Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii. (PRWEB) December 24, 2012
Each year, tens of thousands of people visit Kauai for their vacations, attracted to the great weather, warm waters and beautiful beaches. Whilst some people are content to lounge around in the sun, others prefer to experience all that the island has to offer. With this in mind, Fern Grotto Inn, who specialize in vacation cottage rentals on Kauai, have released a list of the top 5 snorkel spots on the island.
Lydgate State Park: Situated in the eastern side of the island, and within easy reach of Fern Grotto Inn, Lydgate Park is often cited as the most family friendly beach area on the island. For snorkelers, it offers the perfect location to swim in waters protected by an artificial barrier whilst presenting the opportunity to enjoy the sight of many different species of marine life.
Anini Beach: This wonderful snorkel spot is located in the north of the island. Within the barrier reef, which extends about 150 yards, the water is shallow and presents the chance to see young fish taking shelter. There is good, safe snorkeling to be had here unless the surf is exceptionally high.
Na-Pali Coast: Na-Pali Coast is perhaps the most famous snorkeling area on the Island, and is easily reachable on a day trip for those staying in vacation cottage rentals in Kapaa. Not only do snorkelers get to swim amongst the most colorful and amazing fish imaginable, but they can also look up and see stunning cliffs and gorgeous white sand beaches. This is one of the must-see beach areas of Kauai.
Lawai Beach: Situated down on the south shore, this is another very popular snorkeling spot. In addition to the normal variety of marine life that one would expect to see swimming around a reef system, snorkelers can also see turtles and perhaps even Hawaiian Monk Seals. Most locals believe that snorkeling here is better during the winter when there are fewer waves, but it is still possible during the summer when the waves are quieter.
Tunnels Beach: The name of this beach area is derived from the underwater lava tubes for which it is famous. A great deal of marine life is attracted to them, and so it is also a popular place with snorkelers. Accessing the sea can be quite tricky, as there are three sand channels separated by a rocky surface, and it might be advisable to wear footwear when crossing over this. The winters months can see quite strong waves which may make it dangerous to snorkel, but the summer months are near perfect to explore the waters. Although situated on the opposite side of the island to Fern Grotto Inn, it is still possible to get there within an hour by car.
To find out more about vacation rental properties, contact Paul Juma at 1-808-821-9836 or keep up to date with local news and information by reading his blog which can be found here https://www.ferngrottoinn.com/blog/.