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Lawai Road, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
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SeaFun Snorkel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was impressed with the variety of fish I encountered, and there were so many of them. You don't have to go out all that far to see them, either. The one problem I had was getting out far enough to see things. The waves...More

Thank Kat H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice small beach great for snorkeling. A lot of fish. There is parking and a public bathroom across the street.

Thank ghappliancerepair
Reviewed September 11, 2018

During our 9 day Kauai vacation, we snorkeled at 3 locations and this was the best place for seeing many fish with a fairly good variety. In the building next to the beach, there is a snorkel equipment rental shop which was very handy. The...More

Thank ReddingNorCalGal
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Great crescent but the whole week we’ve been here there’s little sand area to relax and enough swells to make water entry difficult. This isn’t a beach for the kids but is very popular with local surfers and is popular with snorkelers. The extremely rocky...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed August 30, 2018

This is a great place to snorkel. Not a very big beach but the water is great. Saw tons of fish and 2 sea turtles. We rented gear from Boss Frogs right there. Came back several times during our trip to snorkel. Would take a...More

2  Thank megklee30
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Lawa'i Beach is one of the best snorkeling beaches in Kauai. The beach is very small and there is one small entrance point (straight line out from Shave Ice Stand) where one can avoid the coral and rocks to enter the water. We saw a...More

1  Thank Phil4545
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We saw lots of fish and a sea turtle! The waves can get pretty big a bit offshore so watch where you swim/float. Rentals for snorkel gear etc are at Boss Frog in the building right next to the beach. It was $20 for 24...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed August 11, 2018

This is not really much of a beach. there is a tiny bit of sand to the left of some very good snorkeling. We stayed near here and the conditions can get very rough and unpleasant because the bottom is all rocks. That said if...More

2  Thank GardenShore99
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

No matter rain or sunshine this beach is great for snorkeling. Limited parking along the shore so come earlier with all snorkeling gear. The earlier the better - more fish, better visibility, less crowd. I noticed that most people are putting fins first then walk...More

Thank Katka75
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Nice Inlet area mostly for tanning or snorkeling. Several were either snorkeling or surfing (when waves were up). Seemed like you could not predict the waves either. The bottom is very rough so if you decide to swim from shore you better wear water shoes....More

1  Thank DrD0ugH
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July 16, 2018|
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Response from Blaine A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, snorkel Bob has a shop at the Beach House restaurant overlooking the beach and directly across the street from the resort.
December 4, 2017|
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Response from tripper1010 | Reviewed this property |
Snorkeling at Lawai Beach is free, open to the public, directly accessible from the street. Besides snorkeling, many people bring wine/snacks to enjoy the sunset on the small terraced lawn space bordering the cove. Enjoy!