When it comes to luxury the Koloa Landing Resort is the standard. The Koloa Landing Resort is located on the southern tip of Kauai, Hawaii. More specifically the resort is in the town of Koloa, at the edge of Poipu beach. The resort spans a massive 25 acres and is filled with lush green landscapes, infinity pools, and small wooden bridges. They even have a soccer field and a volleyball court for the athletic types.
At First Glance
When you arrive, you are welcomed with an open-air lobby and greeted with fresh lei necklaces right at the check in desk. After you check in, enjoy a glass or two of the fresh fruit flavored water or iced tea.
Chances are if you are flying to Kauai, you are not going to have a car. But don’t worry Koloa Landing Resort has an on site Enterprise location in the lobby. If you are looking to explore around Kauai I highly recommend you get a rental right after you check in, as they tend to go quickly.
Ultimate Relaxation in Paradise
The Koloa Landing Resort has one of the best Spas on the island. Enjoy a glass of champagne while you relax in the only Japanese Ofura soaking tub in Kauai. If you are looking to get more pampered, dive right in to their world-class massages. Their masseuses are highly trained and knowledgeable in relaxation. The warm coconut oil and the Zen ambiance will make you feel like you are in paradise and make you forget about all your troubles. After your spa retreat, enjoy a swim in one of their many pools and indulge in sunbathing under the warm Kauai sun.
Photo by Koloa Landing Resort
Photo by Koloa Landing Resort
If you are looking to indulge yourself in luscious fresh seafood and tasteful cocktails, the Holoholo grill is the perfect place. It is located at the edge of the resort, towards the ocean wall. Sam Choy, master chef and restaurateur, designed the dishes here. Whether you are enjoying the Banana Macadamia nut pancakes at breakfast with the cool breeze of the ocean or one of Sam Choy’s signature poke dishes while watching the sunset coloring the skies pink and orange, The Holoholo grill will leave an everlasting impression on your taste buds. Also, their Piña Coloda is the best I have ever had.
The shops at Kukui`ula village are just a short walk or a bike ride away from the resort. The village is filled with small boutiques, art galleries, and a fresh food market. It is also home to more than a dozen restaurants – everything from casual to fine dining. Enjoy a delicious Mango Guava Passion fruit flavor shaved ice from Uncles Shaved Ice (the best in Kauai) as you wander around the shops. Make sure to stay for the live performance every Wednesday and Friday during the evening hours. Go check out some art galleries featuring local photographers and ask them about any spots they recommend that are a must see.
What about Adventure?
The concierge service at Koloa Landing Resort does a marvelous job at giving you information about the local hikes, adventures, and tours. Grab your rental and head up to the Waimea Canyon about 45 minutes away. When you find yourself at the Waimea Canyon look out point in Koke’e State Park make sure to get a glimpse of the Waipoo falls in the distance. Don’t stop there keep driving up the mountain to one of the best look out points you will ever see, Pu’u O Kila lookout point. The lookout gives you a marvelous view of the Kalalau valley, looks like something out of Jurassic Park. There is also short hike you can do, make sure to bring good hiking shoes because it is one of the wettest spots on the planet and rain is very common.
Need more Adventure?
So you saw all the lookout points, did some hiking, now what? If you still have a few hours to spare before the day ends, head over to the other side of the Island in the town of Lihue to see the famous Wailua Falls. If it feels like you have seen the Wailua Falls before, it is probably true. They are very famous and have been featured in countless TV shows and films.
If you feel like you have experienced the best of Kauai, now there is only one thing left to see, a beautiful sunset. Head back to Koloa Landing Resort, grab a Piña Coloda or a Mai Tai from the Holoholo grill and head over to the Ocean wall with your friends or that special someone to watch one of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see. Sunsets anywhere are stunning but in Kauai, there is just something about them that makes them life changing. Take a walk on the volcanic rocks grab a spot and watch the skies transform colors to beautiful pinks and oranges.
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