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Whether it’s dining, tennis, golf, horseback riding, snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, shopping, or many of our hiking and hidden beach locations, we will share our experience or book discount activities for you while visiting the Poipu Plantation Resort.

Free stuff to do!

There are many activities on our island that are free. We can help with hikes throughout the island from Waimea – Kokee State parks to Kalalau Trail, wonderful coastline or heritage trails and hidden beaches. Guide books and maps are in the office for your use. There are free hula shows in the Poipu area, wonderful farmer’s markets and much more! Scroll down for more information.

Countless Beaches begin steps from our property

Brennecke’s Beach, world famous for body surfing, is a quick walk along the coastline from Po’ipu Plantation. Next to Brennecke’s is Po’ipu Beach and Park , a great place to begin your snorkel. Po’ipu Beach is ideal for children to experience the water at Keiki (children’s) beach and enjoy the new play area of Po’ipu Beach park.  The remote Maha’ulepu Beach is 15 minutes away by car or a 2.5 mile coastline walk.  Other walk to gems such as Secret or Larsen’s Beaches in the north are well worth walk!  Along the way, you will see Kealia and Anahola beach and too many others to name.  To the West from Poipu is our Salt Pond Beach Park with protected swimming and snorkeling, the white sand beaches of Kekaha and end of the road, the amazing Poli Hale state beach park.

Hiking and Walking on Kauai

Our neighborhood has wonderful routes for walking and running. For longer ventures beginning in Poipu, enjoy the Mahaulepu Heritage Trail to our east for a remote beach with archeological sites or the Hapa trail into our town of Koloa through the ancient Koloa Field System.

Waimea Canyon to our west consists of Waimea and Kokee state Parks.  Within the parks are 10 or more hikes from .75 miles, a rim hike of 3 miles, the Alakai Swamp (highest on earth), a mystical 7 miles, the Nualolo Ridge trail over the western pali loop to the Awapuhipuhi trail, overlook the Western shoreline from 2000 foot elevation. 

Moving north from Poipu on the east side is the Nounou Trail (Sleeping Giant) and beyond at the Keahua Arboretum (Jurassic Park), the Kuilau Ridge trail.  A new addition to Kauai is our in progress Kauai Coastal Path for walks or rent a bike and explore miles of the eastern coastline.  Many other hikes going north to the end at Ke’e Beach in Haiena is the world class Kalalau Trail to Hanakapiai Beach and Falls. 

A note about Napali Coast Boat and whale watch tours. 

We suggest Napali tours from the South and West shore departures of Port Allen or Kikiaola boat Harbors.  The drive early morning is 30 to 45 minutes and represents 99% of the tour operators.  One or two tours advertise departures from the Hanalei. This is a 1 1/2 to 2 hour drive from Poipu Beach.  Only those staying in the north should consider these tours as they cancel more frequently than here.


  • Poipu Beach Sunset
    Great sunset at Poipu Beach
  • Coconut hats and bowls
  • Poipu Beach
    Pristine Poipu Beach
  • hanapepe swinging bridge near poipu
  • Gardens near Poipu Beach
    Alterton Garden tour Poipu
  • respect for our native culture
  • Native fragrant white Hibiscus
  • our historic Koloa Town
  • Kilauea Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge
  • Kalo (Taro plant)
  • Hanalei Bay
  • Many golf courses
  • Tara fields Hanalei Valley
  • Wailua Falls lookout
  • Niihau shell lei
  • Kauai coastal path
  • magnificent Napali Coastline
  • Plumeria lei making
  • Koloa Town Near Poipu Beach
    our Koloa town
  • Poipu Beach
    our Poipu Beach
  • Waimea Canyon
  • endangered Green Sea turtles
  • zip-line around Kauai
  • tubing in the irrigation canals
  • Farmer's markets daily
  • hike to upper Waipoo Falls
  • Alakai Swamp trail
  • Alerton Garden tour Poipu
  • Alterton Garden tour Poipu
  • Napali coast boat tours
  • Stop for chicken crossings
  • as seen in Jurasic Park
  • life on Kauai
  • Menehune fish pond
  • Kayak the Wailua River
  • Kilauea Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge
  • children learn hula early
  • Halemanu Trail
  • Waipoo falls from lookout