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Our Guide to Lihue

Kauai’s east coast town of Lihue is home to all of the island’s conveniences as both the transportation and shopping hub. The airport as well as the island’s big box stores are all located within the town of Lihue. For travelers looking to save on time and money, Lihue is one of the best places to go in Kauai.

What to Do

Large chain stores such as Costco and Walmart are both located in Lihue. These can be great options for stocking up on groceries and snacks for your vacation. Lest you think they will have items identical to mainland stores, there are specialty items that are unique to Hawaii sold at many of the chain stores. Boogie boards, snorkel gear, and other beach items can all be picked up at a lower cost here than what you’ll find in surf shops around the island.

Lihue has all of the conveniences without sacrificing on your visions of a beach vacation. Kalapaki Beach, known for its great surfing and stand up paddle boarding, is located in Lihue less than two miles from the airport. Rent some gear from the onsite stand or take a surfing lesson and be riding waves by the end of day one!

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Where to Eat

You will find a large range of restaurants on offer in Lihue, from fast food chains to local eateries. Duke’s Kauai is located right on Kalapaki Beach, offering up excellent steaks and seafood in a beautiful setting. Or pick up some of the best poke bowls on the island from Fish Express and enjoy an oceanside picnic.

Where to Stay in Lihue

Banyan Harbor, Kaha Lani Resort, and Kauai Beach Resort all offer excellent accommodations along Lihue’s oceanfront. All located within just a few miles from the airport, these offer convenient options for those who are wanting to minimize time spent in the car.

Contact Us

Our professional reservations staff are on hand to assist you in booking your vacation rental accommodations today! We have rentals at nearly 30 properties on Kauai’s north, east, and south shores for your getaway to Kauai. Whether you’ve been dreaming of the lush north shore’s hidden beaches, the dramatic waterfalls along the east coast, the best south shore surf spot, or the vast mountains and canyons of the west, we have a variety of rental options to suit your preferences. Browse our listings or contact us at 866-922-5642 or [email protected] to make your booking and to get started with planning your ideal Kauai getaway!

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