Poipu

Koloa
Poipu which includes a beach, tropical scenes and landscape views

Hawaii’s “sunny side of paradise” balances adventure with relaxation, offering world-class waves and outdoor activities amid a serene tropical setting.

Thanks to its perpetually agreeable weather, Poipu has been nicknamed the “sunny side of paradise.” It is located on the south side of Kauaʻi and is surrounded by the lush rain forests that make the island such a popular destination.

Enjoy the sunshine and warm waters at Poipu Beach Park. Its white-sand shores are perfect for sunbathing and lifeguards enable parents to rest easy while children paddle in the Pacific. Swim in the tranquil water or head a little further out to surf the area’s world-class waves.

Poipu’s calm waters make it an ideal snorkeling and diving destination. Pull on your mask and fins and prepare to meet sea turtles, tropical fish and maybe even a humpback whale. Poipu is also renowned for having one of the last populations of the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals, which can be glimpsed lounging on the rocky shoreline.

The Poipu area is also renowned for its tropical landscapes. Join an off-road adventure or zip-line tour to cruise through rain forests and past towering waterfalls. Spend an afternoon at Allerton and McBryde Gardens to discover the native plants of Hawaii.

Poipu features a wide range of resorts, hotels and cottages, most of which have oceanfront access. The Shopping Village is a great place to buy souvenirs and to admire works by local artisans. Poipu Road hosts farmer’s markets throughout the week. Come with an empty stomach and fill up on local produce and other treats.

Poipu Bay Golf Course offers an oceanfront location so stunning it might distract you from your game. If you’d prefer total relaxation, visit one of the town’s spas to enjoy a traditional Hawaian massage.

No visit to Poipu is complete without attending a traditional luau. Taste local cuisine and watch dancers and musicians perform routines that will simultaneously entertain and inform you about the island’s history.

Poipu is a 30-minute drive southwest of Lihue Airport. Public transportation is limited, so it’s best to rent a car or motorcycle to get there and to explore the region’s attractions.


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The Point at Poipu by Diamond Resorts
The Point at Poipu by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
1613 Pe'e Rd, Koloa, HI
The price is AU$378 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Located in Poipu, this beach condominium resort is within a 15-minute walk of Brennecke Beach and Poipu Beach. Lawai Beach is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.
4.4/5 Excellent! (693 reviews)
"great room with an amazing view of the ocean"

Reviewed on 20 Nov. 2021

The Point at Poipu by Diamond Resorts
Sheraton Kauai Resort Villas
Sheraton Kauai Resort Villas
4 out of 5
2440 Hoonani Road, Koloa, HI
The price is AU$524 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Located in Poipu, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Kiahuna Beach, Poipu Beach and Lawai Beach. Poipu Shopping Village and Moir Gardens are also within ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (119 reviews)
"The Sheraton Kauai was beautiful, we only wish our stay was longer to enjoy it all! The pool, the sunsets on the ocean, the staff & our room far exceeded our expectations! Thank you!"

Reviewed on 3 Dec. 2021

Sheraton Kauai Resort Villas
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5
1571 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI
The price is AU$1,036 per night from 17 Dec. to 17 Dec.
Nestled on the beach, this Poipu resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Poipu Bay Golf Course and Poipu Beach. National Tropical Botanical Garden and Spouting Horn ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (991 reviews)
"It was QUITE a walk to our room with my cane. No Golf Cart options like when we stay at Turtle Bay. AND I HATED THE TOILETS!! They tilted so you couldn't sit easily! They were HOT! Had to leave the door open to stay cool!! And the contraption on top made the opening smaller and UNCOMFORTABLE!! The ..."

Reviewed on 18 Nov. 2021

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection
Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection
4.5 out of 5
2641 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI
The price is AU$1,043 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
This family-friendly Koloa resort is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Shops at Kukuiula and Poipu Shopping Village. Baby Beach and Lawai ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (996 reviews)
"I thought this was a lovely place to stay! We were pleasantly surprised to get an ocean view instead of the "island view". Very comfortable bed and all the comforts of home with the well planned out kitchen. The sliding door to the bathroom didn't fully close and a little noisy on the track, the ..."

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2021

Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection
Sheraton Kauai Resort
Sheraton Kauai Resort
4 out of 5
2440 Hoonani Rd, Koloa, HI
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$1,060 per night from 24 Dec. to 24 Dec.
Located in Poipu, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 2 mi (3 km) of Kiahuna Beach, Poipu Beach and Lawai Beach. Moir Gardens and Poipu ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (999 reviews)
"My wife and I love everything about the Sheraton. Your staff are all excellent."

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2021

Sheraton Kauai Resort
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
4.5 out of 5
2251 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI
The price is AU$1,002 per night from 13 Dec. to 13 Dec.
Nestled on the beach, this Poipu resort is within a 15-minute walk of Moir Gardens and Poipu Beach. Lawai Beach is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.
4.7/5 Exceptional! (956 reviews)
"Hotel was excellent, the pool area was beautiful and you could walk to the beach, there were plenty of bars and restaurants to walk to from the hotel. The staff was also amazing, they were all so polite and helpful."

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2021

Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
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