Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort at Poipu Beach

2251 Poipu Road | Koloa, HI 96756  [SEE MAP]Koloa, HI  [SEE ADDRESS]
Credit

Courtesy of Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort at Poipu Beach

Find the Best Price

at the Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort at Poipu Beach

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Overview

Every room comes with a private patio or balcony
Only one on-site restaurant

For peace and quiet, it's hard to beat the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort. The property hosts 121 rooms on a spectacular portion of Po'ipu Beach amidst fierce competition from larger brand-name resorts nearby. The Koa Kea's design is more urban-chic than easygoing tropical, with guest rooms sporting contemporary furnishings and amenities like flat-screen TVs, high-speed internet access, espresso machines and iPod docking stations. But visitors find plenty of relaxing solitude here: Not only do accommodations boast private lanais (balconies), but the Koa Kea Hotel also houses an intimate spa (with only five treatment rooms), a lagoon-style, lava-inspired swimming pool, an oceanfront lawn with firepits and direct access to the beach. As for dining, there is the Red Salt, which showcases Hawaiian cuisine in an intimate setting. And according to recent guests, the staff is accommodating and personable; so don't hesitate to ask for anything from more linens to directions to the closest hiking trail.

READ MORE 
Location
Koloa, HI
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Resort hotel, 121 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Modern
Best For
Couples, Solo travelers

Explore

Scorecard
  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

Rankings

U.S. News analyzed more than 30,000 hotels to find the best in the USA, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean, based on reputation among travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class ratings.

Similar Hotels Nearby

See all hotels in Kauai »
See all hotels in Kauai »

Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

Fodor's

READ MORE 

This boutique property offers a high-end experience without the bustle of many larger resorts, making it a great place to forget it all, and a perfect romantic getaway.

Condé Nast Traveler

READ MORE 

Eschewing waterslides and swim-up bars, Koa Kea has more sedate pleasures: an unadorned swimming pool tiled in deep blue, a sophisticated restaurant/lounge with a sashimi tasting menu, and an expansive lawn overlooking a cove where guests (mostly honeymooners) canoodle at sunset.

Travel + Leisure

READ MORE 

Arranged in a U-shape around the deep blue outdoor pool, the boutique property still has all the requisite modern-day luxuries: private lanais, dual showerheads in the marble-accented bathrooms, and a full-service fitness center and luxury spa. Don’t miss one of Kauai’s best photo ops: on many warm afternoons, endangered Hawaiian monk seals climb up on the sand to sunbathe.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2461 have reviewed the Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort at Poipu Beach, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: 

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2461 reviews 4.5 (based on 2461 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Koa Kea's 121 rooms, at 364 square feet each, are not the biggest in Kauai, but they feel more spacious due to the neutral tones of the decor, accented by crimson, turquoise and coral. Every guest room has a private lanai (balcony), another reminder of Koa Kea's proximity to the ocean. The marble bathrooms feature dual shower heads and Frette bath amenities.
  • A $37 per night resort fee covers in-room internet, a welcome bottle of Napa wine, daily wellness classes, keepsake flip-flops and a manager reception
  • All rooms feature flat-screen TVs with on-demand movie options
  • Nespresso espresso machines in every guest room

Standard room size364 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located on Poipu Beach on the southern shore of Kauai, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort was built in 2009 on the footprint of a 1960s hotel, which gave the boutique hotel prime ocean real estate. This low-key resort, known for couples getaways, stands out for being closer to the ocean than most modern Hawaiian hotels. "Koa Kea" means "white coral" in Hawaiian; the hotel claims the rebirth of the property is a testament to the renewing power of coral.
  • Lihue Airport is 15 miles northeast
  • 24-hour valet parking ($20.94)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

Red Salt, Koa Kea Hotel’s signature restaurant, specializes in seafood with a Hawaiian flavor. Red Salt serves dinner as well as a breakfast buffet. Lunch is served poolside by the lounge, and in-room dining is available 24 hours.
  • The breakfast buffet served from 6:30 to 11 a.m.
  • The Pool Bar is open from 11 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Kids

    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs

    Fitness

    The Koa Kea fitness center features cardio machines and weight equipment.
    • Snorkeling equipment is available for a fee
    • Bicycle rentals are available on-site
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

    Business

    The hotel has one boardroom that seats 20 people.
    • Resort fee includes in-room internet access

    Number of meeting rooms1

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Golf

    Located just 1 mile from Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, the Kiahuna Golf Club has an 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.
    • The Kiahuna Golf Club offers clubs rentals, a driving range and a pro shop
    • Golf carts
    • Golf packages
    • Club rentals
    • Club house
    • Refreshment stand or restaurant
    • Caddie service
    • Pro shop

    Editor’s note: Hotel information is updated periodically. If this is your property and you notice any inaccuracies, please let us know. If you are interested in obtaining a badge to display on your website or in other media, please contact us.

    Find the Best Price

    at the Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort at Poipu Beach

    Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

    Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.