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The Ko`a Kea Experience

A Romantic Respite From Reality

Living in peaceful harmony with the rhythm of the ocean, the energy of the sun and the wind, and the soul of the sand and the mountains, Ko`a Kea Resort is the heart of Kaua`i. Designed to be a romantic respite from reality, this is a place to discover and foster deeper connections—not just with our home, but to one another.

Resort Activities

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2023 Travel & Leisure Top 500

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2023 Forbes Travel Guide Recommended

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US News and World Report: Gold Badge Winner, #1 in Kauai

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Condé Nast Traveler: Top Hawaii Resorts 2022 (#1 in Kauai)

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2022 Four Diamond Hotel


Travel + Leisure: World’s Best Hall of Fame 2022

Opentable Diner's Choice

Red Salt Named 2022 Diners' Choice Award Winner

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2023, 2021 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards

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Condé Nast Traveler: Top Hawaii Resorts 2021

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Travel + Leisure: World’s Best Hall of Fame 2021

Throughout The Years

Poipu Beach

A heavenly stretch of gold sand on the south coast of our island, Poipu Beach is the home of tropical bliss. Whether your idea of the perfect escape is sprawling out and soaking up the sun or plunging in the crystalline waves that gently roll in, it won’t take long to realize why this locale has been named one of the “Best Beaches in America” by Travel Channel.

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Hurricane Iniki

One of the most powerful hurricanes to ever reach Hawaii in recorded history, the Category-4 Hurricane Iniki (meaning “strong and piercing wind”) hit on September 11th,1993 at peak intensity with average wind speeds measured at 145 miles per hour, as well as gusts that reached up to 225 miles per hour. Though it dissipated three days later on September 13 about halfway between Hawaii and Alaska, its effects were incredibly unprecedented.

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As It Stands Today

In 2009, the resort was reborn and reconstructed to what is now the Ko`a Kea Resort—a celebration of the famed Poipu Beach Resort. Meaning “white coral” in Hawaiian, the new destination paid homage to the natural treasure found throughout the resort. Embodying rejuvenation from the sand to the suites, guests today will find delicate touches that stay true to the essence of our island, while welcoming in an undeniable sense of romance.

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