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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 April 2016

This place is a great little resort. Only 20 units or so. We stayed in one of the oceanfront units, #14. It was a studio with a small bathroom and a kitchen with everything we needed. We spent most of our time on the lanai and the ocean is right there. For the price this place is a really good...

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Hudson, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Stay at Kapaa Sands feb 2016. This was our first time in Kauii. Upon arrival we checked in and we were surprised at how dated the rooms were. Very small room without ac. We stayed in unit 13 and they don't supply any of the things you would expect while renting a condo. The hide away bed was like sleeping...

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1Thank trav13434
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Reviewed 18 January 2016

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,...

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1Thank RamblingRoses
Reviewed 13 January 2016

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...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 17 December 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,...

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2Thank MrTraveler4444
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 10 October 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...

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1Thank Jerri K
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 30 September 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...

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1Thank Paul S
on the road to Rock'n'Roll
Reviewed 13 September 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...

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2Thank bamalamalu
Pasadena, California
Reviewed 27 May 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...

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2Thank Stanley E
Hopkins, Minnesota
Reviewed 20 April 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...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kauai's centrally located, intimate, 24-unit boutique beachfront resort. Rentals at Kapaa Sands include both studios and two-bedroom oceanfront and ocean view condominiums, all with full kitchens, allowing you to keep your vacation meal costs down by eating as many meals as you wish at the best table on Kauai, your view lanai (deck). Every condo is an end unit, meaning 3 exterior walls with windows, tropical breezes, and light. Sleep to to the sound of the surf and wake to the sunrise. Conveniently located across the street from Kinipopo Shopping Village with restaurants & specialty stores. Two supermarkets are within a mile from your door. Take advantage of nearby hiking trails (walk to Sleeping Giant), scenic waterfalls, and Wailua River kayaking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kapaa Sands

Address: 380 Papaloa Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1440
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range: ₹ 6,145 - ₹ 12,631 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Kapaa Sands Hotel Kapaa
Kapaa Sands Kauai
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“e were in unit #6...ocean front very simple but very relaxing. I would imagine anyof the ocean front units would offer the same experience”
 of 5 bubbles 808Snickers, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Great views, close to the ocean, swimming nearby, pool.”
 of 5 bubbles LoriBKauai, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed oceanfront and we loved it.”
 of 5 bubbles Travelinman1960, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Condos right on the ocean do not get nearly the traffic noise as condos behind them”
  • View of our 'ocean front' condo from our 'ocean view' condo
  • View from yard in front of our condo, looking toward Lydgate
  • Dawn our first morning, from lanai of 'ocean front' condo
 of 5 bubbles RamblingRoses, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view are awesome!”
 of 5 bubbles shirleyd2, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
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