Located on the south shore of Kauai, Poipu Beach is an award-winning natural playground of golden sand, tranquil surf, and mellow vibes. While there are accommodations nearby, this beach is not surrounded by buildings, helping it maintain a rural tropical ambiance. Amenities include a lifeguard, bathrooms, showers, and picnic tables. Snorkeling is a popular pastime here, as the reef is teeming with a multi-hued assortment of fish. You might even luck out and spot a monk seal.
Poipu Beach is a short, scenic 20-minute drive from Kauai’s Lihue Airport. Nonstop flights to Kauai’s Lihue Airport from North America leave daily from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland. From Canada, you can fly direct from Vancouver. European travelers can get a one-stop flight from London, Istanbul, and Moscow.