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Hanalei Bay

Kauai, HI
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Private Tour
$176*
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Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch
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$78*
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Private Kauai Learn to Surf Lesson
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Ranked #18 of 125 Attractions in Kauai
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Owner description: Almost two miles of beach on Kauai's north shore.
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michigan
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This town is fantastic. Great shops like Hot Rocket T-Shirts. Stop at Kalypso's for the best sandwiches and drinks in town. The pier is stunning with good views of Bali Hai. Stop to Hanalei everytime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

We loved our time at Hanalei Bay beach. The scenery is absolutely breath-taking, the beach is large and uncrowded, & the lifeguards super helpful. We spent hours here, and then came back again a few days later because this is such an awesome beach! The surf was high our 1st afternoon here, perfect for body surfing and boogie boarding. When... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Just beautiful. We visited in the evening and were the only ones there. Just perfect and so very clean and views to die for

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

wonderful bay. so beautiful to view. the beach is big. I enjoyed swimming here. The water is so calm. One of my favorite spots on the island

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Hanalei Bay is very unique for a beach. There are a lot of reasons to like it. 1. The beach is pretty big so you don't have to worry about being crowded by a ton of other people. 2. The water is very calm. This makes it great for a lot of activities like stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, or just... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you travel to Kauai, make sure to visit the North Shore, and especially Hanalei Bay. This area is Garden Isle Perfection. We have visited Kauai many times, but always stayed in Poipu or Kapaa. What a shame we missed the best part! From now on North Shore will be our destination. It is quiet, but not too far from... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This beach is awesome for many reasons, from the views, the water, accessible activities, the town and of course the beach itself. It has amazing views of the mountains that surround it and on a clear day after rains you can see up to 3 water falls from the there. You can catch the views from all around the north... More

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Kapaa, Hawaii, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Hanalei Bay is one of the most beautiful spots on earth. I have been here for almost 20 years and its circle of perfect beaches with amazing mountains in the background make for some of the best memories and photo-ops on Kauai. Be sure to walk out on the pier. Before swimming, check water quality reports (in summer) and definitely... More

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was my second time here and so much different from the last time (though both were enjoyable). This time the water was like GLASS! Absolutely perfect for playing Frisbee with my husband and our friends in the water at waist deep. The views of the mountains are beautiful. Sunsets here can be STUNNING and this visit was no exception.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Everywhere you look is beautiful. Only complaint is that the location is 2 hours from the west side of the island where we stayed. Warm water, great to swim along the pier

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