Kapaa

Travel Guide
Kapaa which includes a gorge or canyon and general coastal views
Explore the scenic nature trails and busy shops of this pleasant town that lies in the shadow of the Sleeping Giant.

Kapaa is a small commune with an excellent shopping district and watersports offerings. Its nature trails meander through dense tropical forests and its pristine beaches decorate the island’s eastern coast. Explore the parks and waterfalls that make up the scenic, eclectic terrain around this town, whose name is Hawaiian for “Solid.”

Wander through the town center and explore the shops for souvenir items, such as aloha shirts, vintage maps and jewelry. Kinipopo Shopping Village and the Wailua Shopping Plaza are among the best malls. The latter holds an intriguing antique shop and several restaurants.

Get to know the surrounding countryside with a trek along the Sleeping Giant Trailhead, which runs through the forests of its namesake mountain. Enjoy the views of the ocean and the town of Kapaa from the summit. A little southwest is Wailua Falls, a double waterfall that flows over a mossy cliff. Swim in the pool and see a rainbow in the falls on a sunny day. Visit the nearby Opaekaa Falls, which tumbles into a secluded pool surrounded by dense vegetation.

Head east to take advantage of the year-round hot, sunny weather on the wonderful sandy bays. Join the surfers and body boarders on Kealia Beach, which is near the Spalding Monument that honors a former plantation owner and offers spectacular views and trails. Farther south is Lydgate Beach Park. Bring your family here for its calm water, picnic tables and shady areas

For a sense of local culture, spend an evening at the Smith Family Garden Luau. Enjoy a traditional meal and listen to live Hawaiian music on this scenic retreat. Admire the upside-down ferns in the Fern Grotto.

Find the town in eastern Kauai. Drive north for about 8 minutes from Wailua to get here. Arrive at Lihue Airport and travel north for 7 miles (11 kilometers).

With its malls, trails and waterfalls, Kapaa is an eclectic shopping hub and nature retreat.

Where to stay in Kapaa

Kauai Shores Hotel
Kauai Shores Hotel
3.5 out of 5
420 Papaloa Rd, Kapaa, HI, 96746
The price is ₹16,404 per night from 12 Dec to 13 Dec
₹16,404
per night
12 Dec - 13 Dec
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Kapaa. Enjoy free WiFi, free valet parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,001 reviews)
"Great customer service"

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2022

Kauai Shores Hotel
Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort
Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort
4 out of 5
650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI, 96746
The price is ₹22,187 per night from 14 Dec to 15 Dec
₹22,187
per night
14 Dec - 15 Dec
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Kapaa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (275 reviews)
Family friendly hotel
"Had a amazing time at the hotel. Will miss all the sunset early in the morning, staff are really friendly and have even some activities for kids. The location is perfect if you want to go north or south for a trip, you had the coconut marketplace to buy some groceries and some restaurants ..."

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2022

Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort
Hotel Coral Reef
Hotel Coral Reef
2.5 out of 5
4-1516 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI, 96746
The price is ₹19,701 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec
₹19,701
per night
11 Dec - 12 Dec
Stay at this beach hotel in Kapaa. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and free bicycles on site. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (938 reviews)
"All staff always friendly and helpful. Here there is no "Big Business" aire. Guests are made to feel like respected people, not just a number. Rooms are practically over the beach, gorgeous views, some of the most spectacular sunrises you'll ever see. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

Hotel Coral Reef
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Plantation Hale Suites
Plantation Hale Suites
3 out of 5
525 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI, 96746
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly aparthotel in Kapaa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,392 reviews)
"Great customer service!"

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2022

Plantation Hale Suites
Fern Grotto Inn
Fern Grotto Inn
3.5 out of 5
4561 Kuamoo Road, Kapaa, HI, 96746-1419
Stay at this 3.5-star cottage in Kapaa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and free bicycles on site. Popular attractions Holoholoku Heiau and Wailua Beach Park are ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (24 reviews)
"This place was quiet and cozy. Walking distance to the beach, river, restaurants and bike path. Kayaks, bikes, beach equipment all to use. No need to rent anything. We stayed in the River Cottage and it was fully loaded down to chocolates and a 2 beers in the fridge. Definitely want to go back"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2022

Fern Grotto Inn
Castle Kauai Kailani
Castle Kauai Kailani
3 out of 5
4-856 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI, 96746
Stay at this 3-star beach condo in Kapaa. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and a terrace. Our guests praise the family amenities and the property condition in ...
3.6/5 Good! (234 reviews)
"Property was very clean, well equipped, and across the street from Safeway and restaurants (Coconuts had great fish tacos and Monicos had amazing Mexican food.) The property had a beautiful view of the ocean and was steps from the beach. Inside our condo we had everything that we needed including ..."

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2022

Castle Kauai Kailani
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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