We were thrilled the moment we walked in. It was just as pictured, however even bigger. It was like a small house! We were on our honeymoon and entered the property to find a bottle of champagne, flowers and a nice tote bag, which was a lovely welcome. There was towels going in the tumble dryer.. the cleaners knocked on our door to say they were for us to use and could we please get them out of the dryer when they finished. The fact a washing machine and tumble dryer with detergent was provided was great for us as we were able to do our washing in the comfort of our own condo. There was 2 toilets, one shower, one bath (the size of a corner spa bath), a big comfortable king size bed, a big lounge with 1 long couch, 1 recliner, a table with 3 chairs and a tv. the tv was a slightly older one, and during our stay, the remote batteries went flat so we had to change channels and volume on the tv itself. there was a small balcony off the lounge which was just for walking on to, however there was a bigger balcony with chairs from the bedroom.. these overlooked the lagoon pool (which was lovely for swimming). The fitout/layout was stunning and modern and provided lots of space for us.
A couple of things to mention.. although the sliding balcony doors were impressive industrial grade double glaze, it was unusually loud of a night time with the kitchen directly in front of the building and we could hear the chefs laughing, singing and cleaning/banging cutlery and plates around, as well as the trolleys with the cutlery being moved between the restaurant and kitchen.
The water pressure was very weak, which was a downside for us.
The air con was great however slightly loud.
We really liked this condo, the pictures are true; it looks exactly like that. The resort is awesome, the lazy river/pool were fun and we could always get a chair by the pool. There is a kids pool area with sand and also 3 hot tubs which 2 are for adults only and one for kids with an adult present. The location was good, being across the road from a Safeway and a couple of good restaurants. There was plenty of towels plus 4 beach towels and some beach chairs. A couple things that weren't great was the fact that the cook shack for the on site restaurant was between our building and the next one and we heard the clatter of dishes and the thumping of carts on the pathway and a singing cook who couldn't hold a tune all day and into the evening. We could keep the doors shut so it wasn't too annoying. The bed in the condo is a little worn and soft and could use replacing. Also a little table or stool would have been nice on the window side of the bed. These things are minor and didn't impact our enjoyment of the condo.
There is a small beach which has a rock breaker on either side of the property so you can't do a long walk on the beach there but close by is the Kapaa bike/walking path and it will take you towards the north and you'll pass many beaches.
We never went to the Oasis Restaurant on site but it looked busy every night so I imagine it's quite good. There's a spa on site and also a very friendly and helpful concierge available.
I booked this condo through Candace at Kauia Calls and she has excellent customer service skills. She was very prompt when answering my many questions about the rental.
Wi-fi was included and the kitchen had pots, pans, storage containers, utensils, plenty of cutlery and dishes and glassware. There's also gas barbecues around the pool area that are shared with the other guests but we never had to wait to use one. There is also recycling bins on each floor which we appreciated. We were very happy with our decision to stay in A201 at Waipouli Beach Resort.
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