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Koloa is located on the sunny southern coast of Kauai between Lawai and Poipu. To reach Koloa, take Highway 520 on Kauai's east side and drive through the Tree Tunnel, where swamp mahogany and eucalyptus trees have grown to form a tunnel over the road. A drive through the tunnel will bring you to Old Town Koloa's gift shops, restaurants and art galleries. Over twenty shops have been opened in beautifully restored buildings. Koloa was established in 1835 and was Hawaii's first productive sugar plantation town. It quickly became the commercial hub for the island and many of the buildings date back to that time. Other nearby points of interest includes Nahumaalo Point, Waita Reservoir, and the Atlantis Gallery of Kauai. Koloa is also the birthplace of Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole in 1871. There is a small two and a half-acre park marking his birthplace just a couple of miles south of town. Prince Kalanianaole is remembered for his work to benefit the Hawaiian people, and he was a Republican delegate to Congress from 1902 - 1922. For outdoor recreation, Koloa is near Poipu Beach Park, at the southern most tip of Kauai. You will find all types of activities here, and the beaches in this area are favorites for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Surrounding areas: Poipu Beach, Hawaii (2.2 mi), Lawai, Hawaii (3.9 mi), Kalaheo, Hawaii (4.2 mi), Hanapepe, Hawaii (8.0 mi), Lihue, Hawaii (8.0 mi), Makaweli, Hawaii (11.9 mi), Wailua, Hawaii (13.2 mi)

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Koloa Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Poipu Plantation1792 Pee Rd # AKoloa, HI (808) 742-6757
Poipu PlantationPee RdKoloa, HI (808) 742-6757
Sheraton Kauai Resort2440 Hoonani StKoloa, HI (808) 742-4001
The Makahuena1661 Pe'e RdKoloa, HI (808) 742-2482
Whalers CovePuuholo RdKoloa, HI (808) 742-7571
Kiahuna Plantation-clarion Resort2253 Poipu RdKoloa Kauai, HI1.7 mi.(808) 742-2200
Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort & Spa1571 Poipu RdKoloa Kauai, HI2.2 mi.(800) 233-1234
Aston Kauai Beach Villas4330 Kauai BCH DrLihue, HI7.9 mi.(808) 245-7711
Hilton Kauai Beach Resort4331 Kauai Beach DrLihue, HI10.8 mi.(888) 805-3843
Hale Tutu7230 Aina Pono StKapaa, HI12.0 mi.(808) 821-0697
Kauai Resort HotelKuhio HwyWailua, HI13.0 mi.(808) 245-3931
Courtyard By Marriott Kauai At Walpouli Beach4-484 Kuhio HwyKapaa, HI13.5 mi.(808) 822-3455
Waimea Plantation Cottges9400 Kaumaulii HwyWaimea, HI13.6 mi.(808) 338-1625
Marc Pono Kai Resort4-1250 Kuhio HwyKapaa, HI14.9 mi.(808) 823-8427
Courtyard By Marriott Kauai At Waipouli Beach650 Aleka LoopKapaa, HI15.0 mi.(808) 822-3455
Hotel Coral ReefKuhio HwyKapaa, HI15.0 mi.(808) 822-4481
Kapaa ShoreKuhio HwyKapaa, HI15.0 mi.(808) 245-4552
Aloha Beach Resort Kauai3-5920 Kuhio HwyKapaa, HI16.4 mi.(808) 823-6000
Ka'eo Kai3970 Wyllie RdPrinceville, HI21.8 mi.(808) 826-6549
Hanalei Bay Resort & Suites5380 Honoiki RdPrinceville Kauai, HI22.0 mi.(800) 367-5004

Koloa Weather & Climate

Southwestern Kauai is the sunniest, driest part of the island. The northern part around Hanalei is the rainiest. With warm, gentle temperatures and cooling tradewinds, the climate on Kauai is never too hot or oppressive. The biggest contrast in the weather is the difference in the amount of rainfall between the rainy season of winter (October through March,) and the dry summer season (April through September.) There is very little variation in temperature, except in higher elevations where it is cooler year round. Overall, you will find more variation in temperature with location, rather than season. On the island of Kauai, the waters are calmer in the summers and the tradewinds blow more frequently. Storms such as hurricanes are infrequent, although the threat does exist.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 77°F 65°F 5.68 in. 73°F
February 77°F 65°F 4.17 in. 74°F
March 78°F 67°F 5.44 in. 75°F
April 78°F 68°F 6.09 in. 75°F
May 80°F 70°F 4.57 in. 76°F
June 82°F 72°F 4.29 in. 77°F
July 83°F 74°F 5.18 in. 79°F
August 84°F 74°F 4.07 in. 80°F
September 85°F 74°F 3.73 in. 80°F
October 83°F 72°F 5.58 in. 79°F
November 81°F 70°F 6.79 in. 77°F
December 79°F 67°F 5.86 in. 75°F

Koloa Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Lihue airport (LIH) located about 9 miles east of Koloa in Lihue Kauai, Hawaii.

Koloa Attractions

 
Water Parks
Hawaiian WaterworksEwa BeachHI102.0 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Puakea Golf CourseLihueHI8.0 mi.
 
State Parks
Ahukini Recreation Pier State ParkHI10.4 mi. 
Wailua River State ParkHI11.8 mi. 
Lydgate State ParkHI12.7 mi. 
Waimea Recreational Pier State ParkHI13.4 mi. 
Waimea Recreational Pier State ParkHI13.4 mi. 
Waimea Canyon State ParkHI15.9 mi. 
Köke‘e State ParkHI19.4 mi. 
Näpali Coast State ParkHI21.9 mi. 
Polihale State ParkHI22.3 mi. 
Hä‘ena State ParkHI22.8 mi. 
Miloli‘i State ParkHI22.9 mi. 
Nu‘alolokai State ParkHI23.0 mi. 
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Honolulu ZooHonoluluHI111.3 mi.
Waikiki AquariumWaikikiHI112.8 mi.


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