Located on the East Side of Kauai, Kalapaki Beach takes on a persona of its own. Kalapaki Beach and surrounding area is sprinkled with multiple accommodations.Â The white sand beach and protected waters of Kalapaki Bay is a playground of activity on and off the water. Find a range of water activities including surf lessons, SUP rentals, boogie boarding, beach volleyball, kayak tours, sailing and relaxing under the shade of a palm tree.Â If water sports is not what your looking for you can find zip-lining, land tours, shopping and multiple dining choices to keep you easily entertained.
Take a swing at the Kauai Lagoons championship golf course set on the bluff overlooking Kalapaki Bay. Fairways crisscross guava and mango tree forests, alongside freshwater lagoons and skirting the dramatic ocean side cliffs that give way to the most spectacular panorama of Kauai’s East Side. The Alekoko Scenic Overlook (Menehune Fishpond) is located just off of Hulemalu Road, about 1/2 a mile from the entrance to the Nawiliwili small boat harbor, designated as the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge in 1973 and now is a protected and beautiful home to many endemic water birds.
Adjacent Nawiliwili Harbor is the gateway to Kauai by Sea. International and inter-island cruise ships make Nawiliwili their port of call year-round. The small boat harbor tucked up in the harbor along the Huleia River is home to many sail boats that have found their way to paradise from ports around the world. Here you can also find the fun and laid back Nawiliwili Yacht Club. Weekly yacht races that can be enjoyed from the jetty just off the southern point of Kalapaki Bay.
Kalapaki, is the most centrally located resort destination, making the drive to explore both the West Side and the North Shore somewhat equal, although opposite directions. This is important to keep in mind if you are planning to fully explore the entire island, as it will spare a rather lengthy drive should you stay on either the West Side or the North Shore, and therefore need to drive from one side back to the other in one day.
Kalapaki is close to Lihue the central hub for city government, development, and shopping, which makes it an extremely popular tourist destination, as does its population of smaller privately owned boutique hotels and other affordable accommodations.