“No, we rented a week,” The Scout answered, adding, “I think we got a deal. . .two-bedroom, two bath unit for $109 a night.”
“You bet you did!,” he exclaimed, “I am paying $495 a night!”
|Beach at Marriott Waiohai - Kauai|
In Part I of our Kauai Luxury-for-Less series, I told you about our plush digs at the Westin and its steal-of-a-deal price in Princeville. This Marriott Vacation Club (these are also timeshare condos) is on the sunnier south side of the island at Poipu.
|Top left clockwise: Living room, guest bedroom, guest bath, master and bath, kitchen|
|Our deck, and gardens between buildings|
|Sunset from the Marriott's Honu Beach Bar - Poipu, Kauai|
A number of airlines fly directly from the U.S. west coast to its airport, Lihue. Inter island flights connect in Honolulu (but they can add a couple hundred dollars more to the cost of the trip).
Another money-saving tip: There are a number of U.S. ‘big box’ stores on the island, including Costco (where food and beverages prices were definitely less and the selection greater than at local markets.)
Finding The Deal:
The Scout booked this rental through ResortRentals.com which he found when searching the site, SellMyTimeshareNow.com
Our stay was the first week of September and a quick check for September rates for a 2-bedroom, 2-bath, island view at the Waiohai:
Marriott: $412 a night
Expedia: $412 a night
Our rate, $116 (including tax) compared most favorably!
As always, we thank you for the time you spent with us. Hope our tips come in handy on your future travels. If you’ve got some tips for ‘deals’ do let us know in the comments below or shoot us an email. Hope to see you back again later this week~ when we'll take you to "Pigi Heaven"! Happy travels~