Encounter the golden beaches of Ko'a Kea Resort on Poipu Beach, a newly renovated, 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.
Only Kauai Resort in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards Hall of Fame
AAA Four-Diamond Award, 2022
Forbes Travel Guide, 2021
Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, 2020, 2021
Best Beach Hotels in the U.S. - MSN Travel 2020
Best Hotels in U.S. + Gold Badge of Honor by U.S. News & World Report - 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
My husband and I stayed here for a few nights of our honeymoon and wish we would’ve spent more here! It was an absolute dream, so quiet and relaxing just a few steps away from the beach which was also quiet. The other beaches in the area had a lot more traffic so it was nice to have it feel like we had it more to ourselves. We loved how this resort is boutique so it feels like you can have your own space at the pool and around the grounds. We enjoyed breakfast at Red Salt and a few cocktails at the pool bar, both delicious but expensive which isn’t too surprising considering you’re paying resort prices.Walking distance from some of the shopping centers/restaurants in Poipu which was a plus! The grounds were gorgeous and the staff were super friendly and helpful! 5 stars we’d love to make a trip back again!…
Beautiful resort, excellent location, beautiful views, right on the beach. Attentive staff, including front desk, Concierge, valet, housekeeping. Delicious restaurant, red salt, one of the best on the island. would stay here again. Recommend a beach side cabana massage.
Excellent amenities. Stunning views. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Shoutout to Rebecca and Tristan at Red Salt restaurant. Excellent service. Will definitely return. A beautiful island and picture perfect views. The ocean room views well worth the money.
Just a great resort. Small intimate. Quiet. Beautiful with a great staff. Food is very expensive BUT Red Salt was by far best dinners we had on island. We loved Kristin at the bar at Red Salt. Outside bartenders are very nice as well. Maybe only other complaint is coffee is not free and they only have small cups for $4. Hardly a deal breaker. Oh and gym is very nice as well
Great food at Red Salt restaurant We had breakfast and the lobster Benedict is excellent Great service from Rebecca. She was very attentive and accommodating. Highly recommend The view is fabulous of the ocean.
The resort is amazing. Very friendly and professional staff. The rooms and environment are clean and beautiful. Much more intimate than the other big resorts in the area. Only critic is that beach equipment costs money to rent.
Everything closed way too early in the evening at 8:30-9 pm. Pool and hot tub hours only till 9 pm. No coffee in the morning for early day trips. Terrible house cleaning service. You have to request. When paying $500.00 a day I should get housekeeping every day!
The resort is very intimate peaceful and fabulous. The valet car service is great especially Roy and Jamieson. A major highlight is the poolside bar especially because of Erin. She is a huge asset to the resort and a credit to her Iprofession. She is training up her side kick Daniel to follow in her footsteps. I do wish the poolside bar would continue their menu after 430 when it now becomes Red Salt's menu which is not appropriate for the setting.
Beautiful property-quiet and understated. Excellent service. Erin at the poolside bar and jamieson at the car valet are outstanding. Always cheerful, helpful and welcoming. We hope to see them next year.
Ok so they didn't do anything poorly. But it's tiny, it's like a glorified motel with a big Television and free wine and flip flops. But at $500 a night I was expecting more of the resort. The pool was small, there was one hot tub that consistently had obnoxious people, and the restaurant cost about 4x what it should. So in summary if it was $120 a night this would be a 5 star review, but the value for what you get is terrible. It's sad what the Poipu area has become. For a resort there was nothing to do, except the free sunrise yoga and be around "white lotus" type people.