Nature lovers will never forget being able to count the whales during their winter migration from this relaxing 39-unit, condo-styled hotel. Castle Poipu Shores is situated right on the Pacific Ocean, and tropical gardens shade the rear of its three, white stucco, low-rise buildings, adding to the peaceful ambience. One of America’s best swimming beaches, the calm Poipu Beach, lies a mile west of the hotel, making it great for day trips. Its S-shaped lower loop is protected by a man-made reef and the upper loop offers surfing/boogie boarding. In between, there's great snorkeling among lava rocks around a small sand islet, and to the east is Shipwreck Beach for beach walking. On-site facilities include a party room and pool.