The south shore, at Poipu, on the leeward side of
the island, has drier weather and generally calmer swimming conditions
year round. Its also generally flatter, with vegetation more
dry. For swimming, there is wonderful Poipu Beach, and for sheer beauty,
You have many choices for lodgings, from two luxury resort hotels
The Hyatt Regency and The Sheraton Kauai
to a host of condos and B & Bs, many within walking distance of
Poipu Beach Park, with excellent protected swimming and snorkeling
all year round. The Kiahuna, a luxury condominium resort, and
the Sheratan have the best beachfront locations.
Our favorite hidden beach (though increasingly popular), Maha'ulepu
Beach, pictured below, east of Poipu. Wild and beautiful!
When you get hungry, enjoy lunch
with a slice of ocean at Brennecke's Beach Broiler. A short drive
away at Kalaheo, you'll find great lunches at Camp House Grill
and Brick Oven Pizza.
Poipu Beach Park (pictured) is perfect for families, the rock
rimmed pool a safe place for kids and the snorkeling adjacent wonderful
for their parents!
Enjoy the sunset colors at Poipu Beach Park, or while sipping Mai Tai
at Brennecke's Beach Broiler across the street. Further west,
at The Beach House, you have a better chance of seeing the sun
actually set. Enjoy delicious dinners at both!