Wainiha is located on the northern coast of Kauai and is a part of the Hanalei district. In the Hawaiian language, Wainiha means "unfriendly water." Wainiha is one of the few beaches in Kauai that is off-limits to swimming as the ocean is extremely powerful and considered dangerous. However, don't let that hinder you from staying in our beautiful Wainiha rentals. There are plenty of beaches nearby Wainiha perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Browse our Wainiha vacation rentals below or check out our other Kauai vacation rentals.