The beaches and resorts around the Kauai Islands are some of the most beautiful and fun places in this part of the world. The varied topography of the shoreline and open-oceans swells can cause constantly changing water conditions, great for surfing but still often dangerous. It is important to check the Kauai Ocean Report daily and several times during the day.
The Kauai Beach resorts all feature snorkeling as an activity that all the family can enjoy. You will visit and enjoy green sea turtles, beautiful tropical fish, and other colorful ocean life. The most popular beaches are Ke’e Beach with a protected lagoon; Makua with tunnel beaches for privacy, Poipu Beach Park is great for beginners who are learning and Lydgate Beach Park which is also protected and great for beginners.
The Kauai Beach resorts all have places to get proper snorkeling equipment. No faces are the same in shape and so are masks. Getting a mask that fits proper and quality gear makes all the difference in having a really epic adventure with snorkeling. These are points to remember:
- Proper Fit for mask
- Mask can have contacts or glasses
- Get a good seal
- Fight fog – soap will keep the fog factor down
- Stay warm – a wetsuit top will keep you cozy.
Proper technique will make everyone snorkel better. For beginners you should get instructions from a boat based snorkeling tour or one that is land based. Some of these tour groups will offer snorkeling gear for you. Things to remember:
- Float naturally like a fish
- Fin motion needs to be gentle
- Respect the marine environment
- Clear your snorkel when filled with water
The Kauai Beach resorts also feature great surfing. However, before starting it is important to be able to swim well and feel comfortable in water. These with the right location, good equipment, knowledge of the rules for water and knowing the dangers are all important to know. In no time you will be up and riding the waves for a fun adventure.
Great Beaches for Kids
Kauai Beach resorts have great beaches for kids but it depends on the time of year. During summer, the north shore beaches are perfect for kids and for snorkeling and swimming. Nevertheless, from around the end days of October through March, the north beaches get rough and the safer places are the east and south shores. Poipu is a beach on the south shore and usually is very good for kids.
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
The Kauai Beach resorts best for kids is the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa. The area around the pool sets this hotel apart from any other Kauai Beach Resorts and maybe the best in all of Hawaii. There is a oceanside saltwater lagoon, the lazy river pool and line all the kids up for the waterslide that reaches the winding fresh water pool with basketball hoop and a pool volleyball net. The on-site Anara Spa has its own 25-yard lap pool and outdoor showers.
The area of Hawaii is probably considered by many to be the cheaper area for vacationing with the entire family. It is built families on budget as well as the area of Hawaii also built for family. Many families have been coming here for years and now grandma and grandpa bring the grandkids. The weather is beautiful all year around so there is not any need to make this a summer vacation – spend Christmas here instead. Kauai Beach Resorts is truly paradise to be appreciated by the entire family.