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When you think of a tropical oasis we imagine you envision idyllic views, soaring landscapes, lush flora and gorgeous white sands. Does this sound like something you want to add to your bucket list? Then visiting Kauai and Koloa Landing Resort needs to find its way right to the top of that list. Appropriately named The Garden Isle, we found it to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. You will find beaches, mountainous terrains, and the wonderful Koloa Landing Resort.
Nestled in the southern shores, Koloa Landing Resort is not easily overlooked. A short 30 minute drive from Lihue Airport and you will arrive in this tropical and idyllic location. You will find that Koloa is nestled next to legendary Poipu Beach, which has been rated one of the top 5 beaches in the world. From the minute you enter this resort, you will experience what a gem it truly is.
When you think of visiting Kauai and Koloa Landing, it is easy to picture a bit of island kitsch. We love island kitsch as much as the next person, but you will step into Koloa Landing Resort and find yourself surrounded by a contemporary paradise nestled in a lush and natural environment. You find yourself greeted in the lobby with a stunning vista of the resort’s pools and vegetation. If you glance just beyond, you get a marvelous glimpse of the ocean. Upon arrival you are instantly greeted with fresh leis and friendly faces.
The Rooms of Koloa Landing Resort
Once you have taken in a little bit of the environment and the paradise that surrounds you, you will be directed to your room. 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 that all feature delightful and incredibly soft linens and walk-in closets. The hotel offers bathrooms that include a separate soaking tub and shower.
When visiting Kauai and Koloa Landing Resort, you will quickly find that the resort spared no expense when they were designing their guest spaces. Whether you are traveling solo or with a large family, you will find the comfort of everything you could possibly need in these rooms, along with touches that will make you feel right at home. No matter where your Kauai adventuring takes you during the day, coming back to rest will be just as delightful.
Exploring the Koloa Landing Resort
Many find themselves visiting Kauai and Koloa Landing to explore and adventure across the Island. However, that doesn’t mean you don’t want to spend some time enjoying the resort as well. At Koloa Landing you will find this all too easy. From the high-end spa, 24-hour fitness center, and two swimming pools to the waterfalls and lagoons, there is something for everyone. While the property is not beachfront, you are only a short stroll away from the ocean and if you venture across the street you will find an amazing spot to sit and watch the waves roll in.
If it is lush sand you desire you can simply venture to Poipu Beach (a five- to 10-minute stroll) and the Koloa Landing Concierge and Beach Club rents out beach gear, surfboards, and arranges tours and lessons. Koloa Landing also offers a marketplace where you can stop to pick up coffee, snacks, and even gourmet groceries for your beach picnic or en suite meals.
If you are looking for a relaxing breakfast, lunch or dinner you can find you way to Holoholo Grill which features gastro-inspired Hawaiian comfort food. You may even time it right and find get a taste of some live music.
Pro-Tip: Try the Mahi Lau Lau, you won’t be disappointed.
Around the Koloa Landing Resort
While visiting Kauai and Koloa Landing, you will find no shortage of things to do. You will find a footpath leading guests to the Shops at Kukui’ula Village where you will find iconic Hawaiian restaurants like Merriman’s, The Dolphin Restaurant, Fish Market and Sushi Lounge, Jo 2 Natural Cuisine and Tortilla Republic. After dinner or even as a midday snack, you won’t want to miss a stop at JoJo’s for shaved ice.
While you’re out adventuring, consider booking a Napali Coast catamaran tour with Captain Andy’s Sailing Adventures where they will provide you with the adventure of a lifetime. For a day time hiking adventure, you won’t want to miss the the jaw-dropping views of Waimea Canyon also known as the “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Since Kauai is small it’s easy to pack a lot of sightseeing into a short stay.
A few other favorites include:
- Kilauea Point
- Visit Kokeʻe State Park
- Drive Along Kauai’s North Shore
- Visit Queens Bath
- Wailua River Valley
- Try the local rum
- ATV Tour with Kipu Ranch Adventures
When it comes to visiting the island of Kauai and the Koloa Landing Resort, you cannot go wrong. From outdoor adventure and exploration to relaxation and rejuvenation, your stay at Koloa Landing Resort on Kauai will be the of the trip of a lifetime. Hope you enjoyed our review and will come back for more
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