Koloa Landing Resort

COVID-19 Resource Center
Updated: January 4, 2021

To our Future Guests, Homeowners, and Visitors –

We are excited to announce that beginning January 5, 2021 Kauai’s travel quarantine rules will be updated allowing visitors to travel to the island of Kaua’i per the below.

Inter-Island Travel

Travelers can visit Kauai if they are coming from O’ahu, Maui, or the Big Island. This includes mainland travelers, provided they:

1. Have been in the state of Hawai’i for 72 hours or more; and

2. Have taken a pre-travel test from one of the State of Hawai’i’s Trusted Testing Partners within 72 hours of arriving on Kaua’i.

Transpacific Travel

Visitors from out of state now have the option of a shortened three-day quarantine period. To qualify, visitors must:

1. Take a pre-travel test within 72 hours before arriving on Kaua’I and receive a negative test result;

2. Make a reservation at an approved Enhanced Movement Quarantine (EMQ) or “resort bubble” hotel on Kaua’I; and

3. After 72 hours on Kauai, take a post-travel test and receive a negative test result.

This resource center is intended to give you all the information you will need to travel to Hawai’i or our island of Kaua’i. For a step-by-step guide to inter-island travel or transpacific travel, please click on the below “+” signs. You can also read the full news release from Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami here.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Koloa Landing Resort.


Todd Hadley | President
Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu

Travelers flying into Kaua’i from another island will be allowed to avoid the mandatory quarantine provided they follow the below instructions. This applies to residents of the state as well as visitors from out of state who are island hopping as part of their vacation.

  1. Visitors must be coming from either O’ahu, Maui, or the Big Island of Hawai’i;
  2. They must create a Safe Travels account and complete the mandatory State of Hawai’i Travel & Health form at: https://travel.hawaii.gov/
  3. They must take a pre-travel test from one of the State of Hawai’i’s Trusted Testing & Travel Partners after being in Hawai’i for more than three days, but within 72 hours of arriving on Kaua’i;
  4. They must upload their negative test results to their Safe Travels account. Note: The Safe Travels program is currently being updated to accommodate Kaua’i travelers. For now, travelers should plan to present a hard copy of their negative test results for review upon arrival at the Lihu’e Airport; and
  5. Safe Travels records will be used to verify that you have not traveled out of state in the previous 72 hours.

Note: to read the full news release from the office of the Mayor click HERE

Travelers from out of state can travel directly to the island of Kaua’i and be eligible for a shortened 3-day quarantine by participating in the resort bubble post-travel testing program. To qualify, travelers must:

  1. Create a Safe Travels account and complete the mandatory State of Hawai’i Travel & Health form at: https://travel.hawaii.gov/
  2. Take a pre-travel test within 72 hours before arriving on Kaua’i and receive a negative test result;
    1. Note: this test can be any COVID-19 diagnostic test (antigen or PCR) with emergency use authorization from the US Food & Drug Administration;
    2. The lab does NOT need to be on the state’s Trusted Testing & Travel Partners list for use in Kauai’i’s resort bubble program.
  3. Make a reservation at an approved Enhanced Movement Quarantine (EMQ) resort bubble hotel on Kaua’i;
  4. Complete the County of Kaua’i arrival form by visiting http://www.kauai.gov/COVID-19 and clicking on the “Kaua’i Arrival Form” button at the top of the page;
    1. Note: guests should consult their resort for transportation options as travelers will not be allowed to rent a car until released from quarantine.
  5. Provide proof of negative pre-travel test result to the resort staff upon check-in;
  6. After three days on Kaua’i, take a post-travel test (consult with resort on post-travel testing options);
  7. Have negative test results verified by the resort staff who will then update the system to release the traveler from quarantine.

Travelers who are coming from out of state and do not stay at an approved EMQ resort bubble hotel will be subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine regardless of whether they have taken a pre-travel COVID-19 test. To read the full news release from the office of the Mayor click HERE.

The state of Hawai‘i will ONLY accept Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) lab test results from TRUSTED TESTING AND TRAVEL PARTNERS. A negative COVID-19 test result is required prior to departure to avoid quarantine in Hawai‘i. Travelers can find a list of Trusted Testing & Travel Partners at this website: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel-partners/

PLEASE NOTE: That as of December 2, 2020, the below pre-travel testing programs applies to all islands with the exception Kaua’i, as Kaua’i has opted out of the pre-travel testing program.

The pre-travel testing program will allow US mainland travelers to visit Hawaii (with the exception of Kaua’i) while avoiding the mandatory 10-day quarantine. The process is simple – visitors ages 5 years and older to the island will have to take an FDA-approved NAAT COVID-19 test (also known more commonly on the mainland as a PCR test) within 72-hours prior to their flight’s departure to Hawaii.

STARTING NOVEMBER 24th – travelers wishing to bypass the 10-day mandatory quarantine must have their negative COVID-19 test results – from a trusted testing partner – prior to departure for the State of Hawaii. If test results are not available before boarding the final leg of the trip, the traveler must quarantine for 10 days or the length of the stay, whichever is shorter. (Read the full press release from Governor Ige HERE.)

All traveling adults will have to visit the Safe Travels website, create an account, and enter in their travel information as well as fill out a questionnaire. They will receive a QR code which they will need during travel. Upon arrival, they will then:

  1. Show their test results were negative;
  2. Have their temperature taken and be less than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit; and
  3. Show the QR code they received from the Safe Travels website.

View the full news release from the Governor’s office HERE and the step by step process HERE. Also, HERE is a list of the trusted testing partners with information about each one.

For more information about the types of COVID-19 test including the approved NAAT or PCR test, click HERE.

Once you have your QR Code and status updated on the Safe Travels website, you can email your QR code & status page to [email protected] to be removed from the mandatory quarantine list.

Since the start of the pandemic, Koloa Landing has remained open to serve our homeowners and local guests. During this time, we have implemented and refined a comprehensive health & safety program based on the advice, rules, and regulations set forth by the Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, state of Hawaii, county of Kauai, and the Marriott Global Cleanliness Council.

Since March, we have accommodated more than 30,000 guests and are fortunate that zero reports of COVID-19 have been linked to our resort. Given this track record, we are confident that we can safely provide the experience and Aloha that our guests are accustomed to.

We are also happy to share that recently, thanks to you – the generous supporters that voted for us, our main pool won Best Pool in America by USA Today’s 10 Best. This is a wonderful way to begin the fall as we celebrate Koloa Landing’s 10th anniversary since opening.

Koloa Landing Resort

COVID-19 Health & Safety Program

Koloa Landing Resort has developed a comprehensive program specifically geared towards the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. The program follows the guidelines set forth by the World Health Organization, Center for Disease Control & Prevention, as well as the Marriott Global Cleanliness Council, which is comprised of experts in hospitality, epidemiology, sanitation, and protective health and hygiene technology.

The following outlines the primary pillars of our COVID-19 Health & Safety Program:

    • Only products & protocols meeting EPA guidelines for use against viruses, bacteria, & other airborne & blood-borne pathogens are used at the resort;
    • All areas of the resort, including Holoholo Grill, front desk, back offices, public spaces, and restrooms, are equipped with hand sanitizing stations;
    • All public spaces, back of house areas, and guest rooms are being cleaned & sanitized using industry-leading protocols with particular attention being given to frequent contact surfaces including, but not limited to, front desk check-in counters, bell desks, elevators & elevator buttons, door handles, public bathrooms, room keys & locks, stair handles, TV remote controls, toilet seats & handles, door & furniture handles, water faucet handles, nightstands, telephones, light switches, thermostats, alarm clocks, luggage racks, and flooring.
    • All employees have completed mandatory COVID-19 prevention training;
    • All employees are required to wear face masks and appropriate PPE at all times;
    • All employees receive temperature checks at the beginning of every shift;
    • Employees are required to wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds every 60 minutes throughout the day;
    • Safe social distancing of at least 6’ is being practiced in all areas of the resort including check-in, concierge, the marketplace, Holoholo Grill, and any other location that requires face-to-face engagement;
    • Markings on the ground to maintain social distancing is in place in areas of the resort where lines may form;
    • Furniture has been removed and/or rearranged to maintain proper distance between guests;
    • All guest room keys are collected and disinfected;
    • Employees are not allowed to show up for work if they are feeling ill; and
    • Any employees who might have been exposed to COVID-19 are required to advise their manager.

Read more about our brand’s commitment to clean HERE.

Here are some helpful resources that will assist you in deciding how you can best travel to Kauai.

Spread over 25-acres with three resort pools, an outdoor celebrity chef bar & grill, expansive outdoor amenities, and large, private accommodations, Koloa Landing Resort is the ideal Hawaii vacation while still maintaining safety for you and your family.

Read more HERE.

We are offering a number of specials and packages right now. Visit our special offers page HERE.

There are plenty of attractions and businesses that have re-opened on the Garden Isle to tourism. Some of the major attractions that are open are:

  • Waimea Canyon
  • Wailua Falls
  • Kalalau Trail
  • Spouting Horn
  • Kilauea Lighthouse (reservations required)
  • Ho’opi’i Waterfall Hike
  • Kauai Coffee Company
  • Koke’e Lodge and Museum
  • Sleeping Giant Trail
  • Keahua Arboretum Walk
  • Haena State Park (reservations required)
  • Limahuli Gardens
  • ‘Opaeka’a Falls