Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort at Poipu Beach

2251 Poipu Road | Koloa, HI 96756  [SEE MAP]Koloa, HI  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort at Poipu Beach

2251 Poipu Road | Koloa, HI 96756  [SEE MAP]Koloa, HI  [SEE ADDRESS]
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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 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 swimming pool and easy 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.

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

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  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • EXCELLENTCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2017
  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2017

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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.

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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.

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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.

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2017

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2017
  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2017

Guest Reviews

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2429 have reviewed the Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort at Poipu Beach, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2429 reviews 4.5 (based on 2429 reviews)

Guest Rooms

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 L'Occitane bath amenities.
  • A $37 per night resort fee covers in-room internet and valet parking
  • All rooms feature flat-screen TVs with on-demand movie options
  • iPod docking stations and Nespresso espresso machines in every guest room

Standard room size364 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

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 (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

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

Pool

Pool

The blue tiled, lagoon-style pool at Koa Kea Hotel & Resort is understated but significant as the center of the U-shaped property. Just beyond the pool is the Pacific Ocean.
  • Lunch is served poolside from the bar
  • The pool area also features a hot tub/whirlpool
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

Spa

The Spa at Koa Kea has five treatments rooms, including a room for couples massages. The boutique spa focuses on incorporating natural and indigenous ingredients, like pineapple or Red Kauai clay, into facials, massages and body wraps.
  • Services can be delivered inside the spa, poolside, oceanside or in-room

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Kids

Cribs, high chairs and adjoining rooms are available for families, but there is not a kids club.
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Fitness

    Fitness

    The Koa Kea fitness center features cardio machines and weight equipment.
    • Snorkeling equipment is available for a fee
    • Bicycle rentals are not available on-site, but can be rented nearby
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    Business

    Koa Kea Hotel’s business center offers complimentary use of computers and printers, with fax and copy services available. Equipment rentals are not offered. 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

    Pets

    Pets

    Koa Kea Hotel & Resort is pet-friendly. Dogs weighing 25 pounds or less are welcome for a $300 daily fee ($400 for two dogs).
      • Pets allowed (with fee)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting

      Golf

      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.
      • Eat at Joe’s on the Green serves breakfast, lunch and happy hour
      • 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

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