Destination guide

Why people love visiting charming Hanalei

The beaches and mountains provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Hanalei. This romantic and relaxing city entices travellers with its surfing and cafes. Take in top local attractions such as Na Pali Coast State Park and Limahuli Garden and Reserve. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Hanalei

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Hanalei a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Princeville Golf Course (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Makai Golf Club (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Kauai Mini Golf (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Smith Family Garden Luau (16 mi / 25.7 km)
  • Wailua Golf Course (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Kukuiolono Golf Course (17.4 mi / 28 km)

Seasonal weather in Hanalei

Travellers enjoy Hanalei for its surfing. If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, September, August, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Hanalei

Travellers appreciate the beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunrises, which is just a taste of what Hanalei has to offer. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Hanalei is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Na Pali Coast State Park (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Waimea Canyon (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Limahuli Garden and Reserve (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Hanalei Bay (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Polihale State Park (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Lydgate Beach Park (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Hanalei

Fly into Lihue, HI (LIH), the closest airport, located 18.5 mi (29.8 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Hanalei?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,732 holiday lettings around Hanalei. From 39 cottages to 999 flats & apartments, 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.

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

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 Hanalei:

  • Hanalei Palms: 341 holiday homes
  • Poipu: 1,562 holiday homes
  • Kaiulani: 386 holiday homes
  • Nawiliwili: 1,019 holiday homes
  • Queen Emmas Bluffs: 385 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 Hanalei? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Hanalei. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Na Pali Coast State Park: 1,450 holiday lettings
  • Hanakapiai Falls: 1,613 holiday lettings
  • Hanalei Pier: 2,317 holiday lettings
  • Mt. Waialeale: 4,123 holiday lettings
  • Alakai Wilderness Area: 4,124 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Hanalei listed on 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 Cottages in Hanalei?

Yes, of course. offers 39 Cottages in Hanalei. Our other popular types of Hanalei holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 999 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 405 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 39 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Hanalei?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,258 holiday homes with pool available in Hanalei. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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