With its plantation style architecture and direct proximity to the beach, Aston Islander on the Beach is a gem on the Coconut Coast of Kauai. A perfect retreat for those who want to get away from it all, this charming hotel on the beach is surrounded by six acres of tropical floral gardens with an outdoor pool area that features hut-like cabanas and a poolside bar. Additional on-site amenities include a jet spa, beach loungers, bike rentals, barbecues, and an activities desk to help plan island adventures.
We have been to the Islander 5 times, now, over the years, the last time was October 2017, before covid-19, 2017 wasn't one of my selections when writing this.
Over the years, our first visit was in 2002, this property has steadily been updated, remodeled, and has gone from a 3 star to 5 star rating.
We always stay in the Kaua'i building, which is truly oceanfront!
The smallish rooms are very tastefully decorated and furnished, comfortable, but clean, with a small kitchenette,not lavish.
Go to Poi'pu and spend twice the amount if you want lavish.
The colonial feel of the Islander is that of a quaint Kaua'i plantation, and the common areas and grounds are perfectly groomed and taken care of, very tropical.
All the staff is friendly, helpful and truly making it Aloha!
There is a "Sand Bar" next to the pool, serving killer Mai-Tai's, maybe the best on Island.
It's very convenient, in Kapa'a, at the Coconut Marketplace, about a 15 min drive from LIH airport.
Every morning, I would get up, walk to Imua Coffee, next door,walk a few more steps, grab a lounge chair on the beach, and at 0632 HST, was treated to a wonderful Kaua'i sunrise.It just doesn't get any better.
I can feel the warm trades, and the Pacific Ocean, and, lol, hear the constant roosters, which are all over Kaua'i, thanks to Hurricane Ini'ki in 1993 (Sept 11th!).
I can't wait to go back, when it all opens up again.
Much Aloha to be had here!
I really miss this place!
From the time we walked into the lobby, up until we had to leave, it was an awesome experience. Friendly staff, clean, comfortable room, close to everything we needed to be close to.
Would definitely stay again!
First trip to Kauai-Wonderful
Wow- Where to begin.
Our first trip to Kauai, and boy did we pick the best place to stay. We had a first floor ocean front(and I do mean ocean front) room and it was great. The fist night we had a Monk seal come ashore right in front of the room, a volunteer told us about it, was a pregnant female resting for the whole day.
A perfect place to stay so you can explore both sides of the island.
Across the street at the Coconut Marketplace, there are 2 great places to eat. Bobby V's for Italian and don't miss the Chicken in the Barrel
There is an ABC store there as well, can get all your groceries and they have some really good prices on T shirts and the like.
Room was clean and large, great staff, as far as we are concerned, there is no better place to stay on Kauai:)
Enjoy if you choose to stay here.
Paradise during a pandemic.
This was not the easiest time to be in a hotel. ALL of our plans were cancelled either due to weather or the pandemic, but the staff of the hotel went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and welcomed. Lovely hotel (no elevators though) with the kindest staff. The front desk ladies were wonderful to work with changing our reservations and the housekeeping staff were helpful and attentive. Just a lovely quiet little resort.
The staff were friendly and professional. The cleaning crew was wonderful and helpful. The views of the ocean and beach are amazing from this hotel. Wonderful pool and the room was great for the three in the family. Management work with us for a late check out because of late flight and rain, she was wonderful.