Boutique Shops, Local Crafts and Art, Fine Jewelry and More
From sunny Poipu on the south shore to charming Hanalei town on the north shore, the island of Kauai has many great shopping opportunities.
Here is a brief guide to Kauai’s major shopping destinations.
Shopping in Lihue – Kauai’s Commercial Center
Kauai’s largest mall is Kukui Grove in Lihue with many shops and restaurants including Macy’s, Starbucks, Sear’s and dozens of smaller stores from fine jewelry to surf shops.
Behind the K-Mart at Kukui Grove is a Farmer’s Market every Monday at 3 pm. Nearby is Costco and Home Depot
Nawiliwili just down the road from Kukui Grove has two shopping area’s, Harbor Mall and Anchor Cove which are located across the street from each other and both have restaurants and various specialty shops.
East Side Kauai Shopping
On Kauai’s east side along the famed “Coconut Coast” are several shopping centers including the Kinipopo Center, Coconut Marketplace, Kauai Village Shopping Center and Waipouli Shopping Center all with many interesting shops offering everything from local arts and crafts to fine gift items.
The east side also has large grocery stores, fine restaurants, a game arcade for kids and plenty of fast food.
North Shore Kauai Shopping
Heading north to Kilauea town you will find the Kong Lung Center with upscale galleries, boutique shops, a fine dining restaurant and a wonderful bakery that also makes fantastic pizza! There is also a soap and candle shop where you can see candle-making.
The Kilauea Plantation Building across the street has a health food store as well as ice cream, which makes it a popular stop after a visit to the nearby Kilauea Lighthouse.
The Princeville Shopping Center at Princeville Resort offers more boutique shops and restaurants including a hobby and toy shop with plenty of activities for kids. Princeville also has a large grocery store and two banks.
Heading down the hill to Hanalei Town you will find a plethora of restaurants from fine dining to burgers and burritos. Hanalei is also known for its surf shops, boutique clothing and gift shops as well as a yoga studio and much more.
The newest apparel shop is I Heart Hanalei offering bikinis and beach boutique fashions from around the world – look for the big red heart just as you enter town. Hanalei is also the home of Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty. Stop in and say Hi!
South Shore Kauai Shopping
In “Sunny Poipu” on the south shore the Poipu Shopping Village offers a variety of restaurants and shops including fine gifts, surf shops and boutique stores. Nearby Old Koloa Town offers a plantation-era charm with more great gift shops and places to eat as well as a grocery store and an open-air history museum.
Kukuiula Village Shopping Center is Poipu’s newest shopping area with an upscale, island-style design, great lunch and dinner options, and plenty of interesting shopping. Check out the Culinary Market at Kukuiula every Wednesday afternoon featuring entertainment as well as live chef demonstrations at 5 pm.
West Side Kauai Shopping
A handful of stores are located in the Eleele Shopping Center on Kauai’s west side just down the road from Salt Pond Beach Park. There’s also some great souvenir shopping in Port Allen which is a departure point for tour boats. Waimea Town offers more excellent west side shopping opportunities as well as tasty shave ice that is a local favorite.
Also on the west side is Hanapepe which is known as Kauai’s “biggest little town.” The Old West appearance of this historic town has been used in movies and today the buildings house numerous art galleries and specialty product shops. Every Friday beginning at 5 pm. is Friday Art Night where you can meet the artists and enjoy local entertainment.
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