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Kapaa Sands

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380 Papaloa Rd., Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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27 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a unit literally one year in advance. Then the condo was sold to another owner who didn't want to rent out the unit. So the mgt folks found a different unit for that time period which we accepted. But then THAT condo changed hands and they offered a 2 BR condo 'ocean front' for part of the time,... More 

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1 Thank RamblingRoses
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We feel so lucky that we chose Kapaa Sands. We secured an ocean front studio condo which was about 20 steps from the sea. We saw more whales, dolphins and sea turtles from our lanai than we did in any other setting. On a practical note, the room was quaint and charmingly decorated. There were more than adequate kitchen supplies... More 

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1 Thank shirleyd2
Oakland, California
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

If you're able to reserve one of their ocean front units, I can strongly recommend this place. The views of the water are truly spectacular. Going on a romantic trip? This place is perfect for a honeymoon or anniversary. Going on a family vacation? This place is perfect for children of all ages. This beach isn't good for serious swimming,... More 

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1 Thank MrTraveler4444
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We stayed in Unit #7. Our unit was upstairs overlooking the ocean. It seemed very private. There is not a white sand beach here, but you can walk down to the water. There is a white sand beach within site/walking distance of the unit. The unit was a Studio Queen with a fairly well equipped kitchen (we made breakfast every... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We arrived at Kapaa Sands and were thrilled with the view and the quaint and well maintained older condos. The ocean fronts are so close to the shore the ocean sounds wash over you - this was going to be good. We checked into the cool, air-conditioned office and paid the other half of our deposit for the week in... More 

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on the road to Rock'n'Roll
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

After many years of anticipation, we finally got to stay at Kapaa Sands. And it did not disappoint! I first heard of Kappa Sands about 20 years ago when planning my first trip to Kauai and had been trying to book a stay here ever since. I knew it would be perfect, but they were always full. I certainly understand... More 

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2 Thank bamalamalu
Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I have been to the island many times. I like to stay in a condo so I have a kitchen. This is my second stay at Kapaa Sands and I am always going to stay there if I can. I was in Unit #14 again. Oceanfront studio. They keep the place up so well. It was spotless and the kitchen... More 

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Hopkins, Minnesota
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We rented a top floor, studio unit (#9) from Hula Now. Kapaa Sands consists of six buildings with four units in each (two upper/two lower) for a total of 24 units in this wonderful little hidden gem. Hula Now manages two of them and the balance are managed by Kapaa Sands. KS9 is an oceanfront unit right in the middle... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This place is every bit what other viewers say it is. Quiet, comfortable small group of condos, not the big resort feel. There is nothing more I can add that others haven't already said. As a previous viewer said, I hate to give such a good review for fear it will be difficult to book again. We stayed in unit... More 

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4 Thank BILL O
Gambier Island, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Nice, comfortable little place. Feels like visiting a small community of friends, with only 22 units that people come back to year after year. The staff are wonderful. Our studio unit with a peekaboo ocean view was nicely appointed, and in a beautiful hawaiian garden. Good free parking. We are definitely going again.

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