Experience the sophisticated luxury oceanfront destination situated on world-famous Poipu Beach, on the sun-kissed south shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Inspired by the spectacular sunsets, colorful native flowers and vibrant sea life of Kauai, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort captures the natural essence of luxury island adventure.


Lihue Airport, Lihue Hawaii : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1992
Last Renovation: 2009
All rooms non-smoking: 121
Floors: 3


Resort 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 2885 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Delightful high quality Hotel on the Beach

    The staff were always incredibly kind and helpful. We enjoyed the early morning Yoga classes on the lawn. Our favorite activity was to lay out under an umbrella by the pool and go thru the drink menu.

    Feb 06, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beauty everywhere

    Such a great experience. A beautiful resort and tummy food and the island of Kauai is so special. Saw massive endangered turtles on the beach today. And a monk seal too. Nature is special here and protected.

    Feb 03, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Limitless service at a compact resort

    Great location. Great service. We arrived at night and the valet greeted us by name - even before we told her our name. That is an example of the level of service at Ko’a Kea. Apparently we were the last couple that was expected that night, so our name was easy to guess but we were definitely impressed. We were escorted to our room and our luggage was brought over to our room for us. The resort is compact so nothing is far away. That being said, many amenities were offered. The beach and the pool were just steps away from our room. The restaurant served a great dinner. There are plenty more restaurants nearby. One morning we needed to leave the hotel very early. We told the valet our plans the night before and our car was waiting for us at the hotel entrance the next morning. We enjoyed our time at Ko’a Kea.

    Feb 01, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Another Great Getaway

    We've been regular guests since its opening circa 2009. Koa Kea offers an intimate setting with stunning vistas. It's a boutique property- romantic, relaxing and clean. All Koa Kea rooms were beautifully renovated just recently. We usually take a room just a few steps from the ocean. Its target demo is couples. If you want a place to keep the kids entertained with a resort pool adorned by water slides and kids activities... this is not your destination. The property is ideally located on Poipu Beach about mid-way between two nice walking destinations; the Grand Hyatt/Poipu Bay golf to the east, and Kikui ula shopping to the west. My wife and I begin each day with an awesome sunrise yoga class with Teri. The pool bar offers lunch, snacks and dinner service from the award winning *Red Salt kitchen (*I'll review separately). And they pour a great cocktail, or mock-tail. The pandemic has adversely affected the global travel and leisure industry no less than any other. The industry has yet to fully recover. Despite the many remaining challenges, no T&L establishment has fully recovered. We've found that Koa Kea has fared as well as any. The property is staffed by awesome, ever-pleasant, knowledgeable professionals who are very attentive to their guests. Many are dedicated long-term employees that make us feel like family every visit. Remember, Hawaii is the most isolated, populated land mass on the planet. Hence, cost for goods and services at a luxury resort such as this are higher than a similar resort on the mainland.

    Jan 29, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Romantic & Relaxing. Clean & Comfortable Worth it! Beautiful sunsets and best hidden spot in poipu. I only wish there was a little live music near bar area. But I loved it. I will definitely return to this beautiful place

    Jan 28, 2023
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 operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, 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 120319