Kalapaki Beach is just south of Lihue airport and the Kauai Lagoons Golf Course at the entrance of Nawiliwili Harbor, on Kauai. This lovely crescent shaped beach is popular with both locals and tourists and it is fronted by the Kauai Marriott Resort as well as several restaurants and bars. Two small shopping centers are also within walking distance.
The beach slopes gently to the ocean and although it is protected by the bay and a man made surf break, it does occasionally get some surf. Kalapaki Bay is mostly sand bottom and is good for swimming, boogie boarding, bodysurfing, windsurfing, and beginning surfing. The snorkeling is not very interesting here because the sandy bottom is not good fish habitat.
Kalapaki Beach, Kauai
Activities at Kalapaki Beach include surf lessons, beach volleyball in front of the Marriott, sailboat rentals, and catamaran cruises. A picnic area is nearby at Nawiliwili Park. Facilities are located near Anchor Cove Shopping Center on the south end of the beach.
Kalapaki Beach is also a great relaxing place to hang out on the day you're flying out because it's only 8 - 10 minutes to the airport. After checking out of your hotel or vacation rental, if you have a few hours before your flight leaves, get a table at one of the nearby restaurants and get something to eat. This is a good way to relax before returning your rental car and catching that red-eye flight back home.
Vacation Rental Near Kalapaki Beach include homes, resorts and condos on both the east shore of Kauai and the south shore of Kauai.
Directions to Kalapaki Bay: FROM LIHUE TOWN, take Rice Street east to Kauai Marriott Resort or to Nawiliwili Park. FROM LIHUE AIRPORT: turn left upon leaving the airport onto Kapule Highway (Highway 51 South) for 1.1 miles. Turn left onto Rice Street for 0.6 miles.
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Pictures and Comments By Doug Porter