Hawaii-Kauai

Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort


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Extra Value: Kids 17 and under Stay Free.

Step into luxury at this boutique oceanfront resort on the world-famous Poipu Beach of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort captures the essence of the island's native flowers and vibrant sea life, making it one of the most beautiful and romantic resorts in Kauai. The name "Ko'a Kea" is Hawaiian for "white coral," a Hawaiian mythical symbol for new life and spirituality. Allow your stay at Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort to open you to the life-giving power of Kauai's tropical vegetation, coral reefs, and azure sea.

Kauai's diverse landscape offers an abundance of activities and excursions for the adventurous explorer or the relaxed traveler. Near the resort there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the island's diverse landscape with hiking, horseback riding, and golfing. Explore the natural beauty of the ocean and its wildlife with surfing, snorkeling, and kayaking in the area.

At the end of a long day on the island, experience spectacular beachfront accommodations with all the comfort, activities, and spectacular views Poipu Beach has to offer. Each of the 121 rooms offers crisp, relaxing colors and sleek designs, with private lanais providing stunning exterior views. For even further relaxation, The Spa at the Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort offers rejuvenating treatments with a focus on natural and indigenous ingredients to ease the body after a day of island activities. Upscale cuisine is also on offer, at the hotel's contemporary oceanfront restaurant Red Salt.
HOTEL LOCATION
Situated on the south shore of world-famous Poi'pu Beach.
Address: 2251 POIPU ROAD
KOLOA, KAUAI
HI

US
Local Phone: 808-828-8888
Toll Free Phone: 888-898-8958
Fax: 808-742-4216
HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Resort fee inclusion)
Shopping Mall Nearby (500 yards)
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Tropical setting with ocean views. Pool bar service is available.
Golf: NEARBY
Poi'pu Bay Golf Club is located 1 mile away from the hotel.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: tee time dependant
Club Rental Fees: $
Caddy: hire only
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
This oceanfront resort features designs that accentuate the natural beauty of Hawaii's landscape. Neutral tones with bright accents complement the rich dark wood furniture and floors. This designer boutique hotel is located on the beaches of Kauai. It features a restaurant, lounge, pool bar, fitness center, spa, and business services. Beach: Poipu Beach is a white sand beach and is known for great diving, surfing, snorkeling, and swimming. Check-in: 3:00pm
Check-out: Noon
Total Rooms: 121
Year Opened: 2009 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, Discover, American Express, JCB
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Daily Resort Fee of $26.04, per day. Billed to guest folio and paid directly to hotel.
ROOM TYPES
PARTIAL OCEAN VIEW 1-KING
Large room with partial ocean view from the private balcony. Amenities include HD flat screen TVs, I-pod docs, L'Occitane bath amenities, separate sitting area, and much more. King bedded room sleeps 2.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
PARTIAL OCEAN VIEW - 2 DOUBLES
Large room with partial ocean view from the private balcony. Amenities include HD flat screen TVs, I-pod docs, L'Occitane bath amenities, separate sitting area, and much more. Sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults + 1 child.
2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
OCEAN VIEW 1-KING
Large room with ocean view from the private balcony. Amenities include HD flat screen TVs, I-pod docs, L'Occitane bath amenities, separate sitting area, and much more. King bedded room sleeps 2.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
OCEAN VIEW - 2 DOUBLE BEDS
Large room with ocean view from the private balcony. Amenities include HD flat screen TVs, I-pod docs, L'Occitane bath amenities, separate sitting area, and much more. Sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults + 1 child.
2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
DINING
There are 1 Restaurants at Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort:
Red Salt - Contemporary upscale dining with emphasis on local and Pacific cuisine. Breakfast Buffet and Dinner menu.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Spa, fitness center
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Poolside bar, lounge
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 2181reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Stay at this resort
Jim L, Sydney, Australia
Sun Nov 19 14:40:49 EST 2017
Koa Kea has a small complex which is shepherded away from the rest of the beach resorts. The valet staff were so friendly and helpful and there is an intimate feel about to the resort. Although we were up in a corner of the hotel we still had great views of the ocean. The lawn which overlooks the ocean was never crowded, so it was easy to step outside and relax. If we venture back to Kauai we would definitely stay here again.

Awesome
Michael B,
Sat Nov 18 15:27:51 EST 2017
We loved this place. For all you northern shore folks we prefer the south. Much homier and comfy. The Sushi chef Justine is amazing and Red Salt is the best restaurant period. Close to everything. We most enjoyed koala Zip Line and Captain Andy’s Napoli coast tour.

Wonderful stay
SJChristine, San Jose, California
Tue Nov 14 12:56:54 EST 2017
We were traveling to Kauai for a family wedding, and everyone was on their own for housing. I searched here on Trip Advisor and found great reviews, one of which was from a friend of ours! The resort is relatively new, having been rebuilt after Hurricane Iniki in 1992. All of the rooms have a great view, and at least a partial view of the ocean. The staff was very welcoming when we arrived early and we went to the pool-side bar to get a drink and some food and start vacation. Each of the rooms has a balcony where you can sit and just enjoy the atmosphere. Wi-Fi is free and pretty fast. There is a small refrigerator in each room in a corner nook, and the countertop above it was a great place to keep snacks and useful items that we didn't want on the chest/desk. The only downside was that there was almost no counter in the bathroom -- there was a small corner table, but it was barely big enough for my husband's travel kit. Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion were all provided. The spa focuses on bodywork -- no hair or nails. The restaurant, Red Salt, is reviewed separately. We will definitely plan to stay here on our next trip to Hawaii. Oh, and don't feed the chickens!

Motel accommodations at resort prices
FidelisLux, darbeegr
Sat Nov 11 07:46:08 EST 2017
We left wondering if "Koa Kea" translates to Motel 6. I'll assume by the many positive reviews of this property that our experience was an anomaly. We flew to Kauai following a week at the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island, which probably didn't help, as this hotel paled in comparison. We arrived early - about two hours before check-in time, and were not surprised our room wasn't ready. What was disappointing, however, was that after waiting in the lobby for the early afternoon, the room was still not available when I checked with the desk 15 minutes after check-in time. The person at the desk explained they were full the evening before and didn't have adequate staff to clean all the rooms on time, but one would think they'd have made it a priority knowing we were waiting. When we did get into the room, we found two soiled towels folded and ready for our use, so I guess I know how they got through the short staffing issue. I brought the towels to the desk and asked to have the manager call me, but never heard from anyone. As for the room itself, we found it quite small with very little dresser/storage space. The bathroom was nicely done, though with only a single sink and no separate water closet, it's definitely on the cramped side. The pool is very small and shallow, and there is no accessible beach on the property, though it is only a short walk. The one real positive was the valet service - always quick and friendly with recommendations for restaurants and local sites. We'll be back at the Grand Hyatt next time. It's only slightly more expensive, but at least there we feel like we get what we pay for.

Perfect - What Else Can I Say?
Elizabeth A, Barrie, Canada
Tue Oct 31 11:04:33 EDT 2017
But I will attempt to say a bit more to help other travellers. This is, as others have said, a small boutique hotel. It is not a massive property with waterslides and children everywhere so if that is what you are looking for, I suggest you look on. Otherwise, without a doubt, you will not regret a stay here. When we pulled up to the driveway, Traci (one of the many amazing valet staff) helped us out of our car using our name. We were expected and were welcomed as if we were royalty. We were led inside the lobby area which is beautifully decorated but not pretentious. There were many areas to sit and relax or have a cocktail. We were then checked in and given a brief tour of the property - as we arrived at night, tiki torches were lit everywhere outside and the chairs around the fire pits were so inviting. Simply beautiful. Our room was waiting for us with a complementary bottle of champagne for our anniversary celebration, as well as a bottle of wine in the mini fridge. TIP - If you book a dinner at their onsite restaurant Red Salt (also absolutely amazing - special thanks to Chris) you can bring this complementary bottle to the dining room and consume it with your meal with no corkage fee. Rooms were spacious and well laid out. We booked an ocean view room and it did not disappoint in any way at all. (The only tiny niggle is that there is not very much dresser space to unpack - in fact, our cruise ship had more). This in no way impacted our holiday. There is a large marble walk in shower (I believe only the ocean front rooms have a bath) with a rain shower overhead, as well as a removable shower head with multiple settings. Toiletries were great and replaced as needed. I cannot rave enough about housekeeping at this resort. The room was cleaned twice daily and all towels and toiletries replaced. At turndown each evening, two complimentary bottles of water and a bowl of ice were placed bedside. For your convenience there is laundry onsite with very reasonable charges to use the machines. Wash is one dollar as is dryer. Soap is available in the gift shop in the lobby. As others have said, the resort is ocean front, but for a sandy beach you must walk to the left or right. Our favourite spot was about a 2 minute walk to the right facing the ocean. Watersports hut is onsite and personnel very friendly. You can use as many beach towels as you need (which you obtain from this hut) and do not need a towel card. The gorgeous outdoor pool and hot tub are open until 10pm daily and an evening swim is amazing with the tiki torches surrounding it. Regarding excursions, the front desk/concierge will assist you in any way you need. They will make recommendations for activities or restaurants and will even assist with the booking of these activities. Even better, they have index cards with specific driving directions to just about anything you would care to see/do on the island so no need for GPS. Special thanks to Jennifer. Customer service was outstanding. There was a small issue with our bill when we were leaving and management did more than make it right. Staff at this hotel clearly understand making sure every client leaves perfectly satisfied (as this client did) and is interested in building repeat business. Mahalo to everyone who makes this resort such an amazing place to stay. If you are considering this hotel, consider no further....just book. If you like small properties with amazing service and beautiful surroundings, you will not be disappointed. Please feel free to email if you have specific questions and I'll try to answer them.



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