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Hawaii Itinerary – Kauai Shopping and Sightseeing

Kauai Shopping and Sightseeing Itinerary

Kauai is widely considered to be the most beautiful of all the Hawaiian Islands. While each island is full of beauty and wonder, Kauai may stand above the rest because of the amazing scenic view points it has to offer. There is also plenty of great local shopping on Kauai, and if you only have a day to spend on the island, here are some if the spots you will want to target.

Kauai Shopping

Poipu Shopping Village

The Poipu Shopping Village isn’t the biggest shopping area you will find. However, the place is filled with some of the most unique shops that are local to this area only. It is a true shopping paradise for those who are looking for something different. The Village also provides plenty of dining and entertainment so there is always plenty to see and do.

Shopping in Hanalei

Hanalei is a small town on Kauai that will offer you a chance at some pretty unique gift shopping. The town is very small yet very well know, and it is full of great little local shops that offer a wide variety of gifts that are all either hand made or locally made. You won’t find any of the big shops and stores here, but you will find some of the best local shopping on Kauai. Make sure to stop by during your one-day visit to the island.

Shopping in Hanapepe

If you are interested in shopping for art and unique treasures, then the art district shopping area in Hanapepe is probably a must visit for you. Here you will be able to browse handmade ceramics, fine furniture, artwork and other Kauai specialty products. Hanapepe is the true shopping home for those looking for art and handmade items so check it out.

Kauai Sightseeing

The Napali Coast

The most famous coastline in all of Hawaii and one of the most famous coastlines in the entire world is the Napali Coast. The coast is 17 majestic miles of emerald green cliffs that hang over the Pacific Ocean in a way that is hard to believe. Cascading waterfalls, green cliffs, tons of nature and wildlife and amazing views. It doesn’t get much better than seeing the Napali Coast. It is best viewed from the water, so you can get a boat to take you out there, or you can also take a helicopter tour of the cliffs.

Waimea Canyon

Often described as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” Waimea Canyon on Kauai is a true feast for the eyes. The Waimea Canyon Lookout stretches 14 miles long, one mile wide and more than 3,600 feet deep. Offering the best panoramic views on Kauai of crested buttes, rugged crags and deep valley gorges. You are able to see for miles and miles. You won’t find anything like this anywhere else and visiting the Waimea Canyon is an absolute must while on Kauai.

Wailua Falls

Located just a bit north of the Kauai town of Lihue is the Wailua River. From the river flows a mighty 80-foot waterfall that has captivated millions. While many think the falls only flow the 80-feet as described, most who see the actual falls agree that the total drop distance is more like 200 feet. Either way, Wailua Falls on Kauai is one of the more magnificent waterfalls in all of Hawaii and shouldn’t be missed.

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