We visited three beaches on Kauai. The first photos are of the hotel grounds where we stayed and the beach where the hotel was located.
A photo in the foyer of the hotel after dinner. The leis smelled amazing. There was someone waiting for us at the airport in Kauai with them when we arrived. They lasted about 3 days. We stored them in the fridge when we weren't wearing them.
Our last full day on Kauai, we spent the most of the morning at Poipu Beach. We stopped by a small beach called "Lawai Beach" on our way there, which was also too rocky to swim at. The photo above was taken there. We didn't stay there long.
Poipu beach has been named one of the best beaches in the world, and we had a blast there.
We were able to snorkel here, and we saw a lot of very colorful fish - along with a couple of eels. While eels are kinda creepy, I was excited to see them in the wild for the first time.
We saw some humahuma fish and some parrot fish.
I was also really excited to see a Hawaiian Monk seal on the beach. It stayed there the whole time we were there.
One other animal that we saw a lot of specimens of at the beach:
That would be chickens. Kauai has a bit of a problem with wild chickens. Many of the locals see them as pets, and it's not hard to see why after seeing them all over the place - the beach, business areas, shopping centers, you name it. The only place we didn't see them was at our hotel. I don't know how they kept them away, but I wouldn't be surprised if they had an employee or two who had the job of relocating stray chickens on a daily basis. I will say that they are not as pesky as Seagulls though.