Take a break from the beach and head to Poipu Shopping Village, a one-stop shopping experience for clothing, home décor, gifts, and dining.
With 15 stores ranging from fine jewelry to swimwear, there is something for everyone at Poipu Shopping Village. Honolua Surf Co provides beachwear and casual wear to both locals and visitors alike. For jewelry pieces unique to the islands, browse the fine collection at Na Hoku. Fish Eye Kauai has photography, handmade jewelry, and original paintings on display by local artists.
To bring some of Hawaii’s island-inspired living back to your home, browse the home décor at Sand People and Sand Kids. Whaler’s General Store is a variety shop where you can pick up sunscreen, gifts and souvenirs, snacks, and a host of other items that are sure to keep you perusing.
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From Starbucks to Hawaiian-syle hot dogs, Poipu Shopping Village offers a wide variety of restaurants. Stop in Anuenue Café for breakfast starting at 6am and enjoy their fresh meals, many of which are made with local produce and products from on-island companies. Refresh your palette with an organic kombucha or cold pressed juice served in glass bottles from the Kauai Juice Company. For a quick lunch bite try Puka Dog, where you can add pineapple or mango relish and lilikoi mustard to your hot dog. Keoki’s Paradise offers upscale island-style cooking set in a lush tropical setting. Be sure to save room for their hula pie! Bangkok Happy Bowl serves up Thai fare with outdoor lanai seating and live music nightly from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Planning Your Excursion to Poipu Shopping Village
Head to Poipu Shopping Village for the best Kauai shopping on a Monday or Thursday to pair your shopping and dining with a free hula show performed to live Hawaiian music. Beginning at 5:00 p.m., it provides a perfect break between shopping and dinner. Located in Poipu on Kauai’s sunny south shore, Poipu Shopping Village can be found at 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Drive.
Around the Area
Located in the popular area of Poipu, there are many other activities proximal to Poipu Shopping Village. Just down the road lies the renowned Poipu Beach, which caters well to families. Poipu Beach Park has onsite amenities such as multiple lifeguard stands, a playground, grassy areas with pavilions and picnic tables, outdoor showers, and restrooms. Depending on where along the beach you position yourself, the water can offer a calm respite for small children, or fun-filled waves for older children. Poipu Beach is actually made up of two crescents strung together. The far east end of the beach is protected by a lava rock wall, keeping larger waves at bay and offering a safe, lifeguarded swimming area ideal for families with young children. Near the point where the two crescents merge is a vibrant coral reef that provides excellent snorkeling opportunities. This area is also lifeguarded.
As you move west along the beach, the ocean bottom is again sandy and offers a nice place for swimming and boogie boarding. In the early mornings and evenings, large sea turtles can often be seen resting along the beach. Connected by a beach path and also accessible from a separate parking area, Kiahuna Beach (locally known as Sheraton’s) lies just to the west of Poipu Beach. With a surf school right onsite, Sheraton’s is a popular place on Kauai’s South Shore to go when in search of surfing lessons. The gentle waves break just offshore, making it a good place to learn without needing to paddle far.
A popular attraction nearby that doesn’t take much time but is still worth a stop is Spouting Horn. The awe factor is high at Spouting Horn, where water shoots upward to heights of up to an extraordinary 50 feet. This natural phenomenon occurs when water from ocean waves enters into a lava tube in the rocks and is forced up through a hole in the lava rocks. Capture some family photos with Spouting Horn as the backdrop and cool off in its mist, which is likely to make its way to the lookout platform.
Golfers will be happy to discover a couple of options for golf in the area, including Kiahuna Golf Club and Poipu Bay Golf Course. Both courses offer top-notch golfing, while Poipu Bay Golf Course’s location right along oceanfront cliffs offer spectacular views.
Kauai’s South Shore town of Poipu is a great place to base your stay when planning a trip to the island!
We have rentals at nearly 30 properties on Kauai’s north, east, and south shores. Staying at one of our south shore properties such as Kahala, Makahuena Point, Poipu Kapili, or Poipu Shores Resort will put you in perfect proximity for convenient shopping and dining at Poipu Shopping Village, as well as all of the best beaches on Kauai’s sunny south shore. Contact us at 866-922-5642 or [email protected] to make your vacation rental booking and to learn more about Kauai shopping and dining.
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