Classic Luxury

Koa Kea

Koa Kea is set on the water's edge in the pretty beach area of Poipu on Kauai's South Coast. It is one of the smallest luxury properties on the Hawaiian islands and offers a contemporary feel and relaxed intimacy, ideal for couples and older families.

Kauai, Hawaii, United States of America
Koa Kea
  • Boutique hotel located right on the ocean front at Poipu Beach

  • Contemporary and stylish hotel, recommended for adults and older families

  • Home to one of the best restaurants on the island, Red Salt

  • Chic suites with direct ocean views, ideal for whale watching in season

Tucked away in a semi circle to make the most of the ocean views and spilling out on to spacious lawns, perfect for sunbathing, Koa Kea offers a relaxed and tranquil experience in this pretty area of the South Coast of Kauai.

Although not set directly on the beach, this boutique hotel offers direct ocean views and is often a prime spot for whale watching from its ocean front balconies during the winter months. A short climb across the rocks on the Western side of the hotel brings you to Poipu Beach, one of the most swimmable and popular beaches on Kauai and a prime spot for keen surfers and water sports enthusiasts.

Within the gardens, a pleasant freeform pool is perfect for a refreshing dip and the pool bar is a welcome meeting spot for guests to socialise and enjoy sundown cocktails or lunchtime snacks.

Set back behind the pool, the stylish and modern lounge is a tranquil space to relax in the evening and the superb Red Salt Restaurant offers imaginative and tempting cuisine next door. It's considered to be one of the best restaurants on the island with it's tantalising flavours.

For guests looking for a more intimate environment who don't require the full facilities of a resort hotel, the Koa Kea is a little gem of a hotel, with modern comforts and a home from home feel, right on the ocean's edge.

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Try the lemon soufflé pancakes at breakfast, well worth the 25 minute preparation wait

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Kauai, Hawaii, United States of America

Oceanfront location on Poipu Beach(although not directly on the sand). Koa Kea can be found to the south of Kauai.

10-hour direct flight from London to West Coast America then 5-hour 30-minute direct flight over to Lihue on Kaua'i. It is a further 15-minute drive from the airport to Koa Kea.

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