Now Guber is gone like driftwood at high tide, having sold the joint for 28 million in 2009.
And, more significantly, you can get to Papa'a Bay for free, thanks to a public access (see Kauai Trailblazer for details). Beginning near the Aliomanu Beach parking lot, the access involves a 20-minute walk along a bluff, down a fairly steep hillside, and then a boulder-hop for 300 feet or so. Though doable for families, the access is difficult enough to keep crowds away. Surfer's like the outer beak and swimming is excellent.