Where to stay around Wailua?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 784 holiday lettings near Wailua. From 566 condos to 57 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Wailua for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Wailua?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Wailua:

  • Poipu: 1,303 holiday homes
  • Bayview: 682 holiday homes
  • Nawiliwili: 78 holiday homes
  • Kaiulani: 360 holiday homes
  • Queen Emmas Bluffs: 354 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Wailua?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Wailua. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sleeping Giant Trailhead: 3,583 holiday lettings
  • Kalapaki Villas: 3,103 holiday lettings
  • Hanalei Bay: 2,110 holiday lettings
  • Grove Farm Homestead: 2,777 holiday lettings
  • Lydgate Beach Park: 3,582 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Wailua listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent condos in Wailua?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 566 condos in Wailua. Our other popular types of Wailua holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 57 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 22 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 18 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Wailua?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 660 holiday homes with pool available in Wailua. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Wailua, Kauai, Hawaii your home away from home

    Wailua is on the east side of the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kauai which is famous for its beaches, sunshine and surfing. One of the best ways to experience the ‘Aloha spirit’ of Kauai is with a holiday rental home which makes a great base for exploring the local area. Wailua is a beautifully unspoiled area surrounded by opportunities for hiking, kayaking, shopping and dining along with the nearby Wailua golf course. The Nonou Forest Reserve, the Wailua River State Park and the Kalepa Mountain Forest Reserve surround the delightful town of Wailua.

    Things to do in Wailua, Kauai Swimming and Snorkeling

    Visit the nearby beaches at Princeville North Shoreincluding Pu’u Poa (Thumping Point) and the beautiful rocky Kaweonui Beach, although snorkelers should beware of the rip currents created by the reef. Ke’e Beach is the ideal place to snorkel in the calmer waters of the lagoon.

    Strike the Bell Stone

    When you strike the popular Bell Stone, a note resonates down the Wailua Valley. Kauain royal births were traditionally announced this way. Shopping:

    The Heritage Centre of Hawaiian Culture sells authentic Hawaiian art and cultural souvenirs. Look for the Sunshine Markets which are local farmers’ markets on Kauai. They are held all over the island on different days so there should be one close to your Wailua holiday rental. Buy papayas, fruits and vegetables at rock bottom prices or just enjoy browsing around. Kukui Grove Shopping Center in Lihu’e is the largest shopping centre with all the US brands including Macy’s, Starbucks, K-Mart and more.

    Places to visit near Wailua, Kauai Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Gardens

    Kauai is known as the Garden Isle for its lush vegetation so it is fitting to visit some of the beautiful gardens here. Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Gardensare 240 acres of wilderness areas, tropical gardens, sandy beaches and a fern-covered canyon. There is also a collection of bronze sculptures which further enhance this beautiful botanical attraction.

    Waimea Canyon

    Waimea Canyon is the largest canyon in the Pacific, stretching more than 10 miles in length and 3500 feet deep. Known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, the canyon walls show the different volcanic eruptions and lava flows that have occurred and the views from the trails are quite spectacular.

    Wailua Falls

    These twin waterfalls are not far from your holiday rental in Waimea and are one of the island’s most popular attractions. The 80-foot cascade is where Hawaiian royalty would prove their power by diving from the cliffs.

    Weather in Wailua, Kauai

    Kauai is well known for its year-round tropical warmth. Temperatures range between 78-85°F (26-29°C) from winter to summer although Wailua does have a little rain each month from October to March which falls as short heavy showers. The mountainous inland region has heavy rainfall throughout the year.

    Travel to Wailua, Kauai

    The main Kauai airport serving your holiday home in Wailua is Lihu’e airport which receives both inter-island and overseas flights. It is approximately 34 miles from Wailua.

    Honolulu International airport is on the nearby island of Honolulu so a connecting flight to Kauai would be needed.

    Sightseeing in and around Wailua

    Are you hoping to discover things to do in the city? Travellers enjoy fun activities like hiking, snorkelling and swimming. Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Wailua a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Princeville Golf Course (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
    • Smith Family Garden Luau (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
    • Wailua Golf Course (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
    • Kauai Lagoons Golf Club (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
    • Puakea Golf Course (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
    • Kauai Mini Golf (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Wailua

    Travellers enjoy Wailua for its island views and seaside. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Wailua is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Lydgate Beach Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
    • Poipu Beach (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
    • Hanalei Bay (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
    • Lae Nani Beach (0.6 mi / 1 km)
    • Sleeping Giant Trailhead (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
    • Opaekaa Falls Overlook (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)