Anahola lies in the northeast corner of Kauai. Kauai itself consists of various small communities, but Anahola is about as little as they come. The town's layout is notably more spacious than the other populated cities on the island, offering more room on the road, space between establishments, and most importantly, more chances to take in the view of the sun glimmering over the Pacific Ocean.
Anahola Bay sits adjacent to the town and is the main focal point of attention. The Anahola River is nearly perpendicular to the Bay, leaving a lovely little lagoon across the beach. Anahola Bay is a stunning half-mile wide crescent white sand beach with the Kalalea Mountains serving as a gorgeous backdrop. The bay is a local and tourist favorite for weekend picnics and tailgate barbecues. It is also one of the most protected beaches on the east side of the island. Not only is it watched by lifeguards, but there's also an outlying protective reef just off the shallow end of the water. This surf break allows for calmer waters, making Anahola Bay an ideal place to spend the day.
Traveling further up the bay takes you to Kuaehu Point, the northernmost part of town. Here you'll find ocean view villas, beachfront vacation cottages, and rentals privately situated along Aliomanu Bay.
Exclusivity and seclusion are what defines Anahola. The town itself may not offer much in the way of local shops and businesses (few vendors and local restaurants can be found along the nearby stretch of Kuhio Highway), but that doesn't make Anahola any less of a place to visit or live. As a community, Anahola affords a quieter slice of living, a welcome contrast to the busier and more densely populated centers on the island. Anahola provides visitors and residents a chance to slow things down and take in the natural wonders that the Garden Isle has to offer.