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Destination guide

Find outdoor adventure with Kauai beach resorts

The island of Kauai is covered in tropical rainforests, making it a perfect place to slow down and relax. Here you’ll find some of the best family resorts in Hawaii, with spacious rooms and plenty of activities. Hawaii’s resorts on Kauai have excellent concierge services, making it easy to book tours, adventures or even spa services while on holiday. Room decor at a resort on Kauai will be bright and comfortable, making your room not just a place to sleep but a place to unwind. Kauai’s resorts are best for anyone who loves the beach and water-related activities since snorkelling and surfing are so popular in the clear water here.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure near your Kauai holiday accommodation

No matter where you book holiday accommodation on the island, you won’t be far from unforgettable outdoor adventures. You can venture to the southern coast to find the Spouting Horn, where the waves have eroded the rocks on the coastline creating very narrow openings. When the waves crash to the shore and the water is sent through the gaps, it’s propelled upward in glorious fashion, reaching heights of up to 15 metres. Scenic views can also be enjoyed at Waimea Canyon State Park. Known as the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific’, this canyon stretches 16 kilometres with a depth of 900 metres, making it an ideal place for hikers and sightseers alike.

Beaches

Beaches near Kauai holiday homes

The beaches around Kauai are so pristine that they deserve a category of their own. The most popular is likely Hanalei Bay beach on the northern shore. With its fine sand and picturesque landscape, it’s easy to get lost in the beach’s natural beauty. You’ll also find several popular surfing spots there with some for experts and others for beginners. Divers can also enjoy the nearby coral reefs. Ke’e Beach is another great option for travellers looking for a beachfront experience that goes beyond the water. While the beach itself is suitable for swimming and kayaking, the mountains next to the shore offer brilliant hiking trails and scenic views that have been included in some major Hollywood films.

How to get around

Transport to Kauai holiday homes

Your journey to Kauai holiday homes will likely start with a flight into the local Lihue Airport. Once you’re there, a car hire will make your holiday as easy as possible. As Kauai has only a single highway that stretches across the island, and most roads consist of just two lanes, having the freedom to travel at your own pace via car will be the most efficient method of transport. While there’s also a bus service that travels throughout the island, it’s relatively slow and can get caught in traffic just as easily as cars can. It’s also important to note that shoulders on roads aren’t all that prominent. In some cases, they don’t really exist at all, so it’s best not to ride a bicycle on major roads.

Essential info

Key facts to know before reaching Kauai holiday rentals

Before you arrive at Kauai holiday rentals, there are a few key facts you should know. While Hawaiian culture is distinct from that of the continental United States, certain common practices are still notably American. For example, Hawaii uses the American dollar, so you’ll have to exchange your currency if you want some cash on hand. You’ll want some cash, too, because tipping service workers is essential in Hawaii just like in the rest of the United States. In general, serving staff and drivers should receive a 15% to 20% tip for their work. Hawaii does have its own native language, but English is still the most widely spoken, so you don’t have to worry about a communication barrier.

Where to stay near Kauai?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,798 holiday rentals near Kauai. From 151 Resorts to 1,014 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kauai for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Kauai?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Kauai. From HomeAway.com.au travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Poipu: 1,450 holiday rentals
  • Princeville: 1,316 holiday rentals
  • Kapaa: 2,226 holiday rentals
  • Hanalei: 1,613 holiday rentals
  • Nihi Kai Villas: 55 holiday rentals

HomeAway.com.au offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Kauai! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Kauai?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Kauai with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Princeville: 1,316 holiday homes
  • Kapaa: 2,226 holiday homes
  • Hanalei: 1,613 holiday homes
  • Waimea: 3,805 holiday homes
  • Kilauea: 1,334 holiday homes

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Kauai?

HomeAway.com.au offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Kauai. From HomeAway.com.au travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ninini Point Lighthouse: 2,497 holiday rentals
  • Waipo’o Falls: 2,793 holiday rentals
  • Pure Kauai: 2,278 holiday rentals
  • Kilohana Plantation: 3,703 holiday rentals
  • Koke'e State Park: 1,348 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kauai listed on HomeAway.com.au where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Kauai

Princeville
1,316 holiday rentals
Kapaa
2,226 holiday rentals
Hanalei
1,613 holiday rentals
Waimea
3,805 holiday rentals
Kilauea
1,334 holiday rentals
Lihue
2,561 holiday rentals
Koloa
1,461 holiday rentals
Kekaha
3,810 holiday rentals
Anahola
2,108 holiday rentals
Lawai
1,470 holiday rentals
Kaumakani
432 holiday rentals
Hanapepe
3,728 holiday rentals
Puhi
2,438 holiday rentals
Lihue-Koloa Forest Reserve
2,096 holiday rentals
Wailua Homesteads
1,008 holiday rentals
Kealia
834 holiday rentals
Eleele
1,500 holiday rentals
Kalaheo
2,454 holiday rentals
Hanamaulu
987 holiday rentals
Kapaia
1,525 holiday rentals