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The Koloa, Hi, Rundown

Located on the southern side of Kauai, Koloa, HI, is a very small town of less than 2,000 people. This town was the site of the first sugar plantations in Hawaii. Visit the Sugar Monument and learn about the history of sugar in Hawaii and how the industry shaped the state. See more of the past in Old Town, which has been carefully designed to look just like it did in the 1800s. Inside the Old Town Mall is the Koloa History Center.

There are also plenty of activities to do around Koloa, HI. You can bike and trek along the Koloa Heritage Trail or swim and sunbathe at Poipu Beach. Snorkelling and diving are also popular activities. The beauty of Koloa, HI, lends itself to horseback riding as well. Take the time to visit Spouting Horn Geyser, the Puuwanawana Volcanic Cone, or Keoneloa Bay archaeological sites. Don’t forget to reserve some time for golfing at Kiahuna Golf Club. Of course, the biggest attraction of any Hawaiian location is its natural beauty, and that is celebrated at the Botanical Garden. Commissioned by the United States Congress, the Botanical Garden showcases the native flora and fauna and local legends and customs.

When To Go

There are only two distinct seasons in Koloa, HI: Winter and summer. Winter is the rainy season with frequent storms and showers. Summer, on the other hand, sees only the occasional light rain shower. Lately, the winter storms have led to flooding and extensive damage. The summer remains the better of the two seasons, when even the occasional showers rarely require rain gear. Hawaii as a whole has a very temperate climate, which rarely gets too hot and almost never gets cold. This is one of the reasons the island has long been considered a paradise, attracting visitors from all over the world.

  • Two seasons: Winter and summer
  • Temperatures stay within a pleasant 10-degree average of 21 to 27°C (70-80°F)
  • Winter storms can produce flooding and property damage

Getting There

Lihue Airport is 19.3 km (12 miles) from Koloa and is served by several airlines, including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Hawaiian, Island Air, United and USAir. You may wish to land in Honolulu, in which case you'll need to connect with one of the small commuter airlines to get to Koloa, HI.

Rental cars are the most common way to get from the airport into town. There are also taxis and hotel courtesy shuttles. The Kauai County Bus has service seven days a week. Once in the town, you can walk or bike almost anywhere you wish to go. Still, if you want to explore the surrounding island, you will want to either take a tour or rent a car.

  • Air: Lihue Airport
  • Rental cars to get into town
  • Taxis and courtesy shuttles into town

Hotels in Koloa

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From US$411

1 Koa Kea Hotel and Resort

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

2251 Poipu Road Map

5th Night Free - w/ Breakfast Buffet daily for 2

Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort At Poipu Beach is set on the world famous Poipu Beach on the south shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. It convenient location makes it an right accommodation choice for... More

Great hotel!
We truly enjoyed pur vacation at Koa Kea hotel It's a high end small boutique hotel, with all the amenties of a big hotel but quiter and less crowd
30 Aug 2014
From US$212

2 Sheraton Kauai Resort

4 stars
3.8 / 5 5 reviews

2440 Hoonani Road Map

Already Discounted Non Refundable Rates

Immerse yourself in the heart of the island's beauty while experiencing a luxurious vacation on the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, serene Kauai by booking a stay at Sheraton Kauai Resort. ... More

Great time
The hotel was very nice, in a perfect location (walking to great shopping/restaurants, excellent snorkelling, and a wonderful sunset viewing beach).
13 Feb 2015
From US$172

3 Castle Kiahuna Plantation & The Beach Bungalows

3 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

2253-B Poipu Road, East Entrance Map

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great vacation spot
Staff is very friendly, accommodative but our room did not have air conditioming.
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4 The Point at Poipu

3 stars
4.1 / 5

1613 Pee Road Map

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5 Kiahuna Plantation Resort Kauai by Outrigger

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

2253 Poipu Road Map

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excellent stay
On Kauai for vacation, stayed there 3 nights and a great time. Property is amazing with direct access to the beach. Their garden is gorgeous and so are the condos. Quiet, clean, full amenities,...
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6 Aston at Poipu Kai

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2.0 / 5 1 reviews

1775 Poipu Road Map

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Aging resort on prime land. Needs desperately upgrades and renewals. Rustic atmosphere and mildew can be appealing in an old plantation cottage, but not in an 70s condo. Renovate or tear it down.
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7 Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

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4.7 / 5

1571 Poipu Road Map

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8 Banyan Harbor

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9 Castle Poipu Shores Condominium Resort

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1775 Pe'e Road Map

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10 Castle Makahuena Condominium Resort at Poipu

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1661 Pe'e Road Map

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