Hawaiian beaches are absolute magic! I will admit, as an East Coaster who has traveled to the Caribbean many times, my expectations for Hawaii were low but they were surpassed exponentially by these Kauai beaches. Hard to explain but there is something a bit mystical and omniscient (oh maybe we just watched way too much Moana before the trip)…either way you can’t beat these views, crystal blue water and warm breeze.
We stayed at Poipu Beach at The Sheraton and LOVED it! We had a room overlooking the ocean and could walk out to the above every day and in between our daily adventures. It was really perfect. Plus, it has a ton of great restaurants, which I detailed here, near by. And they host two times a week an evening Luau (see below our attire for the show). Highly recommend staying in this area and at this beach.
On the complete opposite side of the island, is Tunnels Beach (below). It is a bit of a drive and down some windy roads and one way bridges but we felt it was worth the drive. Be prepared to bring your own towels, food, beverages and anything else you will need because there is nothing in this area. The view of the corner of the Napoli Coast is unforgettable. You feel worlds away from civilization and it truly is paradise.
Ahh…to be back in this magical land! For those of you planning a trip, I highly recommend staying in Poipu Beach and visiting Tunnels Beach! Enjoy!