Destination guide

The beachside setting of Kapaa is ready to explore

The waterfalls, beaches and riverfront display a scene truly unique to Kapaa. Renowned for its hiking, kayaking and snorkelling, this city welcomes all visitors. Na Pali Coast State Park and Waimea Canyon are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Kapaa

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in town? Travellers enjoy Kapaa for its hiking, kayaking and snorkelling. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Kapaa a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Princeville Golf Course (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Smith Family Garden Luau (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Wailua Golf Course (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Puakea Golf Course (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Kauai Lagoons Golf Club (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Kauai Mini Golf (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)

Seasonal weather in Kapaa

Travellers enjoy Kapaa for its kayaking and snorkelling. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Kapaa

Kapaa is famous for its beautiful waterfalls, island views and tropical setting. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Kapaa. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Na Pali Coast State Park (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Waimea Canyon (17.9 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Lydgate Beach Park (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Hanalei Bay (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Poipu Beach (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Limahuli Garden and Reserve (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Kapaa

Fly into Lihue, HI (LIH), the closest airport, located 7.3 mi (11.7 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Kapaa?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,361 holiday lettings around Kapaa. From 1,459 flats & apartments to 69 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent an ocean-view property in Kapaa?

Breathing in clean ocean air, soaking up the sun and losing track of time. Now that's the type of vacay you deserve. HomeAway has 998 holiday homes by the beach to select from. Open to other suggestions? HomeAway has loads of other options to discover, including:

  • 863 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 725 oceanfront holiday accommodation options.
  • 715 resort holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a condo in Kapaa?

If the thought of bunking up with six strangers in one room with a shared bathroom doesn't thrill you, you'll have plenty of room to unwind and do your thing in a condo. In this destination, HomeAway has 1,362 of these properties. Book now and you could spend as little as £58 a night. If that doesn't fit with your posse's taste, we have a range of other self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • House: 467 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £69 per night.
  • Resort: 145 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £81 per night.
  • Studio: 89 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £65 per night.

Can I stay in Kapaa in a large group?

Holidays spent with your friends and family can be oodles of fun, especially when you're under the one roof in an awesome new place! If you're travelling with a big group, HomeAway can help. Why not browse through the 423 condo holiday rentals featured here? They're the top choice for big groups of guests. If you are hoping to stay in a larger group, the rental options that will serve you well include:

  • Are you searching for properties that can fit 6 guests? We have 666 that will fit the bill. The prices start from £73 per night.
  • Need a rental property for 8 people? We have 203 that will be ideal. The starting price is £91 a night.
  • Planning a trip away with 10 guests? We have 79 holiday rentals that will be ideal. Prices start from £211 per night.

You and all your mates will be well catered to when you book your Kapaa adventure through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Kapaa?

HomeAway has an assortment of great budget-friendly rental picks. Treat your loved ones to an extravagant night on the town or stay a few extra nights with all the moolah you save. Kawaihau is a good area to consider if you want to keep your budget under control. HomeAway has 10 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very affordable £158 per night. Another 80 HomeAway holiday rentals are on offer in or around Nawiliwili. With an average price of £238 per night, you're sure to grab a deal worth boasting about.

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