"We were very happy with our stay here - we rented Unit H-305 and it was perfect for us. Great communication with owner and housekeeper and the unit was wonderfully appointed and well kept (all new, comfortable and beautiful). If we return to Waipouli, then we will certainly reach out to Vad and book with him (I think he now has 2 units at this location).
Reviewing H-305: Large one bedroom (we traveled with teens and they were very comfortable in the new sleeper sofa); kitchen is new and the appliances and amenities are well thought out - everything you need to feel at home. The bathrooms are very large and well appointed. And, everything is well thought out and perfect for traveling families - plenty of towels, beach equipment, soap, shampoo, bathroom tissue, pots/pans, dishes, silverware, storage for clothing and luggage, and washer/dryer in the unit. EVERYTHING is in the unit- this is by far the BEST condo we have ever rented anywhere.
Now to review the Waipouli Beach Resort itself:
Pro's: other than the Grand Hyatt, this resort has one of the better pool complexes on the island - very nice lazy river, fun slides, good seating and a nice restaurant at the pool (they also have bbq grills for guests to us).
Negative's - the traffic is VERY bad - and we are from NYC, so we know what bad traffic is like. It took us, on average about 30 minutes to travel 7-10 miles - crazy. Being in traffic like that takes away from the South Pacific/Away From It All feeling. With that said, there is a large grocery store directly across the street from the entrance to the resort and a few excellent restaurants within a couple of miles, so you can walk to some things if you prefer.
In summary, if you plan on staying put at the resort, then Waipouli is an excellent choice for its value and amenities. And, renting H-305 (or Vad's other unit) is THE BEST OPTION."
Guest: Ruth G.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 24, 2016