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Kauai Beaches

By Viator, January 2011

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Kauai is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The Hawaiian island chain is one of the most geographically remote places in the world as well, as it is more than 2,000 miles from the nearest land mass. It’s a testament to the draw of Kauai and the rest of the islands that so many people from all over the world find themselves drawn to its idyllic shores. If you make the trip across the mighty Pacific, you’ll want to check your itinerary and make certain that due time is set aside for enjoying the island’s primary treasures—its beaches.  

Poipu

Although one of the less remote beaches on the island, Poipu is postcard perfect and has a little something for everyone. Its double crescent shape and easily sloping beach offer opportunities for a number of water activities as well as facilities for barbecuing and picnicking. Poipu is also located within a stones-throw of Baby Beach, a little gem with a protected cove perfect for parents with younger children.  

Hanalei

Perhaps one of the best tropical getaway destinations on the planet, Hanalei Bay is two miles of beach flanked by volcanic mountains. Constantly rated one of the top beaches in the world, Hanalei somehow still retains the aura of an undiscovered secret. Just west of Princeville on Kauai’s North Shore, Hanalei offers more privacy than Poipu, and is an ideal example of the true Kauai experience. Be sure to take a walk down Hanalei Pier and take in the panorama.

Ke’e

Located on the northwest side of Kauai, Ke’e is an end-of-the road beach that offers up stunning views of the Na Pali Coast, particularly at sunset. Best enjoyed during the calm waters of summer, the waves are held at bay by a reef, making it an ideal location for snorkeling. Ke’e is a popular spot, so be prepared to share this slice of paradise with a crowd. If its privacy you’re after, it’s best to show up early or stay late.

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Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Come aboard this Na Pali kayaking trip where lush valleys and cliffs await. As you head to your destination, your crew will entertain you with stories of the ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $128.38

Kauai South Shore Sea Kayak Adventure

This 7-mile (11km) kayak tour is a day packed full of fun, excitement and adventure. Savor the magnificent views, breathtaking scenery, and hidden beaches of ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $160.41

South Shore ATV Adventure on Kauai

Embark on a fun ATV adventure on Kauai's South Shore! Go off-roading on a fully automatic all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and explore Kauai’s beautiful landscapes. ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $138.54

Private Kauai Learn to Surf Lesson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Want to learn to surf at pristine Kauai North Shore beaches with the luxury of your own Kauai surfing lesson instructor? Discover why Hanalei Bay has the best ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.00

Na Pali Coast Sea Kayak

If you like excitement and adrenaline, then this is the one for you! This 15-mile (25km) kayak tour to the Na Pali Coast is typically carried out on heavy ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $241.67

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