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Destination guide

Koloa – where Hawaiian heritage meets the ocean

You can feel the Hawaii of old in Koloa. The town is hidden behind groups of scented eucalyptus trees on the gorgeous south coast of Kauai and known for being the spot of the Aloha State's first sugarcane plantation. The wood-faced buildings of that 19th-century growing boom still dot the heritage town center, while ruined remains of sugarcane farms can be explored on the outskirts. The salt-wash of the ocean is another pull. Don the hibiscus garlands and wax down the board – loads of Koloa vacation rentals sit right next to palm-fringed beaches where the surf rolls in.

Things to do

Koloa – Hawaii's plantation past

Koloa is known as the home of the first ever sugarcane plantation in all of Hawaii. It was built in the 1830s and helped to kick-start an industry that would go on to transform the islands into a powerhouse for growing the crop. Get your history head on and make for the Old Sugar Mill of Koloa. It sits on Koloa Road, showcasing a couple of half-ruined towers and grinding mills, along with a memorial that commemorates all the farmers who once worked the land.


A local Koloa vibe

It's easy to feel like a real local when staying in Koloa vacation rentals. The Monday farmers' market is a chance to mingle with the folk who call this corner of Kauai their home, not to mention buy some regional produce to cook up in your private kitchen and get the taste buds tingling, later on. There are traditional Hawaiian cookhouses and surf shacks to dine and drink in. There are heritage walking routes that take you past age-old remnants of the sugarcane-growing era, plus all those charming regional delicatessens and shops.


Finding Koloa's peak moment

Not only do the rains fall heavier in Hawaii between December and March, but Koloa vacation rentals tend to fill up to bursting with people seeking a break from the cold US winter. There are far fewer downpours between May and September, but prices can creep upwards in the summer, during the major school breaks. The upshot is that spring, in April and May, and fall, in September and October, are the top times to visit this corner of Kauai. It's not as busy and the weather tends to be great.

Natural features

Coastal peaks and wavy beaches in Koloa

Koloa is a small town, tucked between pockets of palm and eucalyptus just a whisker away from the beautiful south coast of Kauai. Loads of Koloa vacation rentals in Poipu have oceanfront views and walking access to the beaches. The best sit between the headlands in the Poipu Beach Park, offering access to gold-glinting sands and little clusters of black-rock reefs underwater. Other coves have waves that are primed for surfers, or lanky palms that cast shade over the hammocks. If you want an adventure, the Napali Coast awaits to the north – it's sure to get you gasping with its soaring, jungle-clad cliffs.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Koloa

The nearest airport is in Lihue, HI (LIH), located 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Koloa?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,284 vacation rentals around Koloa. From 306 house rentals to 920 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.