Situated in the middle of the Pacific, the Hawaiian Islands offer a tropical escape unlike any other. Whether you’re able to spend a short-term or an extended stay in the Islands, Hawaii makes the top of so many bucket lists for good reason. Kauai in particular is home to a stunning landscape, much of which remains pristine and untouched. From swimming to hiking to fine dining on the oceanfront, be sure to pack your bags with a variety of options for enjoying the diversity of Kauai! For your stay on the island, our short term rentals in Kauai, Hawaii offer all that you’ll need for daily living, along with all the extras that make a beach vacation so special.
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Stay A While in the Garden Isle!
Kauai is nicknamed the Garden Isle, and it’s easy to see why. Lush tropical foliage, vibrant flowers, and emerald green mountains form the landscape. In addition to the crystal-clear blue waters of the ocean, there is natural beauty everywhere you look! It’s no wonder that Kauai is such a highly desirable location in which to vacation. If you’re lucky enough to spend a good amount of time on Kauai, the leisurely pace of island life will quickly become your daily norm.
It’s easy to settle into the daily routine in our Kauai, Hawaii short term rentals, which offer a welcoming home setting along with amenities you would expect to find in a resort. An open concept great room outfitted with comfortable furniture and tropical touches create a home-like setting for enjoying moments between excursions. The convenience of a full kitchen is unmatched, allowing you to dine according to your own schedule and budget. And true to the Kauai lifestyle where year-round beautiful weather is expected, a private outdoor space adds to the home’s square footage. With most of our short term rentals in Kauai, Hawaii located on Kauai’s east coast, the brilliant sunrise over the water paints the perfect canvas each morning. Many of our Kauai short-term rentals are located right along the oceanfront, so the stunning views and beach lifestyle can all be enjoyed from your own backyard!
Travel solo, bring along your significant other, or come with the whole family in tow. Either way, our Kauai, Hawaii short-term rentals can host a variety of guests! The majority of these accommodations offer one or two bedrooms. We also offer the option to stay for longer in our Kauai monthly rentals; contact us for more info!
Experience Kauai Off the Beaten Path
With a quick vacation to Kauai, there’s just enough time to hit all the well-known sites, such as Hanalei Bay, the beaches of Poipu, and the dramatic Wailua Falls. But with a longer stay, you’ll have the luxury of venturing off the main tourist path to some of the island’s other treasured locations. Delve a little deeper into the beauty of Kauai by getting off the beaten path during your island vacation!
While you’ll find many visitors trying their hand at surfing along beaches such as Hanalei and Kiahuna Beach, lesser-known gems along the island’s east coast can be a great way to try a new watersport without the crowds. Kalapaki Beach is one of the most convenient options for beginners, with a rental gear shop right onsite so there’s no need to transport bulky boards on your rental car. Whether you prefer to book a lesson with an instructor or rent a board to try it on your own, both are easily doable from the Coconut Coast’s Kalapaki Beach.
Kealia Beach is another east coast favorite. This beach offers silky white sand curled up against crystal clear aqua blue waters and is a good destination for intermediate surfers. Along the far northern end of the beach near the rocky outcropping, the waves tend to be smaller, making this a great spot for families who want to enjoy a refreshing swim or an afternoon of boogie boarding.
Hiking & Biking
With more time to take the days slowly, be sure to take advantage of the Kauai Coastal Path, which runs for miles along the island’s east coast. The beach path, also known as Ke Ala Hele Makalae, passes several white sand beaches, rocky cliffs, and tidepools, with nothing separating you from the fantastic scenery. Bike rental shops located convenient to the path mean you don’t have to worry about transporting them on your rental car. Simply pick out your favorite beach cruiser and soak in the scenery for miles!
More time on the island means more time for day trips to other scenic areas. Consider heading to the west side of the island where Koke’e State Park can be accessed. Taking the road up the mountain from the west side town of Waimea, you’ll pass numerous lookout stops along the way. From these lookouts, spectacular views over Waimea Canyon reveal why this phenomenon is nicknamed the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Be sure to spend some time admiring Waipo’o Falls, a breathtaking waterfall that cascades into the canyon. Though the view is from afar, it offers a good perspective on the scale of these natural wonders. Further into Koke’e, be sure to stop at the Kalalau Lookout, where you’ll take in the emerald-green sea cliffs that the Na Pali Coast is so well known for. While Koke’e itself is not off the beaten path, many visitors stick to the lookouts and simply take in the scenery from afar. To truly immerse yourself in the area’s natural beauty, consider packing your hiking shoes and setting aside time to explore one of the many trails located here. The Awa’awa’puhi Trail is a favorite for views of the Na Pali Coast, while the Canyon Trail offers spectacular views over Waimea Canyon. Whichever trail you choose, be prepared with plenty of water and stay on the marked path, as the steep cliffs should not be underestimated.
An east coast hike treasured by residents is the Nounou Trail, more commonly known as Sleeping Giant. When viewed from afar, it’s possible to imagine the Hawaiian legend which gave this mountain its nickname. The trails that ascend this mountain meander through pine forest before eventually opening up to sweeping views over the coastline and surrounding mountains. Bring a picnic to be enjoyed at the top! This family friendly trail is perfect for when you’re ready for a break from the beach.
Forgo the chain restaurants and hotel eateries geared toward tourists that you’ll find sprinkled across the island and instead take time to seek out some of the local favorites for dining. The east coast offers the most options for dining, and you’ll find everything here from fresh seafood and local Hawaiian fare to worldwide cuisine. Grab fresh juice in the morning from Kauai Juice Co or a hearty breakfast at Kountry Kitchen, where you’ll find local favorites such as the loco moco and macadamia nut and banana pancakes. Pono Market is the perfect place to try local dishes to go, bringing it down to the beach for a meal with a view!
There are so many ways to enjoy Kauai when you relax and stay awhile in one of our Kauai short term rentals!
Book Your Kauai Vacation
At Premier Kauai Vacation Rentals, we specialize in accommodations solely on Kauai, and can help you discover the best places to stay and things to do. Our local Kauai office allows us to offer first class service with aloha right in your destination. Our team offers years of experience in partnering vacationers with high-quality rentals, bringing Hawaii vacation dreams to life. Contact us today!