With high, arched windows and a tall bell tower, the white Immaculate Conception Catholic Church building stands as a beautiful historic structure in the east coast town of Lihue. Come and see the colorful stained glass windows, large arched doorway, and beautifully manicured grounds lined with towering palms. Whether you just stop by to explore the grounds or plan to attend a mass while you’re on the island, this church is a nice stop-off point while you’re on Kauai’s east shore. Visitors are encouraged to join the parish for mass and are welcomed with handmade shell leis. This is a great place to chat with locals and experience daily island life outside the resort areas.
Plan Your Excursion to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
The church is located on Kauai’s east coast in Lihue at 4453 Kapaia Road. Mass is held Monday-Saturday at 7am, Saturday at 5pm, and Sunday at 7am and 9:30am.
In the Area
The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church is located in Lihue, just a couple miles from the airport. The town of Lihue offers a wide range of shopping and dining options. All of Kauai’s big box stores are located here, such as Walmart, Costco, Safeway, Macy’s, and Ross. While shopping these stores may not seem to have much of an allure on your Hawaiian vacation, they are a good place to pick up staples, snacks, and any items forgotten at home for a budget friendly price. Shoppers are also surprised to find some location-specific items located within these shops that you wouldn’t find at your home store. In addition to all the usual’s, some local products and souvenirs can be picked up at Costco and Walmart, as well as beach items such as boogie boards and snorkel sets. You’ll also find all of the major fast food chains in Lihue and entertainment options such as the island’s only full movie theater, bowling alley, and arcade, in addition to some local restaurants and shops.
Lihue’s Kukui Grove Mall offers surf shops, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, and a number of locally owned shops and restaurants that are well worth a stop.
For a local favorite lunch spot, try Hamura Saimin, just two miles from the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. This eatery serves up noodles that are a fusion of Japanese and local styles, and seating is on stools at low counter-style tables.
Also located in Lihue is Kalapaki Beach, Kauai’s beach located most convenient to the airport. This stretch of sand offers good swimming and boogie boarding conditions, as well as convenient access to some of Kauai’s popular water sports. With a rental stand offering stand up paddleboards and surf boards located right along the beach, it’s easy to spend some time here playing in the water without having to worry about transporting bulky gear on the car. An offshore surf break to one side of the beach provides a nice swell for beginning and intermediate surfers, while the other end of the beach sees calm conditions great for stand up paddle boarding. If you’re a beginner to the sport, it’s easy to book a lesson from the rental stand, and instructors will have you riding waves in no time.
When you’ve finished up at the beach, enjoy an oceanfront meal at Duke’s. The upstairs level offers open air dining with tables right along the ocean, providing excellent views of the bay and harbor. This restaurant serves up fresh seafood and steaks, in addition to offering perhaps the best salad bar on the island. Downstairs you’ll find a more casual eatery and bar, where you can enjoy cocktails on the oceanfront as you watch the surfers offshore and large cruise ships and tugboats come to and from the harbor.
No matter where you stay on Kauai, picturesque Kauai churches, magnificent waterfalls, jaw-dropping hiking trails, and pristine white sand beaches are just a short drive away. Browse our Kauai vacation rentals today to explore the many different areas that Kauai has to offer!
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We have nearly 30 rental properties on Kauai’s north, east, and south shores. Staying at one of our east coast properties such as Banyan Harbor, Islander on the Beach, Kaha Lani, Kauai Beach Resort, Lae Nani, or Pono Kai will put you in close proximity to exploring Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the conveniences of Lihue and Kapaa towns, and all of the coconut coast’s best beaches.
Many of our east coast rentals are equipped with full kitchens, resort-like swimming pools, island-inspired décor, spacious lanais, ocean views, and well-manicured grounds with BBQ grills and tennis courts. We are in the know with all of the best places to stay and things to do on the Garden Island. Contact us to make your vacation rental booking and to learn about the island’s activities and Kauai churches.
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