It is well-known that Hawaii is home to a lot of incredible beaches. But if you want to visit the best ones, we recommend you to schedule a visit to some Kauai beaches and enjoy their unique charm. 

To help you decide which one to visit, we have made a list of our top 5 beaches in Kauai.

Best Kauai Beaches

Poipu Beach

We want to start with our favorite, Poipu Beach, which is located on the South Shore of Kauai. Ideal for a family beach day thanks to their small and quiet waves. 

If you’re planning to take surf lessons in Kauai you should definitely do it here. Other water sports you can practice in Poipu are snorkeling, swimming or boogie boarding.  

Hanalei Bay

Hanalei Bay has two miles of white sandy beach surrounded by some fascinating mountains that will take your breath away. Located on Kauai’s North Shore, it is a good option if you would like to try stand-up paddlers because you can find small waves. 

It’s part of Hanalei Bay, where you can also find the Hanalei Pier. If you’re looking for a less crowded beach, Hanalei Beach is an ideal choice. 

Kiahuna Beach

Kiahuna Beach is located at the Southern Shore in Kauai. It’s also an ideal beach for water sports, especially if you want to try doing snorkeling. This beach is usually chosen by professional surfers because the waves are bigger thanks to the outside reef.

Just in case you’re staying at Villas at Poipu Kai, it will only take you between 5 and 7 minutes by car. We have a free car rental for our guests to allow them to explore the island. 

Salt Pond Beach

If you’re looking for a family-friendly beach where you can relax and spend the day chilling, Salt Pond Beach can be a good option. The water is normally quiet thanks to the natural fringing reefs.

One of the coolest attractions here is the tide pools on the East side of the beach. This beach is located in Hanapepe

Mahaulepu Beach

Like other South Shore beaches, Mahaulepu Beach is an ideal spot to practice water sports in Kauai. One of the most popular here is windsurfing but you can also try fishing and swimming. 

But this beach isn’t only known for its crystal clear water but also for the famous Mahaulepu Heritage trail, which you can try if you like hiking

We hope this list of Kauai beaches helps you decide which one you want to visit. At Villas at Poipu Kai, we have the best Poipu luxury condos for your family vacations. 

Contact us to help you book your villa!

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