Koloa is located on Kauai's sunny south shore in an ideal setting to enjoy one of Hawaii's most desired vacation destinations. With close access to great beaches, dining and shopping, staying in a Koloa condo provides everything you need for the Kauai vacation of your dreams.
Things To Do
The southern shore offers many fun beach activities from snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding to sunset sails, as well as land adventures including horseback rides, ATV excursion, ziplining and more. History buffs will enjoy exploring Koloa's landmarks and historic buildings, many marked with plaques providing information about the sites, and you can also check out the exhibits at the outdoor Koloa History Center in the center of town.
Golfers will enjoy two immaculate courses at Poipu Resort including the seaside Poipu Bay Golf Course and the newly renovated Kiahuna Golf Club. To view this beautiful shoreline from another perspective take a sunset sail off the southern shoreline or a dinner cruise. Whale watching tours are offered during the winter months when the humpbacks arrive from Alaskan waters to mate and give birth around the Islands. A nice coastal hike begins at Shipwreck Beach and follows the shoreline along the scenic Mahaulepu Heritage Trail to Kawailoa Bay. A great day trip from Koloa is to drive up along the rim of Waimea Canyon to Kokee State Park enjoying stunning vistas along the way, and with many hikes to choose from once you get there including breathtaking views of the Na Pali Coast. After a day of fun and adventure pamper yourself with a luxurious spa treatment.
Close to Koloa town is the Poipu resort area where you will find numerous beautiful beaches. The namesake Poipu Beach which is relatively well-protected from the open ocean making it a great family beach, and snorkelers will enjoy the diversity of colorful fish and other marine life. Poipu Beach is also frequented by green sea turtles as well as endangered Hawaiian monk seals which like to rest on the beach. During the winter months keep an eye out for humpback whales passing by offshore. Lifeguards, restrooms and picnic facilities make Poipu Beach a great place to enjoy the Kauai day. Nearby is Shipwreck Beach which was the site of the cliff jumping scene in "6 Days and 7 Nights"starring Anne Heche and Harrison Ford.
Koloa town offers a variety places to eat including fine dining as well as casual fare like hamburgers and pizza. In the nearby Poipu resort area you can find dozens of restaurant options including upscale seaside dining. For an exceptional breakfast and lunch head over to the Shops at Kukuiula where Living Foods Market & Cafe offers outdoor seating and an exceptional kitchen cooking up an amazing variety of fresh baked goods. Also at the Shops at Kukuiula is Josselin's Tapas Bar & Grill, and Merriman's Fish House, both highly recommended. Keoki's Paradise in Poipu is a fun family restaurant with Polynesian paradise theme including waterfalls. The Beach House Restaurant offers great ocean views at Lawai Beach. Visit the weekly Koloa Farmers Market to meet the farmers and get some fresh vegetables and exotic fruits.
Koloa is a historic town that retains the charm of its past with a vibrant commercial district in the restored structures now housing interesting shops and art galleries. The nearby Poipu Resort area also has a variety of stores including upscale boutique shops at the resort hotels and at the Shops at Kukuiula including fine apparel, beach wear, art, fine jewelry, sporting goods, and the crafts of local artisans. Art lovers will also enjoy visiting Hanapepe town known for its many art galleries and Friday night "Art Night."Drive north from Koloa to Lihue for more shopping including big box stores and shopping malls. More interesting shops to browse can be found in Kapaa on the east shore and Kilauea, Princeville and Hanalei towns on the north shore.
A rental car is recommended when staying in Koloa condos so you can explore the Garden Island's many sites and attractions from the south shore's sunny Poipu Resort area to the west side's Waimea Canyon and the north shore's Hanalei Bay. Kauai's public bus system operates 7 days a week and provides service between most of the island's major communities.
Weather and Ocean Conditions
Koloa is known for its sunny weather throughout the year with temperatures typically in the upper 70s F., getting a bit warmer during the summer and a bit cooler during the winter, with temperatures dropping about five to ten degrees at night. The south shore of Kauai receives relatively little rain while the north shore is wetter, particularly during the winter months.
Ocean conditions on the south shore are typically very calm and great for water activities, with occasional south swells during the summer creating high surf. The north shore is known for intermittent large waves during the winter months which can bring strong surf and currents around the island. Some beaches provide more protection that others during times of high surf. If you want to go in the water then visit lifeguarded beaches and ask water safety personnel about the safest areas for the ocean activities you choose on that particular day.
Koloa condos provide the optimal way to enjoy your Hawaii vacation with the luxuries of resort living and the comforts of home. Browse through our Koloa condo rental listings to get an understanding of the different amenities and property features we offer. Our goal at Hawaiian Beach Rentals is to provide you with a with an unforgettable Kauai vacation. We take pride in having the largest selection of high-quality condos in Koloa and we stand behind our product, making sure only the best of the best properties are listed on our website. If you have questions about our Koloa condo rentals or which destination is best for your Hawaii vacation needs, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.See below for an overview of some of the finest condo resorts in the Koloa region.
Some of the oldest buildings in the Hawaiian Islands are found in Koloa town which was also the site of Hawaii's first sugarcane plantation. To learn more about the Koloa region's rich past drive the Koloa Heritage Trail, a 10-mile route which includes 14 stops at monuments and cultural sites including the Spouting Horn Blowhole. Also stop in at the Koloa History Center in town to see exhibits about the region's past.
Overview of Condo Resorts in the Koloa Area
The Villas at Poipu Kai are located at Poipu Kai Resort on the scenic south shore of Kauai. Garden villas have two to four bedrooms and poolside villas have three or four bedrooms as well as gourmet kitchens, state-of-the-art appliances, granite countertops, hardwood flooring and spacious lanais with ocean, mountain and pool views. Amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center, high-speed internet, free parking, tropical landscaping, air conditioning. Close to golf, tennis, dining, shopping and beach activities.
Kuhio Shores Condos at Poipu Resort offers one and two bedroom condos on the beach. Amenities include full-size kitchens, oceanfront lanais, free internet and parking. Close to great shopping and restaurants including seaside dining at Beach House Restaurant next door.
Regency Poipu Kai offers spacious accommodations with one to four bedrooms. Amenities include two swimming pools and two hot tubs, with close to excellent beaches including Poipu Beach Park and Shipwrecks Beach.
Poipu Kai Resort is located on 70 tropically landscaped acres and includes the Makanui, Manualoha, Regency, Kahala and Poipu Sands complexes. Garden paths lead to Shipwreck Beach and Brennecke's Beach. Amenities include private lanais, swimming pools, Jacuzzi spas, nine hard and soft tennis courts, restaurant and beach equipment rentals.
Kona Kea Hotel & Resort is a luxury boutique beachfront hotel at Poipu Resort with a fitness center, free high-speed internet, valet parking, concierge services, housekeeping, swimming pool, pool bar, spa, sundries/gift shop, water sports rentals and business center. Dine at the Red Salt Restaurant and pamper yourself at the Spa at Koa Kea.
Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation is located on a 35-acre oceanfront property offering one and two bedroom condos with full kitchens and free high-speed internet. Amenities include tropical landscaping, on-site Plantation Gardens Restaurant and more fine dining nearby in Poipu Village Shopping Center. Kiahuna Golf Course is just across the street.
Whalers Cove Resort is located in Poipu Resort with an oceanfront pool, spa, hot tub, tropical landscaping, barbecue area, free parking and lava-rock shower. Close to golf as well as exceptional shopping and dining at the upscale Kukuiula Village Shopping Center.
Please browse through the Hawaiian Beach Rentals condo listings in the Koloa area including Manualoha at Poipu Kai Resort, Villas at Poipu Kai, Honu Kai Villas, Manualoha at Poipu Kai Resort, Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort and Poipu Kapili Resort Condos, the Regency at Poipu Kai, Pane Makai Beach House Dolphin Suite, Poipu Shores Resort, Aston at Poipu Kai Resort, Kuhio Shores, Kahala Resort, Kauai Beach Resort and Kaha Lani Resort.
Also offered by Hawaiian Beach Rentals in the Poipu region are the Poipu Sands at Poipu Kai Resort, Poipu Shores Resort, Poipu Kapili Resort, Poipu Makai, Regency at Poipu Kai, Makahuena, Whalers Cove Resort, Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation, Nihi Kai Villas, Poipu Palms, Makanui at Poipu Kai Resort, Lawai Beach, Poipu Crater Resort and Poipu Shores.