Where to Stay in Koloa, Kauai

When it comes to accommodations, guests and visitors have plenty of choices in Koloa. Most of the hotels and resorts in the area feature proximity to the beach, and full and partial ocean views. Aside from these, you can also select condo units for rent to get the comforts of home in your trip. Better look at these places and prepare a budget for them. They are nice places to stay, no doubt, but as oceanfront properties go, there’s a premium for the view and the proximity in the ocean. But since you’re in Hawaii, why not go all out, right? Here, we feature some of your accommodation options in Koloa.

Prince Kuhio Condominium

This condo unit is located within minutes from Poipu Beach Park and an ocean-side restaurant. Activities that can be done from this location are swimming, snorkeling, and sailing. You also have close access to the golf courses in Popiua Bay. It features free parking, and rooms with an ocean view and kitchen.

Kiahuna Plantation Vacation Condos

The Kiahuna Plantation Vacation Condos are also oceanfront properties with great views of the beach and proximity to the beach and the Poipu State Park. It has two units for rent, and each has its own lanai, bath, kitchen, and high speed Internet access. The condos are also near the Kiahuna Golf Course.

Castle Makahuena

The Castle Makahuena is a condominium complex that is also close to the beach. It has 31 units for rent, and visitors can choose from the one, two, and three-bedroom units. All units include a kitchen and washer and dryer. The amenities offered by the Castle Makahuena are a swimming pool, jet spa, barbecue grill, and a tennis court.

The Parrish Collection Kauai

This is a collection of property in Kauai which features mostly units with garden and ocean views. This company gives people a selection from homes, estates, cottages and condominium units for rent, and will make recommendations based on availability and your budget. Most of the units for rent include a kitchen and washer and dryer, and Internet connection.

Kuhio Shores

Another oceanfront condo that you can choose is the Kuhio Shores. This condo presents you with the choices between one and two bedroom units, and each unit has a kitchen, living room, dining room, a master bedroom, and an oceanfront lanai or balcony. On the west, you can find excellent sunbathing and snorkeling spots. It is also close to Poipu Beach, and also within reach from other commercial establishments in Koloa. The units are rented out by the individual owners.

Poipu Plantation Resort

If you prefer plantation styled residences and more of the old flavor of Koloa, then the Poipu Plantation Resort may be what you’re looking for. The resort opened in 1979, and has nine cottage style units and a plantation house that was built in 1938. Choices include one and two-bedroom units, with a bathroom, kitchen, phone, and air conditioning. As for the view, you can choose from rooms that provide a garden, ocean, and scenic view. The resort also offers Internet access, free parking, and complimentary breakfast. It’s located in the Poipu Beach itself, so the ocean and beach is just a few steps away.

Diamond Resorts International

If you want a luxurious accommodation for your stay with all the comforts of home and more, then this resort is the one for you. Aside from the oceanfront location, you are given the choice between one and two-bedroom units that has two bathrooms and a private lanai facing the ocean. Units also have a gourmet kitchen setup, and a complete home entertainment system in each room. Other amenities include free parking, Internet access, laundry services, a safe in each unit, and child care services. It also has a daily maid service and a concierge to take care of your specific needs.

Sheraton Kauai Resort

Just seeing the name “Sheraton” should tell you that this is one of the best, and also one of the most expensive places to stay in the Koloa and Poipu area. The resort is a beachfront property, and has a total of 394 units for rent. Guests have the choice of getting rooms between the Beach and Ocean Wing and the Garden Wing, and as you already guessed, these indicates the view that you can see from the rooms. Aside from having the Poipu Beach in front of it, the Sheraton also has the Galleria of Oceanfront Dining & Entertainment, which features delectable meals and nightly entertainment. And for “going local”, you can also find the Surf & Sunset Luau, the only Kauai luau held on the beachfront in the Sheraton. Aside from the great rooms and service, other amenities include free parking and Internet access.

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

If you want luxury, then you’ll get it from the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. Though not really located in Koloa, it is in nearby Poipu. It is near the Poipu Beach, and the golf courses in Poipu. Aside from the oceanfront, the Hyatt also features a lagoon within its premises. You also get fine dining in the resort, together with the great ambience of gardens and the lagoon. Not only known for its accommodations, the Hyatt is also a great place to pamper yourself with its Anara Spa. You have access to relaxing massages, open-air lava rock showers, and a clay grotto to have a complete soothing and relaxing environment. Other amenities include parking, Internet access, laundry and maid services, and a hot tub. So if you want a combination of great scenery, privacy and seclusion, and excellent food and service, then the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa is one of your best choices.

Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort

Another luxury hotel in Poipu, the Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort features units that are sure to pamper its guests. Most of the units offered have full or partial ocean views, and all rooms would have flat screen HD TVs with cable access, Internet connection, stylish furniture, espresso, an in-room safe, and a docking station for an iPod. The resort also has a spa which features five treatment and relaxation rooms for its guests. Other amenities include parking, and a daily maid service. It also has a nearby restaurant, Red Salt, which features local Hawaiian cuisine.

Other accommodations

Though these are the big names when it comes to places to stay in, there are other smaller accommodations in Koloa. You can drive around the town to find one, or ask the locals for suggestions on places to stay in. This is important especially if you’re on a limited budget. Prices in oceanfront resorts are high since you have to pay a premium for the excellent location. One suggestion is to go inland to find more affordable deals when it comes to accommodations in Koloa. If you don’t mind driving and prefer a simpler place to stay in, then this could be the best option for you, not to mention the savings that you’ll get when compared to prices in some of these resorts.

But as said earlier, if you have the money for it and have allocated a budget for your accommodations, then why not treat yourself a bit? It is a vacation after all. When in Koloa, especially in Poipu, one of the best places to stay in would be near the beach. You get a nice view of the ocean, feel the cool sea breeze from your lanai, and have easy access to the beach for all that sea and sand action.

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