Kapolei, Oahu

Discover Kapolei, Oahu’s “Second City,” featuring pristine beaches like Ko Olina, premier golf courses, and rich cultural experiences for a memorable Hawaiian vacation.

Kapolei is a Town located in the city of Kapolei on Oahu, Hawaii
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Things to Know About Kapolei

  • Overview: Kapolei, often referred to as Oahu’s “Second City,” is a vibrant and growing community located on the western side of the island. With its beautiful beaches, lush parks, and modern amenities, it’s a must-visit destination for those seeking a mix of relaxation and adventure on their Hawaiian vacation.
  • Highlights: Kapolei’s main highlight is its stunning coastline, featuring pristine beaches such as Ko Olina and White Plains. These beaches offer crystal-clear waters, soft sand, and a more laid-back atmosphere compared to the bustling Waikiki.
  • Activities: Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities in Kapolei, including golfing at one of the area’s premier courses, exploring the beautiful Kahe Point Beach Park for snorkeling and picnics, or indulging in some retail therapy at the Ka Makana Ali’i shopping center.
  • Information: Kapolei is accessible year-round, with no specific opening hours or entrance fees for the city itself. However, individual attractions may have their own schedules and fees. The best time to visit Kapolei is during the dry season, from April to October, when the weather is sunny and warm.
  • History & Significance: Kapolei was once a vast sugarcane plantation, but has since transformed into a thriving city with residential, commercial, and recreational developments. The name “Kapolei” means “beloved Kapo” in Hawaiian, referring to Kapo, the goddess of fertility, who is said to have created the area’s fertile lands.
  • Tips & Insights: To make the most of your visit to Kapolei, consider renting a car to explore the surrounding areas and attractions at your own pace. Be sure to check out the nearby Wet’n’Wild Hawaii water park for a fun-filled day with the family, and don’t forget to try some local Hawaiian cuisine at one of the many food trucks or restaurants in the area.

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