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Destination guide

Relax in Kauai apartments

Nicknamed the "Garden Isle" for its tropical rainforest and lush scenery, Kauai is the perfect place for a relaxing retreat with apartments in Hawaii. There's a lot to do outdoors, from hiking in the rainforest to traversing the trails at Waimea Canyon and Sleeping Giant mountain. It's not without beautiful beaches, however, as places like Hanalei and Poipu offer gorgeous sands and waters for long days of sunbathing and swimming with the kids or your partner. One of the best things about Kauai is the dining, which includes innovative farm-to-table cuisine that gives you a taste of the islands and their delicious produce.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Kauai vacation rentals

It's hard to beat the lush natural landscape of Kauai, but the Limahuli are giving it a good try with their beautiful terraced botanical garden, best experienced along the 1-mile looped trail. History buffs can step back in time at Grove Farm, a former sugar plantation whose main 19th-century house now serves as a museum. When you stay in a Kauai vacation rental, you shouldn't miss the Kauai Hindu Monastery which was bought by monks in the mid-60s. After a full day of sightseeing, swing by Tahiti Nui, an old fashioned tiki bar where the atmosphere is jovial and the menu extensive.

Activities

What to do near Kauai vacation homes

When you're stretched out on the white sand under a swaying palm looking out over the Pacific Ocean, it's hard to think about much else. That said, if you can muster the energy when you stay at a Kauai vacation rental, there's lots to do other than being a beach bum. Paddling along the Wailua River on rented kayaks is popular, as is hiking through Koke'e State Park. Alternatively, you can don a mask and flippers to explore the underwater world, or saddle up to gallop across the beach and up to a hidden waterfall for a dip and picnic.

Weather

Climate for your stay in Kauai vacation homes

The afternoon winter rains in Hawaii don't stop the vacationers nabbing Kauai vacation rentals, in an effort to escape the cold back home. This pushes the prices up, particularly over Christmas and New Year. Likewise, the summer is often busy with families whose kids are on break from school. If you're looking for a little peace and quiet, try to visit in spring or fall. Between April and June or September and November the prices have dipped, the beaches are emptier and the weather wonderfully bright and sunny.

Natural features

Tropical birds and fluking whales in Kauai

If you're a birdwatcher, be sure to pack those binoculars because you're not going to want to miss the sight of more than 80 tropical birds that use the island to nest, many of which are endemic to Kauai. If you forget, fear not. You'll still be able to hear the morning call of songbirds, like melodious laughing thrushes. If birds aren't your thing, look to the ocean where the marine life can't fail to impress. There are few wildlife encounters that match up to snorkeling with sea turtles, or spotting the fin of a blue whale fluking.

Beaches

The beaches in Kauai are one of its biggest draws. Vacation homes are available near places like Tunnels Beach, a low-key beach with picturesque vegetation and shallow reefs for snorkeling, and Anini Beach, a mellow beach with clear, calm waters ideal for young children. You’ll also enjoy Poipu Beach Park, a lively beach with swimming and snorkeling areas.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Kauai

The nearest airport is in Lihue, HI (LIH), located 14 mi (22.5 km) from the city center.

Good for couples

Couple's fun near Kauai vacation homes

Kauai has a tranquil atmosphere and beautiful locations to explore on a romantic retreat. Vacation rentals are within reach of places like Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park, a lush, rugged area with hiking trails and campgrounds near waterfalls and tropical plants, and Waimea Canyon State Park, a mountain gorge with sweeping island views. Wailua Falls, a dramatic set of waterfalls known for its rainbows, is also great for couples.

How many vacation rentals are available around Kauai, US?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 3,317 vacation rentals around Kauai. From 843 house rentals to 67 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.