Destination guide

Why people love visiting charming Hanalei

The beaches and mountains provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Hanalei. This romantic and relaxing city entices travelers with its surfing and cafés. Take in top local attractions like Na Pali Coast State Park and Limahuli Garden and Reserve. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Hanalei

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Hanalei a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Princeville Golf Course (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Makai Golf Club (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Kauai Mini Golf (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Smith Family Garden Luau (16 mi / 25.7 km)
  • Wailua Golf Course (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Kukuiolono Golf Course (17.4 mi / 28 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Hanalei

Travelers enjoy Hanalei for its surfing. If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, September, August, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 85°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Hanalei

Travelers appreciate the beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunrises, which is just a taste of what Hanalei has to offer. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Hanalei is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Na Pali Coast State Park (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Waimea Canyon (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Limahuli Garden and Reserve (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Hanalei Bay (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Polihale State Park (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Lydgate Beach Park (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Hanalei

Fly into Lihue, HI (LIH), the closest airport, located 18.5 mi (29.8 km) from the city center.

Where to stay near Hanalei?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,789 house rentals near Hanalei. From 397 Houses to 1,056 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hanalei for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Hanalei?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Hanalei. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hanalei Bay: 1,471 home rentals
  • Mt. Waialeale: 3,754 home rentals
  • Hanalei Pier: 2,247 home rentals
  • Maniniholo Dry Cave: 2,097 home rentals
  • Na Pali Coast State Park: 1,524 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hanalei listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Hanalei?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 397 Houses in Hanalei. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Hanalei include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,056 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 45 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 45 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Hanalei?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,255 vacation homes with pool available in Hanalei.