Kauai Beach Boys
On Kalapaki Beach, this concessionaire rents snorkel gear, surfboards and stand up paddle surfing (SUP) sets at reasonable prices, with...
Jump on a 5½-hour tour into Huleʻia National Wildlife Refuge, where you’ll paddle 2.5 miles in; hike to two waterfalls on private land;...
Kauai Lagoons Golf Club
Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the recently redone 18-hole, par-72 Kiele Course is tucked into the mountains by the coast. Book tee times up...
Duke's Barefoot Bar
For a convivial, Waikiki-style tropical bar with live music every night, hurry and grab a beachside table before the nonstop evening...
You won’t find an evening spot more fun and lively than Duke’s, which offers a classic view of Kalapaki Beach. The steak-and-seafood...
Kalapaki Beach information
This sandy beach and sheltered bay is tucked between a marina and the mountains. It's overlooked by the Marriott resort facing Kalapaki Bay and by an enviable collection of houses atop a rocky ridge to the east. Its easy-access location and versatility make it popular with families. Calmer waters toward the east are good for swimming, although a sandy bottom makes for poor snorkeling. Swells to the west draw bodyboarders and both novice and intermediate surfers.
For surfers, it's an easy paddle out of about 50yd to the reef, and there's no pounding shore break to get through. Most go right for a mellow, predictable wave, but there are more aggressive lefts, too.