Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Hanalei, HI 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 swimming pools and air conditioning. Prices start at $267 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Hanalei. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Hanalei
Destination guide

Surf is king in Hanalei, but so is culture

Hanalei is a small and peaceful town on the north shore of Kauai. On the dramatically curving bay with its wide sweep of cream-colored sand, its spectacular mountain views and sought-after breakers, surf is king. But even if you aren’t here for the waves, Hanalei vacation rentals are ideal for exploring this superb, relaxing, family-friendly destination and also give you time to really unwind. Small is beautiful, and Hanalei really punches above its weight with so much to offer; from art galleries to museums and not least, the historic pier made famous in the film South Pacific.

Things to do

Forget time and enjoy the tranquility of Hanalei

Hanalei is small with a laid-back vibe, which is far removed from the bustle of big city life. Choose Hanalei vacation rentals and there’s nothing for it but to enjoy your well-earned family-friendly vacation. There’s a popular farmer’s market on Saturdays where you can buy local ingredients for a bit of home cooking. And If the surf doesn’t call you at one of Hanalei beaches there’s everything from kayaking to horseback riding to occupy your time, so it pays to leave your itinerary a bit loose and go with the flow.


Tropical rainy days but plenty to do in Hanalei

Hanalei has a tropical monsoon climate, which means quite a lot of rainfall, although this is interspersed with long periods of brilliant sunshine in which to enjoy the beach, sea and mountains. Tropical monsoon climates also mean that the annual temperature doesn’t vary that much. In Hanalei, the average annual temperature is around 75°F. August is the hottest summer month with an average temperature of 79°F. and the coolest winter month is February when temperatures are still around 71°F. You’ll always get some rain, but don’t let that stop you have a great family vacation.

Natural features

Hanalei in Kauai, the oldest Hawaiian island

Relaxing, pristine and least commercially developed, Kauai is geologically the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands and the small town of Hanalei is one of the jewels in its crown. It’s also known as the “Garden Isle” because it is largely covered by lush tropical rainforest, with spectacular waterfalls and plenty of hiking trails covering coastline, mountain and forest. In addition to Hanalei’s magnificent beach, the island has over 50 more, suitable for all kinds of watersports and many with child-friendly tidal pools where the kids can hunt for small sea creatures.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Hanalei

The nearest airport is in Lihue Airport (LIH), located 18.2 mi (29.3 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Hanalei?

Chic villas, secluded treehouses and spacious homes — everyone's ideal escape is different. Whatever you're into, you're sure to find something to tantalize you among our top vacation rentals in Hanalei:

  • Beautiful Views Of Kauai Mountains And . Hanalei's Blue Waters: If you're after somewhere in Kauai County with 4 bedrooms and the comforts of home, this escape will tick your boxes. Amenities include an ocean view and a toaster.
  • Rainbows And Waterfalls~island Style: Put your suitcase down and your feet up at this top option in Kauai County. It features 5 bedrooms, nearby ecotour services, a dishwasher and more.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Hanalei vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Hanalei?

Clock off on Friday afternoon and then pack your overnight bag. If you're ready for some relaxation and fun, these rentals in and around Hanalei promise a memorable weekend getaway:

  • Get away from it all at Executive Villa, 4 Minute Stroll To Beach, which is around 20 miles to the south of Hanalei. There's plenty of nature and adventure to keep you busy here. Try free toiletries and a smart TV or just enjoy the sights of The Ocean Course at Hokuala and Wailua Falls.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a slower pace of life at Prime Beachfront Location At Lae Nani. Approximately 16 miles southeast of Hanalei, fun activities around here include a beach and a smart TV. More into sightseeing? Plan an excursion to Ha'ena State Park and Koke'e State Park.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Hanalei?

Forget about flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for a weekend, just you and your honey. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Hanalei that would make even old Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll be enamored with:

  • Located around 20 miles from Hanalei, Coco Cottage At Poipu Beach - 2br is a perfect place for doting lovebirds. A nearby marina and beach sun loungers are among the many amenities here.
  • World Class #402 Penthouse, Full An is another popular option guaranteed to woo you. It's around 5 miles from Hanalei and has a dining table and shopping.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in or near Hanalei?

If you've been running on fumes lately, you'll find quick relief with a large dose of vitamin "sea." Poipu Beach in Poipu has some fabulous rental houses for every budget and style. A relaxed weekend at this popular seaside destination 20 miles to the south of Hanalei will breathe life back into you in a jiffy.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Hanalei?

Sneak a peek at these large group vacation rentals in or near Hanalei where you won't have to leave anyone off your invite list:

  • Offering space, comfort and privacy, you'll get your guests' nod of approval at Executive Villa, 4 Minute Stroll To Beach. Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this escape which has 5 bedrooms, a beach and golf. This group getaway is around 20 miles to the south of Hanalei.
  • Invite as many as 12 of your closest friends to Rainbows And Waterfalls~island Style and fill the place with laughter and love. This top option has 5 bedrooms and is around 4 miles to the northeast of central Hanalei. It's packed with features to keep your group occupied, including coffee and tea making facilities and a washing machine.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Hanalei?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can offer, a pool is one of the most coveted. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Hanalei and spend your time splashing around. Just remember to bring your inflatable doughnut:

  • Treat the gang to an unforgettable stay at Gorgeous House Next Door To The Princeville Hotel. There's a lot to love about this getaway apart from its pool, such as a dryer and an oven.
  • Alternatively, spend your break at Hawaii Life Rentals Presents Hanalei Dream House. Along with a refreshing pool, you can also make use of a barbecue grill and a washing machine.

Unsure how to pack your suitcase for your Hanalei getaway? This leading destination has a tropical monsoon climate. During summer, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 75 ºF to 80 ºF. Scroll through our range of Hanalei vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Hanalei?

It's always more fun when you share precious moments with the people you care about the most. Whether you're planning a family get-together or taking time out with close friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental that suits you. Here are two of our best in and around Hanalei:

  • Sleeping up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms, Executive Villa, 4 Minute Stroll To Beach is the ideal place to enjoy some family time. This popular escape is 20 miles to the south of Hanalei and has creature comforts such as a dining table and children's toys.
  • Another top choice is Beautiful Views Of Kauai Mountains And . Hanalei's Blue Waters. This vacation rental is 4 miles northeast of Hanalei and comes with a barbecue grill, a washing machine and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you'd like to sightsee, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to put on your wish list. Wailua Falls, Hanalei Pier and Pu'u O Kila Lookout are good places to start.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Hanalei?

Whether you want to share a bottle of red beside the flames with your love or just stay nice and warm when the sun goes down, we'll help you find a vacation rental with a fire pit. Here are a couple of our favorite options in or near Hanalei:

  • Huddle together with your favorite people around the fire at Best Location - Spectacular Oceanfront Views From Every Room. A barbecue grill and free toiletries are other conveniences offered here.
  • Alternatively, let the flickering flames lull you into a state of relaxation at Stunning Ocean And Mountain View | Kauai North Shore. When you're not kicking back around the fire pit, make use of conveniences like a phone and nearby birdwatching activities.