With its plantation style architecture and direct proximity to the beach, the Aston Islander on the Beach is the perfect hotel for those who want to get away from it all. Centrally located on Kauai’s Coconut Coast, the hotel is surrounded by six acres of tropical floral gardens and swaying palm trees. Our outdoor pool area features charming, hut-like cabanas and a poolside bar. Best of all, the beach is right at its doorstep.
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.
Wish I'd stayed longer
When my husband suggested we spend our week in Kauai at Aston Islander on the beach, I pushed back and said I wanted to stay at a 4* hotel. We compromised and spent half the week at the Aston, and the other half at a 4* hotel (which will remain nameless). I hate having to say "you were right" to my husband, but that is just what I had to do. I FAR preferred the Aston to the 4* hotel we stayed at. Staff were excellent, room was comfortable, beach was relaxing and not crowded (it was too rough for swimming, but we were OK with that), and being able to walk to so many restaurants/stores was a huge bonus. A final shout out to the staff - I accidentally left all of my favourite sundresses in the room when I left. They called us while we were at the airport to let us know, but we didn't have enough time to go back and get them. So they shipped them all back to us in Canada. I am so grateful to the cleaning staff (for their honesty) and the front desk staff (for taking the time to send them back to me).
Right on the water, across the street from Coconut Marketplace, next door to Lava Lava Beach Club...sensing a theme? It is darn near perfect. They have a concierge right in the lobby who can organize all your trip requirements, beach towels immediately available, beautifully maintained grounds, pool with little poolside bar-wine is horrible, but who orders wine at poolside? To watch: ocean view definitely does not mean Oceanside. The picture is an ocean view so still pretty nice. The front desk is not open after 9PM so need to make arrangements to pick up key if arriving late. That being said, they have great security who will be waiting with keys.
Second year staying at this wonderful place
I first visited Kauai & stayed here in 2019 & enjoyed it so much I came back with my parents and sister! Perfect location, very laid back & relaxed & a great place to stay on Kauai. We were lucky enough to have one of the locals come ashore each day too which was extra special! I’ll be back in 2021 😊😊😊