Consistently rated among the world's best tropical islands by travel magazines, the island of Kauai is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in the Pacific. From long stretches of golden sand to tiny coves surrounded by jungle to postcard perfect beaches drenched in sunshine, Kauai boasts more sandy beaches than any other Hawaiian island.
After months of painstaking research, this beach-bum has narrowed Kauai's beaches down to the five most beautiful. But don't take my word for it - plan a Kauai vacation and get out of your hotel room or vacation rental to find out for yourself. And before heading out into the water, check out the Kauai surf report for current ocean conditions.