Properties We Love: Ko’a Kea Hotel and Resort


Today Wanderable is launching the first installment of our “Properties We Love” series, highlighting some of the best honeymoon resorts around the globe–properties that have built romance into every detail of their guests’ stay and that are staged in unforgettable settings. To kick things off, we present the beloved Ko’a Kea Hotel and Resort, nestled on the sun-drenched south shore of the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. Ko’a Kea Resort and Spa has all the amenities of a large resort with an oceanfront pool, four star restaurant and dedicated concierge team, but with only 121 rooms, it also offers the intimacy and privacy that comes with a boutique hotel. On your honeymoon at Ko’a Kea you won’t find your beachfront stay marred by grandiose destination weddings or corporate luaus, just solitude, white sand and sea breezes for miles.

The resort’s recently renovated rooms feature Egyptian cotton linens, espresso machines, Italian marbled bathrooms, postcard perfect views, and, best of all, private lanais so you can soak the sunlight and moonlight in together al fresco during your stay. The rooms are so plush you won’t want to leave, but simultaneously won’t want to miss the oceanside pool, gleaming stretches of Poipu beach, or countless water activities that you can finds steps from your door.

When it comes time for pampering, the intimate Spa at Ko’a Kea features five treatment rooms with a focus on local, natural products such as seaweed, Awapuhi root, and red clay. The spa has several romantic treatments perfect for couples, including an oceanside massage for two, in suite baths, or their signature Honeymoon Ritual, which includes side-by-side massages, scrubs and scalp treatments.

For memorable dining on their honeymoon, couples need look no further than the resort’s critically acclaimed Red Salt Restaurant, which offers a romantic oceanfront setting and fresh Hawaiian cuisine. Sushi lovers can enjoy sushi and sake for two at the Red Salt Lounge, and there are plenty of mai tais to be had at the poolside bar.

Ko’a Kea has earned numerous accolades since its opening in 2011, including receiving the 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Romance (#2 in the U.S. and #12 in the world), the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award as one of the Top 25 Hotels in Hawaii and the 2012 Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Award (#2 in Hawaii & #87 in the world).

With its plush rooms, intimate setting and dedicated staff that will go out of their way to make every moment of your once in a lifetime trip everything you have dreamed of, we are delighted to present Ko’a Kea Hotel and Resort!

Have you ever been to Ko’a Kea or Kauai before? We would love to hear about your stay in the comments section below!