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"#3 Best Hotel in Kauai" -- U.S. News & World Report

Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

Koloa, HI
  • This luxe, boutique resort is a welcome change from the surrounding mega-resorts and condo-style properties
  • It is best suited for adults and couples looking for romance and relaxation
  • It's nearly impossible to get closer to the beach
  • The on-site Red Salt Restaurant serves some of the best seafood on the island against a stunning, oceanview background
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2251 Poipu Road
Koloa, HI, 96756
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The 4.5-star Koa Kea Hotel & Resort is a classic case of not judging a book by its cover. It's the former home of a budget hotel in the 1980s, and the new owners kept the old exterior to give present-day travelers some of the closest beach access on the island instead of rebuilding under new restrictions. Stepping through the front doors transports travelers to a modern, luxurious lobby with chic touches that are carried throughout the property. 

Sophisticated and spacious rooms in the U-shaped building offer views of the pool and the ocean, though with beach access like this, our Deal Experts recommend splurging for the oceanview. The panoramas are worth it, and travelers can unwind on the furnished lanai and watch the early morning surfers. Step into the Italian marble bath complete with soaking tub for some self-pampering, or book an appointment at the reviewer-lauded spa. 

Those looking for a mega-resort experience may be disappointed by the lack of features at the Koa Kea, particularly in the realm of kids clubs and children's activities. What the resort lacks in resort-style amenities, it makes up for in attentive service with an eye for pampering, like twice-daily housekeeping and nightly turndown service. The small pool is a peaceful break from the busy beach, and the on-site restaurant is regarded as one of the best on the island. Couples and adults looking for a peaceful getaway in luxe surroundings may fall in love with this boutique property that Zagat says is "heaven to come back to."

From the press:
  • "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" -- Fodor's
  • "Posh, boutique inn boasting the island’s best hotel restaurant, Red Salt, as well as a small but expertly staffed spa" -- Frommer's
  • "This romantic boutique hotel occupies a unique niche in Poʻipu. It's a bold exploration of design instead of the Hawaiiana leitmotif of so many other hotels" -- Lonely Planet
by Jodi Burns
Deal Expert since 2008


  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary valet service
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm


  • Pets allowed


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
    • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Breakfast fee: between USD 10.00 and USD 25.00 per person (approximately)

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    Mandatory Fees and Taxes

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    • Resort fee: USD 26.04 per accommodation, per night
    The resort fee includes:
    • Fitness center access
    • Internet access
    • Valet parking

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Getting there

Koa Kea Hotel & Resort is a 30-minute drive or taxi ride from Lihue Airport. Shuttles are also available for a fee, but travelers who want to explore the island may find renting a car to be the easiest choice.


  • 2251 Poipu Road
  • Koloa, HI, 96756
  • United States

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

Questions? Check out our FAQs or give us a call.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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