About Kapolei

With modern houses and a love for the environment, this is the perfect vacation spot for someone looking to relax and indulge in city life that’s not too far from nature. There are plenty of activities to try during your stay, too – just book your vacation rental on FlipKey and start discovering the magic of Kapolei!

About Kapolei

You’ll find Kapolei on the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands – Oahu. The land was once home to pineapple and sugarcane fields that belonged to James Campbell, but is now a popular city vacation spot!

It’s not quite finished being built yet, but that doesn’t mean that Kapolei isn’t a great place to stay. It’s the thriving hub of all the islands, second only to Honolulu, and is always buzzing with activity. See what’s on during your stay and start planning!

While you’re here, enjoy the unique blend of city life and green open spaces. You’ve got to check out the beaches, too – they’re fantastic!

For the shopping fans, there’s really no place better in Hawaii. There are several huge malls in Kapolei including the Kapolei Shopping Center, Kapolei Commons and the Marketplace. Take your pick! If it’s not your thing, there are plenty of entertainment options to distract you.

What to do in Kapolei

The beaches of the Ko Olina Lagoon are beautiful and inviting – no matter what time of year you visit. There are several sandy stretches that make the perfect spot for a day by the ocean. And the calm, blue waters of the lagoon make it so much better.

For aviation and history enthusiasts, don’t miss the chance to take part in the Admiral’s Warbird Adventure! You’ll have a 50-minute flight on a restored WWII US Navy SNJ (AT-6) and will trace the routes that Japanese pilots used in their surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

Whale watching is a must if you’re in Kapolei. Hawaii Nautical Cruises are great tour guides and they have a fantastic policy of ‘See dolphins – or whales, or turtles – or sail again free.’

For a family adventure, spend the day at Wet ‘n’ Wild waterpark where you will find over 20 attractions that offer everything from extreme water slides to a relaxing lazy river. It’s a great spot to cool off!

Top travel tips for Kapolei

Almost every beach around the island has free public access, so don’t be afraid to set up camp in front of the hotels.

Try food from the trucks around the island—Kahuku shrimp and Huli-Huli chicken are local favorites. Any seafood here is pretty good as it’s freshly caught each day!

If you’re going to visit Pearl Harbor, reserve your tickets online or arrive very early (7 am) as they give away 1,300 tickets on a first come first serve basis.

Staying in and around Kapolei is an exciting city break, with a beach thrown in! To find the perfect rental property, visit FlipKey where you will be spoilt for choice.