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California
Reviewed 8 April 2010

If you are thinking about staying at Kapaa Sands you need to realize that it is a very special place but NOT a hotel. Our family has stayed here for 7 years and we would move in if we could. We actually stayed for an entire month once and still did not want to leave. It's not that the condos...

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Fanny Bay, Canada
Reviewed 19 January 2010

My husband and I had a relaxing stay here in November for three nights. We booked unit 9. The pictures depict the room exactly. Perfect size for two, full kitchen behind screened doors, interesting shaped bathroom, anda a spacious lanai to watch the sunrise. We found this spot very quiet, the office staff was friendly and helpful. We had the...

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2Thank Butterflystomper
London
Reviewed 20 October 2009

My fiance and I (he proposed in Kauai!!) stayed at the Kapaa Sands for 7 days. I have to say first that we stayed in condo 9, we chose it ourselves based on the reviews here, and the great help provided by the staff at Kapaa Sands. We chose it as it was a king bed, upstairs, and on the...

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4Thank Entente-cordiale
Seattle
Reviewed 1 October 2008

We spent 10 days at the Kapaa Sands and were not happy with the experience. We stayed in unit 2, which has to be the only one in the whole complex below average. Everyone around us said they did not have the problems we had. First the unit was clean, but was not updated and just looked shabby. We had...

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4Thank readytgo
boston ma
Reviewed 14 September 2008

We stayed for 5 days in unit #11, an upstairs queen bed studio with an oceanfront view. Though located right in the middle of things, our unit felt private and like an oasis. It was clean and obviously well cared for and cherished. There was no need for airconditioning, as the trade winds blew at night. It seemed as if...

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Reviewed 13 June 2008

This is a posting to describe our stay at the Kapaa Sands from Weds May 28th through Friday May 30th, 2008. I will also preface our comments to state that they are for Unit #2 which is a 2 bedroom, 1 and a half bath ocean front unit. Like real estate agents always say, it’s location, location, location. I have...

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7Thank WallyJan80126
Kentucky
Reviewed 22 May 2008

My wife and I were married on Kauai, and spent the majority of our honeymoon at the Sands, the rest was at a resort on the Big Island. The Sands was perfect for us. It was nice and quiet, not big and touristy like the resorts. It's pretty well seperated from the main traffice. I read a review that said...

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Elliston Montana
Reviewed 17 May 2008

We are currently staying at the Kapaa Sands, and have been here since the beginning of May. I was somewhat concerned before we arrived, as I had read a poor review of Unit #2 on Trip Advisor, after I booked it for our 3 week stay. I contacted the management, and shared the review, explained our needs, and was reassured...

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1Thank Elliston
Newburgh, Indiana
Reviewed 7 February 2008

We spent one of our honeymoon weeks here in #9. This was a second floor studio. The only drawback I saw was the small bathroom. However, the kitchen made up for that. This is a small group of condos, four to a building. From our lanei we watched wales every day and wonderful sunsets. Maids came in and changed our...

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Tyson's Corner, VA
Reviewed 20 January 2008

We were pleasantly surprised with our accommodations at the Kapaa Sands. I was a little leery of staying at a condo building instead of a hotel but we gave it a try any way. It was just the two of us and we chose a small unit with a Murphy bed. The room was clean, had decent furniture, and the...

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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
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • 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: £72 - £148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Kapaa Sands Hotel Kapaa
Kapaa Sands Kauai, Hawaii
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“If you are only in Kauai once ,book an ocean front condo”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 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
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