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2251 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9534
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/07/29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/07/29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 7 hotels in Poipu
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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.

Most Romantic Hotels Collection - Travel + Leisure

Best Beach Hotels in the U.S. - MSN Travel 2020

Top Resort in Kauai Kauai, No. 10 Resorts in all Hawaii - Travel + Leisure 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Best Hotels in U.S. + Gold Badge of Honor by U.S. News & World Report - 2018, 2019, 2020

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2251 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9534
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Janie S wrote a review 14 Sep
Phoenix, Arizona5 contributions3 helpful votes
Awesome staff!!! Rooms pool and beach were very clean and easily accessible. Red Salt was amazing for breakfast snd dinner. Best meals we had on the island by far. Concierge, valet, front desk and cleaning staff were sll so friendly. We safe and comfortable there we will return!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
GQSFGUY wrote a review Dec 2020
Santa Rosa, California17 contributions36 helpful votes
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We spent 3 nights at Koa Kea in early December, and were very impressed with the property and the service all around! Safety standards were excellent with respect to Covid protocols, largely not impacting the overall resort experience. The property has a truly intimate feel, with easy access to the excellent public beaches in front of neighboring resorts (just rocky beach immediately in front of Koa Kea). Rooms are a good size and nicely appointed, with a super comfy bed. Oceanfront rooms are truly "oceanfront" and definitely the way to go if you can. The gym was available in hour blocks for private reservation, which was a really nice option. And daily sunrise yoga was a great way to start each day (more energizing than challenging , for yoga-types). Unfortunately, we didn't get to enjoy Red Salt restaurant as it was closed the days we were there, but local friends commented its the best restaurant on the island. Only disappointments: The useless resort fee (which most Hawaiian resorts charge.. and is a pet peeve) and the $30 overnight parking charge, only because their website specifically says self-parking is complimentary. We forgave these annoyances given the island had just entered lockdown again and we we so happy with everything else, particularly the warm and generous staff!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: Splurge on an oceanfront room if you can! Those on the second floor have unobstructed ocean...
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Travelers wrote a review 08 Sep
Alexandria, Virginia12 contributions34 helpful votes
We recently stayed here for 4 nights and 3 days in ocean front room 378 and loved it. The staff of both the hotel and restaurant were very welcoming, efficient and COVID safe. The location was very convenient, we walked 10 minutes to the Dollar rent a car site which was very affordable in these times at $100 total for a full-size for a day. We took day trips for a helicopter and hiking tours. In advance of our stay correspondence was a little delayed but they always responded fully in 1-2 days (a higher price hotel on another island was not as prompt.) Highly recommend and would definitely return. See Details for more on Room and Dining.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Ian G, Guest Services / Front Office at Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Aloha, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Ian
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Ryan wrote a review 01 Sep
5 contributions1 helpful vote
I took my wife here as part of our honeymoon and had a great time! The hotel was quiet and intimate while still providing a high level of luxury and nice amenities. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful (special thanks to Dustin at Red Salt for both making the dining experience really enjoyable and also immediately calling my room when I left my phone at the table at dinner), and the beach is only a few yards away. We had a deluxe ocean view room on the first floor which was wonderful. We had a great time watching the surfers from our private deck chairs and checking out the stars at night. We chose to do the package that included breakfast, and we loved eating at the restaurant each morning. We also ate at Red Salt twice for dinner because it was delicious. The only thing I would say is that there is a public walking path that runs along the length of the coast in front of the hotel, which does interrupt some of the privacy of the deluxe ocean view rooms. Another small nitpick is that you can only valet your car with no self-park option. That being said, all the valets were quick, kind, and even gave us recommendations and advice for our excursions! We can’t wait to return to the Ko’a Kea!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ron L wrote a review Aug 2021
Cary, Illinois8 contributions14 helpful votes
Ko'a Kea is a small and quiet resort located on a beach and an easy drive to all island destinations. Great place for couples as the amenities are not great for families with small children (small pool, for example). While it sits in the middle of two beach fronts, the one to the right is steep and not for daytime sunbathing.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort?
Nearby attractions include Aulii Luau (0.3 km), Brennecke's Beach (0.3 km), and Ke Kahua O Kāneiolouma (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Little Fish Coffee, Papalani Gelato, and Red Salt.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lawai International Center (7.7 km), Ke Kahua O Kāneiolouma (0.4 km), and Prince Kuhio Park (1.8 km).
Does Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.