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 snorkeling, this city welcomes all visitors. Na Pali Coast State Park and Waimea Canyon are just a couple of the must-sees 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? Travelers enjoy Kapaa for its hiking, kayaking and snorkeling. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Kapaa a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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

Travelers enjoy Kapaa for its kayaking and snorkeling. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 85°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Kapaa

Kapaa is famous for its beautiful waterfalls, island views and tropical locale. 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 vacation in Kapaa. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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

Traveling to and around Kapaa

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

How many vacation rentals are available around Kapaa?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,367 house rentals around Kapaa. From 1,372 Condos/Apartments to 452 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Kapaa is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kapaa:

  • Poipu: 1,578 vacation rentals
  • Nawiliwili: 880 vacation rentals
  • Queen Emmas Bluffs: 426 vacation rentals
  • Kaiulani: 428 vacation rentals
  • Hanalei Palms: 328 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Kapaa?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Kapaa. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Iraivan Temple: 4,104 home rentals
  • Kadavul Hindu Temple: 4,104 home rentals
  • Opaekaa Falls Overlook: 4,098 home rentals
  • Opaekaa Falls: 4,099 home rentals
  • Kealia Forest Reserve: 4,099 home rentals

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

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Kapaa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,372 Condos/Apartments in Kapaa. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kapaa include:

  • Houses: 452 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 39 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 39 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Resorts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kapaa?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,824 vacation homes with pool available in Kapaa.

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