The Top Snorkeling in Hawaii

Hey everyone! Welcome back to my blog!
Today I would like to introduce you another interesting topic: snorkeling in Hawaii.
When we planned our trip to Hawaii we wanted to experience this activity, we had done snorkeling in Seychelles the previous year and it was amazing so we wanted retry this amazing experience.

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We found the best snorkeling spot in Kauai, this spot can be easily reached form the shore thus avoiding big groups of organised touristic tours.

Snorkeling at Lawa’i beach

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Lawa’i beach on Kauai is the perfect spot for snorkeling. It is a small beach located in the south of Kauai in the Poipu area. The beach is easily reachable by car. It is really small and doesn’t have a lot of space to lay down to sunbath and the bottom of the ocean is full of rocks, but it is a great spot for snorkeling.

Where to snorkel at Lawa’i beach?

Since the bottom is rocky and the water is a bit wavy you should pay attention when you enter the water. In order to avoid cutting yourself on the rocks enter the water from the middle of the beach. When you reach the middle of the beach you will see a sandy path that you can follow to reach deeper water. Then go strait in the water 10-20 meters (30-60 feets) and you will reach the spot with the most amount of fishes. At that point the water is around 3 meters (10 feet) deep.

If you are not sure where you are going, just check around where the other snorkelers are. Often you will see a small group snorkeling with a guide. Follow them! 🙂

Fishes that you can see in Lawa’i beach

Here are some pictures that I took with my GoPro so you can better understand what you can expect when going to Lawa’i beach.

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Snorkeling material for Lawa’i?

You should bring a mask and tube, thins are not mandatory. I went there without them and it was just fine. If you need to rent snorkeling equipment there is a rental shop called Boss Frog’s Snorkel, Bike & Beach Rentals just next to the beach.

Other free snorkeling spots in Kauai

We also visited two other spots where people do snorkeling but we found a lot more fishes at Lawa’i beach:

  • Poipu beach park
  • Lydgate beach


Thank you so much for reading and see you again soon on my next article! Have a good day!!!

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