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.


  1. 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
  2. Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. 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
  3. Poipu Beach. 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
  4. Kalalau Lookout. 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
  5. 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. Directions to Lydgate Beach
  6. Hanalei Bay. This northern shore favorite is a great 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. Directions to Hanalei Bay
  7. The Royal Coconut Coast. Palm trees are an ideal complement to a sunset or sunrise watching experience. That’s one of the many things that makes this eastern shore location a great place for all kinds of events, including 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.

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

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