Accommodations and vacation rentals are available across the island of Kauai and there are three main tourists destination areas on the island where most of Kauai’s Resorts are located. These can generally be categorized as North, South, and East shore vacation rentals. The northwest shore of the island is mostly the tall sea cliffs known as the Na Pali Coast where there are no roads or development. Although there are communities on the southwest shore, resort development has not yet affected this part of the island.
Kauai North Shore Vacation Resorts
Hanalei Bay Resort on the north shore of Kauai is situated on a beautiful golden sand beach on the shores of Hanalei Bay. Picture perfect views of dozens of waterfalls cascading off 4000-foot, green spired mountains, the deep blue pacific waters of Hanalei Bay, and stunning sunsets behind distant Bali Hai, make this resort a romantic north shore paradise. Come experience for yourself what Hanalei Bay Resort has to offer!
Located in Princeville on the north shore of Kauai is Puu Poa, the north shore’s premier luxury oceanfront condominiums. The unique architecture of Puu Poa (pronounced poo-oo Poe-a) provides spacious floor plans, large terraced ocean view lanais, spectacular ocean views and the utmost in privacy. These luxury two bedroom units are perfect for your family vacation.
Pali Ke Kua condos in Princeville offer stunning ocean, shoreline, mountain, and Bali Hai Views. The individually managed one and two bedroom condos here are conveniently located and sure to please. Guests have access to a private path down to secluded Hideaways Beach – a secret north shore treasure.
Romantic Sealodge Condos on the north shore of Kauai are built on the edge of a bluff overlooking 3000 miles of blue Pacific Ocean. These 1 bedroom condos are intimate, private, and relaxing. Many units have bedroom views of distant Kilauea Lighthouse and the Anini Beach reef. A jungle path nearby leads to a secret beach located at the foot of the bluff.
Villas of Kamali’i on the north shore of Kauai are luxury townhouse vacation rental condos located on the Princeville Golf Course. These 3 level, 3-bedroom units with attached garages, open floorplans, large kitchens feel more like a home than a condo. Swimming pool, spa, and barbecue areas complete the resort experience.
Kauai East Shore Vacation Resorts
On the east shore of Kauai, in an ocean-side town called Kapa’a, is a fabulous 5 star resort called Waipouli Beach Resort. Rated #1 in Hawaii, this beach side resort features luxury one and two bedroom condos with plenty of room for the whole family. You’ll love our huge fantasy swimming pool with lazy river and waterfalls, kiddie beach and even a waterslide. Complete with on property spa, weight room and oceanfront restaurant, Waipouli Beach Resort and Spa is just right for your vacation on Kauai.
Islander on the Beach on Kauai’s east shore is conveniently located near shopping, theaters, and perfect for exploring the entire island of Kauai. Affordable luxury is what you’ll find here, plus it is located right on the east side’s oceanfront beach path that runs for miles along the shoreline. Rent a bike and see it all.
Kauai Beach Resort is conveniently located just a few minutes from the airport. This self contained beach resort has restaurants, swimming pools, swim up bars and beautiful one bedroom hotel room condos ready for your next vacation.
On the south shore of Kauai is a magical place in the sun called Poipu Beach. Rated the number one beach in America by Dr. Beach, Poipu Beach Park has something for everyone. Acres of grass with picnic tables, playground equipment, showers, and nearby restaurants, sandwich shops and convenience stores. The beach is long and golden and has an area protected by a reef for the little ones. A life-guard tower helps keep an eye on everything. The waves are perfect for swimming and boogie boarding.
Kauai South Shore Vacation Resorts
Poipu Shores has one and two bedroom condos with spectacular ocean shoreline views and it is located just a few steps to the ocean. Sit on your private lanai and watch sea turtles playing in the ocean waves below you. Swim in our oceanfront swimming pool. Walk to restaurants and Poipu Beach. At night sleep to the sounds of ocean waves just below your bedroom. Rent a unit at Poipu Shores directly from the owner.
Poipu Sands is located next door to the magnificent Grand Hyatt Resort and the challenging Poipu Bay Golf Course. It is also just a short walk to one of the south shore’s most wonderful beaches, Shipwrecks. This beach is named after an old wooden shipwreck that is believed to still be buried in the sand. Condos at Poipu Sands have all the amenities you want and the convenience of one of Poipu’s best locations.
Poipu Kai Resort is one of the south shore’s newest luxury condo resorts. Sprawling across some of Kauai’s most desirable real estate, Poipu Kai is home to many different types of accommodations from one bedroom condos to 3 bedroom townhouses. Tennis courts, swimming pools, restaurants are all part of the deal, and a beach path connects you to three of the south shore’s most famous beaches.
Kuhio Shores is famous for being the closest condos to the ocean on Kauai. So close it’s like being on a boat! These one and two bedroom condos are available directly from the owners. Prince Kuhio Park is just across the street and the bay in front of Kuhio Shores is home to hundreds of Hawaii Sea turtles. Watch them in the waves from your own private, covered lanai, or get out there and snorkel with them! This place is home to some of the best snorkeling on the island. The BeachHouse restaurant is right next door. Eat there or in your own kitchen at Kuhio Shores at then sleep to the sound of crashing surf just 30 feet from your condo.
During Summer months, you can watch surfing competition in front of Kuhio Shores. In the winter, you can this is a good place to watch a passing humpback whale cruising past the building. Across the road is Prince Kuhio Condos.
Other accommodations on the island include Kauai vacation home rentals and cottage rentals. These can be found throughout the island but are primarily still located in the main tourist areas. There are a few bed and breakfast units available also.