The Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue
Welcome to Kaua'i
Escape to paradise at The Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue, surrounded by lush, verdant landscapes. Our Kauai beachfront resort is perfectly located just 2 miles from Lihue Airport. Stay mere moments from stunning stretches of golden sand and an array of thrilling outdoor adventures. Settle into the comfort of our well-appointed rooms boasting views of the ocean, gardens, or pool. Enjoy lavish amenities such as four on-site restaurants, beachside spa treatments, the largest one-level pool in Hawaii, a fitness center, and 27,000 square feet of versatile indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.
Long Live the Guest at The Royal Sonesta.
Deals & Offers at Our Kauai Resort
Soak Up More Summer
Save up to 30% on your Sonesta summer getaway when you book and stay two or more nights by September 15. Longer stays mean more savings. Don’t forget the sunblock.
We’ve partnered with sleep expert Dr. Rebecca Robbins to create a package of tips and treats for a better rest.
Sweeten Your Stay
Celebrate love with a romantic getaway and special perks to make your couples stay extra enticing.
About Our Kauai Resort
Nestled on the golden sands, our AAA 4 Diamond Kauai resort offers a prime location. Enjoy direct access to Kalapaki Beach. Stay near nature reserves such as Kalepa Mountain Forest Reserve and the Ahukini Recreation Pier State Park.
Treat yourself to a soothing massage in our Alexander Day Spa and Salon. Make a splash and soak up the sun at the largest one-level pool in Hawaii. Or, break a sweat in our state-of-the-art fitness center.
Stage a productive meeting or a luxurious bash in one of our flexible event facilities ranging from intimate boardrooms to spacious ballrooms.
When you work up an appetite, indulge in a world of flavors at our in-house dining venues.
At the end of the day, unwind in one of our stylishly renovated guest rooms or suites featuring panoramic views of the ocean, gardens, or the poolside.
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Destination Fee at our Hotel in Kauai
At The Royal Sonesta Kaua’i Resort Lihue, room rates are subject to a daily Destination Fee of $40.00 (plus applicable taxes), which includes:
- 24/7 access to state-of-the-art fitness center
- Basic Wi-Fi for unlimited devices
- $5 daily discount on valet parking
- In-room coffee/tea offering
- 2 Mai Tais and 1 appetizer or dessert
- Airport shuttle service
- Fitness and cultural classes
Check-in / Checkout Policy at Our Hotel in Kauai
Early check-in at The Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue is subject to availability and must be requested in advance. If you need to check out later than the designated time, you must also coordinate with the hotel to see if a late checkout is possible. Upon arrival, you will be required to provide a valid credit card for incidentals during your stay.
Please note that guests must be 21 years or over to check in.
Accessible Hotel in Kauai
We strive to make your stay as comfortable as possible and to accommodate the needs of our guests with disabilities. Please contact the hotel if you have any special requests. We offer a range of amenities and services to accommodate the needs of guests with disabilities including:
Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Assistive listening devices available
Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
Wheelchair-accessible van parking
Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
Wheelchair-accessible business centre
Visual alarms in hallways
Sign language-capable staff
Handrails in hallways
Handrails in stairwells
Wheelchairs available on site
Raised toilet seat
Grab bar near toilet
Doorbell and phone notifications
Lever door handles
Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance
Pool hoist on site
Amenities at Our Kauai Resort
At The Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue, we are proud to offer a wide array of amenities and services designed to make your stay in Kauai as comfortable and effortless as possible.
Additionally, if you have any special requests for your stay, we would love to make them happen. Contact us at 808.245.5050.
Our Kauai resort is situated on the stunning Kalapaki Beach, providing you with immediate access to one of Hawaii's finest beaches.
Take a revitalizing dip in the largest one-level pool in Hawaii, surrounded by the tranquil oasis of our oceanfront property.
Daily: 7:00AM – 10:00PM
Don’t miss a beat in your fitness regimen. Our modern, round-the-clock fitness center is equipped with cardio gear, weightlifting machines, free weights, exercise mats, and stability balls.
Alexander Day Spa & Salon
Pamper yourself with our beachside spa treatments. Our spa offers a range of services designed for complete relaxation, including beach massages, spa massages, facials, body treatments, and more.
Daily: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Choose from either self-parking for $30 per day with in/out privileges or convenient valet parking service with in/out privileges for $40 per day. Enjoy added comfort with our on-site electric vehicle charging point.
Lihue Airport Shuttle
Enjoy a stress-free arrival and departure with our complimentary shuttle service between The Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue and Lihue Airport (LIH), located just 2 miles away. This convenient service is available to all resort guests around the clock.
At The Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue, the health and safety of our guests is of utmost importance. For stays longer than 7 days, a full cleaning of the guest room will be provided once a week as part of our current housekeeping protocol. For additional cleaning services during your stay, please give us a minimum of 24 hours' notice and we will be happy to accommodate your needs. For additional towels, coffee and tea, or any other amenities, please don't hesitate to contact the front desk.
Make use of our convenient laundry services, offering both full-service and self-serve options.
In-Room Amenities at The Royal Sonesta Kaua’i Resort Lihue
The guest rooms at The Royal Sonesta Kaua’i Resort Lihue feature balconies or verandas offering views of the ocean, gardens or the pool. Each room also boasts refined decor, custom hardwood finishes, fine furnishings, and the following amenities:
Signature Sonesta bedding
Dining table and chair
Work desk with chair
Keurig coffee maker
Please note amenities may vary by room. More details can be found during room selection.
Alexander Day Spa and Salon at Our Kauai Hotel
Welcome to our Kauai spa at 3610 Rice Street. Get pampered with our diverse range of massages, body treatments, facials, hair care, and nail services. Indulge in a range of specialized massages, including aroma massage, hot rock massage, pregnancy massage, and reflexology.
Take advantage of our spa packages for the ultimate experience.
Monday – Saturday: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
The Ocean Course at Hokuala near Our Kauai Hotel
Discover the finest Kauai golf course during your stay at The Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue.
The Ocean Course at Hokuala, located less than a mile from our Kauai resort, boasts the longest oceanfront golf stretch in Hawaii. It has received numerous awards and is considered the top golf resort in Kauai, Hawaii.
This scenic golf course at Hokuala meanders through mango and guava groves and along seaside cliffs, earning recognition as one of the world's 12 most beautiful courses by MSN Travel.
Daily: 6:30AM – 6:00PM
Hotel on Kalapaki Beach
Discover the ultimate tropical getaway! Our family-friendly resort in Kauai offers a breathtaking location on Kalapaki Beach putting the Pacific's refreshing azure waters and thrilling outdoor activities right at your doorstep.
With a shimmering quarter-mile-long sandy shoreline, this breathtaking destination is the ultimate destination for water enthusiasts. Whether you're a first-time surfer or an experienced bodyboarder, Kalapaki Beach provides the perfect waves to perfect your skills and make memories that will last a lifetime.
But, if you prefer to simply relax, you can lounge in luxury on one of our comfortable cabanas or daybeds, basking in the sun and enjoying quality time with your loved ones. And for the ultimate indulgence, treat yourself to an exceptional dining experience with breathtaking oceanfront views.
Dining at Our Resort in Kauai
Kukui’s on Kalapaki Beach
The resort's main restaurant offers culinary delights that blend international and local flavors. Unwind beside the pool as you begin your day with a satisfying breakfast or conclude it with a beautifully crafted tropical drink.
Jumpstart your morning with a rich, aromatic cup of Kaua'i coffee, a steaming latte, a warm fresh-from-the-oven pastry, and a delectable array of other breakfast treats at our airy terrace breakfast spot.
Savor Hawaiian-style dishes, steaks, and seafood at this seaside location that boasts breathtaking vistas.
Indulge in the classic flavors of Italy at Café Portofino, where you can dine al fresco and take in breathtaking ocean views.
For those times when you’d rather stay in, it is our pleasure to deliver a meal to your room.
Breakfast: 7:00AM – 11:00AM
Dinner: 4:30PM – 10:00PM
Kukui’s on Kalapaki Beach at Our Kauai Resort
Savor the essence of island life as you enjoy a delicious meal by the pool, basking in the gentle ocean breeze. Indulge in a tempting array of international cuisine, expertly crafted with local ingredients and infused with the rich flavors of the Hawaiian Islands. Sip on the area's finest martinis and craft cocktails while dining on artfully presented dishes that will tantalize your taste buds.
Breakfast a la carte menu
Daily: 7:00AM – 10:00AM
Daily: 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Daily: 11:00AM – 9:00PM
Featuring daily drink and food specials
Friday – Sunday 3:00PM – 4:00PM
For reservations, call 808-246-5042.
Duke's Kauai at Our Kauai Beachfront Resort
Visit our barefoot bar for a laid-back, tropical experience and indulge in refreshing tropical cocktails and classic island dishes. Or, partake in the finest Hawaiian dining with a menu featuring a fresh selection of fish and beef cuts in our dining room. Enjoy live music daily.
Lunch & Dinner
Monday – Saturday: 11:00AM – 10:00PM
Brunch, Lunch & Dinner
Sunday: 9:00AM – 10:00PM
For reservations, call 808-246-9599
Café Portofino at Our Resort in Kauai
Benvenuti al Café Portofino! Indulge in the taste of authentic Northern Italian cuisine. Founded in 1989 by a pioneering Italian restaurateur, our elegant restaurant offers a dining experience unlike any other with breathtaking ocean views and expertly crafted dishes. From our award-winning cuisine to our extensive wine list, there’s something for even the most discerning guests. Join us for dinner and let the tastes of Northern Italy, paired with live entertainment, enchant you.
For reservations, call 808.245.2121
Attractions near Our Kauai Resort
Find the ultimate oceanfront paradise at The Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue where you'll be surrounded by the stunning beauty and rich culture of Hawaii's Garden Island.
Step outside your door and revel in the tranquil surroundings of golden sandy beaches and soothing ocean waves.
Experience some of the world's most picturesque natural wonders, including Wailua Falls, Hanalei Bay, and Waimea Canyon.
Get the most out of your vacation with exciting options like golfing, hiking/biking, kayaking, and scuba-diving waiting for you nearby.
Hotel near Wailua Falls
Discover the breathtaking beauty of Wailua Falls, located just seven miles from our beachfront resort in Kauai. As the symbol of Kauai's lush greenery, Wailua Falls boasts unparalleled splendor. Unlike other Kauai waterfalls requiring a challenging hike, Wailua Falls is easily accessible, allowing you to enjoy its charm up close. Be mesmerized by the stunning sight of a rainbow extending from the base of the falls as the sun hits it at just the right angle.
Scenic Kauai Beaches
For those looking to take a dip in the ocean and soak up the sun, there are several incredible beaches on the island to choose from.
Poipu Beach Park (15 miles away) is a popular spot known for its calm waters and excellent snorkeling opportunities.
For those seeking a secluded beach experience, Shipwreck Beach (15 miles away) is a great option with good surf and bodyboarding conditions, but please exercise caution as the waters can be rough.
Anini Beach (30 miles away) is a long, sandy beach with great conditions for windsurfing and kayaking.
Hanalei Bay (32 miles away) is a picturesque bay surrounded by lush greenery and offering excellent swimming, surfing, and sunbathing.
Whether you are traveling solo, with family, or friends, renting a car in Lihue offers maximum flexibility and convenience. Ask our staff for recommendations!
Best Hiking Trails in Kauai
The island of Kauai boasts a variety of spectacular hiking trails for outdoor enthusiasts. Some of the most popular hikes include:
Kalalau Trail (39 miles away) – A challenging 11-mile hike along the Napali Coast with breathtaking views
Waimea Canyon Trail (39 miles away) – A moderate 3-mile hike through the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific"
Hanakapi'ai Trail – A 2-mile hike to a secluded beach, with the option to continue 8 miles to Hanakapi'ai Falls
Awaawapuhi Trail (42 miles away) – A moderate 3-mile hike with panoramic views of the surrounding cliffs and coastline
Alaka'i Swamp Trail (44 miles away) – A strenuous 5-mile hike through Kauai's high-elevation rainforest
Kauai Events Venue
Experience the perfect blend of style, comfort, and convenience at our sophisticated Kauai resort. With over 27,000 square feet of versatile indoor and outdoor event space, you can host a truly unforgettable occasion, surrounded by breathtaking beauty.
Each of the 11 event spaces, as well as pre-function areas, at The Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue, is well-equipped and can be tailored to meet your specific needs.
Our flexible meeting rooms can comfortably host groups ranging from 24 to 1350 people. The Kauai Ballroom, a gorgeous gathering space of 17,280 square feet, boasts the highest ballroom ceilings on the island, offering views of picturesque gardens.
Situated right on the sandy shores of Kalapaki Beach, the Luau Gardens offer ample space for your guests and provide stunning views of the ocean. With the help of our dedicated team, you can create a customized and delectable event menu for a memorable meeting or celebration.
The Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue is the perfect venue for conferences, training sessions, meetings, and events of all sizes. Request a proposal for your event!Explore Venue Instant Book Venue
Special Events at Our Kauai Resort
At The Royal Sonesta Kaua’i Resort Lihue, there is no shortage of special activities to enjoy. Join us for a full calendar of complimentary cultural events, wellness classes, and hula performances happening throughout the week.
Grooves at The Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue
Immerse yourself in the soulful sounds of jazz legends Peter White, Michael Paulo, Greg Karakuls, Garin Poliahu, and Bruce Hamada!
Get ready for a night to remember as these musical maestros take the stage right on the oceanfront on Saturday, February 11, starting at 7:00PM.
Prime Kauai Wedding Venue
Discover the pinnacle of sophistication at The Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue, perfectly situated on the breathtaking Kalapaki Beach. Our resort brings together stunning spaces and unparalleled culinary experiences, creating the ideal setting for your dream wedding. Say "I do" amidst the gorgeous scenery of our beachfront oasis, with our dedicated staff handling every detail of your special day. Experience a wedding that will be remembered for a lifetime at The Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue.
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FAQs about Our Kauai Resort
1. How far is The Royal Sonesta Kaua’i from the Lihue Airport? Do you have a Lihue Airport shuttle service?
The Royal Sonesta Kauai is only 2 miles from the Lihue Airport. We offer a shuttle to and from the Lihue Airport.
2. Does your Kauai beachfront resort have a pool?
Yes. Our beachfront resort features the largest single-level outdoor pool in Hawaii.
3. When is check-in/checkout time at your hotel in Kauai? Do you offer early check-in or late checkout?
Guest can check in from 4:00PM. The checkout time is 11:00AM. Early check-in and late checkout may be available, subject to availability.
4. Do you have on-site parking? Is it included in my room rate?
The parking fees are not included in the room rate. Self-parking is available at the rate of $30 per day, as well as valet parking for $40 per day.
5. Do you offer room service? What are the hours?
We do not provide room service.
6. Do you have an onsite laundry service?
Yes. Our guests can make use of our onsite laundry facilities.
7. Do you have a fitness center? What are the working hours?
Yes. Our Kauai resort features a 24/7 fitness center.
8. Do you have access to Kalapaki Beach?
The Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue offers direct access to Kalapaki Beach.
9. Is the destination fee included in the room rates?
Rooms are charged a daily Destination Fee of $40.00, inclusive of applicable taxes.
10. Do you have a day spa and spa packages?
Yes. Our Alexander Day Spa and Salon offers a variety of spa packages for your ultimate comfort.