Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values!
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.


Lihue Airport, Lihue Hawaii : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1992
Last Renovation: 2009
All rooms non-smoking: 121
Floors: 3


Hotel Details

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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy: Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy: Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy: This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information: Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

There is a  daily resort fee that includes: valet parking, lei greeting upon arrival, one
in-room bottle of private label wine (must be 21 or older), high-speed
wireless internet access, wellness classes, hosted evening manager cocktail
reception on Wednesdays, keepsake Ko’a Kea flip flops, and access to over
3,000 same-day newspapers and magazines worldwide on your personal devices via PressReader. The fee is subject to change without prior notice.

The above list may not be comprehensive.  The hotel can provide current inclusions upon guest check-in.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating Based on 2580 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing first day!

    Just checked in yesterday for a six night stay. It’s been great so far. Love the size of the hotel and location. Husband, daughter and I enjoy yes the yoga on the lawn overlooking the ocean followed by a lovely breakfast. Breakfast buffet could be improved with more choices, but is still very good with lots of choice with the mains.

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Hotel is great however HORRIBLE breakfast.

    We stayed there for 4 nights. The staff is great and very helpful. Rooms are good and the atmosphere is peaceful. We tried the dinner at the Red Salt, the vanilla fish was really good (don’t bother trying the desserts it’s un necessary). We’ve decided to try the breakfast one morning....big mistake! This is the worst avocado toast I’ve ever had in my life. The bread is greasy, the avocado doesn’t taste anything and the eggs were absolutely horrible. The buffet is useless and just have a look at the photos of pastries... Overall, the hotel is great but if you want a nice breakfast go to the Fish café around the corner. It’s fresh, delicious and offers a great variety of food!

    Aug 06, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful resort

    My partner and I had the pleasure of staying at Koa Kea resort in July this year. The accomodation was very comfortable and clean, the staff were very helpful and had great local knowledge. It was really handy how we were given maps and direction cards for local attractions. Don’t miss the out on the bar, pool and a beautiful sunset on the lawn!

    Aug 05, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Resort

    My wife and I spent four nights in June at the Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort. Our room had a garden view was quiet and very comfortable. We really loved the beach area. The swimming was great and so was the snorkeling. We saw many different types of fish and saw a monk seal resting on the beach.

    Jul 25, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Incredible stay for 5th anniversary

    My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights to celebrate our 5th anniversary - it was the most perfect 5 days. We arrived at the resort around 10am. Check-in isn’t until 4:30pm, but we were able to use the bellhop/valet services and go to the pool/beach before our room was ready. We opted for a garden-view room, mostly to save money, but also because we knew we wouldn’t spend much time in the room. It was beautiful, clean, and had a luxurious bathroom. We received complimentary bottle of wine as well as water bottles and chocolates each evening. We didn’t see the inside of any ocean-view rooms, but from the outside they looked amazing if that is what you prioritize. The pool and hot tub are very nice, but we spent most of our time out and about the island, or lounging on the beach just north of the resort. There are fire pits with lounge chairs that would make a great evening hangout if you are there with a group. The staff was incredible - extremely accommodating and friendly. Special shoutout to the valet team as they were so helpful and knowledgeable anytime we had questions about an activity. We tried the restaurant one evening. The food was very good though I felt it was a bit overpriced, but I’m probably just cheap :) This is not an inexpensive option on Kauai, but it was worth every penny. Highly recommend!

    Jul 24, 2019
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