Find the best place to stay — Kauai

Where to stay around Kauai?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,516 holiday lettings near Kauai. From 2,174 condos to 659 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 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: 1,314 holiday lettings
  • Hanalei: 1,614 holiday lettings
  • Kilauea: 2,024 holiday lettings
  • Kapaa: 2,122 holiday lettings
  • Wailua: 775 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): 2,437 self catering accommodations
  • Barking Sands Airport (BKH): 41 self catering accommodations
  • Lihue Airport (LIH): 2,670 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: 2,025 holiday rentals
  • Kauai Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji: 1,610 holiday rentals
  • Kauai Coffee Company: 2,088 holiday rentals
  • Princeville Golf Course: 2,133 holiday rentals
  • Alakai Wilderness Area: 3,515 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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Attractions in and around Kauai

Looking for things to do while you're in Kauai? Local attractions include Limahuli Garden and Reserve. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Hanalei Bay and Lydgate Beach Park or experience the natural beauty of Waimea Canyon and Na Pali Coast State Park. You could easily spend a day shopping at Princeville Center, Kukui Grove Shopping Center and Shops at Kukuiula. Don't forget to buy tickets if you plan to attend a game or event at Vidinha Stadium. Fun activities in the city include Princeville Golf Course, Hanalei Pier and Makai Golf Club. While in town, also consider a visit to popular places such as Polihale State Park and Poipu Beach.