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    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.

    Koa Kea Hotel and Resort opened April 2009, our upscale 121-room boutique oceanfront hotel on the sunny south shore of Kauai, offers the most beautiful and romantic accommodations on the island. The Hawaii hotel offers guests spectacular beachfront accommodations while providing all the comfort, amenities, activities, and breathtaking views you would expect from a luxury hotel in Kauai on Poipu Beach.

    Kauai’s diverse landscape offers a plethora of excursions flexible to the adventurous or relaxed traveler staying in Kauai. Near the Hawaiian resort, guests can choose from a multitude of soft adventure activities by engaging in lessons or renting equipment. Hiking, horseback riding and golfing are easily accessible and are spectacular ways for guests of Kauai to discover the island. This side of the island has ideal weather almost all year long making it an ideal location for enjoying outdoor activities.

    In Hawaiian, the name Koa Kea translates to “white coral.” According to Hawaiian mythology, the ancient Hawaiian world began with the birth of the goddess Po, whose first grandchild was the coral, the goddess Hina. Hina, short for Wahine meaning “woman”, is a powerful source of new life and spirituality. The name of the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort is a tribute to the life-giving power of the coral reefs, the new life that has been brought to our hotel and the enduring dependence we have on the sea.

    Flying time to Kauai’s Lihue Airport (LIH) is approximately 10 hours from New York, eight hours from Chicago, five hours from Los Angeles and 15 hours from London. For those arriving in Kauai via Honolulu, United, American, Delta, Alaska, Hawaiian and Continental Airlines, WestJet serve Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on a regular basis. From there, Kauai is only a 25-minute “island hop”away on Hawaiian, Mokulele and Island Air. Since 23 major domestic carriers and 16 international carriers serve Honolulu, visitors can reach Kauai from nearly every place in the world.


    The Koa Kea Hotel & Resort has 121 guestrooms and suites, all designed for the ultimate luxury experience. Our beachfront hotel is in the original footprint of the former Poipu Beach Hotel, offering guests unmatched proximity to the ocean and beautiful weather almost year round. Each guest room features fresh, crisp colors inspired by the sea and sleek, subtle furniture. Everything in your hotel room is designed to highlight remarkable exterior views. No other luxury hotel in Kauai boasts the stunning decor of renowned designer Anita Brooks, or Koa Kea’s unmatched proximity to the ocean. Windows are draped in sheer fabric, allowing the sun and sea breeze to become a part of the in-room experience. Ideal for a romantic getaway or honeymoon. The hotel features Ocean Front guest rooms with spectacular unobstructed views of Poipu Beach. Ocean front categories include our regular Ocean Front, Deluxe Ocean Front and one or two bedroom Ocean Front Suites. Other regular room categories include ocean view, partial ocean view and garden views. One bedroom ocean view suites are also available. Every room is newly renovated to accentuate the essence and landscape of Hawaii: neutral tones are accented with the native colors of rich crimson, turquoise, and coral. All rooms have lanais, offering guests of our hotel unlimited access to the island’s sunlight, moonlight, and sea breezes.

    Amenities include: Private lanai in all rooms (Veranda/Terrace); L’Occitane Bath Amenities; Individually controlled air conditioning; Make-up mirror and hair dryer; Shower with dual shower heads; HD cable and flat-screen TV; High-Speed Internet access; iPod docking station; Refrigerator; Nespresso Espresso Machine; In-room Safe; Iron and ironing board; Bathrobes; Desk Area; Non-smoking rooms and Ceiling fans.


    Red Salt
    Red Salt at the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort on Kauai combines the ideal elements for dining in Hawaii. The beautiful oceanfront setting is enhanced by a contemporary open design, and the large picture windows showcase the ocean and pool views. The diverse menu celebrates the fresh seafood and produce available in Hawaii, while the casual yet sophisticated atmosphere ensures that dining at Red Salt will be a memorable experience.

    Red Salt offers an ideal setting regardless of time of day. A daily Breakfast Buffet combines traditional American fare with fresh tropical fruit, breakfast bakery selections and assorted juices. The Dinner menu offers contemporary upscale cuisine. Lunch is served poolside and we also offer guest room dining 24 hours a day.

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    The Spa at the Koa Kea Hotel and Resort features five treatment rooms, including a romantic couples suite. Our luxurious spa provides guests with the perfect rejuvenating complement to the island’s abundance of outdoor activities. With a focus on natural and indigenous ingredients, such as seaweed, pineapple, Awapuhi root, Red Kauai clay, maile, pikake, guava and coconut, the Koa Kea Spa offers a variety of treatments specifically dedicated to easing the body after a day of vigorous activity on the island.

    The design of our Spa is in keeping with the rest of the hotel, drawing inspiration from the natural landscape of Hawaii to create a peaceful and calming sanctuary. Neutral colors are used throughout, with an emphasis on tone and texture to create a sense of light and movement that is reminiscent of the ocean. Spas on Kauai, including our Koa Kea Resort Spa, offer a variety of relaxing massages, wraps and facials. Our services are available inside the spa, or can be delivered at the oceanside or as in-suite massages. In addition, a number of in-suite baths can be arranged, given the important role of water therapies in Hawaiian healing practices. Guests can enjoy a pampering bathing experience that includes natural ingredients, such as cleansing Awapuhi Root and moisturizing Kukui and Coconut Oils.

    Hiking and Biking
    With roughly 10 percent of the island accessible by road, hiking is a treasured way to tour the island’s pristine beaches and valleys. The abundance of Kauai’s trails range from easy to challenging and offer magnificent views. Notable trails on the island include Kuilau, Moalepe, Kalalau, Waimea Canyon, Kokee and Powerline.

    Biking, like the hiking in Kauai, also ranges from easy to challenging. Waimea Canyon offers only serious bikers the thrill of a lifetime. The canyon trail is a 100% downhill, exhilarating 13-mile ride down winding, paved roads from the rim of Waimea Canyon (elevation 3,500 feet) to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Bikers can also stop along the way for photos and the chance to learn about the history, culture, folklore and legends of the area. Nonetheless, there are many flat roads available in the Poipu area for less experienced riders.

    Helicopter Tours
    The complete beauty and essence of Kauai can only be recognized from a bird’s eye view. Helicopter tours allow visitors to view some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere on earth, including the Waimea Canyon, the Napali coast and the waterfalls made famous in movies such as Jurassic Park and Fantasy Island. The highlight of the hour long flight is flying back into the “Blue Hole” in the heart of the Mt. Waiale’ale crater, where it seems that there are waterfalls in every direction.

    Kauai’s 12 golf courses are some of the most challenging and spectacular in Hawaii and are available at both private resorts and public courses. Each of Kauai’s golf courses has something to offer the avid golfer, with greens fees ranging in price.

    Scuba Diving and Snorkelling
    Kauai offers an abundance of sites to scuba dive for both beginners and experienced divers. Boat dives, night dives and other dive tours offer plenty of sea life to discover, including cave exploration and lava tubes. Experienced divers will generally find more thrilling locations on the east and west shores, while those new to scuba are recommended to start on the north or south shores (Hanalei, Kee Beach, or Poipu Beach).

    Snorkelers can enjoy a specially designed tour of the Napali coastline and the island of Niihau, experiencing sea caves, waterfalls cascading from hanging valleys to the ocean below, views of the Napali coast trail and the remote beaches that mark this pristine wilderness area. After enjoying the Napali, guests cross the channel to the forbidden island of Niihau. During the cross, it is not unusual to encounter dolphins and melon-headed whales. Upon arriving at Niihau, vacationers can stop for snorkeling at Lehua Rock, an islet on the northern tip of Niihau. This volcanic caldera provides crystal-clear water prime for viewing larger sea creatures.

    Whale Watching
    Whale Watching Any visit to Kauai from late November through early May is peak time for whale watching. While whales can be seen from shore, it is a much more intimate experience to take a boat tour to observe the whales in their own habitat.

    Zip Line Tours
    Guests can put on a harness and soar over breathtaking valleys and streams embarking on a series of zip line crossings. Walking through the treetops and over waterfalls on a suspension bridge gives new meaning to the term “suspension.” A series of zips and walks lead to a hidden treasure… an idyllic waterfall and swimming hole where the water is deep enough to jump from surrounding rocks.

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