Our Lihue condos on Kauai's eastern shore are the perfect place to experience the beauty of the island. Centrally located between the north shore's spectacular beaches and "sunny Poipu" resort on the south shore, Lihue condos enjoy close access to shopping, dining and entertainment with everything you need for a relaxing and luxurious Hawaii vacation.
Things To Do
The eastern shore of Kauai including Lihue offers a wealth of activities from land and air adventures to ocean excursions including sunset sails and whale watching during the winter months. Right near town is Kalapaki Beach where you equipment rentals right on shore and a protected bay make it a great place to enjoy the ocean.
Golfers will enjoy the stunning ocean and pali (mountain) views at Lihue's Kauai Lagoons Golf Club designed by Jack Nicklaus. Also in Lihue is the Pupukea Golf Course offering a par-72, 18 hole course at the base of scenic Mount Haupu. More fun activities including coastal hikes and great beaches can be found to the south in the Poipu Resort area, where you may also want to pamper yourself with a luxurious spa treatment, right on the beach!
Several exceptional beaches are found in the Lihue area including Kalapaki Beach right next to Nawiliwili Harbor. The relatively well-protected Kalapaki Bay is lined with white sand and manicured grass lawns, and there are also volleyball courts. This is a great place to take a surfing or stand up paddle boarding lesson, or even a ride in an outrigger canoe. Water sports equipment rentals are available from vendors along the shore. For more great beaches head over to the Poipu Resort area where will find the family-friendly Poipu Beach which is popular for snorkeling as well as bodyboarding and surfing, with lifeguards and picnic facilities. Drive up to the north shore to enjoy a string of spectacular beaches.
Lihue offers dozens of good restaurants from fine dining to casual fare, local-style Island eateries and major fast food chains. Several restaurants offer live music in the evenings. For innovative cuisine focusing on fresh local produce try 22 North at Kilohana Estate where many of the ingredients are grown on the premises. 22 North is located in a 16,000-square-foot historic Tudor mansion that is also home to the Koloa Rum Tasting Room where you can sample more local creations! Meet local farmers and pick up fresh produce and tasty tropical fruits at the Lihue Farmers Markets held at Vidinha Stadium every Friday and Kukui Grove Shopping Center every Monday.
Lihue's Kukui Grove Shopping Center includes major retail and department stores as well as a variety of boutique gift shops, clothing and apparel, sporting goods and more. Lihue is Kauai's commercial center so there is no shortage of places to shop. Walmart and Costco are located here as well if you want to stock up on supplies for your Kauai adventures. Head south to Poipu resort for boutique gift shopping at the resort hotels and The Shops at Kukuiula. Drive north from Lihue for fun shopping in Kapaa town as well as Kilauea, Princeville and Hanalei.
A rental car is recommended when staying in a Lihue condo so you can explore the local beaches and attractions as well as day trips to Poipu Resort on the south shore, Waimea Canyon on the west side and many beautiful beaches on the north shore. 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
Lihue weather is generally very pleasant throughout the year with temperatures in the mid to high 70s, a bit warmer in the summer and a bit cooler during the winter months, with night time temperatures typically dropping about five to ten degrees. Trade winds provide a pleasant cooling effect. The west and south shores of Kauai are generally a bit warmer and drier than the north and east shores due to the predominantly northeast trending trade winds.
Ocean conditions vary through the seasons with the east shore typically quite calm in the summer months and great for snorkeling and other water activities. Winter months often bring high surf from north swells which can also create 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 ocean and 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.
Lihue condos provide and ideal way to enjoy your Kauai vacation with all the luxuries of resort living and the comforts of home in one of Kauai's most desired vacation destinations. Browse through our Lihue condo listings to get an understanding of the different amenities and property features we offer and let us help you find the perfect accommodations to suit your needs.
Our goal at Hawaiian Beach Rentals is to provide you with a with an unforgettable condo accommodation for your dream Kauai vacation. We take pride in having the largest selection of high-quality condos in Lihue and we stand behind our product, making sure only the best properties are listed on our site. If you have questions about our Lihue condominium rentals or which destination is best for your vacation needs, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you. See below for an overview of some of the finest condo resorts in the Lihue area.
Lihue has a rich history that today can be seen in preserved stone structures dating to ancient times and also the preserved buildings from the eras of missionaries and the sugarcane industry. Along the shore in Lihue is Alekoko, also known as the Menehune Fishpond. This ancient fishpond is a marvel of stonework and aquaculture engineering, and is said to have been built all in one night by the legendary small race of people called Menehune. The historic fishpond is part of Huleia National Wildlife Refuge. For interesting exhibits about Kauai's history and culture visit the Kauai Museum in downtown Lihue.
Overview of Some of the Finest Condo Resorts in the Lihue Area
Kauai Beach Resort in Lihue offers a plantation style decor with private balconies and ocean and mountain views. Amenities include air conditioning, four pools, waterfalls, two whirlpool spas, a fitness room and four restaurants from casual fare to fine dining.
Kahe Lani Resort is located on a golden sand beach with tropical gardens and a golf course. Large one and two bedroom condos have either ocean views or front the ocean. Amenities include full kitchens, cable TV, WiFi, private lanai, swimming pool, tennis, putting green and barbecue areas. Close access to dining and shopping.
Kauai Marriott Resort is located on beautiful Kalapaki Beach and is recently renovated. Amenities include a fitness center, bar/lounge, restaurant, activities for children, business center with internet access, shuttle bus service and large, family-friendly swimming pool. Pamper yourself at the on-site Alexander Spa and Salon. The adjacent Kauai Lagoons Golf Club provides exceptional golfing.
Wyndham Kauai Beach Villas is an oceanfront resort just north of Lihue with an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, two tennis courts, and a picnic and barbecue area. Close to dining, shopping and golf courses.
Waipouli Beach Resort on the "Coconut Coast" offers kitchenettes, a fitness center, business center with internet access, free WiFi and parking, swimming pool with water slides, and oceanfront restaurant and bar called Oasis on the Beach. Massages and other treatments are available at the beachfront Aveda Spa. Close access to beaches as well as dining and shopping at Kauai Village Shopping Center and Coconut Marketplace.
Pono Kai Resort is located in Kapaa town and has a swimming pool, hot tub and 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.
Regency Poipu Kai offers spacious accommodations in the south shore's prestigious Poipu Kai Resort. Units have one to four bedrooms, and the resort has two swimming pools and two hot tubs. Close to Poipu Beach Park and Shipwrecks Beach.
The Outrigger at Lae Nani in Kapaa town offers one and two bedroom condos with full kitchens. Amenities include a fresh water swimming pool, saltwater wading pool, tennis court and free parking. Close to golf, dining and shopping as well as beautiful beaches for water activities.
Wailua Bay View vacation condos are just steps from the beach and have one bedroom and one bathroom, full kitchen, washer/dryer, private lanais, ocean views and linens. Amenities include swimming pool and barbecue area. Close to golf, dining and shopping.
Please browse through the Hawaiian Beach Rentals condo listings in the Lihue area including Kauai Beach Resort and Kaha Lani Resort. Also on the east shore in the Kappa//Waipouli/Wailua region see Hawaiian Beach Rental condo listings at Aston Islander on the Beach, Kapaa Shore Resort, Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort, Pono Kai Resort, Outrigger at Lae Nani, Plantation Hale Suites, Coconut Grove Apartment at Village Manor and Outrigger at Lae Nani.