Royal Sonesta Kauai Review: Is It Worth Booking?

The Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort is a gem, sitting pretty on Kalapaki Bay, just a short 2-mile hop from the Lihue Airport.

Where is the Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort?

It’s down an escalator, and a bit more of a walk down some stairs. This was a tad tricky, especially since I was lugging a heavy bag. However, the small workout was quickly forgotten because the staff were so welcoming.

First Impressions & Check-In

Our stay at the Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort started with our family-friendly room that had two comfy queen beds, with a mini fridge, table with chairs and cozy sofa. 

our room

Royal Sonesta has the largest pool in Hawaii. Plus, your kids can enjoy kiddie pool. There are also hot tubs and cabanas. 

hotel facilities

Kukui’s on Kalapaki Beach is the resort’s main restaurant, blending international and Hawaiian flavors. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty breakfast or a tropical drink by the pool, this is the place to be.


The average cost for a standard room ranges from $450 to $700 per night. This can change depending on the type of view you pick, like the ocean, garden, or pool. If you’re traveling with a bigger group or just need an extra bed, they do offer rollaway beds. But remember, it’ll cost an extra $30 each night.


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