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Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue

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Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue puts you in an oceanfront paradise, surrounded by the beauty and culture of Hawaii’s Garden Island. Right outside your door, enjoy golden sandy beaches and the sounds of ocean waves as you embrace the laid-back vibe of island life. Nearby you’ll find some of the most magnificent natural beauty in the world, including Hanalei Bay and Waimea Canyon, in addition to adventures like helicopter rides, delicious dining and island-inspired shopping.

There’s ample flexible meeting space and complimentary WiFi to help you stay productive and a full range of amenities and facilities, including our tranquil ocean-inspired spa, designed to make your stay comfortable and seamless. Ample landmarks and famed sites nearby make your Kaua'i visit truly memorable, no matter the reason for your stay.


And when it’s time to unwind, catch a workout in the fitness center or head over to Kukui’s on Kalapaki Beach for a drink and a thoughtfully prepared meal.


Swimming Pool


Kukui’s on
Kalapaki Beach


Duke's Kauai

Enjoy an invigorating swim in our pool, the largest single level outdoor pool in Hawaii.

The resort’s main restaurant serves culinary specialties that combine global and island influences. Relax poolside while you start the day with our breakfast buffet or end it with an artfully designed tropical cocktail

Enjoy Hawaiian cuisine, steaks, and seafood at this oceanside spot that features stunning views.


Fitness Center

Cafe Portofino

Hawaii Alive Luau

Stay on top of your workout and health routine even while traveling at our state-of-the-art, 24/7 fitness center. With the latest cardio machines and strength training equipment, our center leaves you feeling relaxed and energized. 

If you’re craving traditional Italian dishes, you’ll want to indulge at Café Portofino, which offers outdoor dining and panoramic ocean views.

Every Monday night, our resort comes to life with a traditional luau celebrating Hawaiian culture and food. Contact concierge for reservation.

Getting here

Directions from Lihue Airport to our hotel

From Lihue Airport (LIH): 

  • 1 mile

  • Served by most major airlines

Driving directions from Lihue Airport: 

  • From Route 570 (Ahukini Rd.), left onto Route 51 (Kapule Hwy.).

  • Continue left on Route 51 (Rice St.), left on Kalapaki Rd.


Our self-parking fee is $25 USD per day. Upgrade to valet parking for $30 USD per day.


A courtesy resort shuttle is available 24 hours a day to and from the airport for resort guests. Complimentary bottled water for arriving and departing guests. Lihue Airport located one (1) mile from resort

Airport Transfers and Parking

Travel to and from Lihue Airport to the Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue is provided by Lihue taxi companies. Fares are a metered rate and are an estimated $10 USD one way, depending upon traffic conditions and the time of arrival.

Limousine Service

Airport transportation through private limousine service can be arranged by Sonesta Services.

Car Rental

Sonesta Services can reserve a vehicle on your behalf from any of the major car rental companies

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