The beautiful beaches, amazing food, and friendly locals of Kapaa are the perfect mix for a relaxing getaway. While you are on the island, be sure to visit the art galleries in Hanapepe, the quaint village of Kilauea, and the secluded Lumahai Beach.
Here are a few additional suggestions of things to do in Kapaa:
-Huleia National Wildlife Refuge: Home to a wide range of birds and animals native to Hawaii, this is a great place to take photos of the wildlife and stunning scenery of the island.
-Lydgate State Park: Just north of the airport, this large park has a play area and a swimming area specifically for kids.
-Waimea Canyon: Explore the Pacific's version of the Grand Canyon.
-Na Pali Coast: Na Pali is one of the most distinctive geographical features of the area and a popular tourist stop for Jurassic Park fans.
-National Tropical Botanical Gardens: Divided into three gardens, this site contains rare plants native only to Hawaii as well as several endangered species.
-Go to the Beach: Of course, most of your vacation in Kapaa will likely be spent at one of the many beaches just relaxing or engaging in activities like snorkeling and scuba diving.
Since the weather in Kapaa is perfect year-round, anytime is a good time to visit. If you are interested in soaking up some of the local culture, try to schedule your trip around one of the many events held in the Kapaa area. Some of the most popular festivals of Kapaa include the Kauai World Challenge, an international canoe racing competition held in early May; the Hawaiian Slack Key Festival in November; and the Garden Isle Artisan Fair, which sells a variety of handcrafted goods from top Hawaiian designers, in late March. Luckily, there's no shortage of vacation rentals available in the area during any season of the year. In addition to condo rentals with panoramic views of the ocean, there are also many spacious villa rentals that offer all the luxury amenities you need to relax in style.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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