It goes without saying that the biggest draw to the Hawaiian Islands are the beaches. Being that Kauai is the oldest island, it has the most spectacular and longest white sand beaches, many of which are backed by beautiful hotels enabling guests to wake up to the sound of the ocean. On Kauai ocean front hotels range from cute and quaint to awe inspiring and luxurious, so visitors can find their ideal accommodations. From the northern side of Kauai to the West Side, travelers have options for ocean front hotels.
The St. Regis Princeville Resort is hands down the most luxurious beach front resort on Kauai. Located on the Princeville bluffs overlooking Hanalei Bay with a white sand beach nestled at the base of the cliffs, this is the resort where those looking to live in the lap of luxury and have access to beaches should stay. Guests will find everything they need on site, and an abundance of beaches in the immediate area.
For a more down to earth environment that's not lacking in charm and beauty, make reservations at the Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages. Sprawling beach front acreage is home to original historic cottages that once serves as homes on local plantations, enabling guests to have their own yards and houses.
10 Best's list of the ten best beach front hotels on Kauai cover each side of the island, guiding travelers to the perfect hotel.