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 2624 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best Boutique Hotel Getaway

    Exceptional service and all the right ammenities was just part of why we would like to go back. Loved that it was the right amount of quiet with plenty to do all around. The Red Salt Restaurant was very good for both dinners and breakfast. There is a lot of attention to detail for the guests. Wouldn't bring kids there. It's not that kind of place.

    Nov 16, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Simply the best!

    We stayed for a second time this October at the Ko’a Kea. It is simply the best small resort. Service is excellent. We enjoyed breakfast each morning at Red Salt - our server, Jenny was amazing. She remembered us after our first day and took excellent care of us during our week long stay. The grounds are amazing! Best snorkeling right next door! I highly recommend staying here - we will be back!

    Nov 16, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Small, private resort

    If you don't like crowds at the mega resorts, this is the place for you. They have a poolside bar that serves food and Red Salt is the fine dining restaurant. The pool and spa were smallish due to limited guest rooms. Rooms themselves were absolutely gorgeously done. The only downside was the lack of easy access to the beach on property. The steep rocks were not for older folks.

    Nov 15, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful ambiance with great views of the beach

    My favorite thing about our stay was the ambience of the resort. It was very quiet (I only saw one family with children) and relaxing. It wasn't crowded like a lot of the bigger Resorts we saw which I really enjoyed. Fantastic location and views of the beach from the pool are amazing. The food was mostly okish and overpriced. I wouldn't eat at any of the restaurants again but in a pinch my advice is to stick with the quesadilla. Drinks were fantastic and the espresso maker in the room was a life saver. The room was nice and spacious great bathroom and the bed was very comfortable. Overall, I would definitely stay again.

    Nov 12, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Boutique resort by the ocean

    Got an ocean view room. Heard the waves crash at night, while on the balcony having coffee in the morning, and at sunset. Enjoyed the pool and the bar by the pool. Ate at Red Salt twice, had a massage by the water. Had a relaxing and wonderful trip here.

    Nov 09, 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 Frequently Asked Questions), 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 A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air: PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 102319