Destination guide

Put the yahoo into Oahu on a Kapolei vacation

Known as the Gathering Place, the volcanic island of Oahu is one of America's most popular vacation destinations. The main town on its southwestern quarter is Kapolei, a charming master-planned community and Oahu's second city. Get your Hawaiian adventure off to a great start by booking a well-placed Kapolei vacation rental within easy reach of the island's top beaches and family attractions. Cool off at Wet'n'Wild Hawaii water park, zipline through the rainforest at the Coral Crater Adventure Park, or embrace Hawaiian culture at Paradise Cove Luau. Meanwhile, the stunning, palm-lined sands of White Plains beach are a mere 10-minute drive away.

Things to do

Let's get Wet and Wild in Hawaii

While the thrill of the Pacific Ocean is a big draw for surfers, some of us crave the thrills and spills only a water park can give. On the outskirts of Kapolei is Wet'n'Wild Hawaii, the only water park in the state. Set in 29-acres of tropical gardens, it promises 25 different rides, from relaxed lazy rivers and extreme speed slides, to surf simulators. If you're more into Hawaii's plantation history than hanging ten on a surfboard, then venture 7 miles east to Hawaii's Plantation Village which offers a fascinating insight into life on a 1900s sugar plantation.

Activities

Everybody's gone surfin', surfin' Kapolei

Boasting over 200 miles of palm-lined shores, Oahu vacations are all about the beach. Just ask any surfer. While the pro surfers flock to Waikiki Beach or the North Shore to catch the best breaks, there are dozens of great beaches on the Leeward Coast. White Plains is the closest beach to your Kapolei vacation rental, and usually less than 15 minutes' drive away. The white-sand beaches have all the facilities, including communal barbecues, picnic tables and showers, plus plenty of shade. It's a great beach for beginner and advanced surfers, and it also has a safe channel for swimmers.

Weather

Hawaii Five-0 - Kapolei has perfect year-round temperatures

Hawaii is blessed with year-round sun and balmy temperatures, usually around 80-84 degrees. Much of the Leeward Coast benefits from Hawaii's warm, breezy trade winds which brings a natural ventilation to Kapolei. Hurricane season runs from June through to November, when the threat of tropical storms and severe high winds is a little higher. The busiest time of year on Oahu is in the long summer months, from May to September. It's also a popular spot at Christmas, when the snowbirds descend, so for the best choice of Kapolei vacation rentals visit in spring or fall.

Natural features

For old souls and seals, head to the Leeward Coast

The second largest city on Oahu, Kapolei lies due west of Honolulu towards the craggy Leeward Coast. From the Farrington Highway, hikers can choose from several rugged trails out to Kaena Point, a sacred spot and bird sanctuary on the western tip of Oahu. These 4-5 mile coastal hikes peak at Kaena Point, where legend says the souls of old Hawaiians would leap off into the spirit world. But you're more likely to see wild seals than old souls, in addition to dolphins and whales. There are no facilities along this stretch, so bring plenty of water and sunscreen.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Kapolei

Fly into Kapolei, HI (JRF-Kalaeloa), the closest airport, located 3.5 mi (5.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Honolulu, HI (HNL-Daniel K. Inouye Intl.), which is 10.7 mi (17.2 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Kapolei?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 840 vacation rentals near Kapolei. From 419 Condos/Apartments to 137 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kapolei for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Kapolei?

Whether you're traveling 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 Kapolei:

  • Waikiki: 2,540 vacation rentals
  • Eastern Honolulu: 233 vacation rentals
  • Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis: 1,890 vacation rentals
  • Ewa: 24 vacation rentals
  • Ala Moana: 1,077 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, 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 traveling to Kapolei?

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

  • Ko Olina Marina: 2,544 vacation rentals
  • Ko Olina Golf Club: 2,466 vacation rentals
  • Wet'n'Wild Hawaii: 3,701 vacation rentals
  • Hawaii Country Club: 4,155 vacation rentals
  • Diamond Head State Monument: 2,814 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kapolei 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 Condos/Apartments in Kapolei?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 419 Condos/Apartments in Kapolei. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kapolei include:

  • Houses: 137 rentals available
  • Villas: 99 rentals available
  • Resorts: 59 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kapolei?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 637 vacation rentals with pool available in Kapolei. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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