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Address: North Shore, Kauai, HI
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$176*
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Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch

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Best beach to chill all day

Have to be honest that although we stayed in Princeville, Anini beach/state park was on the top of list of places to see on the island of Kauai. After checking out in the morning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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New York, NY
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New York, NY
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Have to be honest that although we stayed in Princeville, Anini beach/state park was on the top of list of places to see on the island of Kauai. After checking out in the morning from our lodge, we past by the winding road down to anini, and voila, it was nothing as expected. It wasn't just a single bay or... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took our grandson to this beach a couple of times. The water was so warm and crystal clear. There are trees that line the beach if you need to get out of the sun for a bit. The waves aren't huge, which is great for kids. It is a beautiful beach!

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We admit it, we are biased. Anini beach is almost completely fronted by private homes. It is also one of the best snorkeling locations due to the reef more than a hundred yards out. Since all beaches on Kauai are public, homeowners must allow you to use the beach, though you may not be able to access it just anywhere.... More 

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Ceres, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Loved this beach. Calm enough for snorkeling, swimming, paddle boards and days we visited turtles were swimming with us! Nice picnic area and no crowds. Not sharing time of year, we want to keep it that way.

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Vancouver
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Strikingly beautiful protected beach. Snorkelling always good as the reef provides protection from the rough water. Didn't see many fish but did see Lots of Turtles! On the beach there are trees to offer shade and there are restroom facilities as well outdoor showers. This beach is a must see and swim if you go to Kauai.

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Victoria
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

We came across this somewhat hidden gem on our return from Hanalei Bay. We were followed down the road by a local, who felt we were travelling too slowly. She went on to say that it was a great beach for snorkelling, but only if you liked fish and turtles. We came back a few days later with some friends... More 

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A friend mentioned this beach, so we set out to find it. It was so beautiful set in a small bay. It was very uncrowded and the beach was clean and gorgeous. There is sand and coral so rock shoes are helpful. If you go way out there is some great snorkeling. There is also a strong current in some... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We loved our few hours at Anini on our last day in Kauai. We spent a lot of time during our week there on different beaches (with our 3 young kids, 7 years old and younger). I also had done a ton of reading and reviewing of different beaches that would be good in the Winter-time and for different reasons... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

One of the only north beaches that has no waves in the winter. Family friendly, a few places for a picnic. Not to be missed on Kauai.

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Lecco, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is probably the best beach where I've been! It's literally paradise on earth. It's completely different from any other beach in Hawaii. There's a natural Laguna and the water is always calm. You can swim without thinking at anything. Remember to bring snorkelling accessories because you can find lots of turtles!

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