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Walking Distance to Everything You Need

Whalers Cove Resort is located along the coast of the sunny resort town of Koloa. The fully furnished condos, ocean-view patios and private pool provide all you need to relax in paradise right within the pristine coastal property.

if you do decide to leave the resort, there’s plenty to discover within walking distance. Within a ten-minute walk, Whalers Cove residents can enjoy some of the best shopping, dining and beaches the island Kauai has to offer.


Sea lovers will delight at the fact that every property at Whalers Cove is ocean-side. Residents can hear the crashing of the waves from their patios and fall asleep to the lull of the swell. And both the blue pool and the green lawn in the back are just steps from the ocean.

But if you want to lay your towel on a pristine sandy beach, you can do that too! Walking a mere three minutes around the corner takes you to Kauai’s beautiful Baby Beach.

Named for its calm waters, Baby Beach is an ideal place for swimming and sunbathing. Adults and children alike will find joy wading through the teal waters of the little cove. As an added bonus, this hidden gem typically doesn’t have the same crowds as some of the other big-name beaches in Kauai.

If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, head about ten minutes past Baby Beach up the road to Lawai Beach for fantastic snorkeling! The Whalers Cove Resort front desk staff can get you outfitted with snorkeling gear for the day. Enter the beach from the sand, but watch out for rocks as you’re getting in. The reef sits about 500 feet out from the sand, which is as far out as you’ll want to go. The best spot to see sea life is near the rocks beside the Beach House restaurant, where the depth ranges from 3 to 15 feet. Keep your eyes peeled for tropical fish and sea turtles!

Always exercise caution when planning a day at any Kauai beach. Please be mindful of swell, currents and the strength of the sun.

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If you’re looking to shop ‘til you drop, rest assured that you’ll only have to walk a couple of minutes each way from Whalers Cove Resort to do it.

The Shops at Kukui’ula are a less than 10-minute walk from Whalers Cove Resort. Showcasing architecture in the style of Hawaii’s plantation past, the outdoor mall is home to dozens of unique shops and boutiques and contemporary art galleries.

The Shops at Kukui’ula include Lululemon, Reyn Spooner, Tommy Bahama, Tori Richard and more. View the full directory of shops.

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With both award-winning fine dining and fun food trucks within walking distance of Whalers Cove Resort, there’s something to satisfy every guest’s palate.

Several tantalizing gourmet restaurants are within the Kukui’ula shopping center, including Eating House 1849 and The Dolphin sushi. At Eating House 1849, Chef Roy Yamaguchi has crafted a menu of traditional and modern fare that foodies will want to write home about.

Fans of Hawaii’s famous chef Peter Merriman will be excited to know that two Merriman’s-owned restaurants are within walking distance from Whalers Cove Resort. Walk to Merriman’s for his traditional, award-winning tastes, or visit Beach House Restaurant to take in a spectacular view of sunset on the water as you dine.

Looking for more of a quick bite? Da Crack is a local favorite serving fresh Mexican take-out. And just around the corner from Da Crack you can get a colorful shaved ice dessert or smoothie. Nearby there are also other quick eats, including Bubba’s Burgers and garlic shrimp from Savage Shrimp!

Whalers Cove Resort is also located near the family-owned Kukuiula Market. Utilize the Whalers Cove Resort grills or full kitchens to treat yourself to an at-home meal.

Or, if you don’t want to walk to food trucks or worry about making a reservation, let us do your grocery shopping for you! We can stock everything from food necessities and personal care products to fresh island produce and meats.

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Whether you’ve come to Kauai to sunbathe, shop, dine or relax by the pool, Whalers Cove Resort can be your home away from home.

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Construction Notice
Whalers Cove will be making some improvements to the pool and condo windows in the fall. Please contact us with any questions, Mahalo for your understanding!
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