were beautifully kept. The management was pleasant and helpful. I have nothing but good things to say. It was hard to get dinner reservations, even though I started looking for them 3 weeks before the trip. That turned out okay, as we got takeout and ate on the lanai about half the time. That was very nice and a better view than almost any of the restaurants had.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: I was in room 124 and the view was amazing.
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Response from Onsite Manager, Owner at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort
Responded 4 weeks ago
Aloha LMK, so glad you got to stay with us again! Great job on booking those reservations in advance, but we love take out and dining on the lanai so much! (Condo 124) The team worked very hard on keeping up the grounds. We are so happy you enjoyed your trip! Please come stay with us again, and please don't wait so long! A hui hou!
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a m wrote a review Sep 2021
Incline Village, Nevada105 contributions62 helpful votes
Unless you want to be crammed in with wall-to-wall development on Kauai's South Shore, this should be your lodging selection. Upscale 2BD ocean front condos just North of Koloa Landing. And reasonably priced compared to the whacky pricing everywhere else (if you book directly from the on site management company). Within walking distance of the Kukuila Shopping Center and Beach House Restaurant. Have only experienced true ocean front condo lodging in Hawaii twice and the other was Puamana in Lahaina. Really special. Thank you to Marianne and her staff!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Building One (of Two). It's Ocean Front. Building Two is Ocean View But it Looks Out to the Pool
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Response from Onsite Manager, Owner at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort
Responded 4 weeks ago
Aloha AM and Mahalo Nui Loa! Yes we love being so small and tucked away. The design of our 2 buildings is so unique, and every condo faces the ocean and you can't get much closer! We will have to look up Puamana in Lahaina! That is one of our favorite towns on Maui! Mahalo for taking the time and we hope to have you back again one day! A hui hou!
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Amy F wrote a review Sep 2021
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I visited Whalers Cove twice this summer, once in June and then in September. I loved it so much I decided to return! The property is stunning, tucked away in a quiet residential and oceanfront location in Koloa (Poipu area). The condo's are large and beautiful and are oceanfront or have splendid ocean views. These truly are luxury condos. The value you receive by staying at Whaler's Cove far outweighs staying in a small hotel room for the same price at the local oceanfront hotels. The pool area is quiet and empty on most occasions. If you want action and entertainment for yourself or your small children, a hotel might be a better option as this is peaceful, quiet, and non-stimulating, well except for the beautiful ocean views and sounds! The office staff is lovely and helpful and we spoke many times to the grounds crew who maintain the property meticulously. Really, if you are outgoing with the staff, they feel like friends or family. You can walk or drive to Kukui'ula which is an outdoor shopping and eating area where many of the top restaurants are located. Don't be fearful of going to Kauai even though the governor is suggesting to not visit Hawaii. I'm a bit of a rebel and didn't let the "suggestion" from the gov deter me. Once you go through the safe travels process online and arrive in Kauai, it feels mostly normal. It's all the things we are used to on the mainland, wearing masks indoors, distancing, etc. It in no way dampened our enjoyment. You don't need to wear a mask at the beach or outdoors walking or running. Just be sure to make car rental and restaurant reservations in advance. If you can't find a car through a rental car company, use Turo. Go to Kauai and stay at Whaler's Cove, you will be thrilled!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from Onsite Manager, Owner at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort
Responded 21 Sep 2021
Mahalo 19726F we enjoy having you with us as well! Many have said not having a car was not a problem, and we are happy to say the car rental shortage is improving! We can also help with the SafeTravels website is you need! The staff is so happy to be open again and we look forward to your next visit! Mahqlo Nui!
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US$392 - US$685 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort?
Nearby attractions include Poipu Beach Park (0.2 km), Lawa'i Beach (0.8 km), and Baby Beach (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Waikomo Shave Ice, Anake's Juice Bar, and Kauai Juice Co.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lawai International Center (6.6 km), Ke Kahua O Kāneiolouma (1.7 km), and Prince Kuhio Park (0.6 km).
Does Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Whalers Cove Oceanfront Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.