Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Makes Its Debut

By Jessica Else, The Garden Island

WAIPOULI — Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort made its debut on Kauai following a property-wide transformation, unveiling 314 redesigned guest rooms, a brand-new arrival experience, oceanfront bar and restaurants, fully reinvented public spaces, a re-energized pool scene, and fresh programming.

Centrally located on Kauai’s Eastside, the newly flagged resort offers unrivaled access for exploring the Garden Island, from the scenery of the North Shore to the sunny beaches of the South Shore.

“The new Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort celebrates the breathtaking beauty of our Garden Island paradise, rich culture and history, and strong sense of community,” said General Manager Shaun Borges in a press release.

“We are proud to usher in a new level of premium hospitality on Kauai with genuine aloha spirit, which welcomes guests and our valued local residents to our oceanfront resort,” he said.

An idyllic location for island adventure, Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort, formerly the Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach, is near Kapaa-based activities and sites such as the Wailua River, popular for kayaking, and the Sleeping Giant trail head with panoramic views of Kauai’s eastern shore.

Conceptualized by world-renowned design firm Gensler, the resort’s design is a modern interpretation of Kauai’s most exalted sights, with a color palette inspired by the island’s endless flora from Mount Waialeale and the majestic Wailua River, set against a crisp background reminiscent of the plantations from the Royal Coconut Coast. Guest rooms open to private lanai to soak in the Hawaiian sun, and cinnamon wood creates a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Anchoring the resort is a revamped pool area where new food and beverage concepts and zero- edge pool overlooks the sweeping vistas of the sea surrounding the tropical island.

Casual, sociable and with an understated surf-vibe setting, The Crooked Surf pool bar takes its name from Makaiwa, the curved surf that breaks on the shores of Kapaa.

The tiki bar emphasizes the island’s bounty, with dishes such as the Big Kahuna burger, tuna poke and pork bau buns paired with a selection of craft cocktails, mocktails and low alcohol-by-volume drinks.

For a refined and elevated dining experience, take a seat at Moamoa Hawaiian Fish House, which partners with local farmers and fishmongers to bring the freshest seasonal ingredients daily to the tables of travelers and locals.

Expect an evolving Pacific Rim-inspired menu of dishes such as kampachi crudo, Kona clams, whole fried fish and table side poke.

A spectacular start to the day begins with a buffet breakfast of Portuguese sausage, char siu pork, kimchee fried rice and fresh fruit at Daybreak Restaurant.

The courtyard is where guests can participate in luau celebrating Hawaiian and Polynesian culture among other experiences.

The Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort sign welcomes guests along Waipouli’s Coconut Coast.