Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Kapaa that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including air conditioning and swimming pools. Prices start at $125 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Kapaa. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Discover Kapaa beach rentals

If you want water sports and a laid-back beach atmosphere, Kapaa is the best place for Kauai beach rentals. The town is home to a water sports shop that offers rentals for all kinds of fun, from boating and fishing to surfing and kayaking. Within the Kinipopo Shopping Village and other shopping areas, you'll find an array of shops that offer unique gifts like Hawaiian jewelry, aloha shirts, local artwork, handicrafts, and antique treasures. Old Kapaa Town also has a festival each weekend with local crafts, delicious native food, and live music events for a touch of local culture.

Things to do

Chasing waterfalls in Kapaa

Considered one of Hawaii's most sacred sites, Wailua River State Park is dotted with ancient stone temples and high chief monuments. Kayak tours offer a unique chance to explore the river's tangled jungles and tumbling waterfalls. For one of Kauai's best photo opportunities, don't miss Wailua Falls. They cascade down a sheer cliffside dripping with tropical foliage. After a long day of chasing waterfalls, there's nothing better than sunset Mai Tais on the deck of your Kapaa vacation rental condo.

Activities

Shopping for treasures in Kapaa Town

Kapaa Town may be one of Kauai's top shopping destinations, but you can banish visions of designer boutiques and sparkling window displays. Instead, you'll find colorful stalls selling Hawaiian shirts, handcrafted jewelry, island-inspired art and a host of other unique finds. Visit on the first Saturday of the month for live music and sizzling street food stands. While Kapaa's local beaches are a treat, head up the coast and you'll find gems like Kealia Beach Park. One of Kauai's best-kept secrets, it's fringed by golden sand and rolling breakers.

Weather

Catch the Kapaa sweet spot

Summer is high season on Kauai, when Kapaa and its fellow beach towns hum with activity. Expect clear skies, calm seas and sultry temperatures. School holidays mean the Memorial Day to Labor Day stretch is always busy. However, with access to lush gardens, sparkling pools and private beaches, Kapaa vacation rentals provide a textbook setting for sun-filled family memories. Things don't slow down in the winter, when Kauai serves up world-class surfing and incredible whale-watching opportunities. Late spring and early fall are considered sweet spots. You'll enjoy quieter beaches and irresistible discounts, despite there being every chance of flawless weather.

Natural features

Kapaa – a gateway to the "Garden Isle"

Kauai is blessed with the kind of raw natural beauty that made Jurassic Park film scouts go weak at the knees. It's known as the "Garden Isle" in a nod to the lush tropical rainforests that cover much of its interior. For a quintessential Kauai experience, spend an hour or 2 getting lost in Smith's Tropical Paradise. The botanic garden is a wonderland of grassy lawns, glassy ponds and tropical flowers. While Waimea Canyon tends to steal the spotlight, Kapaa's Sleeping Giant Mountain is just as impressive. Take your pick of 3 trails that unlock access to Kauai's Hollywood-worthy views.

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 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 2,041 vacation rentals around Kapaa. From 439 house rentals to 1,257 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.