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Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

Star Rating
4.5 out of 5



4.7 / 5Exceptional
818 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Poipu Shopping Village
    10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Poipu Beach
    12 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Red Salt
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Kiahuna Tennis Club
    8 min walk
  • Airport
    Lihue, HI (LIH)
    29 min drive

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  • Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Double Room, Garden View

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    • Sleeps 3
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  • Room, 1 King Room, Partial Ocean View

    Room Amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Double Room, Partial Ocean View

    Room Amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Double Room, Ocean View

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    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Room, 1 King Bed, Oceanfront

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    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Double Room, Oceanfront

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Oceanfront

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

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    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Oceanfront

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    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Located on the beach, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort is in Koloa's Poipu neighbourhood. Poipu Shopping Village and Shops at Kukuiula are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Poipu Beach and Kalapaki Beach. CJM Country Stables and Kauai Coffee Company are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Poipu Shopping Village - 10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Poipu Beach - 12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Kiahuna Golf Course - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Prince Kuhio Park - 5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Baby Beach - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Lihue, HI (LIH) - 29 min drive


  • Red Salt — 1 min walk
  • Pool Bar — 1 min walk
  • Red Salt — 1 min walk
  • Kiahuna Tennis Club — 8 min walk
  • Keoki's Paradise — 10 min walk

About this property

Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

Spend the day relaxing on the beach or pampering yourself at Koa Kea Hotel & Resort's full-service spa. All 121 rooms offer thoughtful touches such as espresso makers and bathrobes, as well as comforts such as Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters. Complimentary wireless Internet access and balconies or patios are standard, as are LCD TVs with cable channels.

Awards and affiliations

  • Koa Kea Hotel & Resort is listed in the 2017 Condé Nast Traveller Top 100 List.



Check-in between 4 PM - 2:00 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 300 per pet, per stay.
  • Dogs only
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 45.98 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach towels
  • Health club access
  • Fitness centre access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Business centre/computer access
  • Internet access
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10.00 and USD 40 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 26.18 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 300 per pet, per stay
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 200 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Koa Kea Hotel Resort Koloa
  • Koa Kea Koloa
  • Koa Kea

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Valet parking: USD 26.18 per night

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–11 AM: USD 10.00-40 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Aerobics classes
  • Bike hire
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkelling
  • Hot tub
  • Surfing/boogie boarding

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (675 square feet)


  • Beach loungers
  • Beachfront location
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • 5 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Spa open daily


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower


  • Beach towels
  • Couples dining
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in reception

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • TV channels
  • iPod dock
  • premium channels

Food and drink

  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service

Nearby things to do


  • Cave exploring
  • Ecotours
  • Golf lessons
  • Golf
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Scuba diving
  • Whale watching
  • Ziplining

Where to eat

  • Red Salt – Pool-view restaurant with a bar. Serves breakfast and dinner daily.
  • Pool Bar – Poolside bar. Serves lunch and light fare daily.


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1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

This hotel is AMAZING - wow! Friendly staff, clean rooms, amazing bar, front desk and room service. I loved that the beach chairs were up on the grass so things didn't get too sandy. The beach is less than a 30 sec walk if you enjoy swimming in the beach. You can snorkle right there as well. The valet service was amazing - it was great that we could take towels off site when we wanted to visit other parts of the island. Their restaurant, Red Salt, was so delicious (but super pricey). We only ate there once (for our pocket's sake lol). Other than the price of the food and drinks (it was quite expensive even for Kauai), we were so happy with our choice to stay here! Rooms are quite a bit cheaper if you book on Expedia (or similar) versus their own website. I would definitely stay here again!

Stayed 12 nights in Sep. 2019

5/5 Excellent

The entire staff starting with Whitney at the desk was so helpful and pleasant. We loved our first floor room going right out to the beach or pool. Red Salt restaurant has the best food! Compliments to the chef!! Daniel, our valet was informative every day we went out! Erin and Jessa at the pool bar were so personable ! We will definitely be back ! We celebrated our 50th Anniversary here ❤️ Thank you everyone for making our time so special!!

Stayed 10 nights in Sep. 2019

5/5 Excellent

Very special place. The guests were quiet and respectful at the pool. Loud behavior from drinking was at a minimum. This is something that’s important for me since I do not drink!

Stayed 7 nights in Sep. 2019

5/5 Excellent

Quite environment, well equipment and location, nice staff.

Stayed 10 nights in Sep. 2019

5/5 Excellent

The Koa Kea is a beautifully situated Resort. It is smaller and more intimate than the huge super-resorts nearby. It is, indeed, a "boutique resort". From the moment you glide up the drive to the waiting, friendly valets, to the short steps into the reception area, you get the feeling that you are a special, appreciated guest. If you have stayed there before, there is a very good chance that the service staff will call you by name even before you reach check-in. On the Island of Kauai, we never stay anywhere BUT the Koa Kea, since we discovered it 7 years ago when we were married on the Island. I only wish we'd found the Koa Kea BEFORE we were married at the overpriced and uncaring, huge hotel at the other end of the island. Lt. Col. Gary P. Hanson (Ret)

Stayed 4 nights in Sep. 2019

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