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

  • 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

Travellers enjoy Kapaa for its kayaking and snorkelling. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Kapaa

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

  • 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

Travelling to and around Kapaa

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

How many holiday accommodation are available around Kapaa?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,117 holiday rentals around Kapaa. From 564 holiday houses to 1,292 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Kapaa is on Stayz.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Kapaa:

  • Poipu: 1,438 holiday homes
  • Kaiulani: 336 holiday homes
  • Nawiliwili: 848 holiday homes
  • Queen Emmas Bluffs: 334 holiday homes
  • Hanalei Palms: 318 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Kapaa?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Kapaa. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Spalding Monument: 3,602 holiday rentals
  • Powerline Trail: 3,627 holiday rentals
  • Kealia Forest Reserve: 3,609 holiday rentals
  • Sleeping Giant Trailhead: 3,610 holiday rentals
  • Keahua Arboretum: 3,619 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kapaa listed on Stayz 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 Houses in Kapaa?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 564 Houses in Kapaa. Our other popular types of Kapaa holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,292 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 37 holiday houses
  • Resorts: 94 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Kapaa?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,629 holiday homes with pool available in Kapaa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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