Anahola is a beautiful area just north of Kapaa. It has a local flair. You can see the real king kong!!! It is Kalalea Mountain.
There are secluded beaches in the area. The Anahola beach park is a beautiful white sandy beach with snorkeling and swimming. It is somewhat protected by an outlying reef.
And if you love botanical gardens don't miss out on Na Aina Kai. It is nearly 250 acres of lush tropical gardens, and are divided into different sections. The tours are guided and are a must see.
There are many beautiful homes for sale in this area. I just toured one on the cliff this last week. Such amazing views of the mountainside and the ocean.