It's on the ocean, but don't plan on using the beach
The water is pretty from the pool area and if you have an ocean-view room. However, the beach is very rocky and the water is too rough for swimming. Plan on taking a look or walk and moving on. The resort did build a nice sandy area near the pool to rectify this. This resort's location is between two of the nicest beaches in the world: Poipu to the south and Hanalei Bay to the north, making both easily drivable.