Kapaa town is located on Kauai's eastern shore along the "Coconut Coast,"the ideal setting to enjoy the island's majestic beauty from the beaches to the
mountains. With close access to great dining and shopping, and central access
to both the north and south shores, staying in a Kapaa condo provides
everything you need for a relaxing and luxurious Kauai vacation. Read More
Things To Do
An abundance of fun activities are available in
this region from ziplining, horseback riding and ATV tours to a variety of
ocean adventures. A popular east side family hike is the Sleeping Giant Trail
(officially known as Nounou Trail), which rewards you with spectacular views of
the east shore and Wailua River as well as inland views all the way to Mt.
Waialeale. Rent bicycles in Kapaa town and explore the county bike/walking path
called Ke Ala Hele Makalae (The Path that Goes by the Coast) which follows this
whole stretch of shoreline. Whether you walk or ride, it's a great way to enjoy ocean views and also
meet friendly people as this is a daily exercise route for many local
residents. Enjoy beaches along the Coconut Coast or head north to Hanalei or
south to Poipu Beach. During the winter months you can go on a whale watching
tour to get up close and personal with the humpback whales that come to Hawaii
to mate and give birth.
Among the numerous beaches in this area the
most popular is Kealia Beach located on the north end of Kapaa town. This is a
lifeguarded beach that is a favorite among the east side bodyboarders and
surfers, and the wide and sandy beach is nice for long beach walks. Ocean
conditions can often be a bit tricky at Kealia so if you are learning to surf
you may want to choose a beach with gentler waves, and taking a surfing lesson
is recommended. The north end of Kealia Beach is the most protected from the
open sea. Lydgate Beach Park in Wailua has a nice area for small children and
an elaborate playground area, and Poipu Beach on the south shore is also a
popular family beach good for a variety of water activities, rentals and
lessons. For more great beaches head up to the north shore where Hanalei
Bay is a mecca for water sports including kayaking and stand up paddle
A two-mile stretch along the main road in Kapaa
town takes you by dozens of places to eat from fast food to fine dining. In
recent years Kapaa's central commercial area with many preserved plantation-era
buildings has developed a hipper vibe with live music and a variety of great
places to catch a snack or shave ice in the day or dine out at night. More
great dining can be found to the north in Kilauea town, Princeville Resort and
Hanalei town, or head south to Lihue for an abundance of eateries, and Poipu
Resort area for some exceptional seaside dining.
Many of the preserved structures in historic
Old Kapaa town now house interesting shops. The main commercial stretch of
Kapaa town includes several shopping complexes and a variety of art galleries,
boutique shops, supermarkets and pretty much everything you will need to enjoy
your Kauai vacation. Head south to Lihue, Kauai's main commercial center, for many shopping choice including the
Kukui Grove Shopping Center, and a bit farther to Poipu Resort for upscale
boutique shopping at the resort hotels and the Shops at Kukuiula. On the north
shore Kilauea town, Princeville and Hanalei town have lots of interesting gift
shops and art galleries to explore.
A rental car is recommended when staying in a
Kapaa condo so you have easy access to local beaches and attractions on the "Coconut Coast"as well as day trips to the beaches and towns
of the north shore, Poipu Resort on the south shore and Waimea Canyon on the
west side. Kauai's public bus system operates 7 days a week and provides service
between most of the island's major communities.
Weather and Ocean Conditions
Kapaa weather is very pleasant throughout the
year with temperatures typically in the mid to high 70s F. becoming a bit
warmer in the summer and a bit cooler during the winter months, with night time
temperatures dropping five to ten degrees. Trade winds provide a pleasant
cooling effect. Kauai's north and east shores see more rain and slightly cooler
temperatures than the south and west shores due to the predominantly northeast
trending trade winds.
Ocean conditions vary through the seasons with
the east shore typically very calm during the summer months and nice for
snorkeling and other ocean activities. Winter months often bring north swells
to the Hawaiian Islands which can create high surf and strong currents. South
swells sometimes arrive during the summer months bringing bigger waves mainly
along southern coastlines. Some beaches are more protected from the open sea,
and ocean conditions can change from day to day. For swimming and water sports
it is best to visit lifeguarded beaches and check with water safety personnel
about the safest places for the activities you choose.
Please browse through our Kapaa condo listings
to get an understanding of the different amenities and property features we
offer. Our goal at Hawaiian Beach Rentals is to provide you with a with an
unforgettable place to stay for your Kauai vacation. We take pride in having
the largest selection of high-quality Kapaa condos and we stand behind our
product, listing only the best properties on our site. If you have any
questions about our Kapaa condominiums or which area is best for your Hawaii
vacation please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you. See below
for an over view of some of Kapaa's finest condo resorts.
The Kapaa region of Kauai has an interesting
history beginning in ancient times and through the eras of explorers,
missionaries and the sugarcane industry. The town retains its historic
character with many buildings preserved from the plantation era and now housing
shops and restaurants. A Historic Kapaa walking tour provides information about
the various landmarks. To the south in Koloa you can follow the self-guided
Koloa Heritage Trail to learn more about Kauai's history. To the north in Kilauea town you can see an interesting
Historical Photo Retrospective at the Kong Lung Center.
Overview of Condo Resorts in the Kapaa Area
The Outrigger at Lae Nani is located in
historic Kapaa town on Kauai's eastern shore offering one and two bedroom condo
units with full kitchens. Amenities including a fresh water swimming pool,
saltwater wading pool, tennis court and free parking. Close to beaches and golf
as well as dining and shopping in Kapaa and Wailua.
Pono Kai Resort in Kapaa town has many amenities including a
swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness center, business center with internet
access, free parking, tropical landscaping, tennis courts, two putting greens,
croquet, bocce ball, volleyball and shuffleboard courts. An activity desk at
the front counter provides beach equipment rentals.
Waipouli Beach Resort amenities include kitchenettes, swimming pool,
business center with internet access, free WiFi and parking, fitness center,
beachfront Aveda Spa and beachfront restaurant and bar called Oasis on the
Beach. The premier pool features water slides, waterfalls and child-friendly
areas. Close access to beaches, dining and shopping including Kauai Village
Shopping Center and Coconut Marketplace.
Wyndham Kauai Beach Villas is an oceanfront resort located just north of
Lihue on Kauai's east shore with an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, two tennis
courts, and a picnic and barbecue area. Close to exceptional restaurants and
shops as well as golf courses.
Wailua Bay View vacation condos are located just steps from the
beach on the "Coconut Coast. " Units feature one bedroom and one bathroom, full
kitchen, washer/dryer, private lanai and ocean views. Amenities include a
swimming pool as well as barbecue area, and close to shopping, dining and golf.
Kahe Lani Resort offers large one and two bedroom condos with
either ocean views or fronting the ocean. Located on a golden sand beach with
tropical gardens and alongside the Wailua Golf Course. Amenities include full
kitchens, cable TV, WiFi, private lanai, swimming pool, tennis, putting green
and barbecue areas. Close to many shops and restaurants.
Please browse through the Hawaiian Beach
Rentals condo listings on the "Coconut Coast" in the Kappa//Waipouli/Wailua
region including Kapaa Shore Resort, Waipouli Beach Resort, Aston Islander on
the Beach, Kaha Lani Resort, Outrigger, Pono Kai Resort, Outrigger at Lae Nani,
Plantation Hale Suites, Coconut Grove Apartment at Village Manor and Outrigger
at Lae Nani.
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and 8 Kapaa vacation reviews