From our 2014 trip to Kauai: Seven beaches in seven days

Donkey Beach is an easy walk or bike ride from Kealia along the Kauai Multiuse Path

Donkey Beach is an easy walk or bike ride from Kealia along the Kauai Multiuse Path

Kalapaki Beach, at the foot of the Kauai Marriott Resort. is often the last beach stop we make before heading to Lihue airport

Kalapaki Beach, at the foot of the Kauai Marriott Resort. is often the last beach stop we make before heading to Lihue airport

Poipu Beach is a great place to take the kids into the water, wading and snorkeling

Poipu Beach is a great place to take the kids into the water, wading and snorkeling

Moloa'a Bay is quiet, calm cove to have beach time away from the tourists

Moloa’a Bay is quiet, calm cove to have beach time away from the tourists

Anini Beach, easily accessed from Westin Princeville Ocean Resort, is a good place to sunbathe

Anini Beach, easily accessed from Westin Princeville Ocean Resort, is a good place to enjoy a picnic lunch

Waipouli Beach, perfect for watching sunrises, stretches along the Kuhio Highway leading to the Hanalei Colony Resort

Waipouli Beach, perfect for watching sunrises, stretches along the Kuhio Highway leading to the Hanalei Colony Resort

Hanalei Beach is a north coast favorite among families and locals

Hanalei Beach is a north coast favorite among families and locals