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2251 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-9534
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 07/13/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/13/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 7 hotels in Poipu
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.8
Value
4.2
Travelers' Choice

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
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
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
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
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Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English
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Kim S wrote a review Aug 7
6 contributions4 helpful votes
From the minute we walked in the door until the moment we left, everything was absolutely perfect. The room and the grounds were immaculate and the staff was very friendly and welcoming. We can’t wait to come back!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Rick N wrote a review Nov 2021
Centreville, Virginia53 contributions27 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Charming hotel for couples or those looking to get away from some of the nearby “busier” resorts. Quiet and peaceful with terrific views of the ocean especially at sunset. Excellent food, especially Red Salt, which we think is one of the best, if not the best, restaurants on the island. Walking distance to a few local restaurants and shops off property. Very friendly staff. Everything about this place just felt easy and relaxing.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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gettoknowtheworld99 wrote a review Aug 7
Graz, Austria4 contributions
So to understand, we spent so much money on the Islands, one Dollar is nothing we would care less about at all.. place itself is nice, 20% of the staff is at least helpfull- still rarely originally kind - smile at you and kind of rolling their eyes at the very next moment but dissappointing the most is the narrow minded attitude, charging you a Dollar or lot's more at any possibility had the breakfast package- highly not recommended- a holiday hotel at the beautiful Islands of Hawai'i where u're not able to sit outside for breakfast or dinner is as rare as stupid - still to be found at this place the breakfast room is way to cold - you're not going there to freeze and if you wish to get your already paid breakfast you can get breakfast at your room for 20% extra and another 5% delivery fee .. ridiculous! oh yeah - and if you want an omlette u get 3 ingridients and will be charged a dollar for every other ingridient .. ridiculous incl.tax and breakfast package a night set's at nearly 1000 Dollar and then you're supposed to pay a Dollar for ham in your omlette - it's as funny as stupid so instead of freezing or getting extra charged every day completly skipped breakfast (where is my refund!? @Koa'kidding) last day we had to leave and only demanded some tee in the morning- did not get it because even with the breakfast already paid they turned us down because if u do not drink the tee in front of her eye you immediatly have to pay 20% extra "room dining" .. cry out loud so, nice envirement but 80% of staff unwelcoming and ridiculously charging policy we had a good time trying to spend as little time as possible there - so should you
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kevin Zhan wrote a review Aug 6
1 contribution
Had a lovely dinner served for my birthday today at Red Salt by Jojo, food was delicious and the collar was delicately sweet and tender, Jojo recommended amazing drinks and provided very pleasant hospitality
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Chelsea W wrote a review Aug 4
Florida Keys, Florida1 contribution
It was the best place to stay. Only an hour away from each direction. The hotel staff felt like family. It exceeded our expectations! It is a resort feel but with a lowkey local atmosphere. It was an amazing stay and beautiful beach to see turtles/monk seals and snorkel. I cannot wait to return. Everyone should stay here if there is availability! You will not be dissatisfied! Thank so much to Sharae and Jameieson. for the local restaurant recommendations! You guys were the best! You made our trip feel so much more full-filled!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from KoaKea Team, Other at Ko`a Kea Resort On Poipu Beach
Responded 4 days ago
Aloha Chelsea W, Thank you for sharing a 5-star review of your recent experience. We’re so delighted to see that you chose to celebrate your honeymoon at Ko’a Kea! Our team is so glad to hear that you enjoyed to see turtles/monk seals, and snorkel. Also, we are thrilled to hear that our team members Sharae and Jameieson made a good impression on you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Mahalo, Joanna
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Raffaella L wrote a review Aug 4
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Mahalo to everyone from the Ko’a Kea Resort for making our trip so special! Aside from the hotel being impeccable and, that there is absolutely no other place you would want to stay at when heading to Hawaii, me and my fiancé would like to give a special thanks to Shari N. Manual for making our trip unforgettable! Beyond the excellent service that the hotel provides, we were fortunate to meet Shari at the front desk that from the minute we arrived made our experience so so much more special. It was always a pleasure to see her. Until she became our new favorite person for recording the moment of our engagement! Shari, although not a great actress (I could tell she was nervous) has a great heart and not only captured the sweetest moment of my life but also made a very nice video of it afterwards!🥰 Shari you live in our hearts and we’ll never forget you and Hawaii!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from KoaKea Team, Other at Ko`a Kea Resort On Poipu Beach
Responded 4 days ago
Aloha RaffaellaL4, Thank you for your 5-star review. We’re glad you enjoyed your recent stay at Ko’a Kea. We’ll make sure we pass your kind words along to Shari, who we know will be delighted to read your comment. We look forward to your return to the hotel for your next vacation. Mahalo, Joanna
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Alexa Davif wrote a review Jul 2022
San Francisco, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
We really enjoyed our stay at the Koa Kea! It was low key and intimate since it wasn’t a huge resort which we enjoyed. Definitely meant for couples (vs. families). We have to give a shout out to Sharae, and the rest of the valet staff, they were absolutely amazing and as weird as it sounds, they made our stay extra memorable. We’re usually not thrilled when it’s a valet only hotel, but this valet staff was outstanding and we loved every interaction with them! My only recommendation is for there to be more staff at the pool. The service there was a bit slow as there was only one guy working most days. All in all, great spot to stay!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from KoaKea Team, Other at Ko`a Kea Resort On Poipu Beach
Responded 3 days ago
Aloha alexakieldavid, Thank you for sharing a 5-star review of your recent experience. We’re so delighted to see that you chose to celebrate your honeymoon at Ko’a Kea! We are thrilled to hear that our valet team members made a good impression on you. We will share your comment to Sharae, who will be delighted to see your comment. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Mahalo, Joanna
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Lise Lotte H wrote a review Jul 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Koa Kea is a heavenly place on earth 🌺🌴🙏🏻 And we have met so much kindness, wonderful accommodation and beautiful views and not least lovely food, that it is difficult to highlight anything. However, the entire family agrees that the sushi chefs, Cody and Wesley, deserve our outmost acclamation. Their choices for us were to die for - and upon thanking them, they stated that it was all due to the freshness of the fish. However having tried a number of world class sushi places, including in Tokyo and LA, we know that they are simply modest!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from KoaKea Team, Other at Ko`a Kea Resort On Poipu Beach
Responded 1 week ago
Aloha Lise Lotte H, Thank you for your 5-star review. We’re glad you enjoyed your recent stay at Ko’a Kea and had an amazing experience with our team members, accommodations, and food. We’ll make sure we pass your kind words along to Cody and Wesley, who we know will be delighted to read your comment. We look forward to your return to the hotel for your next vacation. Mahalo! Joanna
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Andy C wrote a review Jul 2022
New England3 contributions
Jo-Jo at Red Salt was amazing! We had been looking forward to dining at Red Salt, and her personality and service made the night fun and seamless. The salmon gnocchi special was a great addition to the regular menu.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from KoaKea Team, Other at Ko`a Kea Resort On Poipu Beach
Responded 1 week ago
Aloha AndyC5667, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review of Ko’a Kea Resort. We are so glad that Jo-Jo at Red Salt made a great impact during at Red Salt and enjoyed the salmon gnocchi special. We hope to welcome you back to Ko’a Kea in the near future! Mahalo! Joanna
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Rachel K wrote a review Jul 2022
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions
We dined at Red Salt for our honeymoon & had Shannon as our server. She was excellent! All her recommendations were spot on! Every part of the meal was some of the most delicious food we’ve had. Thank you!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from KoaKea Team, Other at Ko`a Kea Resort On Poipu Beach
Responded 1 week ago
Aloha Rachelpkrueger, Thank you for choosing Red Salt for your honeymoon celebration. We are thrilled to hear you had a great experience and hope to welcome you back soon. Mahalo, Joanna
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PRICE RANGE
$707 - $887 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
koa kea hotel poipu, koa kea hotel and resort, koa kea resort
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiKauaiKoloaPoipuKoloa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
121
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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.