Hotel Overview

2019 Exceptional 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 2554 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Owners grandkids terrorizing guests

    This is the strangest resort experience I have ever had in Hawaii. The owner of this resort has been throwing parties by the pool for his family, making all of us guests feel like we are imposing despite us paying to be here. A few families with kids are staying here and all are well behaved.......except the owners grandkids, who’s parents seem to have no issue with them yelling a screaming for hours while they play in the pool next to relaxing customers. So incredibly disappointing and disrespectful I can’t believe the ownership of the hotel would allow this.

    Jun 20, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Dream Vacation Interrupted by Hotel Owners family reunion

    Currently staying at the Ko’a Kea hotel as part of a multi island trip to Hawaii. Despite having hundreds of guests spending thousands of dollars on their dream vacations at their hotel, the owner decided to throw a large family reunion which has occupied the pool and bar area for several the annoyance of many guests currently here. The owner is sitting a few seats away and seams completely unaware that most of his guests are wearing headphones just to drown out the noise of his poorly disciplined grandkids. What is normally a quiet couples retreat is now filled with toddlers and loud unsupervised children running around the only pool area screaming. That ownership would have such disregard for paying guests looking for a quiet relaxing getaway is troubling, and I would advise people to avoid this hotel, At least until Remington,s father is able to successfully beg his 4 year old to be quiet and get out of the pool.

    Jun 19, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Ko'a Kea Resort - Poipu

    Recently enjoyed a perfect stay at Ko'a Kea. I previously had dinner at their wonderful restaurant Red Salt but had not stayed at the hotel. I went with my grown daughter for a birthday getaway. We enjoyed our stay from beginning to end and it was truly difficult to leave. Ko'a Kea is in a fantastic location. Our room was lovely. It had an amazing ocean view, even though it was not classified as ocean front. The staff were all very accommodating, friendly and caring. One evening one of the people who worked at the hotel told us that turtles had been spotted on a nearby beach and we walked a few minutes to find a large family of turtles resting on the sand. The food was perfect as well. Little touches such as wine in our refrigerator and complimentary flip-flops added to our enjoyment. Absolutely cannot wait to return to this truly wonderful hotel!

    Jun 18, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing vacation!

    My husband and I had the best vacation experience at Ko'a Kea and cannot wait to come back. The staff is exceptional and so helpful. The grounds are beautiful and it's in the perfect location for beach access without the beach crowds you see at other hotels. We had a minor problem with our room after the first night but they went above and beyond to immediately resolve it. Thanks for a great stay, we can't wait to come back!

    Jun 17, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Most amazing stay!

    The ocean front view was absolutely stellar. The rooms were amazing, very clean and stylish. The staff is second to none, with several staff members remembering our names by day two. Overall the stay here was one of the best I have had the privileged to have.

    Jun 13, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519