Month Visited: August
We are an active and adventurous family, and we are willing to go off the beaten path and go without luxury at times in order to see remote areas and unique cultures. We enjoy visiting historical and educational stops, but sometimes we want to have fun or relax in luxury. Beaches are a popular spot, and hiking is also a favorite for our family. We want to enjoy the most from each day, but we also want to enjoy each stop to the fullest without rushing through. Our children at the time of this itinerary: 3 children-Boy age 18 years, Boy age 13 years, Boy age 11 years.
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Description: Poipu Beach is considered one of the more popular beaches and a top attraction in Hawaii, and many people visit this beach every year. This is the top spot along the South Shore, and it is a favorite with residents as well as tourists on Kauai, Hawaii. Golden sand and crescent shaped beach areas provide plenty of space to lay in the sand and enjoy the sun. The clear blue water is home to Humpback whales at certain times of the year, and there is a natural wading pool that can be ideal for children to play in. Sometimes green sea turtles can also be found here. Snorkeling, swimming, and picnicking are all popular at Poipu Beach. There are restrooms and showers available for visitors who come to this beach to use.
Our Experiences: We spent a good part of the day at Poipu Beach, and this was a great time even though we did not spot any humpback whales because it was not the right time of year for these animals. The beach is very soft, and the sand is attractively colored. There were people snorkeling but we chose to play and swim in the water close to shore and relax in the sand. The kids ran off a lot of their energy here, and this is a spot that we were all glad that we made.
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Description: Waimea Canyon Lookout is a spot that offers incredible views of the Waimea Canyon, and this top attraction in Hawaii is a favorite stop close to sunset. This canyon is commonly called the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, and it is around 14 miles long and approximately 3,600 feet deep in spots. When the sun sets on the ocean the view is enhanced with many additional vibrant colors and hues, making it an unforgettable sunset experience that is breathtaking.
Our Experiences: Everyone was awed at the different colors and the gorgeous landscape views that we had when we visited the Waimea Canyon Lookout later in the day. We have experienced many sunset views in our travels but this was one of the best ever. This stop gets a huge thumbs up from even the youngest member of our family.