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
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!!
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.
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…
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
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!
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!…
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!
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!
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.
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!