Destination guide

Why people love visiting charming Hanalei

The beaches and mountains provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Hanalei. This romantic and relaxing city entices travellers with its surfing and cafes. Take in top local attractions such as Na Pali Coast State Park and Limahuli Garden and Reserve. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Hanalei

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Hanalei a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Princeville Golf Course (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Makai Golf Club (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Kauai Mini Golf (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Smith Family Garden Luau (16 mi / 25.7 km)
  • Wailua Golf Course (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Kukuiolono Golf Course (17.4 mi / 28 km)

Seasonal weather in Hanalei

Travellers enjoy Hanalei for its surfing. If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, September, August, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Hanalei

Travellers appreciate the beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunrises, which is just a taste of what Hanalei has to offer. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Hanalei is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Na Pali Coast State Park (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Waimea Canyon (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Limahuli Garden and Reserve (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Hanalei Bay (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Polihale State Park (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Lydgate Beach Park (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Hanalei

Fly into Lihue, HI (LIH), the closest airport, located 18.5 mi (29.8 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Hanalei?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,837 holiday rentals around Hanalei. From 420 holiday houses to 1,082 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 Hanalei is on Stayz.

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

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 Hanalei:

  • Hanalei Palms: 356 holiday homes
  • Poipu: 1,578 holiday homes
  • Nawiliwili: 961 holiday homes
  • Kaiulani: 390 holiday homes
  • Queen Emmas Bluffs: 388 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 Hanalei?

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

  • Na Pali Coast State Park: 1,556 holiday rentals
  • Hanalei Pier: 2,352 holiday rentals
  • Mt. Waialeale: 4,206 holiday rentals
  • Maniniholo Dry Cave: 2,190 holiday rentals
  • Hanakapi`ai Trail: 1,568 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hanalei 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 Hanalei?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 420 Houses in Hanalei. Our other popular types of Hanalei holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,082 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 41 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 41 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Hanalei?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,353 holiday homes with pool available in Hanalei. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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