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
Just finished up a week at the Koloa Landing and we couldnt be happier. The facilities and grounds are immaculate, the staff were over the top friendly and helpful and the vibe overall is very tranquil. Definitely staying here the next trip to Poipu.
This is our second stay at Koloa Landing and we have been amazed both times by the beautiful landscaping and pools. The staff are lovely and the rooms are comfortable and well equipped. We love the location close to both swimming and snorkelling beaches. The car rental clerk Reyna was helpful and very efficient. Susan, Princess and Katie at the front desk were quick to accomodate us. We are hoping to come back again next year!
This place is awesome. We have stayed at some other hotels on Kauai before but this one takes the cake in regards to convenience with the family. With 2 small kids having the slides at the pool, additional pools that are quiet when we have the time, and the close proximity to other things makes it hard to beat.
Also love the full kitchen and after a stop in safeway in Lihue we can make many of our meals at the place saving quite a bit instead of going out and feeling a family of 4. We will be back for sure!
We stayed at this property for the first time in August. We stayed in building 11 with a partial ocean view. The room was very spacious with a washer and dryer in the bathroom. They provided everything that you need from dish detergent to laundry detergent. Our room was spacious with a king bed and a sofa. Plenty of room to spread out. It has a small kitchen which we used to only store cold drinks in the frig.
The grounds were beautiful with a wonderful main pool and smaller pools along the property. We did walk to the other pools but did not use them. We never had an issue finding a chair in the afternoon when we returned from a day of travel.
The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful throughout our stay. We did have breakfast included because we are platinum members which was a nice surprise.
We walked to the Shops at Kukuilua every night for dinner. The shops had different things going on at night. It was nice to be able to walk to dinner and not have to drive.
I will definitely be returning. The Poipu area is very nice. Note it is not on a beach but Poipu Beach Park is very close with a car. You can also walk to the Sheraton for a beach.
They also have Starbucks coffee in the morning that is complimentary in the lobby and water and iced tea all day. Nice touch.
This place is amazing! This is our second time staying at this hotel and so far it hasn’t disappoint. The property is beautiful with well manicured lawns and beautiful flowers. We had an ocean view room which was amazing. Our room also had all the amenities we needed - balcony, washer/dryer, microwave, even laundry detergent. The pool was great and servers are readily available pool side to keep the drinks flowing. We loved the water slide and the lagoon. The property is just steps away from several miles of beach where seeing turtles and monk seals is almost common place. It’s also walking distance to shopping and other amenities in either direction. We will definitely consider staying at this property when we are back in Kauai.