Seven Perfect Spots for a Kauai Sunset

No trip to Hawaii is complete without enjoying some of the awe-inspiring sunsets that grace this part of the world. That’s especially true when you visit Kauai, the most beautiful and unspoiled of the Hawaiian Islands. Here we share with you seven spots known for their unsurpassed sunset views. Any of these offer the perfect crowning touch to your tropical vacation.

best places to watch kauai sunset

Polihale State Park

This is one of the best spots on the island’s western side to view a magnificent sunset. The park’s spacious grounds make it easy to find the perfect viewing place for the sun’s descent into the western sky. Directions to Polihale State Park

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Kauai wildlife refuge at sunset

What better place to enjoy the setting sun than near this famous lighthouse that sits nestled in a cozy spot on Kauai’s northern shore? With its combination of scenic beauty and historic interest, the Wildlife Refuge is home to the historic Daniel K. Inouye Kīlauea Point Lighthouse and is an ideal location to enjoy a glorious sunset. Directions to Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Poipu Beach

poipu beach on Kauai at sunset

The sunset views from this world-famous destination are especially gorgeous in the spring and winter months. We especially recommend combining your setting sun trip with a visit to the beach’s unforgettable Spouting Horn Blowhole, a marvel of nature that’s a worthy photographic subject all on its own. Directions to Poipu Beach

Kalalau Lookout

Kalalau Lookout on Kauai

For sheer majestic beauty, there’s simply no more amazing place in all of the Hawaiian Islands than the Kalalau Lookout. While the drive to the site is a bit bumpy and winding, the rewards of making the trip are worth the effort involved. Imagining watching the sun go down while surrounded by dramatic views into a massive, mysterious canyon, with the waters of the Pacific lapping at the shore. Nothing could provide a more unforgettable experience during your trip to Hawaii. Directions to Kalalau Lookout

Lydgate State Park

Known not only for its spectacular sunsets but also its incredible sunrises, this popular park offers plenty of other recreational activities, including swimming and snorkeling in two tranquil lagoons. Bring a picnic dinner and prepare to enjoy some of the best Hawaii has to offer in this wonderful spot. Largely considered one of the safest beaches on the island, this is a popular place to visit with kids on vacation. Directions to Lydgate Beach

Hanalei Bay

hanalei pier at sunset kauai north shore

This North Shore attraction is a favorite place to watch the sun go down, especially if you’ll be in Hawaii during the summer or early fall when the views are at their best. It is a place families like to swim, and Hanalei Town is an ideal place to enjoy lunch or dinner after your activities. Directions to Hanalei Bay

The Royal Coconut Coast.

You can enjoy the sunsets from your oceanfront Waipouli Beach Resort rental. Palm trees are an ideal complement to a sunset or sunrise watching experience. That’s one of the many things that makes this East Shore location a great place for all kinds of events, including beach weddings. Imagine kissing your beloved along the Kauai coastline as the sun drops below the horizon. There’s no better place to start your life together than in this one-of-a-kind location.

What To Do After Watching the Kauai Sunset

After enjoying one of Kauai’s amazing sunsets, you’ll want a place to curl up in soft sheets, kick off your shoes and enjoy some serious downtime in a luxury Kauai resort. We’ll take care of that part at our wonderful vacation properties. Well-appointed, private, and decadently comfortable, any of these splendid Kauai hotels and condos make an ideal home away from home during your Kauai adventure. Reserve your spot today.

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