What to See & Do in the Poipu area & around Kauai
Poipu BeachesPoipu DiningPoipu & Kauai Activities

Baby Beach, Poipu, Kauai Baby Beach, 2 blocks from Kauai Cove Cottages
Hawaiian Monk Seal at Poipu Beach Hawaiian Monk Seal at Poipu Beach
Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai Shipwreck Beach
The Beach House Restaurant, Poipu, Kauai The Beach House Restaurant, a short walk from Kauai Cove Cottages

Beaches in the Poipu area

  • Koloa Landing Cove
    just steps from Kauai Cove Cottages. Great cove area to snorkel with Sea Turtles or watch them in the morning and evenings as they go between the ocean and the stream.
  • Baby Beach
    just two blocks from Kauai Cove Cottages. Nice little sandy, uncrowded, reef protected beach.
  • Lawai Beach and PK's Surf Spot
    just a short walk from Kauai Cove Cottages... sandy beach area great for snorkeling and surfing. Right next to the Beach House Restaurant.
  • Kiahuna and Sheraton Beach
    just 1/2 mile from Kauai Cove Cottages and about 1 mile from the Poipu Kai Vacation Rentals. The best sandy swimming beach in Poipu... with fun waves!
  • Poipu Beach Park
    about 1 mile from Kauai Cove Cottages and just a short walk from our Poipu Kai Vacation Rentals. Famous reef protected shoreline with grassy areas leading to the golden sand beach and clear blue water. Great area for snorkeling and swimming and Monk Seals and Sea Turtles like to hang out here too!
  • Brennecke's Beach
    popular beach for body and boogie boarding. Waves break further out for the more experienced and closer in for the less experienced. This beach can be dangerous with rip currents... so watch for signs!
  • Shipwreck Beach
    fronts the beautiful Grand Hyatt Resort... golden sand beach with Shipwreck Rock at the end. Enjoy this beach from the land as there are large rocks and powerful currents here. Not a good swimming beach. Go to the top of Shipwreck Rock and hike to Mahaulapu Beach along the coastline.
  • Mahaulepu Beach
    one of our favorites... just follow Poipu Road past the Hyatt on the dirt road. Nice sandy swimming beach, fun to watch kite surfers and hike to the next 2 beaches along the coastline and can be good snorkeling too when the conditions are calm. The gate closes at 6 PM so make sure to be out in time.

Dining in the Poipu Area

  • one of our only Oceanfront Restaurants and just a short walk from Kauai Cove Cottages and a 5 minute drive from the Poipu Kai Vacation Rentals. Beautiful for sunset dinners, happy hour and great lunches. Very popular... make a reservation for dinner.
  • casual, Hawaiian atmosphere with tiki torches, waterfalls and music. They have a bar area where you can order burgers, fish tacos, salads or a full dinner.
  • at the Kiahuna Plantation. Great drinks and fresh food in a beautiful old plantation house. Just a short walk from any of our accommodations.
  • at the Marriott Waiohai Resort on Poipu Road... great bar and grill on the beach! Say Hi to Jack!
  • Just a 5 minute walk from Kauai Cove Cottages or a 5 minute drive from the Poipu Kai Vacation Rentals.
    • Tortilla Republic... gourmet mexican food and margaritas and weekend entertainment at night! Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner and make sure to get the guacamole made right at your table if you eat upstairs!
    • Merriman's... casual burgers, pizza and drinks downstairs and fine dining upstairs.
    • The Dolphin... great sushi bar and fresh fish market!
    • Living Foods... gourmet market and restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    • Bubba Burgers... fast food... burgers and fries.
    • Lappert's... great local flavor Ice Creams and coffee.
  • right at Poipu Beach... Restaurants upstairs and Deli Downstairs. Lunch and Dinner only upstairs and take-out breakfast available at the deli.
  • Sports Bar on Poipu Road serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reasonable prices and loud and lively atmosphere with an ocean view.
  • Koloa Deli
    great sandwiches, salads and lasagne.
  • Koloa Fish Market
    right in Koloa town with great local plate lunches, sashimi, poki and fresh fish too! Take Out only.
  • Da Crack
    by the yellow submarine... great healthy take-out Mexican food.
  • fast food burgers and local plate lunches.
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Activities in the Poipu area

Other Great things To Do on Kauai

  • Boat Trips to the Spectacular NaPali Coast!
  • Kayak the Wailua River to Secret Falls
  • Zipline over beautiful rivers and Kauai scenery!
  • Waimea Canyon and Kalalau Lookout at the very top!
  • Explore the North Shore Beaches and Hike from Kee Beach to Hanakapiai Beach and Falls!
  • Sunsets at Polihale Beach!