Located just south of Lihue Airport in the Nawiliwili Harbor, across from the Harbor Mall, Kalapaki Beach is one of Kauaiís hidden jewels. It is one of the best, least advertised beaches in Kauai, and just a reminder, it is only a few minutes from the airport terminal, so itís a great location to unwind before, or after your travels.
Being situated at the south end of Kauai Lagoons Golf Club, Kalapaki Beach has the peace and serenity of any Hawaiian destination. Such a nice place being so close to the airport could only occur in Hawaii. Kalapaki Beach has been considered Kauai's version of Waikiki Beach, with plenty of tropical drinks available and beginner surf lessons galore. To the east the waters tend to be more calm, good for swimming and snorkeling.
On the west side of Kalapaki Beach it is good for body boarding and surfing, not so much for good snorkeling. This beach is a nice place to hang out. There is plenty of browsing, sight-seeing, and Mai-Tai sipping here, so take time to explore.