Holidays in Kalapaki Beach

Holiday Travel Guide
Kalapaki Beach showing a sandy beach

Learn to surf in this protected cove, rent a canoe or catamaran and enjoy the picturesque vista of verdant green mountains.

Bordering Nawiliwili Bay, Kalapaki Beach is a picturesque sandy stretch enclosed by dramatic cliffs. The cove is among the island’s most popular sunbathing spots due to its crystal clear water and spectacular coastal views. Bring your kids to swim in the shallow transparent water.

Snap photos of the scenic green mountains that surround the bay, with elegant sailing boats in the foreground. Lay down a blanket on the strip of grass at the back of the beach and enjoy a picnic. Sunbathe on the stretch of sand and build castles with your family. Beachcomb for aquatic treasures and shells and play volleyball with friends.

The large break wall around the bay makes the sea particularly calm here, inducing ideal conditions for learning to surf. Get lessons from the Beach Boys Kauai site, where you can rent boards and canoes. Other rental huts have catamarans and stand-up paddleboards, among other equipment.

Arrive early in the morning to have the beach to yourself. Stay for the sunset for gorgeous views of the changing hues of the sky reflected in the ocean water.

Watch the cruise ships arriving at and departing from Nawiliwili Harbor and spot local residents on outrigger canoes. Dine at one of the cafés and restaurants at the back of the beach, where you will find a luxury resort and shopping options.

Make use of the restrooms and showers at the beach. Note that lifeguards do not always patrol this area. Although the beach is part of the Marriott Resort complex, it has public access, as is customary in Hawaii.

Kalapaki Beach is on the southeastern coast of the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Fly to Lihue Airport and drive south for 30 minutes to get to the beach. See nearby sights, such as Nawiliwili Park, Nawiliwili Harbor and Ninini Point.

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2402 Cheap Hotels Near Kalapaki Beach

Banyan Harbor Resort
Banyan Harbor Resort
3 out of 5
3411 Wilcox Rd, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$253 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Located in Nawiliwili, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Kalapaki Beach and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Kilohana Plantation. Lydgate Beach Park and Wailua Falls are ...
4.2/5Excellent! (741 reviews)
"We got 2 bedrooms, kitchen, AC that worked well in all rooms and downstairs, washer & dryer machine, dishwasher, there was a nice pool and grill that we used. Yes its older but kept up well and costomer service is amazing. They brought us 3 pack and plays for our kids that same night we arrived. ..."

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2021

Banyan Harbor Resort
Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue
Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue
4 out of 5
3610 Rice Street, Lihue, HI
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$509 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
Nestled on the beach, this Lihue resort is within a 5-minute walk of Kauai Lagoons Golf Club and Kalapaki Beach. Nawiliwili Bay and The Ocean Course at Hokuala ...
4.3/5Excellent! (980 reviews)
"Great property"

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2021

Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue
Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club
Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club
4 out of 5
3610 Rice Street, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$602 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Located in Lihue, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Kalapaki Beach and Nawiliwili Harbor. Kauai Lagoons Golf Club ...
4/5Very Good! (316 reviews)

Reviewed on 7 Sep. 2021

Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club
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Top Kalapaki Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Banyan Harbor Resort
Banyan Harbor Resort
3 out of 5
3411 Wilcox Rd, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$253 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Banyan Harbor Resort
Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue
Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue
4 out of 5
3610 Rice Street, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$509 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue
Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club
Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club
4 out of 5
3610 Rice Street, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$602 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club
Kauai Inn
Kauai Inn
3 out of 5
2430 Hulemalu Road, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$321 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Kauai Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.