View of pool — Photo courtesy of Courtyard by Marriott
At the Courtyard by Marriott in Kapa‘a, you’ll find very nice accommodations. The rooms have a clean-cut, island-style feel with lovely furniture, made from coconut wood, and really comfortable beds. They have a business center with free Internet access and a computer and printer for guests. The Kauai hotel was renovated in 2011, which has brought a refreshing, modern look and feel to the property. It's along the ocean, and rooms have ocean or mountain views. Oceanfront rooms max at a little over $200, and rates vary with season, but this is generally a very affordable hotel. A pool, spa, tennis courts, fitness center, and lounge decorate the centrally-located hotel.
Tropical lobby — Photo courtesy of Courtyard by Marriott
Check for kama‘aina rates here; they make a big difference. It’s centrally located to many great places to eat as well as wonderful shopping, mainly at smaller boutiques and shops. Beautiful nearby beaches include Kalia Beach at the north end which is covered in fine white sand. Wailua Falls is a short drive away as well as other cultural and historical sites on Kuamo`o Road. A real highlight here is Lydgate Beach Park which offers some of the best, prettiest and safest snorkeling on the island.