There is something magical about Kauai that calls people from all over the world. The aloha spirit of the native people, combined with the natural beauty of the tropical ecosystems of the island make a strong argument for Kauai being the birth place of ecotourism: A place where people can lead healthy, productive lives in harmony with nature.
The island of Kauai has more lineal feet of white sand beaches than all the other Hawaiian islands combined. Poipu Beach, Mahalepu Beach and Shipwrecks Beach in the south, Kee Beach, Lumahai Beach and Hanalei Bay in the north, and the westside’s spectacular Polihale Beach, to name a few.
The clear blue water surrounding the island of Kauai is warm year round and surfing is Kauai’s most popular sport. World class surfers Andy Irons, Bruce Irons, Kawika Stillwell, Rochelle Ballard and Bethany Hamilton were all born and raised on Kauai.
Na Pali is the most spectacular area of Kauai. Na Pali, the cliffs, can be seen by air, by sea or by hiking the infamous 11-mile trail to Kalalau Beach.
A four-hour afternoon Na Pali sail during the winter months has it all: humpback whales, dolphins, calm blue waters, green valleys and cliffs, waterfalls, and spectacular sunsets. Kauai’s ocean sunsets are often accompanied by the coveted Green Flash, a splash of intense emerald light appearing on the clear horizon in the blink of an eye just after sunset.
The Hawaiian island of Kauai – white sand beaches, world class surf, safe swimming, snorkeling, sunsets, sea life, palm trees, water falls, trade winds, song birds, fragrant flowers, tropical fruit – simply spectacular.
The Poipu Beach resort area is located on the sunny south shore of Kauai and the adventurous will find surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking, mountain biking, deep-sea fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and ATV tours. Golfers have 36 holes of championship play and tennis is unlimited.
The most popular beach on the South Shore is Poipu Beach, which was named America’s Best Beach by The Travel Channel. This beach is a series of golden sand crescents, strung together where beach goers will find snorkeling, swimming, a natural ocean wading pool, body-boarding and surfing. Poipu Beach Park is considered among the safest beaches in Hawaii, with a lifeguard on duty seven days a week.
Kauai is a Hawaiian island of seven micro climates ranging from dry desert to tropical
rain forest and Poipu Beach’s semi-arid tropical climate creates a happy medium.
The near-by Haupu Mountain range blocks most prevailing showers, keeping the average
annual rainfall to just 34 inches.
Kauai’s beloved trade winds provide refreshing natural ventilation year round. In the winter, daytime temperatures in Poipu Beach range from the mid 70s to the lower 80s, with nighttime temperatures in the low-mid 60s. During the summer daytime temperatures can reach the upper 80s and drop back down to the low 70s at night. When trade wind showers make it into the Poipu Beach area, they are usually brief.
Poipu Beach is a 25-minute drive from Kauai’s only commercial airport in Lihue (LIH). Five airlines currently schedule convenient non-stop flights between the continental U.S. and Lihue Kauai:
Airlines from all over the world fly non-stop to Honolulu International Airport on the island on Oahu.
Kauai’s public transportation is limited so plan to rent a car at the Lihue Kauai airport. All the major car rental companies have an agent standing by at its kiosk located across the street from the terminal. Renting a jeep or convertible is fun, but not a must.
We suggest checking the following company’s websites for special rates:
Poipu Beach has a wonderful variety of restaurants to pick from and here are our favorites:
Nearby Koloa Town
Every day there is a local farmer’s market on Kauai where residents and visitors shop for fresh produce and flowers:
Picture a Hawaiian wedding ceremony at Baby Beach while the sun sets into the ocean officiated by South Shore’s Nalani Taylor. Simply spectacular.
Poipu Beach is the ultimate honeymoon destination. So Romantic. So Peaceful. So Everything.
Pretty well perfect place to live, forever. When James and I moved to Kauai in 1986 we felt like we had moved to heaven. Clean air, warm ocean water, fresh fruit, fragrant flowers, friendly folks.
Contact Hannah and Peter Sirois at Kauai Heritage Properties who will be happy to work with you in finding the perfect island home. James and I have worked with Hannah and Peter since 1998 and we continue to appreciate their dedication to integrity, honesty and excellence while delivering results. www.kauaiheritageproperties.com