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)
- Eco friendly
- 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
From the moment we arrived we received first-class treatment. The staff was great! The two bedroom Suite we had was gorgeous with marble and beautiful woodworking. We truly felt we were in paradise and Koloa Landing was a big part of it. The swimming pools and plentiful hot tubs were amazing. I have stayed at other five star hotels and if it's my choice I'll definitely choose koloa Landing over anything else on the south side of Kauai.
My husband and I just spent 8 amazing days on Kauai to celebrate our honeymoon. To save money we were on a tight budget, and spent the first few days at another vacation rental. Let me tell you... Koloa Landing was well worth our splurge (and really, we got a great deal). We were greeted with leis and offered access to the grounds while we waited for check-in. The wait was short, as they managed to have it ready well before check-in. We enjoyed a clean, relaxing room and spent ample time lounging at the pool.
It was exactly what we needed. The hot tubs helped to soothe our sore muscles after hiking the canyon, and it was within walking distance of The Beach House, where we had a FANTASTIC sunset dinner. Kris and his team really showed us a wonderful Kauai welcome, and we really hope to be back again sometime soon (hopefully after the roads on the north shore are back open)!
We are on day 10 of our two week stay at Koloa Landing. We had a few concerns with housekeeping (we just needed to get on the same page as far as scheduling goes with an infant) after the first few days but after we spoke with Jessica, the manager on duty, she not only was completely professional but she went above and beyond to make sure our family of 5 (kids ages 10, 7, 1) was comfortable and taken care of.
I will be recommend Koloa Landing to all of our family and friends in the future
We will be back!! Thank you Jessica!!
Aloha ~ I lived at The Landing for 6 months and had the best experience a person could have, from reception to concierge to porters to housekeepers,servers and bartenders, I loved each and everyone of them. I work in the film industry and travel all over for work, the service and kindness here were exceptional. The location beautiful, my apartment was beautifully furnished and very comfortable with a complete kitchen.
The property also has great food and bar and gym and spa, what did I love best ? Too many tho list but seeing my little 3 year old niece splash around in one of the many pools was priceless, and being able to see the sea turtles at the sea wall in a 2 minute walk from the resort, it doesn't get better than that. What did I like the least ? Leaving the wonderful staff, so hard ! They really truly made me feel at home. Mahalo Nui Loa - till we meet again
We were upgraded to a suite which was great until we saw the first cockroach. We called the front desk and they said they would contact pest control. I asked to be notified when they came but that never happened. Two days later we saw another cockroach. I realize it is the tropics but I hope that hotels will be pro active preventing this. They must have sprayed because we found 6 dead cockroaches on the balcony. My other problem was with the concierges. I had booked a catamaran tour which got cancelled. I went and asked the concierge to find us another. He claimed he had just called and none were available. I went to the car and called a catamaran company who were happy to book us any day. A different concierge told me she didn't think we could rent chairs closer to the beach so we wouldn't have to lug them to the beach which is quite a walk. She told me that we couldn't rent them closer which was so wrong.
A nice pool for kids but the hot tub at the "quiet pool" was broken and you have to get towels at one specific pool. Not good for couples with no kids. Never again.