With a trip to Hawaii, you are almost too spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the island which offers the best beaches. However, there’s one in particular that continuously wins awards from various magazines and blogs for getting the honor of not just the best beach in Hawaii but the best beach in the US, period. Does Kauai live up to the hype?
Sun, sea, and sand
Let’s dive right into the crux of the question. The beach most often lauded as the place to be is Poipu Beach. Get your swimwear on and set out for this is easily one of the bluest, most inviting seas you are going to see in your lifetime. Known as the Sunny South Side, these pristine sands can be pretty busy but are most definitely worth checking out. Head under the surface, too, for scuba and snorkel dives that can reveal unique reefs and underwater caves that are sure to astound.
Exploring the Garden Isle
The nickname “Garden Isle” might not be obvious from the beach but head a little closer to the heart of Kauai and you can’t imagine it being known as anything else. The Waimea Canyon State Park is one of the most verdant pieces of land in the whole of the US. The lush green forests are contrasted by stark red cliffs and ever glittering with waterfalls, rainbows, and colorful birds. It can honestly feel like you’ve been transported to an entirely foreign world, one you will want to get lost in.
The lap of luxury
Of course, no exotic island trip is complete without the chance to lie back, get pampered, and enjoy the lavish side of life. Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club may just be your stop to get some of that treatment, with gorgeous homes offering a private view of the ocean. If you feel like taking things slow and relaxing with a few holes of golf, the Poipu Bay Course offers just as excellent a vista to practice your swing in as any you can hope to find throughout the world.
Join in the party
That’s not to say that everything moves slowly in Kauai. If you’re looking for nightlife, there’s plenty to enjoy. The south side beaches offer a more relaxed cocktails-and-shack experience by the beach, but to the north, there are clubs to keep you moving all night, too. There are plenty of events to check out, too, depending on when you happen to arrive. There are arts festivals, traditional choirs, Hawaiian culture fairs, and much more to enjoy. It doesn’t matter when you arrive, there’s always something unique and fascinating to take part in and to see how the locals really enjoy themselves.
Whether it really does have the best beach or not is debatable, but there’s no denying that it’s hard to find fault with Kauai. From the coast to the greens, the parties to the luxury, it offers absolutely everything you could want from a paradise island visit.