Hanakapi’ai Beach and Stream Hike – Na Pali Coast

The hike to Hanakapi’ai beach and stream along the Na Pali coast is one of my favorite hikes in Kauai! It provides spectacular ocean views and a lot of fun places to play and enjoy along the mountains, trails, beaches and streams. If you’re lucky enough, you might even find some ripe strawberry guava along the trail from April to October.

We started out at Ke’e beach and hiked about two miles to Hanakapi’ai beach where the stream meats the ocean. On the way, we saw a turtle swimming below in the coral reefs on the Na Pali coast and stopped for some spectacular ocean and mountain views.

Na Pali Coast Hike picture

The Na Pali Coast is just spectacular and the crystal clear water allows you to sometimes see turtles swimming below.

We also found some amazing fresh springs coming from the mountain along the hike – so we decided to drink some cool, clean, refreshing mountain stream water. Awesome!

When we arrived at the stream, we decided to cool off in the water and enjoy a nice lunch. We had our complimentary cacao mousse party on the stream just by Hanakapi’ai beach. So delicious!

Hanakapi'ai Beach Cacao Mousse Dessert picture

A lovely cacao mousse celebration on the beach!

We decided to play in the stream and its little beautiful waterfalls for some fun and to cool off.

Under The Waterfalls in Hanakapi'ai Stream

Then our guide, Danny, decided to go for a ride down the waterfall! WATERFALL SLIDE! WOOHOO!

Hanakapi'ai Waterfall Slide picture

Our guide decides to go for the waterfall slide!

We enjoyed picking strawberry guava as we made our way back to Ke’e beach… then all of a sudden we looked up and saw this double rainbow!

picture of Double Rainbow on Na Pali Coast

We were blessed with a Double Rainbow on the hike back from Hanakapi'ai.

After the hike back, we had dinner on Ke’e beach and watched the sunset – so gorgeous!

Ke'e Beach Sunset Na Pali Coast picture

Watching the sunset on Ke'e beach.

Thus we ended another beautiful day in Kauai. Mahalo!

If you’d like to book a wonderful tour like this with our native Hawaiian guide, Danny Hashimoto, you can contact him at:

Danny Hashimoto, Kauai Tour Guide

Photographer and Cacao Mousse/Fudge Maker

website: http://kauaiquest.com/

email: dakinedanny@yahoo.com

phone: 808-634-3753

Mention this blog post and receive a free cacao mousse dessert on your next hike in Kauai!

Note: All photos courtesy of Danny Hashimoto.

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