Here is a top pick for Kauai snorkeling and highly recommended to our Kauai vacation rental guests. While the strip of sand is narrow on this Kauai beach especially during high tide, the main attraction here is underwater. There is an amazing array of colorful fish to see especially early in the day. You can rent snorkel gear next to the famous Beach House restaurant nearby or join a snorkeling tour. Our guest concierge can book your spot and help with other Kauai activities.
Unlike Tunnels Beach, this is a drive up snorkeling destination. Entry to the ocean is easy and water depth slopes to 15 feet. Surfers will be catching waves further out, but the inner area is well protected. You’ll have to watch out for a drift to the right that is stronger when those surfers are getting good waves.
Kauai Beach Tips for Lawai Beach.
Perfect for Kauai snorkeling, sunbathing on the grassy area of the Beach House lawn and Kauai sunsets. Expert surfers can venture out to one of best surf spots in Poipu.
Caution: No lifeguard on duty. While usually calm, strong currents can exist.
Driving Directions to Lawai Beach.
From Koloa town, head south on Poipu Road. Continue along on Poipu Road (HI-520) until you merge into the “Welcome to Poipu Beach” round-about. Continue around the round-about and follow the sign “Spouting Horn” (second exit) and continue along Lawai Road for approximately two miles. The Beach House restaurant will be on your left and the Lawai Beach Resort will be on your right. There is plenty of street parking is available as well as a small free all day parking lot.
Don’t forget your sunscreen!!
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