Discover Poipu Beach’s newest playground

The Sheraton Kauai Resort, nestled into 20 acres along world-renowned Poipu Beach, has completed a $16 million revitalization that unveils Poipu’s newest playground, “transforming the guest experience into an unforgettable visit.”Upon arrival at the 394-room resort, guests are greeted by a refurbished and modern porte-cochere. The Ocean Lobby opens into a new open-air Ocean Courtyard that is elegantly landscaped and adorned with tiki torches, featuring six intimate conversational seating areas, three of which have fire pits – perfect for an evening over cocktails under the stars. The new Link@Sheraton Café is also at the Ocean Courtyard, offering Starbucks coffee, beverages, snacks and sandwiches for those on the go, and a place to meet, connect and relax. Across the Ocean Courtyard is RumFire Poipu Beach, the island’s newest hot spot whose 180 degrees of spectacular, unobstructed views of the Pacific flood the 240-seat restaurant and lounge with natural lighting through floor-to-ceiling windows. The menu features Hawaiian-rooted cuisine with global influences, designed by new Executive Chef and local Hawaii Island girl Leanne Kamekona, mastermind behind the signature culinary creations. A new breezeway provides guests direct access to the resort’s newest water park from the Ocean Courtyard, featuring an expanded, multi-level pool that sits just above the pristine shore, lined with eight private, vibrant cabanas, each named for a native Hawaiian flower and fully equipped with sleek, comfortable beach furniture, flat-screen TVs and ceiling fans. Just steps away is Poipu Beach, where guests can bask in the Hawaiian sun or dive into an array of fun activities offered by the resort’s Beach Activities Center, including snorkel and scuba lessons. For those seeking the consummate venue for meetings, banquets or special celebrations, the new Luana Kai, that overlooks Poipu Beach, is the only oceanfront function space on Kauai and is perfect for daytime or evening functions. (