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Kauai Hotels and Accommodations

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Kauai, the Garden Isle of Hawaii, is a magnet for travelers seeking natural beauty, adventure, and relaxation. As you plan your getaway to this enchanting island, one of the key decisions you’ll face is where to stay. Fortunately, Kauai offers a diverse array of accommodations to suit every taste and budget, ensuring that every traveler finds their perfect home away from home.


Kauai boasts an impressive selection of hotels catering to various preferences and budgets. Poipu, on Kauai’s sunny southern side, has a number of resort-style hotels, including the impressive Grand Hyatt Kauai and the romantic Ko’a Kea Resort. In Lihue, the Royal Sonesta Kauai and Marriott’s Kauai Beach Club preside over peaceful Kalapaki Beach. Family-friendly hotels can be found on Kauai’s Coconut Coast in Wailua and Kapaa. Kauai’s North Shore has just one traditional resort hotel – 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay – the former St. Regis Princeville Resort that has been reimagined as an eco-friendly luxury destination. Hotel choices are also few on Kauai’s West Side, with just a couple of basic hotels in Waimea.

Vacation Rentals (VRBO and Airbnb)

For those seeking a more personalized and flexible accommodation experience, vacation rentals through platforms like VRBO and Airbnb offer a wealth of options, from small condos to grand estates. Condominiums are a popular choice for accommodations on Kauai, particularly for families or larger groups. Combining the comforts of home with resort-like amenities, condos often offer more spacious living areas, fully-equipped kitchens, and access to pools, spas, and fitness centers. Though, as mentioned above, hotel options are few on Kauai’s North Shore, there are a plethora of condos and houses available for rent in Princeville through VRBO and Airbnb. Poipu, also, is a hotspot for condo and house rentals.

Bed and Breakfast

There are very few traditional “bed and breakfast” accommodations on Kauai. Marjorie’s Kauai Inn in Lawai (near Poipu) is perhaps the best-known bed and breakfast. Below are a few of the accommodations on Kauai that have bed and breakfast type amenities.


Cabins and Camping


Beach Camping

The Kauai Department of Parks & Recreation issues camping permits for the following beaches. Currently, there are only four beaches with beach camping. Beach camping is no longer offered at popular beaches such as Haena Beach and Hanalei Beach.

  • Anini Beach Park
  • Anahola Beach Park
  • Lydgate Park Campground
  • Salt Pond Park

State Parks

State campgrounds are administered separately. Click on the following links for more information.

Private Campgrounds

Vehicle Camping

Recently, vehicle camping has become a thing on Kauai as some private individuals and small businesses are now renting their camping-equipped vehicles, some with rooftop tents. Unfortunately, the places where you can “car camp” is limited on the island. Hawaii State Parks, for example, does not allow sleeping in vehicles in campground parking lots. Search online for more information.

Featured Kauai Hotels

Best Hotels on Kauai - 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay

1. 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay

The former St. Regis Princeville Resort has been reimagined as a luxurious eco-friendly retreat. Located at the semi-secluded Puu Poa Beach, the hotel boasts a magnificent view of Hanalei Bay. Reserve now at Booking.com

Kauai Hotels - Grand Hyatt Kauai

2. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

With an expansive pool complex and luxurious amenities, the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa in Poipu offers a serene and inclusive escape. Reserve now at Booking.com

3. Ko’a Kea Resort on Poipu Beach

For an intimate and romantic getaway, Ko’a Kea Resort is a gem. Located on Poipu Beach, this boutique hotel offers oceanfront rooms, spa services and fine dining at Red Salt. Reserve now at Booking.com

Koloa Landing Resort

4. Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu

Koloa Landing Resort provides spacious villa-style accommodations ideal for families and groups. The resort boasts a spectacular pool, spa and dining options that capture the essence of Hawaiian hospitality. Reserve now at Booking.com

Sheraton Kauai Coconut Resort

5. Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort

With its affordable prices and oceanfront location, the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort is a great choice for budget-conscious travelers. The resort offers a relaxed atmosphere, oceanfront dining and easy access to the island’s attractions. Reserve now at Booking.com

Kauai Shores

6. Kauai Shores Hotel

Popular hotel in Kapaa features a private beach and beachfront restaurant. Reserve now at Booking.com

Kauai Marriott Beach Club

7. Marriott’s Kauai Beach Club

At relaxing Kalapaki Beach, this high-rise hotel has an opulent pool and grand views of Nawiliwili Harbor. Reserve now at Booking.com

Timbers Kauai

8. Timbers Kauai

Located in the Kauai lagoons area overlooking Nawiliwili Bay, Timbers Kauai boosts upscale amenities with both hotel and timeshare options. Reserve now at Booking.com

Hilton Garden Inn Wailua

9. Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay

Conveniently situated in Wailua above Lydgate Beach Park, the Hilton Garden Inn has rejuvenating ocean views and ocean breezes. Reserve now at Booking.com

Outrigger Kauai Beach Resort

10. Outrigger Kauai Beach Resort & Spa

Beachfront resort set on a beautiful 25-acre property in Wailua features a wonderful pool area. Reserve now at Booking.com

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Kauai North Shore Hotels

Kauai’s North Shore has just a couple of traditional hotels and several properties with hotel-like amenities. The majority of accommodations on the North Shore are condos available for rent through Airbnb and VRBO in Princeville, and houses available for rent in Hanalei, Kilauea and Princeville.

Kapaa Area Hotels

The Kapaa area is known for its selection of budget-friendly hotels without the thrills.

Wailua Area Hotels

Lihue Area Hotels

Poipu Area Hotels

Waimea Area Hotels

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