Picturesque Hanalei Bay is home to some of Kauai’s most popular vacation properties. A great place for memorable family vacations and romantic getaways.
Hanalei Vacation Rentals
AkuLuxury mountain & waterfall views from this 2 story home with plenty of space and privacy in one of the most desirable parts of Hanalei. Walk to Hanalei Bay and Hanalei town.
Bay View CottageGorgeous beach-front, two-story, air-conditioned Hanalei guest cottage. Enjoy mountain views and a glimpse of the ocean from the second floor.
Blue NuiCharming plantation-style vacation rental just a short walk to Hanalei Bay. Expansive mountain and waterfall views provide dramatic back-drop to covered lanai looking over large yard graced with tropical gardens.
Chung Cottage HanaleiComfortable “retro” style Hanalei beach cottage. Short walk from beautiful Hanalei Bay and Hanalei town with shops, restaurants, and food markets.
Dolphin HouseSpectacular, well-equipped luxury beach front vacation home on Hanalei Bay, a private and exquisite paradise escape. Ocean views overlooking expansive lawn, just steps to beach.
Hale HanaleiA Hanalei Gem! This 3,000 sq ft. recently renovated 5B/4.5B home is located less than a 5 minute walk to spectacular Hanalei Bay & Town. This home provides the utmost to ensure a very memorable stay!
Hale Kailea HanaleiTastefully furnished modern Hanalei vacation home with mountain and ocean views. Bike, walk, or run to the beach or eateries and shops of Hanalei town.
Hale Kanani HanaleiPerfectly peaceful Hanalei rental cottage close to the beach and Hanalei town. Surfing, stand-up paddling boogie boarding and more to fill your Hanalei day.
Hale Luana HanaleiSweet plantation style Hanalei cottage rental a few steps from heavenly Hanalei Bay. Hanalei activities, shops,stores and restaurants are "your oyster"!
Hale LuiaOpen and bright vacation home with open beam ceiling, Koa hardwood floors, high end furnishings and plenty of space to relax and unwind. Walk to beautiful Hanalei Bay.
Hale Luia BungalowPerfectly hidden gem for a picturesque Hanalei getaway. Air conditioned Studio with full kitchen and bath, is just minuted from Hanalei Bay.
Hale MaileSituated on a cul de sac on the mauka (mountain) side of the road, plantation-style vacation home drenched in natural light. Walk to Hanalei Bay.
Hale Makala HanaleiLocation and luxury are the hallmarks of this Hanalei vacation home across from Hanalei Bay on coveted Weke Road. Post card sunrises and sunsets abound!
Hale MaluhiaOne-of-a-kind Hanalei beachfront perfect for honeymooners or small groups looking for a luxurious getaway. Bright, very comfortable and stylish.
Hale Moran HanaleiElegant Hanelei vacation home with sweeping ocean views from the upstairs lanai and ideally located across the street from beautiful Hanalei Bay.
Hale Nalu HanaleiLocated in the beach community of Hanalei, this 4-bedroom, 3-bath home is steps away from the golden sand and clear, blue water of world-famous Hanalei Bay.
Hale Ola KaiHale Ola Kai is a elegant and recently remodeled home located in Hanalei. The stunning interior is equipped with everything you need to make your stay in Hanalei nothing less than perfect!
Hanalei ‘IlikeaHanalei beachfront rental conveys Hawaiian vacation home perfection. Panoramic beach, mountain and ocean views, within a stones throw of the Hanalei pier.
Hanalei Bay HaleExquisite Hanalei beachfront rental home steps from the white sands of Hanalei Bay and just minutes from Hanalei town's restaurants and shops.
Hanalei Bay HouseInviting luxury home and attached guest suite with understated elegance across the street from Hanalei Bay and walking distance to quaint Hanalei Town.
Hanalei Bay ViewSurrounded by lush, tropical foliage this beautiful oceanfront Hanalei home has magnificent views of Hanalei Bay just a few steps from your door.
Hanalei Bird’s NestExcellent Hanalei vacation rental in the heart of Hanalei. Half a block to the beach or Ching Young Village's, shops and activities, plenty to keep everyone entertained.
Hanalei Camp MagicLight and airy Hanalei rental across the street from Hanalei Bay. Indulge in a variety of ocean adventures, relax on the warm sand and maybe experience a rainbow or two, over the mountain waterfalls.
Hanalei Dream EstateSituated on over an acre of beachfront land, directly in the center of Hanalei Bay is this well-appointed five bedroom gated-estate, prefect for corporate retreats, extended families or anyone else requiring privacy in the ultimate setting.
Hanalei Family HouseGreat family home with open living and huge picture windows bring the outdoors in. Covered lanai, large backyard, mountain views over the trees. Walking distance to Hanalei Bay & Town.
Hanalei Hoku HaleIdeal location across the street from the half moon bay of Hanalei, lies this stunning Hanalei vacation rental home. Built up on post and pier steps from beach and town.
Hanalei MakaiIncredible Hanalei vacation rental situated on the street running along Hanalei Bay. Perfect for beginning each day with a leisurely walk along the bay or enjoying a sunset sitting on one of the beautiful lanais.
Hanalei Makana NuiWelcome to the Makana Nui (3b/3b), located on the famous Weke Road in Hanalei. This home sits directly on the beach and is just a short walk through your private lawn to the sand.
Hanalei PalmsWelcome to Hanalei Palms! This two story home offers an open downstairs recreation room and upstairs living space with kitchen, dining area,2 bedrooms, and loft. Sleeps 6
Hanalei Red HouseLocated beachfront directly in the center of Hanalei Bay this spectacular Hanalei plantation-style sanctuary sports sweeping views of Hanalei Bay. Two plus acres of privacy and Hawaiiana.
Hanalei WaterfallsTwo story house located in the heart of Hanalei, all bedrooms have A/C, King suites with full privacy and own private baths. Remarkable mountain and waterfall views.
Ipo HaleHawaiian plantation-style Hanalei vacation home with a fenced yard is ideal for families. Its location across the street from a beach access path makes it a very short walk to Hanalei Bay.
Ka Ehu KaiSelected as one of the most "Romantic Homes" in the world by the FINE LIVING channel and featured on their show Around the World in 80 Homes, this is a one-of-a-kind property.
Ka Mahina HaleComfortable Hanalei vacation home. 2 blocks to Hanalei town and Hanalei Bay. Living area is on the second floor, with three separate lanai for maximum outdoor living enjoyment.
Ka Makana HanaleiElegant Hanalei vacation rental at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Enjoy views to the mountains, Wai'oli River, waterfalls, lush private gardens and across the street from Hanalei Bay.
Kauikeolani EstateHistoric Hanalei estate, with mature gardens, expansive lawns, an ancient Hawaiian fishpond. Across the street from Hanalei Bay, the home has a 12' verandah that skirts the perimeter of the home.
Kuuipo HaleSweet Hawaiian plantation-style Hanalei vacation home with a white picket fence and flower gardens. Across the street from a beach access path to Hanalei Bay.
Lani KaiBeachfront vacation home on enchanting Hanalei Bay. Ideal for a large family or couples traveling together. Vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows provide plenty of natural light.
Loke Lani HaleA little slide of heaven at this Hanalei vacation home. Gorgeous stained glass door, is a beautiful depiction of the huge tree shading the private backyard. A short walk to both Hanalei Town & Hanalei Bay.
Mala Pua Ma Ke KaiGarden by the Sea is perfectly situated between Hanalei Bay and quaint Hanalei Town in a peaceful garden setting which offers serenity, privacy and joy for your family's special time together.
Malolo CottageCharming Hanalei studio cottage furnished with vintage Koa wood furniture and equipped with all the things you need for a relaxing vacation including a BBQ and outdoor shower.
NaluSteps from the sands of Hanalei Bay, Panoramic beach and ocean views. Ample living space and pallatial grounds, just minutes from Hanalei town, you will never want to leave this perfect location.
Nani Kai HanaleiAcross from world famous Hanalei Bay and a short walk to Hanalei Town. Incredible unobstructed mountain views and meticulously maintained quaint island-style interior.
Nani Nani HanaleiPrimo location for this Hanalei vacation home. At the center of Hanalei Bay, near Pine Trees Park you can walk or bike to all the delicious dining and fun activities in Hanalei town.
Ohana HanaleiLocated in the heart of Hanalei is beautiful Ohana Hanalei, a beloved family vacation retreat and loved by many. Located just minutes walk to quaint Hanalei Town and famous picturesque Hanalei Bay!
One HanaleiTwo story family vacation home in Hanalei just a 2 minute walk to the beach and a few more minutes to Hanalei Town. Lots of natural light with floor to ceiling windows and covered lanais.
PalakaSweet plantation style vacation cottage at Hanalei Bay. Just steps to the beach and a short walk to town, the perfect place for a peaceful Hanalei vacation.
PaulelePopular vacation home located across the street from the center of Hanalei Bay. Two master guest suites, wrap-around decks, spacious private yard with ocean, mountain, waterfall, rainbow and sunset views
Pine Trees VillaLuxury, 2 story, beachfront vacation home on Hanalei Bay. Private beach access, soothing sounds of the ocean and enchanting waterfall mountain views.
Plantation CottageOcean view Hawaiian plantation style Hanalei cottage just steps from majestic Hanalei Bay. Expansive yard bordered with palm trees makes for a very peaceful & serene environment.
Umetsu HanaleiIdyllic plantation style Hanalei beach cottage rental just steps from the white sands of Hanalei Bay and a short stroll to Hanalei town.
WilikokiBeachfront two story plantation style family Hanalei vacation home. Spacious, wide open yard, favorite home for many, reservations well in advance recommended!
Wilikoki Guest CottageHanalei Guest Cottage on a lovely beachfront property, entirely separate from main house. Ocean views with a full kitchen, BBQ Grill, hot outdoor shower, and just a short stroll to Hanalei Town.
Yangkey HaleSpacious and luxurious Hanalei vacation retreat with fine furnishings, cherry wood floors, gourmet kitchen, marble and granite counters and top of the line amenities. Steps from Hanalei Bay.
Ylang Ylang HaleCharming two-story town home just a short walk from gorgeous Hanalei Bay. Air conditioned master suites, finely crafted with quality woods and granite, with ocean and mountain views.
The Beauty of Contrast
One of the most adored areas on Kauai is the two mile crescent beach of Hanalei Bay. The idyllic town of Hanalei is surrounded by a stunning backdrop of 4,000 foot verdant cliffs that are frequently shrouded by rain clouds and draped with a myriad of waterfalls. The bay itself has silky smooth white sand beaches that seem to go on for ever. Hanalei Bay is home to some of the best swimming, surfing and paddle boarding on the island.
A Patchwork Valley of Taro
Hanalei town once the location for rice plantations has evolved to a Taro crop today that produces more Taro than any other place in the Hawaiian Islands. Taro is used to make poi and numerous other food products that were and still are the mainstay of many Hawaiian’s diet. The largest taro acreage in the district is within the boundary of the Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge and consists of approximately 125 acres. The fields are constantly irrigated with water and are grown in patches giving the valley floor the impression of a patchwork quilt.
The Hanalei River meanders along the only road that leads to Hanalei, passing below the one lane Hanalei bridge, the iconic entry way to this quaint island town. One of the area’s favorite eateries, a fixture in Hanalei since the 1970’s, is the Hanalei Dolphin restaurant and Fish Market which rests at the rivers edge as one enters Hanalei. Patrons of the restaurant and fish market can relax on the outdoor patio while enjoying island favorites like fresh fish ceviche or the Dolphin’s famous stuffed mushrooms while watching the local canoe club paddlers, kayakers and paddle boarders cruise the river.
During the summer months sailboats make their way from all over the world to drop anchor in picturesque Hanalei Bay. The historic Hanalei Pier reaches into the pristine waters of the bay providing a gathering place for visitors, fisherman, artists and photographers. Not a day goes by without a pack of local children and “young at heart adults” poised for their jump off this famous Kauai landmark.
Love to Surf or Want to Learn?
Due to the sandy bottom and gentle waves Hanalei Bay is also the perfect place to learn how to surf. Surfing instructors and outfitters can be found near the pier. In contrast to the idyllic summer conditions, winter time brings a transformation from pristine and calm ocean conditions to huge and dangerous surf that attract big wave riders.
Romance is in the Air
An evening stroll along the soft warm sands of the Bay while the sun slowly sets behind “Bali Hai” provides the perfect ending to an epic day spent in Hanalei. While Hanalei Bay has the reputation for being one of the most romantic settings on the Island and attracts many desiring simple beach weddings, the town of Hanalei also provides another option for picture-perfect weddings at the historic landmark, the Waioli Mission church built in 1912.
Hanalei: An Eclectic Mix
The town itself is an eclectic mix of salt of the earth farmers, new age artists, camera-toting vacationers, laid-back locals, surfers, shop keepers and even an occasional resident movie star. Shopping in Hanalei is as varied as the populace itself. Surrounding Ching Young Village, the center of commerce in Hanalei since 1906 and the adjacent Hanalei Town Center, one will find everything from classy eateries to Taco stands, t-shirt shops to high-end boutiques, local grocery to health food stores, Hawaiian variety stores to fine art galleries as well as local real estate and vacation rental offices and the ever-present beach rental and activity huts.
Don’t Forget the Shave Ice
The town center provides sidewalk tables where visitors can take a break and enjoy a refreshing local favorite “shave ice” in a rainbow of delectable flavors. Exotic tropical fruit and locally grown produce are featured at the Hanalei farmers market at the far end of town every Tuesday afternoon at 2pm and Saturdays at 9am.
Getting to some of the beaches beyond Hanalei can require a little more effort. Lumahai Beach for example can be found at the end of a short, steep hike where Mitzi Gaynor washed that man right out of her hair in the movie “South Pacific”. In the summer, Lumahai Beach offers tide pools, a large white sand beach for beach combing and great swimming and coastal views, however it can be treacherous during the winter months due to high surf and rip currents.