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
Our family of five thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Koloa Landing! We had a 3 br/3 ba ocean view condo and we loved it! The grounds and landscaping were STUNNING! Every staff member exceeded expectations and was genuinely welcoming, helpful and kind! We loved the private elevator, kitchen, balcony and pools! Would definitely recommend and we hope to return!!!
Disappointed the pools are not very well heated (doesn’t seem to be a new issue)- views very, but generally hard to get any decent ocean views too, although quick walk to beach.
Rooms are nice, clean & a good size.
Spent 5 nights here in February, could not have been happier. Everything is in great condition, the rooms a comfortable, the kitchenette makes a great addition to keep leftovers and snacks. Short walking distance to a large selection of shops & dining. On site grill is excellent as well, and the market on property is well stock also.
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)!