The average price of a 7-day trip to Waimea (Kauai) is $2,559 for a solo traveler, $4,596 for a couple, and $8,616 for a family of 4. Waimea (Kauai) hotels range from $88 to $400 per night with an average of $155, while most vacation rentals will cost $300 to $620 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Lihue Airport (LIH) are between $870 and $1,487 per person for economy flights and $2,730 to $4,666 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $79 to $160 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Waimea (Kauai), HI, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to LIH and stay in a Waimea (Kauai) hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Waimea (Kauai) is usually late August to early September.

 

Average Waimea (Kauai) Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Waimea (Kauai) for a week is $1,722-$3,928($246-$561 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $79 to $160 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $503 to $1,338 for economy

Lodging: $111 to $147 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $201 to $245 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Waimea (Kauai) for a week is $3,512-$6,684($502-$955 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $158 to $320 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,006 to $2,676 for economy

Lodging: $111 to $147 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $201 to $245 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Waimea (Kauai) for a week is $5,556-$12,184($794-$1,741 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $316 to $640 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,012 to $5,352 for economy

Lodging: $222 to $294 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $322 to $392 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Waimea (Kauai)

How cheap can you make a vacation to Waimea (Kauai)? The cheapest trip to Waimea (Kauai) is about $170 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $200 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $76.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Waimea (Kauai) for a week is $1,190-$3,240($170-$463 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $33 to $66 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $503 to $1,338 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $88 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $240 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Waimea (Kauai) for a week is $1,924-$5,040($275-$720 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $66 to $132 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,006 to $2,676 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $88 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $240 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Waimea (Kauai) for a week is $3,848-$9,360($550-$1,337 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $132 to $264 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,012 to $5,352 for economy

Lodging: $152 to $176 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $320 to $360 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Waimea (Kauai) cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Waimea (Kauai) Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Waimea (Kauai).

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Waimea (Kauai) for a week is $3,653-$14,085($522-$2,012 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $174 to $304 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,247 to $3,773 for first class

Lodging: $198 to $400 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $620 to $1,364 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Waimea (Kauai) for a week is $6,118-$19,986($874-$2,855 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $348 to $608 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,494 to $7,546 for first class

Lodging: $198 to $400 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $620 to $1,364 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Waimea (Kauai) for a week is $12,236-$35,880($1,748-$5,126 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $696 to $1,216 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,988 to $15,092 for first class

Lodging: $396 to $800 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $868 to $2,046 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Waimea (Kauai) Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Waimea (Kauai) is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Waimea (Kauai) due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Waimea (Kauai) Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Waimea (Kauai) hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Waimea (Kauai).

 

Flight Costs to Waimea (Kauai)

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,487 average in late December to a low of $870 in late August to early September. Median flight price is $905. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Waimea (Kauai) our data includes 352 originating airports, and 107 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Waimea (Kauai) from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,795 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Daniel K Inouye International (HNL) in Honolulu, HI (the United States) at an average of just $135.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Waimea (Kauai), the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $618, so you can easily save about 71% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Waimea (Kauai) can easily cost $500 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $33 per person. Private tours can cost $996 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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