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Escondido, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in unit #5 at the Kapaa Sands and it was wonderful. Oceanfront, clean, quiet (except for the crashing waves) and perfectly located in the middle of Kauai. This unit is new upgraded and beautifully decorated with a beach theme. This was our first attempt at staying in a small, non resort type setting and we loved it. Cooked...

Thank dawnchristie2014
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great 10-day stay at Kapaa Sands. Conveniently located on the island, right in the middle of the coast highway so you can easily explore to the north or south. Walking distance to a few restaurants good for breakfast or dinner. Nice pool, good for elementary age kids (starts at 3 feet deep). There are barbecues by the...

Thank Aimee S
Reviewed 6 February 2017

When I plan a week or longer vacation to a place I must fly to, I prefer to stay in a condo or a rental home rather than a hotel/motel. I do this as I like to cook my own meals. They’re far more nutritious and less expensive than any restaurant. It gives me the opportunity to use fresh locally...

Thank SeattleMeadowlark
KS_BoD, Owner at Kapaa Sands, responded to this review

I am very sorry for the experience that this customer has had, but suggest it is not the usual one. Look at the review statistics. Of 130 reviews, 111 are either excellent or very good. Each unit is individually owned, so there will be differences between the units, but all are required to furnish the same set of amenities. Perhaps...

Reviewed 30 January 2017

We have been coming to Kauai for over 13 years and have stayed at the Kapaa Sands for 11 of those years. We enjoy the condo's and location but loved the "ohana"-welcoming style of management on site. Now booking for 23 condo's is through 5 different agencies depending on the condo you book.No one is on site to handle concerns...

2Thank veronicar
Waimea, Hawaii
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Loved the location and the "simple style" of the property. Felt like we lived there. The ocean view was amazing and the sound of the surf was memorizing....We sure slowed down once we got there. Less is more!

Thank 808Snickers
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

If you don't mind cockroaches you won't find a more beautiful location. The beach is right outside your door. You can hear the waves crashing as you go to sleep. We saw the roaches the first night and called the management co, the next morning, he sent his "handyman" over who put out roach traps. If you know anything about...

4Thank Mary A
KS_BoD, Owner at Kapaa Sands, responded to this review

I'm sorry for this guest's experience with the cockroaches, but if you look at the 133+ reviews on TripAdvisor, you will see this is the exception.

Newtonville, ON
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Highly recommend staying here. We were in unit 5, which views the ocean and is on the second floor so you have more privacy. Ocean is only 100 feet away with your own beach. The condo we were in was well equiped with everything we needed and the pool and bbq area was very nice.

Thank Dan M
Kapaa, Hawaii
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I love taking a few days when I'm working on projects to get close to the water so I can concentrate. I booked Condo #1, managed by Aloha Condos, last minute. The moment I walked in the door I knew I wanted to stay for much longer than for the time I had reserved. I was greeted with the most...

Thank LoriBKauai
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Avoid this condo at all cost. I should been on alert when I requested driving directions 3 times without a response from Aloha Condos, eventually found our way, and arrived at 10 pm with no lockbox code. I called the property manager, we got into the condo, only to be met with stale, musty, pesticide odor. We immediately started to...

1Thank Grace G
BoD_ChristopherJ, Owner at Kapaa Sands, responded to this review

We wish you had stayed until the morning to enjoy the beautiful view from the lanais and enjoy the close proximity to the ocean. This is a very comfortable and quaint condo in a quiet and private location. Our properties are advertised with explicit detail and descriptions including many photos as to give each guest an extensive overview of each...

Laval, Canada
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Unit 13 ( oceanfront). Plenty of parking space ( we were a bit worried there would be none because we arrived kind of late ( 10;30pm). As soon as we opened the door, we knew that we would love our stay at Kapaa Sands.The place was spotlessly clean. The murphy bed was very comfortable in my opinion. Be aware that...

1Thank nanciet

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: €80 - €165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Kapaa Sands Hotel Kapaa
Kapaa Sands Kauai, HI
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“Choose a room on the beach on the 2nd floor for best views.”
  • The view from Unit #5 lanai
dawnchristie2014, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“If you are only in Kauai once ,book an ocean front condo”
veronicar, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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”
808Snickers, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Great views, close to the ocean, swimming nearby, pool.”
LoriBKauai, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed oceanfront and we loved it.”
Travelinman1960, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
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