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Kapaa
Kapaa, also spelled Kapa'a, means "solid" in Hawaiian. Travelers find this small town, nestled at the base of Nounou (the Sleeping Giant) Mountain on Kauai tourist friendly with its diverse array of hotels, shopping centers, and restaurants. The Kinipopo Shopping Village is a favorite for its fun eateries and small keepsake shops. Look for the "Kauai Made" logo for products made by local craftsmen using traditional materials. Kappa also offers water sports, including water skiing and kayaking.

All things to do » Things to do

Kauai Path
Kauai Path
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Sleeping Giant Trail
Sleeping Giant Trail
Attraction type: Hiking Trails; Lookouts
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Kauai's Hindu Monastery
Kauai's Hindu Monastery
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Smiths Tropical Paradise
Smiths Tropical Paradise
Attraction type: Gardens
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Kuilau Ridge Trail
Kuilau Ridge Trail
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Hee Fat General Store
Hee Fat General Store
Ranked #1 of 124 Restaurants in Kapaa
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
JO2 Natural Cuisine
JO2 Natural Cuisine
Ranked #2 of 124 Restaurants in Kapaa
Price: $6 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Hukilau Lanai
Hukilau Lanai
Ranked #3 of 124 Restaurants in Kapaa
Price: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tacos Al Pastor
Tacos Al Pastor
Ranked #4 of 124 Restaurants in Kapaa
Cuisines: Mexican, Fast Food, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Java Kai
Java Kai
Ranked #5 of 124 Restaurants in Kapaa
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Makaleha Bed and Coffee
Makaleha Bed and Coffee
$75
Ranked #2 of 13 Kapaa B&B and Inns
Kapaa Sands
Kapaa Sands
$90 - $185
Ranked #5 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Kapaa
Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai
Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai
$25 - $70
Ranked #6 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Kapaa

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Fern Grotto Inn
3.0 of 5
Fern Grotto Inn
$182 - $264
Ranked #1 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Kapaa
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Aston Islander on the Beach
3.0 of 5
Aston Islander on the Beach
$164 - $270
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Kapaa
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Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy
3.5 of 5
Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy
$171 - $343
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Kapaa
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Waipouli Beach Resort
4.5 of 5
Waipouli Beach Resort
$243 - $530
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Kapaa
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Kauai Country Inn
5.0 of 5
Kauai Country Inn
$233 - $236
Ranked #1 of 13 Kapaa B&B and Inns

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Kaua'i Marriott Resort
4.0 of 5
Kaua'i Marriott Resort
$255 - $591
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.