Where to stay around Kauai?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,611 holiday lettings near Kauai. From 2,286 condos to 647 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kauai for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Kauai?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Kauai. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Princeville: 1,390 holiday homes
  • Hanalei: 1,680 holiday homes
  • Wyndham Bali Hai Villas: 117 holiday homes
  • Hanalei Bay: 2,085 holiday homes
  • Villas of Kamalii Aoao: 25 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Kauai! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Kauai?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Kauai with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Princeville: 1,390 holiday lettings
  • Hanalei: 1,680 holiday lettings
  • Kilauea: 2,102 holiday lettings
  • Kapaa: 2,191 holiday lettings
  • Wailua: 784 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Kauai?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Kauai are:

  • Princeville, HI (HPV): 2,248 self catering accommodations
  • Barking Sands Airport (BKH): 41 self catering accommodations
  • Lihue Airport (LIH): 2,700 self catering accommodations

For other airports, 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 in Kauai?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Kauai. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hanalei Bay: 2,085 holiday rentals
  • Kauai Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji: 1,621 holiday rentals
  • Kauai Coffee Company: 2,075 holiday rentals
  • Princeville Golf Course: 2,189 holiday rentals
  • Alakai Wilderness Area: 3,599 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kauai listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a vacation rental on Kauai, Hawaii your home away from home

Kauai vacation rentals are located on the Kauai, the most northern of Hawaii’s major islands. It is also the oldest island in consequence of which it has more miles of sandy beach than any of the other islands.

Things to do in Kauai, Hawaii

With so much sea and sand it is not surprising that most visitors to Kauai self-catering vacation accommodation come for the beaches; snorkelling, swimming, surfing and relaxing in the sun are all obvious pursuits. There is, however, much more to do. Kauai has some wonderful mountain bike and hiking trails especially around the Waimea Canyon and the Na Pali Cliffs. Check out some of the hiking tours and down hill bike tours.

Wherever your Kauai vacation rental is on the island it will be near one of the many navigable rivers making river tubing and kayaking popular holiday occupations. On days when the surf is calm it is even possible to combine kayaking down the river with paddling around the bays and along the ocean shoreline. On days when the rivers are running fast tubing and kayaking can be very exciting.

There are several small towns and villages that are worth visiting while staying in Kauai holiday accommodation. Hanalei is a delightful Hawaiian village to the north, just a short way from the Na Pali coast, an incredible geological feature with sheer cliffs thousands of feet high. If you want a little less nature and a little more creature comforts then to the east of the island you’ll find Kapa’a, a small town with a cinema, internet café and several good restaurants.

Places to visit on holiday on Kauai, Hawaii

A short inter-island flight to Honolulu from your Kauai holiday home makes for a great day out in a completely different setting. Honolulu is a huge city with numerous sights and attraction as well as great restaurants and night-life. Start out in the historic downtown area, home of the state capitol, the harbour, museums and the commercial centre; it is hard to resist the shopping here. Enjoy some of the excellent local cuisine and soak up the laid-back atmosphere.

Weather on Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai holiday rentals are in a region with a tropical climate. However, the island has many distinct microclimates with dry sunny areas, green river valleys, temperate foothills and high mountain rain forests. The trade winds here create a cooler, balmier temperature to most tropical destinations.

Cheap flights to the Kauai, Hawaii

Lihue Airport (LIH) is the main airport for Kauai self-catering vacation rentals as in served by both international and inter-island flights. From the UK it is best to fly to Honolulu (HNL) and take an inter-island flight from there. UK airports for Honolulu include London-Heathrow (LHR), London–Gatwick (LGW), Belfast City (BHD), Newcastle(NCL) and many more. Airlines for Honolulu are Delta, American Airlines, KLM, and Continental.

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Sightseeing in and around Kauai

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the city? Travellers enjoy Kauai for its hiking, snorkelling and kayaking. Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Kauai a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Princeville Golf Course (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Makai Golf Club (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Kauai Mini Golf (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Smith Family Garden Luau (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Kukuiolono Golf Course (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Wailua Golf Course (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Kauai

Travellers speak highly of Kauai for its snorkelling. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, September, October and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Kauai

Travellers love Kauai for its island views and beautiful waterfalls. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Kauai is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Waimea Canyon (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Na Pali Coast State Park (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Hanalei Bay (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Limahuli Garden and Reserve (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Lydgate Beach Park (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Polihale State Park (15 mi / 24.1 km)