Kuhio Shores Condominiums

Kuhio Shores Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Where is Kuhio Shores?

Kuhio Shores is located about 35 feet from the ocean at 5050 Lawai Road on the south shore of Kauai, Hawaii. It is in the popular resort area known as Poipu and is about half way between Poipu Beach and Spouting Horn.

How far is Kuhio Shores from the Airport?

Kuhio Shores is about 15 miles south of Lihue Airport (LIH) which takes about 30 minutes to drive.

Are any Shopping Areas near Kuhio Shores?

The beautiful new, Shops at Kukui'ula are located half a mile from Kuhio Shores where you'll find over 30 shops and galleries plus a dozen or so restaurants and cafés. A couple of grocery stores, more stores, a bank, a post office, and several restaurants are located in Old Town Koloa. Poipu Shopping Village is also located nearby.

What Beaches are near Kuhio Shores?

The beach next to Kuhio Shores is known as Prince Kuhio Beach and also as Beach House Beach. It is often mistakenly referred to as "Lawai Beach" because it is just across the road from Lawai Beach Resort. However the resort was named after the real Lawai Beach which is located further down the road within Allerton Garden - National Tropical Botanical Gardens. Kiahuna Beach, Poipu Beach, and Brennecke Beach are all located less than 2 miles east of Kuhio Shores. Baby Beach is about a 5 minute walk west of Kuhio Shores.

What Restaurants are near Kuhio Shores?

The Beach House Restaurant is right next door to Kuhio Shores. It is fine dining and reservations are usually needed especially for the sunset views it is famous for. Many more restaurants are located in Old Town Koloa, at Kukui'ula and at the Poipu Shopping Village. Brennecke Beach Broiler and Casa di Amici are also popular choices. We also recommend Brick Oven Pizza in Kalaheo.

What Surfing Spots are near Kuhio Shores?

The surf break directly in front of Kuhio Shores is known as "PKs." During summer months, PKs is one of the most popular summer spots on the island but it is not for beginners. Even if you don't surf you'll enjoy watching local pros (of all ages) rip it up here. Beginners can find more forgiving waves at Kiahuna Beach. Surf shops in the area can rent you a board and set you up with lessons.

What Golf Courses are near Kuhio Shores?

Poipu Bay Golf Course (formally home to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf) is nearby. Kiahuna Golf Course is also in Poipu.

Is a Farmer's Market near Kuhio Shores?

A popular Farmer's Market takes place Mondays at noon at Koloa Ball Park. Additionally, the "Gourmet Farmer's Market" is Wednesday from 4 - 6 p.m. at Kukui'ula. This in one you shouldn't miss. Lots of vendors with food to eat: grilled chicken and beef tacos, island specialties like macadamia nut pesto, tomato & papaya jams, Hungarian mushroom soup, and chocolate macaroon pie. Plus live entertainment and you can stroll the art galleries and jewelry stores after.

What is the Weather like in Poipu?

Temperatures in Poipu normally range from 83 - 87 degrees Fahrenheit from May to November and 78 - 84 in winter. Precipitation averages about 0 - 1 inches a month in summer and about 2 - 4 inches a month beginning in October through May.

Does Kuhio Shores have Air Conditioning?

The condos at Kuhio Shores do not have Air Conditioning. They were built to take advantage of the ocean breezes and units are equipped with ceiling fans and windows that open for cross ventilation.

Does Kuhio Shores have Laundry Facilities?

Laundry rooms with coin operated washers and dryers are located on each floor by the elevators. The hours of operation are 7:30 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. Vending machines are also available with packets of laundry products.

When is Whale Watching Season?

Humpback whales are usually in Hawaii's warm waters from December through April and can often be seen cruising along the shoreline in front of Kuhio Shores. Sea Turtles can be seen year round at Kuhio Shores.

Can I snorkel at Kuhio Shores?

The snorkeling in front of Kuhio Shores is famous for its abundance of honu, Hawaii's green sea turtles, which live there year round and feed upon the plants that grow along the rocks. They are not dangerous, but are protected. Please, do not touch, harass, or hunt them. Enter the water either at the bay to the east of Kuhio Shores, or from the beach to the west.

Will I need a Rental Car if I stay at Kuhio Shores?

Technically, it is not necessary to have a car to stay at Kuhio Shores because so much is within walking distance. However, you will want to have one for getting to and from the airport, for shopping, and for exploring the rest of the island. Kauai Car Rentals Discounts of up to 70% off are available here.

Are Cooking Utensils provided at Kuhio Shores?

All vacation rental units at Kuhio Shores are offered ready to move in to with complete kitchens, cooking and eating utensils, pots & pans, etc. Linens, bedding, pillows, towels, etc. A starter supply of toilet paper and paper towels are also provided. Salt & pepper and some condiments are often available in the unit, but normal groceries are not provided.

Is there Maid Service at Kuhio Shores?

Daily Maid Service at Kuhio Shores is not included as part of the rental package. Units are professionally cleaned and ready for each new guest. An Outclean fee is added to the rental to pay for the cleaning when you check-out. Additional charges can be assessed if units are left particularly dirty or with damage.

Does Kuhio Shores have an On Site Manager?

Kuhio Shores does not have an On Site Manager. However a maintenance supervisor is on site most mornings and a night watchmen is normally on site in the evenings.

Does Kuhio Shores have Paid Parking?

One free parking spot is available per unit at Kuhio Shores. When you arrive you will be issued a free parking pass that must be displayed on your dashboard to park at the Kuhio Shores parking lot. If you arrive late at night, park in any designated parking spot and sign the guest book in the lobby. A parking pass will be delivered to your condo door in the morning to be used for the remainder of your stay.

Does Kuhio Shores have an Elevator?

Kuhio Shores has 2 elevators that can be accessed on the ground level in the lobby.

Does Kuhio Shores have a Barbecue Area?

Kuhio Shores has a barbecue area with gas grills.

Does Kuhio Shores have a Swimming Pool?

Kuhio Shores does not have a swimming pool.

Do Kuhio Shores Condos have Ocean Views?

Because it is built on a small peninsula, all units at Kuhio Shores have ocean views. Each unit also has a private covered patio or balcony lanai to enjoy the view.

Is Kuhio Shores a Timeshare?

Kuhio Shores is not Timeshare. It is a fee simple, condominium complex and all units are individually owned. Many units are managed as vacation rentals either by professional management companies or managed directly by the owner.

What Other Kauai Vacation Rentals Do We Recommend?

Each oceanfront condominium at Kuhio Shores is independently owned, decorated, and managed. There are many other Kauai vacation rentals on the island. Poipu Shores is nearby. Other independently owned options include those at Waipouli Beach Resort on the east shore and Sealodge Kauai on the north.



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