It goes without saying that if you are heading to Hawaii, you will likely spend a fair amount of quality time on the beach. How could you possibly not? Each Island has its own unique appeal. While you can expect a bit more rain on the island of Kauai than other Hawaiian Islands, this also means that it also is the lushest and verdant of all the islands. Rain aside, Kauai still offers its fair share of pristine sandy beaches. Coconut Club Vacations invites you to come with us and explore some of the most secluded of the beaches on Kauai to help you relax this winter.
Donkey Beach is located on the east side of the island and is named for the donkeys that are used at the nearby plantations. It is located at the end of a dirt walking path, at mile marker 11 on Kuhio Highway. Just park and follow the trail down for the perfect spot for a picnic or sunbathing. The beach is has palm trees at both ends and one side is sandy and the other is covered in water smooth lava rocks. The surf here is pretty rough and unpredictable making it not ideal for swimming, but lazing away the day.
For the ultimate of secluded beaches you’ll need a boat to access it. Kipu Kai Beach is located at the foot of the mountains on the southeast side of the island on an isolated shoreline. The road that leads to the beach is private, hence the need to boat in. The beach is crescent shaped and has plus cliffs on three sides. It is the perfect place for swimming and snorkeling.
What better name for a secluded beach than Secret Beach. This is the nickname of Kauapea Beach. For this secret you have to work a bit for it, as to access it you will need to take a strenuous steep 10 minute hike. It will be well worth it, as the beach is made of golden sand and is a perfect place to catch glimpses of dolphins frolicking in the ocean. That is then topped with a small waterfall on the hillside to the back of the beach. This secret beach is located off of Kauapea Beach Rd. Take the first dirt road and follow it to the end where you will find the trail head to the beach.
You should take note that with the seclusion, you don’t get modern amenities such as restroom facilities. Some things are worth it though, because a trip to any of these beaches will take your Hawaiian adventure to whole new level. You will feel like you have truly found your own personal nirvana as you bask in the sun’s rays on what feels like your own private beach.