Lonely Planet review for Kalapaki Beach
Hidden behind Kaua'i Marriott Resort, Kalapaki Beach, Lihu'e's best beach, is often overlooked by tourists. But local surfers and bodyboarders trot toward the swells, while resort guests bask on golden sand lined with coconut trees. Sheltered by points and breakwaters at Nawiliwili Bay, waters are quite hospitable to swimmers.
While it might appear to be a private resort beach, it's open to the public (find free parking close to the water at the hotel's north side).