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)
How to get there

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 1,865 house rentals near Hanalei. From 426 Houses to 1,085 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 is the best area to stay when travelling to Hanalei?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hanalei:

  • Hanalei Palms: 356 vacation rentals
  • Poipu: 1,502 vacation rentals
  • Nawiliwili: 861 vacation rentals
  • Queen Emmas Bluffs: 426 vacation rentals
  • Kaiulani: 430 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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: 1,530 home rentals
  • Mt. Waialeale: 4,102 home rentals
  • Na Pali Coast State Park: 1,595 home rentals
  • Maniniholo Dry Cave: 2,199 home rentals
  • Hanalei Pier: 2,373 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 426 Houses in Hanalei. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Hanalei include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,085 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 44 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 44 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 1,297 vacation homes with pool available in Hanalei.

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