|"Staff is friendly and helpful."||(in 20 reviews)|
|"Beautiful views of sunset."||(in 3 reviews)|
|"Pool food service was wonderful"||(in 8 reviews)|
|"Too expensive for the room we got."||(in 8 reviews)|
|"We were extremely disappointed with the service received at Koa Kea."||(in 1 review)|
|""Low ceiling on each floor, exactly 8 feet.""||(in 1 review)|
|great staff||in 54 reviews|
|room was a nice||in 45 reviews|
|great location||in 37 reviews|
|great pool||in 35 reviews|
|right on the beach||in 29 reviews|
|fantastic hotel||in 26 reviews|
|nice view||in 17 reviews|
|views of the ocean||in 15 reviews|
|lasts minutes||in 7 reviews|
|low ceiling||in 6 reviews|
|poipu||in 6 reviews|
|room with a bath||in 6 reviews|
|service was great||in 6 reviews|
|mai tai||in 4 reviews|
|replenish the shampoo||in 4 reviews|
|kea||in 3 reviews|
|koa||in 3 reviews|
|laid back||in 3 reviews|
Class and service are paramount at this boutique s
Facilities are more intimate than the neighboring mega resorts (Hyatt / Marriott). Top notch service with great amenities. Rooms are well appointed and the beds are some of the most comfortable we'd ever slept in (and we travel A LOT). Pool is quiet and very relaxing. Beaches are steps away and provide a relatively quieter experience than the surrounding beaches.
Restaurant is overrated and overpriced. Just tries too hard to be something it isn't. Pool bar is wonderful, but drinks are a bit pricey ($14-16 avg)...that said, they are delicious and the bar tenders are great (shout out to Jamie!). Not much to complain about here, this resort it top shelf.
Excellent stay at boutique hotel with quiet, adult
Excellent service, very nicely appointed rooms, truly oceanfront experience without the gaudy mega resort layout to navigate to get a great view and easy beach access. We had a garden view room, but unlike big hotels where that means a view of the parking lot, this faced a nicely manicured and quiet lawn area, and all you had to do was step out and you could see the ocean. Every time we passed the big vacation club next door with the screaming kids, aqua-aerobics, and vacationers packed like sardines next to each other, I was grateful that I had booked this place.
Pool bar was not open for many hours, pool was too warm and shallow for any real swimming, and it would be nice if there was self parking allowed, but it's a small hotel, and I get they don't have the space!
Laid back atmosphere
We Really liked the easy access to all the amenities. Large resorts are a drain on a laid back vacation... Large resort this is NOT. We really enjoyed being just steps away from the beach and pool area. We would definitely come back!!
The reviews for Red Salt sounded astounding. We are there our first night and wasn't impressed. The food was definitely okay but just not as astounding as the reviews led us to believe.
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort has been ranked as a top Hawaiian hotel multiple times, offering a beautiful beachfront resort accommodation that brings out the best of paradise. This hotel is designed in traditional Hawaiian styles with all of the modern amenities, including gardens with fire pits, an outdoor pool and bar area, and guest rooms that feature private balconies and stunning ocean views.
In addition to the poolside bar and grill, the resort has an onsite restaurant named Red Salt. This intimate resort is the closest to the waterfront in Kauai and offers an authentic Hawaiian experience on the south shores of the island. Koa Kea Hotel & Resort offers direct beach access for sunbathing, surfing, snorkeling, and exploring the beautiful coast. There is also a lava rock hot tub, fitness center, onsite watersports rentals, surf lessons, canoe rides, and more. The Spa at Koa Kea offers a variety of natural spa treatments using the best local ingredients and based on Hawaiian culture.
There are 121 guestrooms at this resort, offering oceanfront, ocean view, or garden view rooms. All rooms offer a balcony or patio and include amenities like free WiFi and flat-screen TVs in every room. There is meeting space available that includes a separate lounge area and bathroom. The resort is conveniently located near top local golf courses, a number of state parks, art galleries, shopping in the Poipu village, and more, making it easy to get out and explore the island.
based on 76 reviews
Policies vary by room type and provider.
The easiest and quickest way to get from the airport to the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort is by car which will take around 30m. Taxis are readily available outside the terminal building close to both Baggage Claim exits, and a one-way fare will cost around $75. If you are considering renting a car for the duration of your trip, you will find the car rental counters located across the street from the main terminal building close to the public parking area. There are 8 different companies available to choose from, and parking at the resort will cost $20 per night excluding tax.
The Koa Kea Hotel & Resort welcomes pet dogs that are under 25 lb, and there is a maximum of 2 dogs per room allowed. If you are looking at bringing your furry friend on holiday with you, you will be charged a one-off fee of $300 per stay for one dog, or $400 per stay for two dogs.
There is no better place to celebrate your honeymoon as the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort has been voted as one of the Top 3 Most Romantic Hotels in the U.S. To enhance your experience, book the Ko’u Aloha Romance Package which includes a special welcome package for a romantic escape, a discount on luxury accommodation, a late check out at 1:00 pm, and a $500 dining credit for the duration of your stay. In addition, you will receive a $200 credit to be used at the spa, which can be spent on the special Hawaiian Honeymoon Ritual For Two spa treatment for couples.
Celebrations are a special time at the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, and the resort staff will be happy to help you organize your special event whether it’s a birthday, a family reunion, an engagement dinner or another occasion. They will help you choose your favorite scenic space to celebrate your special occasion and will organize the set up and decoration, and a custom menu will be created for the event according to your wishes and preferences.
Guests looking for a way to spend the day while staying at the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort will find a large range of activities and excursions they can join. Go for a catamaran sailing experience heading towards the Napali coast, join a sport fishing expedition where you can try to catch over five species of local fish, and if you are visiting the resort between late November and early May, you can join a whale watching boat tour. For a bit more adrenaline, you can go ziplining through the treetops of Kaua’i or go on a helicopter tour to admire the island from a different perspective. (Prices checked 25/06/19).
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort is located at 2251 Poipu Road, 2.3 miles from the center of Koloa. St. Raphael Church is the closest landmark to Koa Kea Hotel & Resort.
Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Koa Kea Hotel & Resort.
Yes, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort offers free Wi-Fi.
No, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort does not offer free parking.
No, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort is 10.2 miles from Lihue. Koa Kea Hotel & Resort is 97.3 miles from Kapolei Kalaeloa.
Yes, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort has a pool onsite.