Kaua'i is full of incredible beaches, any of which you can't go wrong. But to help you narrow your search, here are my top five beaches we discovered while visiting the St. Regis Princeville Resort.
Pu'u Poa Beach:
This beach is mainly used by guests of St. Regis Princeville, but it's the perfect place to relax with a delicious drink in hand (piña colada, anyone?) while enjoying the lush, green mountain view across the bay. It's also easy to rent paddle boards and snorkel gear here as well.
On the North Shore, a stone's throw from the St. Regis Princeville Resort is the little secret hidden Hideaway's Beach (shown in these images). To get here, you have to hike down a steep, sometimes muddy / slippery path (so it's best left to those who are in good physical condition). But it's a secluded beach that's totally worth the trek.
This is a beautiful long stretch of beach that's fun to watch the surfers attack the big swells. The snorkeling is also supposed to be great here during the summer months when the ocean is more calm... but while we were here the waves were huge and swimming was forbidden. But we loved exploring and laying out here with a good book.
At the end of the road (literally) lies Ke'e Beach. It's the last beach accessible by car on the North Shore but the lagoon is great for snorkeling. It provides a gorgeous view of the Na Pali Coast and you feel like you're in another world with the lush green mountains at your back. I recommend getting here early to avoid crowds or arriving in the evening to watch the beautiful sunset.
Located on the Coconut Coast of Kaua'i is Kealia Beach. Ben and I woke up suuuuuper early and took a drive from the St. Regis Princeville Resort to this beach to watch the sunrise. We arrived about 20 minutes before The Weather Channel said the sun was supposed to peek it's head above the ocean, which was perfect to give us time to find our spot (stay tuned for those images). Afterwards, we headed into Old Kapaa Town to grab a coffee at our favorite spot, Java Kai. You guys, it's delicious! Trust me, you need to go here!
Have you guys ever visited Kaua'i? What are your favorite beaches to go to?
Kaua'i is full of incredible beaches, any of which you can't go wrong. But to help you narrow your search, here are my top five beaches we discovered while visiting the St. Regis Princeville Resort...