We heard about Kalapaki Beach which people claim is a nice beach. We've been disappointed in previous Hawaiian ports where claims to have a nice beach turns out to be a small dirty shore area with some sand. Coming from a tropical country which boasts of having the best beaches and having seen the beaches in Kauai's North and Eastern coastlines, I am of course bias, but even compared to our city beaches back home, beaches near the ports of Hawaii are often subpar. Kalapaki Beach on the other hand, is a pretty decent one, given that it's also the beach area outside the busy Kauai Marriott Resort.
Near the harbor are small shopping malls offering specialty products like the Harbor Mall and the Anchor Cove Mall. From here, access is available to the nearby Kalapaki Beach as well.
|Moving Toy Train Set from the nearby Hobby Shop|
|Hobby Shop display|
|Small stores selling bags and jewelries|
|Nearby restaurant and hotel|
|Pond with the Kalapaki Beach in the background|
|Walkway from Harbor Mall to Kalapaki Beach|
|Anchor Cove Mall|
|Tiny Black Crabs|
|Flattened Red Crab|
The adventure was great and it will always live in our hearts. I now understand why all those movies portray Kauai as paradise and heaven on earth. But it's time to leave Kauai and Nawiliwili Harbor was there to bid us goodbye. Kauai was our last port as we head back full circle to Oahu, and Nawiliwili Harbor is also one of the most beautiful harbors we've visited.
|Nawiliwili Harbor with Nawiliwili Lighthouse and Golf Course in the background|
|Kalapaki Beach and the Kauai Marriott Resort|
|Tugboat bidding us goodbye with a 360-degree turn salute|
|Light shining from the Nawiliwili Lighthouse|
Goodbye for now to this magical island!
You can also read the rest of our Kauai journey here:
Getting Lost in Magical Kauai: Wailua Falls, Kealia Beach and Anahola Beach
Getting Lost in Magical Kauai: Kilauea Lighthouse, Kong Mountain, Coco Palms, Nawiliwili Harbor
Getting Lost in Magical Kauai: Princeville, Hihimanu Twin Peaks, Anini Beach
and also our sightseeing of the Napali Coast
Kauia's Paradise: The Na Pali Coast