Check into Koʻa Kea Hotel & Resort and unwind, Kauaʻi-style.

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Day or night, the oceanfront pool beckons (photos courtesy Koʻa Kea).

Secret retreat on the Garden Isle’s southern coast, KoÊ»a Kea Hotel & Resort is blooming with luxe amenities. Its contemporary design, inspired by HawaiÊ»i’s landscape, native flowers and sea life, beckons voyagers dreaming of sophisticated seclusion with panache. KoÊ»a Kea means, “white coral,” an homage to the mythological coral goddess and hotel’s renaissance. KoÊ»a Kea’s resurrected framework touts 121 guestrooms with private lanais, a romantic open-air restaurant and lavish spa, respectively. Natural turquoise and coral tones, conceptualized by designer Anita Brooks, compliment the intimate retreat and PoÊ»ipu Bay’s crystal shoreline. Just steps from the sand, the property’s 60 oceanfront rooms simulate being out to sea at high tide. For the lion’s share of a boutique hotel experience, grab a Nespresso, snuggle up in a plush bathrobe and watch the sun rise over unending waters. Then, tiptoe to The Spa for a sensuous Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage or aromatic Maile Organics treatment. Rejuvenate as you revel in peaceful island life. For optimum well-being, nourish (okay, more like indulge) yourself with an oceanfront dinner of fresh seafood and produce as you gaze out portrait windows from pool to sea at Red Salt. Adjacent to Ko‘a Kea’s chic open lobby, Red Salt’s modern sushi creations favor the resort’s sophisticated, yet congenial vibe. Pair 7-Spiced Seared Ahi with a Martini Flight at sunset on the Pacific for a truly goddess-worthy experience. koakea.com