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2251 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-9534
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#4 of 8 hotels in Poipu
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4.8
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4.9
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4.8
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4.2
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Encounter the golden beaches of Ko'a Kea Resort on Poipu Beach, a newly renovated, upscale 121-room boutique oceanfront property in sunny Poipu on Kauai's south shore. This intimate and romantic Hawaiian resort offers the island's closest hotel accommodations to the water, complemented by award-winning service that is both highly personalized and personable.

Only Kauai Resort in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards Hall of Fame

AAA Four-Diamond Award, 2022

Forbes Travel Guide, 2021

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, 2020, 2021

Best Beach Hotels in the U.S. - MSN Travel 2020

Best Hotels in U.S. + Gold Badge of Honor by U.S. News & World Report - 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Water sport equipment rentals
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Poolside bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Private balcony
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Ironman713 wrote a review Yesterday
Houston, Texas69 contributions67 helpful votes
We've been regular guests since its opening circa 2009. Koa Kea offers an intimate setting with stunning vistas. It's a boutique property- romantic, relaxing and clean. All Koa Kea rooms were beautifully renovated just recently. We usually take a room just a few steps from the ocean. Its target demo is couples. If you want a place to keep the kids entertained with a resort pool adorned by water slides and kids activities... this is not your destination. The property is ideally located on Poipu Beach about mid-way between two nice walking destinations; the Grand Hyatt/Poipu Bay golf to the east, and Kikui ula shopping to the west. My wife and I begin each day with an awesome sunrise yoga class with Teri. The pool bar offers lunch, snacks and dinner service from the award winning *Red Salt kitchen (*I'll review separately). And they pour a great cocktail, or mock-tail. The pandemic has adversely affected the global travel and leisure industry no less than any other. The industry has yet to fully recover. Despite the many remaining challenges, no T&L establishment has fully recovered. We've found that Koa Kea has fared as well as any. The property is staffed by awesome, ever-pleasant, knowledgeable professionals who are very attentive to their guests. Many are dedicated long-term employees that make us feel like family every visit. Remember, Hawaii is the most isolated, populated land mass on the planet. Hence, cost for goods and services at a luxury resort such as this are higher than a similar resort on the mainland.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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K A wrote a review Nov 2022
Omaha, Nebraska41 contributions31 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Beautiful resort, excellent location, beautiful views, right on the beach. Attentive staff, including front desk, Concierge, valet, housekeeping. Delicious restaurant, red salt, one of the best on the island. would stay here again. Recommend a beach side cabana massage.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from KoaKea Team, Other at Ko`a Kea Resort On Poipu Beach
Responded Nov 30, 2022
Aloha 649ka, Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with Ko’a Kea Resort. We are thrilled to see that every aspect of your stay was exceptional, and we can’t wait to welcome you back. Mahalo, Joanna-Island Experience Manager
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Jason wrote a review Yesterday
North Las Vegas, Nevada7 contributions3 helpful votes
Romantic & Relaxing. Clean & Comfortable Worth it! Beautiful sunsets and best hidden spot in poipu. I only wish there was a little live music near bar area. But I loved it. I will definitely return to this beautiful place
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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The Boyers wrote a review Jan 27
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My husband and I stayed here for a few nights of our honeymoon and wish we would’ve spent more here! It was an absolute dream, so quiet and relaxing just a few steps away from the beach which was also quiet. The other beaches in the area had a lot more traffic so it was nice to have it feel like we had it more to ourselves. We loved how this resort is boutique so it feels like you can have your own space at the pool and around the grounds. We enjoyed breakfast at Red Salt and a few cocktails at the pool bar, both delicious but expensive which isn’t too surprising considering you’re paying resort prices.Walking distance from some of the shopping centers/restaurants in Poipu which was a plus! The grounds were gorgeous and the staff were super friendly and helpful! 5 stars we’d love to make a trip back again!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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JohnM0814 wrote a review Jan 25
Marlboro, New Jersey24 contributions33 helpful votes
Excellent amenities. Stunning views. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Shoutout to Rebecca and Tristan at Red Salt restaurant. Excellent service. Will definitely return. A beautiful island and picture perfect views. The ocean room views well worth the money.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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kc51295 wrote a review Jan 22
Birmingham, Michigan309 contributions16 helpful votes
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Just a great resort. Small intimate. Quiet. Beautiful with a great staff. Food is very expensive BUT Red Salt was by far best dinners we had on island. We loved Kristin at the bar at Red Salt. Outside bartenders are very nice as well. Maybe only other complaint is coffee is not free and they only have small cups for $4. Hardly a deal breaker. Oh and gym is very nice as well
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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Liz F wrote a review Jan 19
Vancouver, Washington2 contributions
Great food at Red Salt restaurant We had breakfast and the lobster Benedict is excellent Great service from Rebecca. She was very attentive and accommodating. Highly recommend The view is fabulous of the ocean.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dan P wrote a review Jan 19
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The resort is amazing. Very friendly and professional staff. The rooms and environment are clean and beautiful. Much more intimate than the other big resorts in the area. Only critic is that beach equipment costs money to rent.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kali M wrote a review Jan 16
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Everything closed way too early in the evening at 8:30-9 pm. Pool and hot tub hours only till 9 pm. No coffee in the morning for early day trips. Terrible house cleaning service. You have to request. When paying $500.00 a day I should get housekeeping every day!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Cosmopolitan677403 wrote a review Jan 13
The resort is very intimate peaceful and fabulous. The valet car service is great especially Roy and Jamieson. A major highlight is the poolside bar especially because of Erin. She is a huge asset to the resort and a credit to her Iprofession. She is training up her side kick Daniel to follow in her footsteps. I do wish the poolside bar would continue their menu after 430 when it now becomes Red Salt's menu which is not appropriate for the setting.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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PRICE RANGE
$701 - $890 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiKauaiKoloaPoipuKoloa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
121
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KO`A KEA RESORT ON POIPU BEACH - Updated 2023 Prices & Reviews (Kauai, Hawaii)

Frequently Asked Questions about Ko`a Kea Resort On Poipu Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Ko`a Kea Resort On Poipu Beach?
Nearby attractions include Aulii Luau (0.2 miles), Brennecke's Beach (0.2 miles), and Ke Kahua O Kāneiolouma (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ko`a Kea Resort On Poipu Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ko`a Kea Resort On Poipu Beach?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ko`a Kea Resort On Poipu Beach?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Ko`a Kea Resort On Poipu Beach?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ko`a Kea Resort On Poipu Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Papalani Gelato, Little Fish Coffee, and Red Salt.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ko`a Kea Resort On Poipu Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ko`a Kea Resort On Poipu Beach?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Ko`a Kea Resort On Poipu Beach?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Ko`a Kea Resort On Poipu Beach?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Lawai International Center (4.8 miles), Ke Kahua O Kāneiolouma (0.2 miles), and Prince Kuhio Park (1.1 miles).
Does Ko`a Kea Resort On Poipu Beach have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.