Koloa Landing Resort
What We Love
- Two outdoor swimming pools (one is adults-only)
- The spa’s Japanese Ofuro couples soaking tub
- The two-, three- and four-bedroom villas are ideal for families and groups
- Villas are between 1,300 and 3,600 square feet—the largest on Kauai
What To Know
- There are en-suite kitchens and a gourmet three-meal marketplace
- Not a beachfront property (however it is oceanfront)
- Free WiFi
Buzzy design firm Natural Instincts went contemporary Hawaiian with the decor, but don’t expect island kitsch. The color scheme is neutral, in keeping with the lush, natural environment of the resort’s 25 acres. Dark hardwoods nod to plantation-style furniture; monochrome botanical prints pop up in wallpapers, textiles, and rugs; and woven headboards and seagrass chairs add tropical texture. All rooms are condo-style, starting at a vast 1,300 square feet spread between a living area with a full gourmet kitchen, an outdoor lanai, an en suite laundry area and bedrooms with supersoft linens and walk-in closets. The bathrooms are large, with a separate soaking tub and shower, and Paya Organics papaya-infused bath products. The resort’s high-end spa, 24-hour fitness center, and two swimming pools with waterfalls and lagoons make up for the fact that this is not a beachfront property. If you want to hit the sand, lush Poipu Beach is a five- to 10-minute stroll away, and the Koloa Landing Concierge and Beach Club rents out beach gear and surfboards and arranges tours and lessons. The resort’s Marketplace is a grab ’n’ go spot for meals, coffee, snacks and some gourmet groceries, but there isn’t a full-service restaurant. The Holo Holo Bar and Lounge offers tropical cocktails and live music on some nights, in the lobby.
In the Area
A footpath leads guests to the Shops at Kukui’ula Village, where iconic Hawaiian restaurants like Merriman’s, Dolphin Sushi, Josselin’s and Tortilla Republic offer deals. No visit to Kauai would be complete without a stop at Jo Jo’s for shave ice, right after you take in the jaw-dropping view of Waimea Canyon, called “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” A Napali Coast catamaran tour with Captain Andy’s Sailing Adventures is likely one of the most idyllic days at sea you can experience. Since Kauai is small, it’s easy to pack a lot of sightseeing into a short stay.
How to Get There
This is the best resort I have visited. Rooms have exactly what you need. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Grounds are impeccable. This is not ocean front but there are nice views of the ocean from many locations. The pool area is great for families or couples. Hotel offers many services and amenities that help make a Hawaiian vacation special. Would definitely stay again.
This is the second year we have stayed here. This resort is incredible! The staff at check in were pleasant and could answer any questions we had. The room was cleaned and restocked everyday. We couldn't find the switch for a ktchen light and told the engineer, Tim. Tim responded immediately and fixed the switch that was turned off in a different location. The pools were clean and I love all the different areas to swim or relax in the hot tubs. This year we used the beach chair, umbrella and snorkel rentals. You have made it so convenient for us! The food at Holoholo was a great addition to the meals we made in our suite. Thank you for all the amenities at Koloa Landings Resort!
We only stayed one night but we were very impressed with the hotel associates, the grounds, and the HoloHolo restaurant. This hotel is more in tune with families but there is more to do on the island.