Koloa, Hawaii, is one of several communities on the south shore of the Island of Kauai. Like much of Hawaii, the area is known as an unforgettable tropical paradise. But Koloa is also distinguished by its fascinating cultural and natural history. While you are in Koloa, plan a visit to the Keoneloa Bay archeological sites, the Spouting Horn Geyser, and the ancient walled temple of Kihahouna Heiau.
When you've had enough history and island exploration for one day, relax in the sun with a cold drink and a good book, watch the brilliant sunset over the ocean, and then enjoy the evening at Koloa's world-class restaurants and energetic night spots.
Here are few additional suggestions of things to do in Koloa:
-Go scuba diving: Scuba diving is the best way to get close to the brilliant biodiversity of Koloa's marine life.
-Go horseback riding: There's nothing more romantic than exploring the island trails on horseback and galloping along the beach.
-Hike the trails: Kauai is home to a ten mile beautiful biking and hiking trail along the south shore called the Koloa Heritage Trail. Learn more about the history of the area by reading the placards along the way.
-Enjoy the beach: The beaches of Koloa are beyond perfection. Relax and feel the gentle sun, play in the waves, or take a chartered boat tour and explore the ecosystems of the coast.
-Play golf or relax in the spa: Play a round on the champion caliber Poipu Bay golf course or spend the afternoon in a spa receiving some head-to-toe pampering.
-Enjoy the Koloa nightlife: The nighttime atmosphere on Koloa is warm, welcoming, energetic, and fun. Be sure to check out Keoki's Paradise or Stevenson's Library.
No matter what time of year you plan your trip, you can easily book a romantic oceanfront condo just big enough for two or an elegant villa for the whole family within a few steps of the beach. You won't have any trouble finding a beautiful vacation rental in or close to the community of Koloa.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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