Ko`a Kea Resort is a beautiful property and was the perfect location for our intimate wedding. We had an ocean front suite which I walked out the sliding glass door to meet my husband and guests. The location was spectacular and being on grass kept the ceremony private with a beautiful back drop of the ocean. Special thanks to Paul for setting up our wedding event plus playing guitar during our ceremony. Carole Koulbanis is the wedding planner for Koa Kea and she's incredible. She took care of everything including minister, flowers and setting up all the appointments. The day of the wedding was stress free and the entire day was relaxing for us due to Paul and Carole arranging everything perfectly. Carole and our photographer, Vilma Bergenholtz, were a great comforting factor even before we arrived in Kauai. Anna did a great job on my hair and makeup which is always a concern on your wedding day. Carole set up a small cake which was scrumptious and a champagne toast. The bridal bouquet was beautiful. Vilma took additional sunset pictures on the beach location which is off to the right of the property. I can't wait to see the pictures. After the ceremony, we had dinner at Red Salt which was delicious. We ended our night sitting on the patio of our suite with our friends listing to the ocean and having cocktails. It was exactly what we had in mind for our special day.
The staff was not only spectacular on our wedding day but on our entire 12 day stay at the resort. All of the staff was extremely accommodating, helpful and kind all of the time. They always greeted you with a smile and provided excellent service. They made sure you had everything you needed no matter if it was major or something as minor as getting you packing tape.
The hot tub and pool were great. The pool area is relaxing and not crowed feeling at all. The pool bar was fantastic with great service. It's the perfect location for drinks and lunch. It has a great view of the ocean so you could watch the surfers, catch a game and have a cocktail. You could find chairs either in the sun or under an umbrella with ease. You never found yourself waiting for a lounge chair in either location. You could also rent snorkel gear and get surf lessons on the property. This area is also perfect to watch sun sets. After the sun sets, the resort lights tiki torches which is a perfect place for a romantic conversation.
Valet service is included in the price of the room and the valet were very responsive in getting our car. Plus were very helpful for dinning suggestions and places to visit on the island.
The front staff was friendly and very helpful making arrangements for activities on the island. They made suggestions for vendors, booked the activity and always included directions for you. This was a nice service so you didn't have to search for phone numbers and call everyone directly.
The twice a day maid service was nice. The staff did a good job of keeping fresh towels and always made sure you had everything you needed. The evening turn down service was nice touch. You came back to a clean room with a bottle of chilled water by your bedside. The rooms and property was very clean.
We can't say enough good things about this boutique resort and the staff. It was the perfect location for our wedding. If you are looking to have a small intimate wedding location, this is the ideal resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Encounter the golden beaches of Ko`a Kea Hotel & Resort, an 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Koa Kea Hotel Poipu
- Koa Kea Hotel And Resort
- Koa Kea Resort
- Koa Kea Hotel & Resort Kauai/Poipu