South Shore Villas in Kauai, Hawaii
Shadowed by the rugged mountainous interior of Kaua‘i, the Leeward Coast in the south is drier and more prone to intense sun and warmer temperatures. If you were ever going to need air conditioning on Kaua‘i, it would be on this sun soaked corner of the island. These resort-style properties feature efficient air conditioning units in the bedrooms to make your night’s sleep comfortable, while a large lanai door and ceiling fans providing plenty of cool breezes for the living room. Larger private Kauai vacation villas feature individual climate controlled air conditioners throughout the living spaces and bedrooms.
In between the cool extreme of the North Coast and the sunnier climes of the South Shore, many of our offerings on the east side of Kaua‘i also feature air conditioning for those who desire it. Luxury condos and plantation style townhouses feature air conditioning throughout your fully-furnished Kauai vacation villas rental, while plantation-style rooms in our resort-style properties feature iconic Hawaiian ceiling fans plus central air, sure to keep you plenty cool should you ever need it.
As the coolest and wettest side of Kaua‘i, air conditioning is seldom required in the resort town of Princeville on Kaua‘i’s North Shore. The cool breezes off the Pacific do the heavy lifting. Still, if you must be the master of the thermostat, several of the luxury lodgings we offer come with air conditioning units in select rooms, including guest rooms, the master suite, and the living room.
Delight in the Beauty of the Island and the Comforts of Home
No matter which area of the island you choose to stay, or which view you pick to match your vacation expectations, guests who book our air conditioned Kauai vacation villas will find a home away from home waiting that comes with just the right touch of luxury. Many of our air-conditioned properties are furnished with a collection of sofas, loveseats and decorative armchairs that provide a great place to cozy up and socialize or simply admire an amazing view. It’s not uncommon for this collection of furnishings to be reflective of an island-inspired color palette, and when combined with wall art featuring island fun and scenery, guests won’t be able to help but be inspired by the great outdoors that lie just beyond their rental.
While every side of the island is packed with the potential for delicious restaurant stops to be enjoyed, when you’re looking to make the most of your visit, the choice is key. Fortunately, your air condition vacation villa often offers up the opportunity for a home-cooked meal. Enjoy serving up a personalized breakfast, lunch or dinner thanks to the inclusion of a full kitchen that’s frequently stocked with utensils and cookware and includes modern appliances as an added convenience. While dining indoors is always an option, those who prefer alfresco dining experiences will love the fact that many of our air conditioned vacation villas include large patios, decks or balconies that are ready to welcome you to the table with a touch of island breeze and a view included.
For those visitors to Kauai who can’t imagine a stay without an immediate connection to loved ones back home, many of our vacation villas are equipped with access to Wi-Fi or high-speed services. This makes it easier than ever to send and share vacation photos at the touch of a button. Similarly, guests are invited to stream their favorite movies or shows on large televisions on those nights when they’re simply craving some relaxed time spent in their home away from home.
At Arrived, we’re passionate about sharing our love for the islands with each of our guests and we believe the best way to do that is to help create customized stays that lead to lifelong memories. Be sure to ask when you have a vision you’d like to see come to life during your stay. We’re happy to help our guests book air-conditioned vacation villas that come with specific views, include upscale amenities or simply incorporate an island theme that’s sure to please.
What to Do
You deserve luxury not just in your new vacation home, but in everything you do outside of your home. Lucky for you, Hawaii does luxury just as well as it does shave ice and food trucks.
If you’re looking for some great food and cocktails, head to the Kauai Grill in Princeville. It has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Pacific, making it a great place for a romantic dinner and for any kind of celebration. The menu includes seared Ono crusted with seeds and covered in a mushroom reduction, and Kauai Coffee-crusted filet mignon. We also love Bar Acuda in Hanalei. It has an extensive European tapas bar and wine list and views to match.
Afterwards, take a stroll along the ivory sands at Hanalei Beach, just outside of Princeville. You can lookout at the sweeping views of the verdant Hanalei Valley drive up to the Hanalei Valley Lookout right in Princeville.
If you’re in the mood for some golf right before your luxurious dinner, hit up the Princeville Golf Course.
Even More to Explore on the Island of Kauai
The diverse landscape, colorful collection of natural landmarks and endless options for fun and flavor make a trip to Kauai a truly unique and memorable experience with each and every visit. Whether you’re traveling solo or in the company of friends and family, the Garden Isle reveals herself to be a place that keeps guests coming back, knowing there’s always more to explore. When you’re looking to expand that itinerary and can’t wait to enjoy a comprehensive journey across the island, be sure to add these fun stop to your list of must-do activities as well.
Make the Most of North Shore Beaches
For those travelers to Kauai that just can’t get enough of time spent with their toes in the sand or swimming in the waves, knowing where to find some of the best beaches in town is key to an amazing stay. If you decide to book a vacation villa complete with air conditioning in the north of the island, there are plenty of sandy options to choose from. While Secret Beach and Anini Beach are both well worth a visit when you’re hoping to savor time under the sun’s rays, Haena Beach Park offers up the option to sunbathe while also taking in amazing sights of the Na Pali coastline. Ke’e Beach is as beautiful as it is inviting while Hanalei Bay is a must-see for anyone who is visiting Kauai for the first time or is an annual visitor with a heart for the island.
Hike Sleeping Giant
If you’re the type of traveler that can’t get enough of time spent on the trails with hiking boots laced up tight, a trek up Sleeping Giant is sure to inspire. This east Kauai trail is listed as moderately difficult and provides outdoor enthusiasts with 3.5-miles to discover and explore. Situated on top of Nounou Mountain, Sleeping Giant is named after the hill on top and what it resembles. Sweeping ocean views are yours for the savoring once you reach the top and for those that are willing to set out early, the reward of an amazing mountain sunrise makes the effort well worth it.
Caffeine Stops to Pick You Up
Whether you’ve done an early morning hike or are gearing up for an afternoon adventure, it’s likely that you’ll need a caffeine pick-me-up or two along the way. Fortunately, Kauai is known for a collection of coffee shops that are as charming and flavorful as they are welcoming to visitors and locals alike. Java Kai and Ha Coffee Bar are both great choices for those that find pleasure in both the small and large sips in life!
If you’re looking for more tips and recommendations on how to spend your time on our beautiful island, just call us. We’ll help you find the Kauai rental that fits your needs and help you plan your trip. Call us today to reserve one of our villas in Kauai, Hawaii!