Having visited all the other islands over the years, this was our first trip to Kauai. While I can't say we were impressed with the island overall, the Koa Kea was a very pleasant place to stay.
It is obvious by their service and amenities, that they are trying to compete with the "big guys".
Checkin and valet service were exemplary. The room, though on the small side, was comfortable and beautifully decorated. (My husband might argue the level of comfort of the bed....very soft feather beds made it difficult for him to sleep well)
Complementary bottles of Fiji water, L'Occitaine toiletries, turn down service, etc. were appreciated. Breakfast at Red Salt was enjoyable. The beach is a little small, and rocky in places. Though it may not be important to everyone, accessing the beach is not that easy for anyone with knee/leg impairments, or more elderly, like ourselves. It is a two step down from the grounds, each sandy step being over a foot deep. So we avoided the beach, and enjoyed a cocktail on the large grassy area instead. Having visited the St. Regis area in Princeville, I think I would recommend the Poipu area instead...more restaurants, hotels, better beaches, etc. We were glad we had the opportunity to visit Kauai, but Maui has our hearts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Encounter the golden beaches of Ko`a Kea Hotel & Resort, an 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Koa Kea Hotel Poipu
- Koa Kea Hotel And Resort
- Koa Kea Resort
- Koa Kea Hotel & Resort Kauai/Poipu, Hawaii