Whether your ideal vacation home is a cozy, beachfront cottage or a breathtaking, luxury villa, you'll have the perfect base for exploring magical Kauai.
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Find your perfect vacation rental Kauai: from $117 per night
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Popular Rental Amenities Kauai
More than half of the vacation rentals offer a pool, which makes Kauai a fantastic vacation destination for people looking to spend vacation poolside. In addition, vacation rentals with pools Kauai cost, on average, $718 per night. Most of the available properties with pools are condo. In Kauai, all of the properties providing a pool are located close to the water.
Price and Availability Index in Kauai
Vacation Rental Price Information Kauai
The price graph will give you the nightly price average for the upcoming months of the year. Kauai is more expensive in February (2/5 - 2/12), where prices are on average $918 a night. Conversely, the cheapest average prices are in a week of April (4/2 - 4/9).
Rental Availability Information Kauai
This graph shows the vacation rental availability rate for the next twelve months. The week with the least available rentals is in February (2/5 - 2/12), with only 22% of the rentals available. On the other hand, the week with the most available offers is in September (9/24 - 10/1).
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Fresh, Local Flavors
Head to the Koloa Fish Market in the town of Koloa to buy freshly caught fish and other seafood. It's a small, family-run shop where you'll find excellent local delicacies.
For great vegan and vegetarian options, check out Java Kai in Kapaa. They're especially well known for their tasty breakfasts and unique coffee blends, while their refreshing tropical smoothies are delicious too.
Where to Eat for Cheap on Kauai
1. Dani's Restaurant
This is a local favorite and features a no-frills cafeteria-style atmosphere. Try the Loco Moco, a Hawaiian dish of rice topped with a burger, fried egg, and gravy.
2. Puka Dog
Rated one of the top 10 hot dog stands in America, Puka's unique hot dog involves the bun being baked around the sausage, then topped with Hawaiian mustard and relishes.
3. Makhai Sushi
A Japanese/Hawaiian fusion restaurant that serves some of the best poke bowls on the island. The Gorilla Poke Bowl is so large that it can easily feed two.
Local Sights Around the Island
Located on the South Shore of Kauai, Hanapepe Town is home to several great art galleries. Every Friday night local art galleries stay open late, so why not make an evening of it and peruse some local art as part of an after-dinner stroll through town?
At the northernmost tip of the island you'll find the Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse. Although it's no longer working, the lighthouse remains one of Kauai's iconic landmarks. It's located in Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, a sanctuary for seabirds and a fantastic place for a peaceful nature walk.
7 Best Things to Do With Children on Kauai
1. Lydgate Park
This beach is popular with families thanks to its two safe beach swimming pools, lifeguard, and fantastic playground just across the road.
2. Mountain tubing
Go tubing through an old sugar plantation's irrigation canals on a guided tour. Have fun and learn about the history of the island at the same time.
3. Kamokila Hawaiian Village
Built on the site of an ancient village, this modern equivalent is designed to teach visitors about Hawaii before Western contact. Learn about cloth-making, poi-making, and early religion.
4. Koke'e State Park
A 4345-acre park with hiking trails, a museum, and visitors' center. There are short trails that are ideal for small children to explore the natural beauty of the mountains.
5. Zip lining
Do a tour with Koloa Ziplines to see Kauai from above, including from a half-mile long option.
6. Kilauea Lighthouse
The area around this lighthouse is a designated whale-watching sanctuary. Bring binoculars!
7. Wailua Falls
The whole family will love seeing this beautiful double waterfall.
Where to Party Close to Your Kauai Accommodation
1. Duke's Barefoot Bar
The beachfront location plus live music, delicious food, and an open-air dance floor make this a popular place.
2. Rob's Good Times Grill
Dance, sing karaoke, and listen to live music while you try some of the 50 beers on tap.
3. Stevenson's Library
A club with a Victorian gentleman's club vibe. Try one of the many excellent cocktails and enjoy the music.
Endless Surfing and Stunning Vistas
Hanalei Bay on the North Shore is the perfect spot for surfing. You'll find Hawaiian Surfing Adventures here, offering lessons that will get you up on your board and feeling the cool ocean spray in no time. Try kite surfing and stand up paddle boarding too, or simply sunbathe and sip on a refreshing cocktail at one of the many gorgeous beaches around Kauai. Kahili Beach is a great spot for advanced surfers with a good swell and occasional beach breaks in the winter months. Pakala Beach can be a bit crowded, but it offers one of the longest left shore breaks on the island.
Aside from the beaches, make sure to visit the waterfalls. One you won't want to miss is Opaeka'a Falls, a 151-foot waterfall that is situated on the eastern side of the island and is easily accessible by car. For a thrilling and unique experience, try tubing through tunnels and down natural water slides with Kauai Backcountry adventures.
Where to See Turtles and Where to Snorkel on Kauai
1. Turtles on Kauai
The best time to see endangered green sea turtles is between May and September. At all times of the year, you have a good chance of seeing Hawksback and Leatherbill turtles. The best beaches for seeing turtles on the sand or in the water are Whaler's Cove, Brennecke's Beach, Lawa'i Beach, and Turtle Cove.
The best places to go snorkeling are Keiki Pond for children, Poipu Beach Park, Kee Beach, and Nualolo Kai. For the best snorkeling, head out on a boat to Napali and Niihau on guided tours of the reef. Expect to see a wide variety of marine life and corals.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental Kauai?
On average, a House rentals or Apartment rentals Kauai costs $116 per night.
How many vacation rentals are available to book Kauai?
December has the highest amount of available House rentals and Apartment rentals Kauai, so you can expect plenty of offers, even for last-minute bookings.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes Kauai?
Most travelers search for Internet, Pool, and TV when booking a vacation rental Kauai.
How many vacation rentals are Kauai?
Discover 4,587 vacation rentals available to book Kauai.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals Kauai?
Yes, there are 94 vacation homes Kauai that allow pets, with an average price of $901 per night.
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