Hanalei Bay is the largest bay on Kauai’s North Shore with one the Top 10 Beach
es in world, simply called Hanalei. The Bay is a crescent shaped stretch of nearly 2 miles of pristine beach. Nestled by the mountains and frequent waterfalls, the location is always breathtaking. Hanalei Bay is beautiful all year around, but summer offers the bestsurf for paddle boarding, sailing and swimming. . . . . and in our winter months, if you’re a surfer the North Shore of Kauai is where you want be and Hanalei is a great place to be. Winter months can also bring large surf that you will not want to venture into unless you’re an experienced big wave surfer, but nonetheless watching huge surf come in is mesmerizing and fascinating when done from a safe distance.
Hanalei Bay is home to the peaceful Hanalei Town. This is the perfect beach town and exactly as many picture a quaint beach town to be. This small & pictures town brings the visitor back in time to old Hawaii. Although this historic village was established in 1892 and still has a lot of that old era charm, it also has some of the islands trendiest restaurants and galleries, and yes, lots of great shopping. For those more interested in the upscale resort experience, Hanalei Bay is also home to the luxury community of Princeville. Princeville is situated to the northeast of the Bay and on the bluffs and overlooks the magnificent scene. Unlimited choices on the type of place to stay, from the world class Five Star resort St Regis in Princeville that overlooks the bay, or a multimillion dollar home on the beach or a condo inside Princeville there is something for every budget.
Hanalei Bay is the perfect jumping off point to enjoy the variety of activities of the North Shore. From 1 mile hikes to extreme 11 miles hikes along our Napali Coast, Zip Line excursions, whale watching (seasonal), snorkeling, swimming, surfing, paddle boarding, fishing, shopping or just soaking up the rays while on of the top 10 beaches in the world.
If you are planning on a trip to Kauai, it’s a must that you plan to spend a day or two in Hanalei.
Photos compliments of Marcus Bloss Photography