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Poipu Beach photo by Polihale (Creative Commons license)

Known as the Garden Island, Kauai is a lush, tropical paradise that boasts the world’s most beautiful waterfalls and dozens of beaches, from the smooth and peaceful to the rugged. Kauai. com lists 28 popular beaches on ever part of the island but Hawaii.com narrows the list down to the Best 5 Beaches of Kauai. We list them below and link out to TripAdvisor information about the beaches as well nearby hotel listings:


On the South Shore:

On the North Shore:

More than 60 major movies and TV shows have been filmed in Kauai. They include:

  • The Descendants, starring George Clooney
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, starring Johnny Depp
  • Just Go With It, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston
  • Soul Surfer, the inspiring story of surfer Bethany Hamilton
  • South Pacific
  • Blue Hawaii
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Thorn Birds
  • Six Days, Seven Nights
  • Tropic Thunder
  • Avatar

In addition to its beaches and waterfalls, Kauai offers visitors one natural wonder after another to admire. Two of the most well known are the Napali Coast, with its towering cliffs overlooking the northwest shoreline, and majestic Waimea Canyon, known as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”

Weather for Koloa, Kauai

Partly Cloudy
06/29/2017 10%
High 85° / Low 73°
Partly Cloudy
06/30/2017 20%
High 85° / Low 73°
Chance of Rain
07/01/2017 40%
High 84° / Low 72°
Chance of Rain
07/02/2017 50%
High 85° / Low 72°
Chance of Rain
07/03/2017 60%
High 85° / Low 74°
Partly Cloudy
07/04/2017 20%
High 84° / Low 74°
Partly Cloudy
07/05/2017 20%
High 86° / Low 74°

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