In Hawaii’s fourth largest island, Kauai, there is a bylaw that no building can be taller than a coconut tree. Quaint, and oh-so-effective, this is one of the (many) reasons Kauai packs such a wondrous, natural wallop. Kauai beach villas let you get up close and personal with what is a natural hothouse of exotic plants and sea life, all in one place.
Experiencing luxury villas in Kauai
Outdoor adventurers will feel in their element in a Kauai villa rental. Whether you choose a beachfront rental with a pool, or an intimate, romantic retreat with a spa and deck to take in the sunsets, Kauai luxury villas are the perfect home base to explore the Kalalau Trail, which hugs the Napali Cost. Wander down to Pali Ke Kua Beach for snorkeling or paddle boarding, then into Hanelei for a uniquely Hawaiian treat, shave ice, that combines macadamia nut ice cream and ice, topped by a sprinkle of coconut.
Golfers should make a pilgrimage to the Makai Golf Club, one of Hawaii’s most famous courses. Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed the recently revamped course, which winds around serene lakes, native woodlands and the spectacular coastline with views of Bali Hai and Hanalei Bay.
But Kauai’s beaches are what seal the deal for most vacationers; many luxury Kauai villas are located just yards from the sand and surf. Nature still calls the shots on Kauai, something you’ll notice while kayaking through rain forests. Traveling with small fry? Take them to the Kamalani Playground in Lydgate Park, with a 16,000-sq-ft wooden castle with swings, slides, mirror mazes, and a suspension bridge.