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we're heading to Kauai in 10 days, and weather.com's forecast for this week looks terrible - clouds and rain every day, all day. As for hiking, most Waimea Canyon hikes are considered "moderate" and fairly long. Thanks! Please choose a different date. Yes - just ask the Hotel staff. sponsors & endorsers | become a sponsor | feedback | press | disclaimer | about us, Copyright © 2006 Wasabi Design, Inc. All rights reserved. How long is the trip to drive around the whole Island? Please tell me this is not typical? Kalapaki Beach is a great beach for swimming, learning to surf, boogie boarding and stand up paddle boarding. There are a number of surf spots in Poipu and each catches the swell differently so go check it out. Hi Sheli - I know there are volleyball games happening at Kalapaki and Hanalei Bay, but unsure about the South shore. I'll be in Kauai (Hilton) with my husband and two teens at the end of July. My wife and I are staying at the Hilton. W. My family will be Kauai Oct 17-22. We have two young children who wants to play on the baech and in th ewater and my husband would like to go snorkeling as well. Kalapaki Bay is mostly sand bottom and is good for swimming, boogie boarding, bodysurfing, windsurfing, and beginning surfing. Veer towards the South and West sides during the Fall for smaller waves. Thank you. What do you recommend? Beng a frequent Carribbean traveler living on the East Coast (New Jersey)we decided to bite the bullet and take the flight to Kauai this year. Where do I start as far as learning about weddings performed someplace close to this resort?? Onshore winds and chop, currents, surf, and runoff from streams / agriculture all affect the clarity of the water. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. We are thinking of spending a week there next May. Dangerous waves breaking on outlying rocks, ledges and reefs. I was told Lihue and kalapaki might be too cloudy/rainy most of the time during that time of the year..any suggestions or info you can offer? What are the winds like at Kalapaki in May? When I visited Kauai two years ago, we ate dinner at Duke's....it overlooked a body of water. J, Aloha. We've only been to the Oregon Coast and the water is pretty chilly. They would like to learn how to surf. Ideally I would love a long ride, almost any size(2-20 feet). Second, the heights are based on lifeguard reports on-location. Is there a part of the island you\'d recommend more for those type of activities in Sept over others? We definitely want a condo (or similar) on the ocean front and be able to enjoy the sunrise/sunset, swim and do activities on the rest of the island. You can talk to the lifeguards and check the sandbars and probably find some fun stuff. Can you do that at Waipouli Beach? And are the waters crystal clear like Waikiki Beach? D - Depending on the time of year I would either reccomend the Hyatt or Sheraton (South) or the Princevill Hotel (North). I've found several companies with packages, and a variety of locations. Also, I would like to take a relatively short hike in and around Waimea Canyon with my wife and kids ( 13 and 15 ), maybe to a waterfall......any suggestions? That is Kalapaki - and yes it is very protected. we are looking to travel to kauai the first couple weeks of march and our main goal is to learn how to surf. ALL SOGGEStions welcome 72 15. Strong currents. Plenty of good snorkeling locations. We are thinking of flying to Lihue and staying somewhere on the island, but don,t know where we will find a good deal, good swiming beaches and a golf game or two. We would like to go hiking to see the Waimea Canyon (either by drive or hiking). It is calm on the north side of the bay and can get really rough on the south or breaker wall. We are an active family with a 18(boy) & 14 (girl) yr. olds, and we love the beach. Poipu and Haena consistently offer very clear water - but there certainly are exceptions to that. Do you recommmend a beach close by that is good for just getting in the water and having fun. I'm thinking of changing our location to the North Shore for the beaches and scenery. Is the water too dangerous for them. Is it a good place for a vow renewal ? Which beach would you recommend? Unfortunately getting dropped in on is part of surfing (unless you are just with a few people). THIS BEACH IS VERY GOOD FOR BODYBOARDING MAYBE YOU WANNA ADD BODY BOARDING. Looking to go in the end of July, what is the surf like during that time of year? We were thinking of spending our honeymoon in Kauai but it doesn't sound like there's a lot of safe snorkelling, swimming, playing in the ocean like what we enjoyed at Kaanapali Beach in Maui last March. There is a small sand beach on the left side of the bay that disappears at high tide, and the lawn in front of the beach house restaurant which borders the east side of the bay is also a nice place to relax. I'm hungry and tired from the ocean and they burger, fries and shake tastes so good... like heaven :). South shore sunsets over Niihau are beautiful and there are some great places to explore. My husband and I will be going to Kauai End of Sept/Beginning of October and wondering whether we should stay in Poipu or Lihue at that time of the year. more, Recommended experiences in and around Kauai, Shaka Guide is an audio tour app that gives you the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to explore on your own terms. Of course, the beach belongs to everyone. Beth - weather.com is going to report that kind of weather whenever we get Easterly Trades. Also, my oldest daughter is a certified diver where would you suggest we go to do that. We want to snorkel, kayak, hike, etc. Kalapaki beach is a very beautiful, protected beach on Kauai. Toni - stay in Hanalei if you can afford it. Mixed reef and sand underwater. This area does get more cruise ship passenger traffic than it used to, but the hotel works to make sure only guests are using their pool and facilities. Is the 8 foot I am seeing for the S Beaches 8 ft Hawaiian or 8 ft Faces? Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing in Kauai, Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks in Kauai, Princeville Botanical Gardens: Tickets & Tours‎, Waimea Canyon State Park: Tickets & Tours‎. It's central, and great for relxaxing and wading in the water. how would the surfing be at Hanalei? Emails will not be visible or used in any way, and are not required. W. We will be spending five days of our honeymoon in Kauai and are looking for a resort that is walking distance to a nice beach with calm water. Are there enough family activites for children 9 to 12? For beginner surfers, the East Shore beaches like Kalapaki Beach generally have consistently smaller waves perfect for first-time surfers. Are there any spots in this beach good for snorkeling? Book online and save with Kauai Exclusive Management. I like Kalapaki a lot. Good for surfing and kayaking but not the best snorkeling. In Maui, we loved snorkeling at the Molokini crater, and the outdoor Luau at Lahaina. Although the shoreline is mostly protected from large surf, dangerous conditions can exist in the water. I understand snorkeling at Kalapaki Beach is not the best.....where are the best and easiest access places on Kauai to take my son, a novice snorkler? We will be visiting Kauai the first week in Sept. We will be getting married that week there. Hi Cody - Waipouli is not great for swimming and boogie boarding but it does put you in a central location for going North of South. We are consider coming to Kauai for the first time in April 2012. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in New Zealand. For more info: >> COVID-19 updates . Kiahuna is on the South shore and will have some great snorkeling but not much surf. We are thinking of having a vow renewal there. Kalapaki Beach is a great beach for swimming, learning to surf, boogie boarding and stand up paddle boarding. You cannot drive around the entire island. Limited snorkeling really. This is a nice sheltered beach with areas for surfing, swimming and paddle boarding. At that time of year, what's our best bet? Not good for beginners. Any recommendation as to what beaches or side of Kauai for that time of year? Check rates, availability, view photos & reviews. I know Kauai does get rain showers, but not the all day variety, does it? The North Shore has lots of exploring. Hi Edward - Poipu, Kalapaki and Hanalei are all good choices. What spots would you recomend? They are new surfers. I haven't been to the beach but by the picture, wowwy! Snorkeling is an activity enjoyed by people of all ages. My friends and I will be cruising in Sept.09 to Kauai. We do not get Kalapaki reports (no lifeguards) and Kalapaki is partially inside the harbor so it is blocked from windswell. We are staying at the Hyatt. What can we expect as far as weather and water tempature? I'm assuming you mean the Marriott at Kalapaki beach. Any similar snorkeling experiences? Hi Becky - for surfing try Hanalei Bay (you can get lessons through the Hanalei Surf Company). Visiting the lighthouse is a fun event, and if you are lucky, you might be able to go to the top if someone is on duty. or is it a a real "beginner" area. What is the safest beach to Snorkel at? Very nice and wide open; most people are behind the beach sunning poolside at the Marriott. I don't know your grandchildren's swimming ability, but look for others swimming and consult the hotel staff regarding safe swimming and current conditions. Dani. It looked like a very protected bay. Click for Lydgate Beach Park : Wailua Beach is a beautiful The best snorkeling spots near your region would be Lydgate on the East side or Poipu Beach park on the South shore. Sometimes Kalapaki is clear, more frequently the water is on the murky side (3-4' of visibility). Very informative site for beach goers, Is there taxi service from the cruise ships to Kalapaki Beach ? Sometimes its quiet and sometimes it isn't. Read below for helpful snorkeling techniques and our recommendations for Kauai's best snorkeling beaches.. Snorkel Gear . W. We will going to Kauai in February with our kids 8 & 10. Hi Teresa - other than shopping in Lihue or riding the small surf break at Kalapaki, you'll have to drive to find adventure. Please allow 24 hours for approval. Tune in with the concierge for ocean conditions when you're there. Near Marriott hotel for drinks and lunch. Body boarding can be very good there too. What a great beach! There is also a Marriott hotel in Poipu. Stay tuned with our surf report and ask the lifeguards. The harbor makes for great swimming and surf conditions at a beach that is easily accessible. We would like a nice beach where our 9 and 10 year olds can swim/play in the waves and where we can body surf and boogie board. Hanalei Bay is a great place to learn to surf, but check the conditions in July as it may be completely flat. What is the body of water called and do people swim/kayak/snorkel in it? I absolutely love this beach for swimming! W. We will be staying at the Marriott Kalapaki in mid February, with our two grandchildren (8 and 11). We do not make suggestions on specific accommodations in this forum but Princeville has many places to stay. It is also very easy to access with ample street side parking available. Hi David - you will have a great time on Kauai. Kalapaki Beach has been considered Kauai's version of Waikiki Beach, with plenty of tropical drinks available and beginner surf lessons galore. We will be walking back for shopping, How far is it to walk or swim from kalapaki beach to the end of the jetti ? Family staying in Kapaa for 6 days in early Feb..boogie boarding beaches you can recommend? So if head to double over head 6-12 faces stoked, where to go? Be warned however, it is not a place for beginners, you will get run over by locals if you are in the wrong place and have been warned. My wife and I and my teenage daughter will be staying at the Pono Kai Resort in mid July of 2008. Kalapaki Beach Surf Guide. we plan to stay about 10 days and don,t know if we should break the vacATIN INTO 5 DAYS ON WEST COAST AND 5 DAYS ON NORTH COAST . This natural harbor makes for great swimming and sailing, providing surf for a variety of levels. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Will they find this a challenging surfing area? looking at a family trip in June with some good beginner surf and lots of beach. It's been so helpful. W, Can you please tell me if this beach is within walking or bike walking distance from the Nawilliwilli Harbour where our cruise ship will dock? W. I am staying in the Marriott with 2 teenagers in late June. I am a longboarder and my girl friend is learning. Second marriage for both, so something very simple, casual, we're vacationing ourselves. Definitely drive to Kalalau Lookout.

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*Please use the link in your confirmation email to download the app*. W, We'll be staying at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club the second week of March 08'. Snorkeling - areas with sand bottom are not good for snorkeling because there is no reef to support a variety of fish. But Waikiki is not very crystal. Are there any similar Luau to Lahaina? I guess you would call that North West. Note: Comments will be reviewed for relevancy before being posted. It has a large break wall that creates a nice calm bay perfect for swimming, boogie boarding, and beginning surfing. Sep and Oct are the months that surf begins to get big on the North shore. Thank you. First, heights are the face or front of the wave. Kalapaki Beach Front is a beachfront property located in Lihue, a 2-minute walk from Kalapaki Beach and 1.1 miles from Nawiliwili Park. Kalapaki Beach Front is a vacation rental located in Lihue, Kauai. W. Is there a place on Kalapaki beach that rents boogie boards? As for airport traffic, I haven't found it noticeable when I spend time there. The posts and info on Kauai Explorer definitely err towards caution because it is so tragic when a vacation is cut short by drowning or injury. Kalapaki Beach, Lihue: See 870 reviews, articles, and 262 photos of Kalapaki Beach, ranked No.4 on Tripadvisor among 24 ... resort gentle waves dukes restaurant small waves protected beach sandy bottom surfing lessons cruise ship anchor cove ships snorkeling swimmers currents shore hawaii. There are amenities and board rental shops next to the beach. Will we have to worry about cruise ships in the harbor, interfering with our view? How far is the Canyon from Kalapaki Beach vs Hanalei Beach? Kalapaki Beach: Cool little beach - See 870 traveller reviews, 262 candid photos, and great deals for Lihue, HI, at Tripadvisor. 1 Thank riva9129 . My wife an I went to Oahu and Maui in 2005. (We're so excited!) My husband and I are coming on May 13. I am stayig at the Grand Hyatt in June. If it is 8 foot/16 foot plus island style where to go for a little less swell and still have fun? Kalapaki Beach also is the home of the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club, and Kauai Lagoons 40 acres of freshwater tropical lagoons that serve as a sanctuary for exotic wildlife. Thanks for your help, Aloha. Where are the best beaches for kids in late May early June? No one is really interested in comments from 2007. GM Zopp, since you will be at the Hyatt in June, do pay attention to the warnings at Shipwreck's Beach. Being used to the clear blue waters of the carribean we have alot to compare to . The water can appear a little brown at times, but that is because there is a river which flows into the harbor and washes some sediment down; but it is all clean and still beautiful. Ask riva9129 about Kalapaki Beach. A slide(s), lagoon or lazy rizer would be nice. Hi, what is the water temperature in Kalapaki Beach in early July? Lawai Beach can be crowded because it is one of the best snorkeling spots on Kauai. Would like to go to a luau afterwards. Which side of the island would you suggest for us to stay at and do you have a hotel recomendation? Not sure where we would like to stay but seeing that Kalapaki Beach and Hanalei Beach look nice. Poipu Beach Park is about 2 miles. We are 3 sisters coming on a cruise with Princess in Oct 2015. I also live in a tourist area, cape cod but I only surf in the summer months here - so even though I have been surfing four years I'm still only comfortable in clean shoulder height waves. Hi David - I would choose the North shore for those activities in September. I'd hate to be building a sandcastle or digging my feet into that. Really excited and wanted to do some boogie boarding/snorkeling We are staying at The Point at poipu and wanted to know how far Hanalei Bay or Annini Beach is from there. what is the town like in Hanalei Bay? This beach is located next to Kauai's largest harbor which make the water very murky. You can either drive to Haena or take a boat trip that offers snorkeling. This is a nice quiet location however there were dogs running around the beach pooping and the owners didn't pick up after them; rather the owners buried the poop in the sand. Beautiful Local Gem. It is particularly important to be aware of the currents at Lawai Beach in high wind or south swell. W, My wife and I are coming to visit our dughter in Kauai,in mid December 2009. Big Difference A beach for the whole family with a stretch of sand suitable for sandcastles, volleyball and sunbathing. Kalapaki is a good beginners beach. Hi Tobiah - yes we measure surf in face height, per NWS standards. The road is about 2.5 hours from Kee to Kokee. The best snorkeling spots near your region would be Lydgate on the East side or Poipu Beach park on the South shore. Where could my 14 year old join a pick-up volleyball game? Facilities. What is the weather like this time of year...morning...afternoon...evening? Thanks. My wife and I are coming early February. Should I hire a guide as even at home it seems everyone drops in on me! Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Plus, there's detailed Kauai vacation maps and neighborhood info...Show me! Kalapaki could have something for both of you, depending on specific conditions when you are here. Keep in mind that conditions are changing and could be unpredictable. Choosing the proper gear and the right location is key to having a safe underwater adventure. The resort's central location means you can access more remote beach locations on any other part of the island in a short time by car. Kalapaki Beach: Kalapaki Beach - See 870 traveller reviews, 262 candid photos, and great deals for Lihue, HI, at Tripadvisor. Which beaches are the best during that time? I'm confused as to where to try surfing, it seems like kalapaki may be too smooth that time of year. There are some spectacular lookouts to the canyon clearly marked with parking lots on the road to Kokee. Emails allow us to contact you to let you know when your comment has been posted. Thanks, Craig in VA, Aloha Craig. The reality is that clouds come and go, and the rain is localized in certain areas of the island. I'm not the greatest swimmer, so a swimmable beach that is not dangerous is a must. Any content deemed inappropriate or offensive may be edited and/or deleted. If yes, what beach? I have two questions: 1) Where's the best place to take a surfing lesson for all of us. Kalapaki Beach in Kauai is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Where is a good place to surf. But everything is relative, so yes, the water is as clear as Waikiki Beach. :). W, staying at the marriott beach in lihue mid december. My fiancee and I will be honeymooning in Kauai next July. Hanalei to Waimea takes about 2 hours. Hi Michele - Hanalei Bay is prime learn-to-surf territory in March. I have been going to Kauai for the last 10 years from 1 week to 2 months at a time. As for hiking, most Waimea Canyon hikes are considered "moderate" and fairly long. I get way high up in the 'structure'... there are three stories, it feels like a tree house. Be warned however, it is not a place for beginners, you will get run over by locals if you are in the wrong place and have been warned. Thank you, Click for Kalapaki Beach Click for Kalapaki Beach : Lydgate Beach Park and Snorkeling Lagoon is a wonderful place to spend a day on Kauai.Beach is calm and clear - perfect for young swimmers and beginner snorkelers that have lifeguards. Known for its lush rainforests and dramatic coastal cliffs, the “Garden Isle” undoubtedly encompasses some of the world’s best beaches. There is a vendor that rents lounge chairs and umbrellas at the opposite end of the beach from the hotel. Is the beach accessable from this hotel? We want to swim, boogie board, and snorkel. W. Hi! We like to swim a bit in the ocean and boogie board. My husband and I are planning a trip to Kauai in late March, and the main thing we want is to be able to walk to a swimmable beach from our resort. Thanks. I would like to know which beach is the best to stay at during Christmas for the recreational surfer? Lonely Planet says that Kalapaki Beach, in the town of Lihu'e, "is often overlooked by tourists. Thanks! Enjoy your stay. We are from San Diego California and they surf all year long. Do the have lounge chairs one can rent? W. What about beaches that are good for snorkeling? Kalapaki Beach is centrally located in Lihue and is easily accessible. My fiance and I want to get married on a beach and are staying at the Marriott beach Club resort on Kalapaki Beach. Also known as Makua Beach or Ha'ena Beach, the snorkeling at Tunnels Beach offers plenty of sea turtles, moray eels and the usual Hawaiian reef fish. You should put the latest comments first. Kalapaki is another location that is a great place to learn. J, I will be in Kauai in Sept or Oct this year. Generally speaking, how much does it cost to rent one? Are you asking about the Pono Kai resort or Kalapaki beach in front of the Marriott? There are often large summer swells that come into that area and it can be quite dangerous. Aloha Steve. We are stuck between staying at Waipouli Beach and Kiahuna Beach? The North shore is generally rainier than others. This Kauai Adventure Tour Bundle comes with four socially-distanced audio driving tours:

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The app uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn navigation to historic sites, popular attractions, world-class beaches and scenic hikes with stories about the places you’re visiting and music to entertain you along the way. We are coming to Kalapaki Bay this weekend. Been looking at surf reports all over and looks good for later this week. Thank you, tom. Also is the beach in front of the resort good for swimming? My fiance and I are considering honeymooning in Sept / Oct 2007 at the Kauai Marriot which is on this beach. mjsteinh. Kalapaki Beach ranked #1 in Things to Do in Kauai! We don't provide the numbers. Public parking. East shore beaches are best when the winds are light or from the West. The air-conditioned property is 7 miles from Wailua Falls, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site. 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