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Highlights Kapolei

  • Beaches
  • Snorkeling
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Cruise

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Kapolei

$365for 10 Jun - 17 Jun
$386 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Kapolei

< 1%for 10 Jun - 17 Jun
0% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Kapolei

A slice of Hawaiian paradise

Set on the south shore of O’ahu Island, Kapolei is a community in Honolulu County, Hawaii. Locals refer to it as the “second city” of O’ahu. While Kapolei is technically not a city, it is one of the fastest growing areas in Hawaii and draws new residents and tourists alike with its endless offerings. The urban area is known for its fantastic shopping and restaurants, clean beaches, lagoons, luau shows, golf clubs, and more. Kapolei is the ideal place for families, couples, and beach lovers to stay during a trip to Hawaii.

A quintessential Hawaiian vacation rental

Choose from a variety of vacation rentals in Kapolei surrounded by palm trees swaying in the breeze and spectacular Pacific Ocean views. Vacation rentals in Kapolei bring your Hawaii vacation fantasies to life with so many idyllic options to choose from. The majority of vacation rentals in Kapolei are furnished with tasteful, Hawaiian-inspired decor and stylish furnishings. Book a rental with a pool and a jacuzzi to enjoy a day or a night dip from the comfort of your rental. Oversized rentals are available for large groups and families and come with a fully equipped kitchen and enough facilities to comfortably accommodate all. Cozy rentals are available for couples and small groups. With so many fantastic options to choose from, you might never want to leave Kapolei!

Vacations in Kapolei

The area and getting around

Arriving in Kapolei

If you’ll be arriving by plane, Kapolei is served by Honolulu Airport (HNL) which is 9 miles away. Car rental companies are available at the airport if you plan to rent a car during your stay. Otherwise, taxis, Uber, and Lyft are widely available throughout the island.

Getting around Kapolei

Kapolei is not a walkable area, and the best way to get around is by car. Renting bikes is also an option, but only for leisurely purposes as it is not practical to solely rely on a bicycle for getting around. Most of the beaches in Kapolei are set on the south coast, whereas most of the vacation rentals, shops, and restaurants are quite a few miles inland from the coastline.

Travelers and activities

Kapolei for families

Kapolei is an excellent destination for families of all ages. Experience true Hawaiian culture at a Polynesian Dinner Show at the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club. Every Tuesday evening you can watch a mesmerizing live hula-dance show over a delicious luau-style dinner buffet. Families with children should visit Wet ‘n’ Wild, which is one of the top-rated family attractions in Hawaii. The massive water park boasts over 25 water park attractions, including a lazy river and a range of waterslides.

Kapolei for couples

Couples will find no shortage of fun and exciting things to discover in Kapolei. Charter a private cruise, either as a day trip or as a multi-day trip to discover O’ahu from the water. Snorkel, relax on the deck, and socialize over sunset views. Cruises come with spectacular food and drinks, as well as unparalleled views of the island from the ocean. For a wonderful romantic date night meal, head to Ama Ama Restaurant for an excellent menu of fine-dining fare and fresh seafood dishes. Roy’s Restaurant is another top-rated restaurant in the area, serving Japanese Fusion cuisine in an ambient setting.

Kapolei is named after the volcano Pu’u O Kapolei.

Top 5 travel tips in Kapolei

1. Visit the Ko Olina Lagoons

Just west of central Kapolei are a series of four man-made lagoons nestled alongside the coast. Each lagoon is home to calm waters, sandy shores, and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. These are popular among locals and tourists alike for sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling. The lagoons are especially great for kids because the shallow, wave-free waters make them safe for swimming.

2. Soak up some sun rays at Ko’Olina Beach Park

With its powdery-white sands, calm swimmable waters, and beautiful palm-fringed shoreline, Ko’Olina Beach Park is considered one of the top beaches in Kapolei. It’s the perfect place to spend a few hours with your family or significant other while you bask in this ultimate Hawaiian setting. Be sure to bring your snorkeling gear so that you can see all the colorful fish that live under the water!

3. Go to Kahe Point Beach Park for some of the island’s best snorkeling

Kahe Point Beach Park is known for its ultra-clear, calm waters, which lend to its reputation for being the best snorkeling beach in Oahu. Here you’ll see sea turtles, tons of colorful fish, eels, and sometimes dolphins if you’re lucky. You can spend several hours snorkeling here and discovering the different reefs and fish species. Snorkeling here may not be suitable for children or beginners because the entry point is a bit challenging and the water is quite deep.

4. Swim with the sea turtles at Paradise Cove Beach

For one of the best sea turtle viewing experiences on the island, head to Paradise Cove Beach. Be sure to bring your snorkel gear, and then head into the calm waters. There is a plethora of sea turtles, seals, and marine life here, and you can spend a few hours exploring the whole cove area and swimming alongside the sea turtles. Just remember to respect the wildlife and state laws, it’s ok to look but don’t ever touch the sea turtles!

5. Shop at Kapolei Shopping Center

The Kapolei Shopping Center has a little bit of everything. From clothing stores, to fantastic restaurants, to supermarkets, and more, this is your one-stop place to take care of all your shopping needs while in Kapolei. Spending a few hours browsing the 30+ shops and businesses in the complex is a fun experience in itself!

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Kapolei

Is Kapolei a good location for a last-minute getaway?

When planning a vacation to Kapolei, we recommend you to be proactive as 94% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.

What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?

September, August and October are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of accommodations free, with an average availability of 16%, 14%, and 11%. However, even during these periods of time, when the availability is the highest, the average is just 14%. So it is still important you always book a little in advance to make sure you get the rental of your dreams.

How many rentals are there in Kapolei?

Holidu has 60 properties in Kapolei, provided by 2 different partners.

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