Custom Tag: Ko’a Kea

Poke Paradise: Hawaii’s Favorite Food Goes National

Poke Paradise Ko’a Kea Resort

Poke Paradise   Hawaii’s favorite food—poke—has been around for centuries. One thing all poke has in common is cubed, raw fish. From there, the variations are endless. It’s a healthy staple, and poke bowls are now gaining popularity across the United States. “It is a Hawaiian traditional dish, and nowadays can be done many ways… Read more »

5 Questions With Red Salt’s Executive Chef Noelani Planas

Executive Chef Noelani Planas

5 Questions With Red Salt’s Executive Chef Red Salt, Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort’s signature restaurant, is the four-time recipient of Honolulu Magazine’s Hale ‘Aina awards for best Kauai restaurant. At Red Salt, you’ll find modern plates of fresh Hawaiian seafood creatively paired with flavorful, local produce. At the helm is Kauai native Executive Chef… Read more »

Step Inside the Tailored Art of the Meritage Collection Resorts

Step Inside the Tailored Art of the Meritage Collection Resorts Each Meritage Collection resort is one-of-a-kind, and so is the artwork you’ll find carefully tailored to each location. The Meritage Collection’s newest resort, Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, California, is highly ingrained in the surf culture of the area and features a World… Read more »

A Room With an Ocean View Presents a Reconsidered Angle of Perspective

A Room With an Ocean View There’s nothing quite like adding an ocean view to your vacation—the sound of waves lapping, the smell of fresh ocean air, and the sun gleaming off the water all add to a sense of peace and relaxation.   Meritage Collection guests can take in ocean and bay views in… Read more »

For a Great Starter, or for a Meal, Share a Small-Bite Dish

Meritages Grilled Spanish Octopus

Share a Small-Bite Dish Whether you’re sharing with family or friends, small-bite dishes can make the perfect appetizer or meal. Here, we’ve rounded up some favorite small bites from each of the Meritage Collection properties. The Meritage Resort and Spa Siena restaurant at The Meritage Resort and Spa recently rolled out a new menu. “One… Read more »

A Couples Massage Is the Ultimate Treat: Massage Times Two

The Spa at Estancia

Massage Times Two If you’re vacationing with your significant other, a couple’s massage is the ultimate treat. Each Meritage Collection property puts a unique touch on its couple’s massage options.   “A unique setting specifically designed for duos is what truly sets The Spa at Estancia’s couple’s experience apart,” says Dana Flower, marketing manager for… Read more »

Tips on How to Get the Most Out of Your Spa Experience

Get the Most Out of Your Spa Experience A resort spa treatment is a special experience, adding the ultimate in relaxation to any trip. But are you really making the most of your time at the spa? Here, Meritage Collection experts offer tips to help guests pamper themselves to the fullest. Give yourself time to… Read more »

Experience the Thrill of Whale Watching Along the Pacific

Experience Whale Watching Along the Pacific Whether your vacation takes you to La Jolla, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, or Kauai, you can witness some of the Pacific Ocean’s greatest marvels through whale watching. “My pick, year-round, is kayaking off La Jolla Shores,” says Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa Chef Concierge Brett Hamblen. “Located just 2.5… Read more »

Take a Walk on the Art Side, Immerse Yourself in Local Art Walks

Napa Art Walk Guermo

Take a Walk on the Art Side With Local Art Walks Whichever luxury resort in the Meritage Collection you choose to visit, local art and culture is never far away. Participating in area art walks is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the locale’s art scene.   Orange County “Laguna Beach and… Read more »

Unique Luxury Spa Treatments With a Local Flair

Luxury Spa Treatments With a Local Flair   At Meritage Collection resorts, no two spas are alike, and that’s one of the many things that set them apart. Local ingredients and a special sense of place enhance the experience for each spa guest. For example, guests at the Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort in Kauai… Read more »