Kapaa/Wailua Area Guide
Kapaa/Wailua is the beautiful, lush, countryside of Kauai. Full of beautiful landscaping, large plots of land, and stunning views!
What do I like about it? Where do I start? This is the most central area on the Island. Complete with plenty of grocery stores, retail stores, and entertainment, this area is your one stop shop for a fun experience on Kauai. Kapaa offers an almost 9 mile (and expanding) bike path on the stunning coconut coast that allows you to cruise along and see the majestic Humpback Whales breaching in the Winter months, and the powerful Monk Seal basking in the sun. The first Saturday of every month is an exciting Art Walk in downtown Kapaa which features local vendors, delicious local cuisine, and jammin’ musical entertainment.
Opaeka’a Falls, Wailua Falls, and Hoopi’i are waiting for you to dive in to the crisp mountain waters! Kealia beach offers a stellar surf when there is an East swell, and Wailua river offers adventurous paddle-boarding and kayak opportunities! Homes here range from 94K to 20 Million! You can choose from mountain living or coastal living! Beautiful beaches and a convenient location make Kapaa a wonderful place to plant your roots on Kauai!
The Median price for a home in Kapaa/Wailua is $598,011 )
Is it better to Vacation Rent or Buy in Kapaa/Wailua?
It’s a toss-up. Vacation renting is pretty easy because there is quite a bit of inventory and a range of options. You can stay at a fair priced resort with a sandy bottom pool and beach bar like Waipouli on the ocean all the way up to a big home up on the Wailua river that is “off the grid”. If you want to own on the Eastside, the prices are the most reasonable on island and most everything is close to shopping and the Kauai Path which is an excellent source of exercise and entertainment for all ages. For a fee simple budget condo I like the Plantation Hale (250’s). For a house? Wailua! (500’s) It’s south of all the Kapaa trafficky areas and it’s an easy skip into Lihue or down to the south side. Also the Sleeping Giant looms in the middle of everything Kapaa or Wailua and hiking or trail running up to the top is an amazing way to start a Hawaiian day.