Vacation Rentals on Kauai's East Shore

Kauai Vacation Rentals in Kapaa and Lihue

Kauai’s East Shore is a convenient central location from which to explore the entire island.  You can easily visit both the North Shore and South Shore, or stick close to home and enjoy all that the Coconut Coast has to offer. From gnoshing on Smith's Tropical Barbecue and surfing Kealia to exploring the famed town of Kapa'a or Lydgate State Park, the East Shore is chalkful of classic Kauai experiences. Browse our Wailua Bay vacation rentals and other unique East Shore lodging options, including Kauai beach camper rentals.  

What's close to our Kauai vacation rentals on the Royal Coconut Coast?:

  • Opaekaa Falls: Cascading down into a hidden pool, the 151-foot-tall  Opaeka'awaterfall is easily one of the island's most accessible major waterfalls. This convenient stop offers visitors a great view from a scenic lookout and access to picnic tables and restrooms. "Opaekaa" means "rolling shrimp," which were once abundant in the stream. 
  • Wailua River:  The tranquil Wailua River weaves by gorgeous waterfalls and lush, jungle landscapes along the island’s East Side. Kauai has the only navigable rivers in Hawaii, and the Wailua River is the largest. You can explore this restful waterway by stand-up paddle board, kayak or canoe, or take a boat tour and let someone else do the work!
  • Fern Grotto: the grotto is a natural lava-rock grotto, lush with hanging ferns and tropical foliage, cooled by the mists of a waterfall. There was a time when Fern Grotto was off-limits to all but Hawaiian royalty. But for more than 50 years, riverboats have provided tours of the site.
  • Kapaa Town:  Fun, funky and eclectic, you’re sure to find the perfect souvenir of your Kauai vacation in Kapaa.  Shop for antiques, local art and crafts, jewelry, and souvenirs.  You’ll also find a selection of charming eateries and every water sport imaginable.
  • Kauai Museum: Located in a lava rock structure in Lihue, the Kauai Museum features amazing collections from the artisans of Kauai and Niihau (a small eastern island part of Kauai county). Visitors can learn about the geological formation of the Hawaiian Islands, early Native Hawaiian life, Captain Cook’s arrival on Kauai’s shores in Waimea and the Hawaiian Monarchy. Plus, visitors can view galleries showcasing the work of multi-cultural artists, sculptors, and craftsmen.