We are back on Kauai! If you had asked us 3 months ago when our next visit will be, we’d have no idea. During our trip in Asia, we received an invitation to visit Koloa Landing Resort in Poipu, Kauai. Here we are, showing you what it’s like to stay at this beautiful resort on the Garden Isle.
Koloa Landing Resort is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. It’s located on the sunny south shore of Kauai, in the city of Poipu. A 25-acre property that offers luxurious studios and villas and amenities such as the day spa, signature pools, private cabanas, and more.
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Getting to Koloa Landing Resort
From Lihue Airport (LIH), it’s about a 25-minute drive. The best way to get to the hotel would be renting a car or taking a Lyft as there is no hotel shuttle service available. Hotel parking in Hawaii usually ranges from $25+ per day, Koloa Landing Resort offers complimentary self-parking!
If you’re using Lyft, get $20 off your first ride here!
Koloa Landing Resort offers two passenger shuttles available to take guests anywhere within the immediate Poipu area, free of charge. Shuttles are subject to availability and may have limited hours. They recommend checking with the bellmen or front desk ahead of time to plan the shuttle use.
Checking-in Koloa Landing Resort
Upon checking-in, we received a fresh flower lei (for women) and kukui nut lei (for men). They offer Mai Tai’s upon arrival (during lounge hours, valid ID required, and juice for children). The lobby offers a beautiful tropical view of the property. Just from the entrance alone, you know you’re in for a great vacation!
When we checked-in, the resort was fully booked! With the property on a 25-acre land, it definitely did not look crowded at all.
Every morning, there is a complimentary coffee station at the lobby!
Once we opened the door to our two-bedroom villa, we were greeted with an arrival amenity from the General Manager on the kitchen counter. Such as a Koloa Landing Resort tote, Hawaiian Host Island Macs chocolate, and the delicious banana bread from Gourmet Marketplace on-site.
The two-bedroom villas offers top of the line amenities and are remarkably spacious. Boasting 1,300 to 1,500 square feet, they offer a full gourmet chef’s kitchen with Wolf & Subzero appliances (some units), two private bathrooms (one for each bedroom), a queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room, king-size bed in the master bedroom, queen-size bed on the second bedroom, A/C, WiFi, semi-private elevator access (some units), and a furnished lanai (balcony) measuring 500 square feet. If you get a corner villa similar to the one we stayed in, the balcony wraps around!
The exact villa we stayed in was Building 1-201, it’s a corner villa which offered an oversized lanai, private elevator access, heating and air conditioning, private bathroom for every bedroom, en suite washer & dryer, queen-sized sleeper sofa in every living room, free WiFi and high speed internet access, and much more.
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The master bathroom comes with two sinks and vanity area
The shower in the master bedroom is very spacious, has two shower heads where two people can shower at the same time!
Every studio and villa have a washer and dryer. Along with umbrellas, iron and ironing board.
Tip: Get a corner villa for this spacious balcony that wraps around.
Dining at Koloa Landing Resort
There is one restaurant on-property which is Holoholo Grill. The Grill features gastro-inspired Hawaiian comfort food and is a collaboration with James Beard award-winning chef Sam Choy. There is a Gourmet Marketplace & Lobby Bar for made-to-order specialties and groceries.
If you don’t finish your Mai Tai at the restaurant, you can walk with it around the property!
Banana Macadamia Nut Pancake | coconut syrup | $14
Banana Bread French Toast | lilikoi cream cheese | fresh berries | $13
Koloa Omelet | spinach | tomato | mushroom | Portuguese sausage | cheddar cheese | $16
Avocado Toast | eggs your way | alaea salt | red pepper flake | cherry tomato | arugula | $14
Chicken and Waffles | pineapple | strawberry | guava maple syrup | $15
Crab Benedict | brioche | arugula | tomato | lilikoi cream |$17
Koloa Landing Resort offers private dinners and events on their property as well. During our stay, we had a dinner reception with our group at the grand ballroom and the food was provided by Holoholo Grill. Along with another dinner at the infinity pool lawn. Where they set-up a beautiful dinner setting!
Aside from the Holoholo Grill restaurant on-site, they have more dining options within a five-minute stroll at The Shops At Kukui’ula such as: Eating House 1849, Merriman’s Fish House, Dolphin Sushi, Lappert’s Hawaii Ice Cream, Uncle’s Shave Ice, Keoki’s Paradise, and more.
Amenities at Koloa Landing Resort
We spent a lot of our time enjoying the amenities at Koloa Landing Resort. There’s a volleyball court, putting green, soccer field, fire pits, poolside bbqs, and 24-hour fitness center.
The pools were the main attraction and they have 3 pools and multiple jacuzzis: family lagoon pool, tranquility waterfall pools (adults only), and the famed 350,000-gallon main pool (water slides, waterfalls, swim-through grotto, and infinity edge).
Koloa Landing Resort private cabanas come fully equipped with flat screen TVs, overhead fans, & chaise lounge chairs. If you’re interested in booking a private cabana, call the resort to book at (808) 725-2596.
Throughout the pool area, there are BBQ grills for guests to use!
There is a weekly activity calendar that is available at the check-in desk. One of the special activities is the South Shore S’mores where you can make s’mores on the fire pit lawn at dusk.
Lastly, we were able to escape to a sanctuary of relaxation and renewal at the Spa at Koloa Landing. At the spa, they had a luxurious pre-treatment suite, locker rooms, and private treatment rooms. We had the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage and it was pure bliss – we both knocked out during our therapy!
This was our 4th time visiting Kauai and it keeps getting better. In the word of Landon, “This was the best hotel we’ve ever stayed at in Kauai!”. As soon as we got home, we recommended it to families right away. It’s a very kid-friendly resort with a balance of relaxation for the adults. We definitely see ourselves coming back to Koloa Landing Resort with the entire family!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the voltage at Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection?
The voltage is 120V (same plug as North America)
What is the nearest airport to Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection?
Lihue Airport – 14 miles (about 25 minute drive)
What is the check-in/check-out hours at Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection?
Check-in: 4pm and Check-out: 11am
Does Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection offer airport shuttle service?
Does Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection have complimentary WI-FI?
Does Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection have complimentary breakfast?
Does Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection have a laundry room?
Yes, each studio/villa comes with a washer and dryer.
Is Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection pet-friendly?
Does Koloa Landing Resort at Po’ipu, Autograph Collection have a restaurant on site?
They have one restaurant on site – Holoholo Grill
What is Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection parking rate?
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible)
What is Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection resort fee?
$35 USD per day. It includes: Fresh flower leis for women and kukui nut lei for men, Two Mai Tai’s upon arrival (during lounge hours, valid ID required, juice available for children), An arrival amenity from the General Manager, complimentary WiFi, Self-parking (above & below ground), Access to all resort pools, Use of activity fields (soccer field, volleyball court and putting green, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center (located in the lobby, BBQ facilities located in pool areas, Pool towel service, Local & toll free calls, Weekly activities: hula, yoga, koloa fit classes, s’mores (please sign up at the front desk.
2641 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI 96756
Disclosure: Wanderlustyle was welcomed as a guest at Koloa Landing Resort. All of our opinions are honest. Mahalo!