Probably my favorite thing to do on vacation is snorkel---or is it photography?! I guess it would have to be underwater photography! As of 2015, we've made 13 trips to Kauai, all during the winter. I read a lot of comments saying that snorkeling on Kauai isn't very good. I'm here to offer a different opinion. I love snorkeling Kauai----and Maui, and the Big Island, and St. Thomas, Grand Cayman, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitt's and lots of other places. But since we always get drawn back to Kauai, I decided to make a blog of our snorkeling on Kauai. I figure I'll start at the westernmost area we snorkeled: Saltpond; and travel to the south side: Lawai; Poipu; and Maha'ulepu Beach--- then to the East side: Lydgate and Moloaa; Anahola--- and last but certainly not least, to the North shore: Anini; Tunnels and Kee. They each have their own unique character to them.
On the South side:
On to the East side:
On the North side:
So whether it's raining on the north shore, or windy in Poipu, or beach closed due to shark sighting at Tunnels, or whatever, there are plenty of other great places to find to snorkel at around Kauai. Check the surf reports and go where the surfers don't.