Considering there's just 1 Travelocity-listed accommodation option within a convenient drive of central Kapaau, it's wise organizing a place to stay well before you fly.
If you plan to stay within a short drive from downtown Kapaau, the Hawaii Island Retreat is a good place to check out.
15 miles (24 kilometers) outside of the main part of Kapaau, you will find the Castle Waimea Country Lodge. Alternatively, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection is approximately 15 miles (25 kilometers) away. Some other places to stay in the neighborhood are the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and the Wai'ula'ula at Mauna Kea.
Are you looking for things to do? Consider spending a day or two exploring Waikola Village Golf Club, Waikoloa Kings Golf Course and Genesis Gallery, in Waikoloa, 20 miles (34 kilometers) south of Kapaau. The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii and Paniolo Greens at Waikoloa Village are just a handful of the Travelocity accommodation choices in Waikoloa. 35 miles (60 kilometers) south of Kapaau, you will find [name of second nearby city or town (sibling)], which boasts the Mango Sunset Bed and Breakfast Inn at Lyman Kona Coffee Farm and Banyan Tree Sanctuary. Should you choose to stay in [name of second nearby city or town (sibling)], set aside some time to visit the Mokuaikaua Church, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park and Kailua-Kona Wharf.
55 miles (90 kilometers) to the southeast of Kapaau is Hilo, a regional center with a population of 43,000 where you will find tourist attractions including the Hilo Farmers Market, University of Hawaii at Hilo and University of Hawaii at Hilo Botanical Gardens. You can also spend a little time at the Liliuokalani Park and Gardens and Naniloa Country Club. Hilo offers accommodation options to suit many kinds of travelers, like the Wild Ginger Inn Hotel and Maureen's Bed & Breakfast.
If you're traveling into or out of Waimea-Kohala Airport and would like to find a hotel in the area, have a look at Castle Waimea Country Lodge or Jacaranda Inn.