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Hoona Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
+1 808-742-7444
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Tranquility world.. Sunset dreams. best discribe this location. very quiet and feel like you are the gem in this world.

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 February 2014

We stayed three weeks on the Big Island and two weeks on Kauai. We were alarmed to witness, many times, power boats coming too close to whales and following them, sea turtles harrassed off beaches where they had come to rest (specifically Poipu Beach Park),...More

6  Thank MurphyBird
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All reviews monk seal across the street poipu beach sand bar picnic tables on duty protected area great place to snorkel sea turtles life guards tropical fish boogie boarding shallow water great for families small children plenty of parking body surfing
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Has it all. Barbecue grills for public use, fishing, rocks, beach. Little coves, so even though it was very busy, felt private at the same time. Spotted a monk seal right by the rocks, and watched sea turtles for a couple of hours in the...More

Thank josephr171
Reviewed 3 days ago

Poipu Beach is a very nice beach to take your family to. It's lagoon is surrounded by a jetty keeping the water calm. The snorkeling is good and you never know when a turtle will show up. With two lifeguard stands it is very safe.

Thank Norwell_MARiderEd
Reviewed 3 days ago

Poipu is beautiful. It’s a very calm protected beach where everyone can get in the water. Snorkeling is good too. It can get a little crowded at times compared to other beaches in Hawaii. Worth the visit.

Thank Neil A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Snorkel here about the best place this time of yr. good place to swim for all ages but might want water shoes. Great views and stay for sunset. Monk seal was sleeping on the beach while we were there. Also every other Sun afternoon a...More

Thank Jet759174
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beach with protected sandy area for toddlers, plus good snorkelling. Frequently turtles or seals resting on the beach too!

Thank Affinitz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Poipu Beach is a very nice, white sand beach where you can set up your sand chair and relax the hours away. Or you can hop on your boogie board or surf board or grab a sandwich at the local deli across the street or...More

Thank WarrenFretwell
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in a condo close to this beach so I had the chance to take a walk during the sunrise. It was very tranquil with maybe one or two other people and about 5 or 6 sea turtles. It is also nice to visit...More

Thank Rafael A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the areas there is a lifeguard. The beach area is both sand or grass. There are several covered areas to picnic or just get out of the sun. The grassy area is full of tiny pine cones from the trees, so...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this beach was just okay. There we so many people there it was hard to find a spot. We ended up in a section that was pretty rocky on the beach floor. I'd go someplace else.

Thank nspency
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shallow and clear beach with lots of fish and fish species. Swam monk seals who had just been sleeping on beach and then entered the water. Saw a moray eel resident who lives on one the shelves about 60 feet out. Not really a swimming...More

Thank Aquanirvana
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15 October 2018|
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Response from Naturesgate | Reviewed this property |
The snorkeling is a very good at the beach, and though there are a great many places for it. I Snorkel Bob's has maps of where the best places are for this time of year.
15 October 2018|
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Response from Cpjules | Reviewed this property |
Not right "on the beach" but nearby and pretty much all around the island there are rental shops.
Dan A
17 May 2018|
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Response from VangieSNKLnHIKE | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure if the best rental business. We are using Turo now.!Its like the VRBO of cars. Great deals. Car rentals have a lot of restrictions about exploring the island. Many of the Turo owners don’t. We had a Jeep... More