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(KAUAI, HI) Oct. 9, 2018Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort recognized as the #10 Top Resort in Hawaii.

“It is an honor to be selected by Condé Nast Traveler readers as one of the top resorts in Hawaii and that our sincere enjoyment of approaching all things with the aloha spirit has translated in such a positive way,” said Jack Slim, General Manager, Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort. “We take immense pride in our team for the service they provide and that our boutique accommodations have been recognized by our guests with this award recognition.”

Nearly half a million Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.

Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort is Kauai’s premier boutique hotel located on the “sunny side” of the island at Poipu Beach, and provides the island’s closest resort accommodations to the waterfront. With unrivaled oceanfront views and Kauai’s lush tropical surrounding, Ko’a Kea truly immerses guests into the spirit of the Garden Isle. In addition to luxurious guest rooms designed with nautical modern tones, Ko’a Kea offers an authentic Hawaiian experience for its guests with a saltwater pool and hot tub, beachfront fire pits, countless ocean activities and a blissful spa inspired by the surrounding natural landscape boasting a seaside cabana treatment area.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”

The 2018 Readers' Choice Awards are published exclusively on Condé Nast Traveler's website at and celebrated in the November issue on newsstands nationwide on October 16.


About Ko`a Kea Hotel & Resort

Ko`a Kea Hotel & Resort is located on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, lining the shores of picturesque Poipu Beach. Set on the footprint of the old Poipu Beach Hotel devastated by the 1992 hurricane, the highly acclaimed boutique not only offers the island’s closest hotel accommodations to the sand, but the majority of its 121 contemporary guestrooms and suites have ocean views. With the addition of a saltwater pool and whirlpool, the Red Salt restaurant beloved by visitors and locals alike, a beach activities center and spa, the resort is geared towards couples, honeymooners, or anyone looking for an intimate and inconspicuous escape to Hawaii.

About Condé Nast Traveler

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