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 great little Oasis is the perfect getaway. I can't wait to get away again and find myself back on that island and at that resort. The accommodations were excellent, the service impeccable, the views breathtaking.
This resort is in a great location, within walking distance to the beach and a shopping center.
I wish it had a fine dining restaurant on the premises so we didn’t need to leave at least once. The rooms have great appliances and everything you need to cook if you want to. I wish the second bedroom was bigger and that the bathroom had a tub. It had a window which I didn’t like , use to having a lanai so we could sit out and have coffee. The living room was good size. The pool is fabulous.
The resort and grounds are first class. Also loved the ability to simply walk across the street to the great shopping area with lots of nice dinner choices go to Waimea Canyon and the rubber raft napsli boat tour was great.
From a particularly picky reviewer, this is an awesome resort! First, it is reasonably priced and I would tell you if it was not worth what you are paying! The location is great in Poipu and the staff is very attentive. The resort is also very clean and the villas are stocked with everything you could need.
My husband and I have stayed at many family resorts where common areas are not kept clean, this is NOT one of them. The grounds are meticulously maintained and the pool areas are clean. There are also multiple pool areas so you never feel crowded at the pool. The lei greeting upon check in was a lovely touch as well. Our resort view 2 BR villa had a lovely view of the pool as well as a partial view of the ocean. Walking distance to the ocean! There is also free shuttle service to nearby local shopping and restaurants. Nice job!
We took our family of 12 to Koloa Landing for out 70th Anniversary for one week. This hotel is just as it appears in the pictures on its website. The hotel is tropical, luxurious and pristine. Friendly staff and great customer service. The food from the grill was delicious, although they could expand their menu to have more of a variety.