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Kalapaki Beach, Lihue

4.5
#5 of 23 in Outdoors in Lihue
Surf, paddleboard, or take in the sun as you explore Kalapaki Beach. Lie under swaying palm trees and relax to Hawaiian music from nearby beach restaurants, or take a dip in the clear, blue water. Rent a surfboard, paddleboard, or kayak, and take a class ranging from beginner to advanced for another way to enjoy the waves. Play at the volleyball courts, or relax in the cabanas as you spend the day taking in the scenery. The beach also has an assortment of restaurants and a wide range of accommodation options nearby. Using our custom trip planner, Lihue attractions like Kalapaki Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • You can do lots of walking here! Such a beautiful spot, loved watching the surfers. Walked along the shoreline for some great exercise  more »
  • Proximity to Marriott is great. Nice place to learn paddle boarding and surfing. The water at the beach is not my favorite. It’s churned up quite a bit. Not the prettiest blue water in Hawaii  more »
  • This is a very nice beach on south in front of the Marriot hotel! It is very nice and calmer waters makes snorkeling fun!  more »
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  • This is my fourth time visiting Kauai, yet my first time at Kalapaki beach. It’s gorgeous with easy parking and plenty of space to settle down in the sand. The waves were calm and the water was relatively clear. There is plenty of restaurants near here too so you can grab a quick bite after a day at this beautiful beach!
  • Nice beach. Good place to learn to surf as the waves aren't overwhelming. Plenty of boat, kayak, surf & boogie board rentals. Duke's Barefoot Bar & Restaurant is phenomenal! Loved the Carmelized Beet Salad! The Gaden Island Inn Hotel is conveniently located across the street. An abundance of flora and fauna!
  • Nice sheltered beach right in front of the Marriott. Plenty of restaurants nearby, nice manicured Marriott lawn right behind the sand. Location is close to downtown Lihue. Parking on a busy weekend can be tough.
  • Best Loco Moco on the island!!! 🤙🤙💙
  • Nice Beach with a busy bustling restaurant and hotel.
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