The beautiful settlement of Koloa is positioned on the south coast of the island of Kauai. This is the most northerly of the main islands within the Hawaiian archipelago and at around 6 million years of age, it is also the oldest in the area. The islands of Hawaii all now come under the administration of the United States of America. If you decide to take your holidays in Koloa you will be in very good company with the rich and famous of Hollywood - this is because no less than 70 blockbusting movies have been filmed on the island of Kauai and if you choose to stay in self catering accommodation in Koloa, you will soon realise why.
There really are plenty of things to keep you and the members of your travelling party busy during your holidays in Koloa. Of course, most of the time you are probably going to want to make the most of the water-based activities at the coast which is only a very short drive south of your self catering accommodation in Koloa. These include swimming and sunbathing in the warm Hawaiian sun, snorkelling, deep-sea diving, jet skiing, surfing (be warned as there can be some very high waves around the coasts of the Hawaiian islands!) and deep-sea fishing. The interior of the island is one of the most lush and beautiful landscapes you will ever see in your life and will be crying out for you to explore by way of a long walk or hike.
Whilst making the most of your holidays in Koloa and on the idyllic paradise-like island of Kauai in general, there are a good number of local attractions for you to bear in mind. For a start and as a way of really getting to see the island at its best, there are several national parks in Kauai to pay a visit and these include Na Pali Coast State park, Alakai Wilderness Preserve and Na Pali-Kona Forest Reserve. If you are keen to visit some of the local towns and villages, there are many, most of which tend to be dotted along the coast. One of the largest towns is Kapaa. There are also possibilities to island-hop to other parts of Hawaii, too.
You should be prepared for a wonderful semi-tropical climate during your holiday in Koloa, especially in the low-lands and along the coast where your cosy self catering accommodation will be. As far as temperatures are concerned, these range from between the low-thirties degrees Celsius to the high-teens and low-twenties degrees. Rainfall is exceptionally high - the island wouldn’t stay this green otherwise! But this should not prove to be too much of an inconvenience on your holiday.
Lihue Airport (LIH) will prove to be extremely convenient for your holidays in Koloa. This serves airports such as San Francisco (SFO) and Los Angeles (LAX) with airlines such as United Airways, American Airlines and Delta Airlines. You would then need to catch your main flight from the UK to either of these airports from London Heathrow (LHR). You could American Airlines, United Airways, British Airways and Virgin.