Attractions

Top Choice Beach in Poʻipu

Haʻula Beach

Haʻula is an isolated bay and pocket beach nestled into the shoreline. You’ll feel like Robinson Crusoe here, particularly when swinging in a hammock made from a washed-up fishing net. If you’re lucky, you might see…
Top Choice Beach in Poʻipu

Mahaʻulepu Beach

You feel like you're sitting on the reef in this secluded spot, so it’s no surprise that there’s excellent snorkeling. To get here, hike the Mahaʻulepu Heritage Trail from Shipwreck Beach or drive 1.5 miles on the d…
Gardens in Poʻipu

Allerton Garden

An extraordinary tour of this garden, part of the multisite National Tropical Botanical Garden, wanders deep into Lawaʻi Valley. Robert Allerton, a wealthy Chicago transplant, spent three decades modifying this beau…
Beach in Poʻipu

Poʻipu Beach Park

At the South Shore's most popular beach, there are no monster waves or idyllic solitude, but it's a go-to spot with something for everyone. Patrolled by resident honu (sea turtles) in the shallows, the beach is prot…
Gardens in Poʻipu

McBryde Garden

Part of the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, this gorgeous garden showcases palms, flowering and spice trees, orchids and rare endemic species, plus a pretty stream and a waterfall. For budget travelers, the sel…
Beach in Poʻipu

Poʻipu Beach

Although it's nicknamed Sheraton Beach or Kiahuna Beach, this long swath of sand is not private. It merely fronts these hotel and the condo complexes, both of which scored big time with their location here, lying we…
Beach in Poʻipu

Brennecke's Beach

With a sandbar bottom and a notch of sand and sea wedged between two lava rock outcrops, this little beach attracts a cadre of bodyboarders, bobbing in the water, waiting for the next set at any time of day or year.…
Beach in Poʻipu

Kawailoa Bay

The beach at Kawailoa Bay has sand dunes at one end and cliffs at the other. The reliable breeze here makes it a popular spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing, while the ironwood trees bordering the beach create an i…
Beach in Poʻipu

Baby Beach

Introduce tots to the ocean at this beach, where the water is barely thigh high. The sandy shore runs behind a row of beach homes on Hoʻona Rd west of Koloa Landing. Access is easy but parking is limited (don't bloc…
Landmark in Poʻipu

Makawehi Point

This gigantic lithified sand dune is east of Shipwreck Beach overlooking Keoneloa Bay. Resist the urge to jump off these cliffs. People have died. To the west is Makahuena Point, the southernmost tip of Kauaʻi, a ro…