Everything from the staff, restaurant, spa, accommodations exceeded my expectations! Everyone was so welcoming and warm, the room was comfortable and had a wonderful view of the ocean. Red Salt is fantastic - we thought we'd try a restaurant at a neighboring hotel for fun, but ended up walking out before they could serve us to return to the Koa Kea! The valet remarked at how quick our return was, haha!
The pool and lawn area were so peaceful and both the indoor and outdoor bar areas are very well done. We had a late departing flight so on our last day we checked out of our room around noon and spent an afternoon at the spa. I had a wonderful massage, facial and scalp treatment. Afterwards, they offered us the use of their guest suite to pack a few things and prepare for the flight home. It was the perfect ending to an incredible experience.
I'm looking forward to my return trip to Kauai ... I will only ever stay at the Koa Kea!