Kauai Shopping Centers
Coconut Marketplace is nestled in a coconut grove on Kauai’s Eastside on Highway 56 in Kapaa, Hawaii. Enjoy quality shops, boutiques and eateries plus a Farmers Market and free, authentic Hawaiian entertainment for the whole family, all in a tropical open-air setting. The Coconut Marketplace has received a Makeover and their flagship store Island Country Markets is complete and open 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. More tenants are expected to open going into 2018.
Enjoy the following attractions:
Free Hula Shows Wednesdays, 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 p.m.
If you’re looking for free, lively and fun Hawaiian entertainment for your whole family, visit Coconut Marketplace in Kapaa for an authentic Hula Show every Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m.
Free Live Hawaiian Music with Larry Rivera Fridays, 5 p.m.
Enjoy a relaxing evening with the renowned Larry Rivera, a musical legend in Hawaii! Larry Rivera has serenaded many visitors and locals alike with his soothing and soulful voice. A recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts, Larry Rivera is a staple in Kauai’s music scene.
Local Farmer’s Market at Coconut Marketplace Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Located in the front parking lot. If you’re a foodie or looking to get a taste of locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables visit the farmers market! Get there on time as produce can go quickly!
In 1835, Koloa thrived as being home to the first successful commercial sugar plantation. Although, hauling sugar is now just a detail in the history books, the vibrancy and essence of the town remains. As you drive through the iconic tunnel of trees towards the south shore, cruising along winding paths, open fields of green and mountain ranges, you arrive at what seems to be a line-up of shops that goes along a traffic-filled Koloa Road. This is Old Koloa Town, a collection of traditional, quaint, building designs reminiscent of the plantation days, offering residents and visitors a variety of eateries, services, and clothing and accessory goods.
There are three divisions: Old Town Shops, Waikomo Shops, and Plantation Town Shops. In the Old Town Shops you can find Koloa Mill Cream & Coffee to cool off, in the Waikomo Shops you can check out Crazy Shirts and discover original local artwork and designs, and in the Plantation Town Shops you can browse specialty Brazilian swim wear and other accessories. Each building has a plaque detailing the history of the businesses and families who occupied them.
Food trucks have joined the mix, as well. While not directly connected to the Old Koloa Town, the addition of the trucks bring a refreshing modern twist to the community. If you’re interested in learning more about Kauai’s oldest plantation town you can visit the History Center, 9am to 9pm, everyday; view photographs and artifacts from the the sugar era to gain a sense of enlightenment.
Kauai’s largest mall located at 3-2600 Kaumualii Highway in Lihue just a five-minute drive from the Lihue airport. This is the go-to shopping center for many on the island. The open-air center is home to many anchor stores: Macy’s, Kmart, Ross Dress for Less, Pier 1 Imports, Times Supermarket, Long’s Drugs and The Sports Authority, but it doesn’t end there. There are many shops from cell phones, Radio Shack, banks, boutiques, The UPS Store Kauai to a large variety of restaurants including a food court.
Kukui Grove hosts many special events on their Center Stage as well as a Monday Farmers Market at 3pm in the Kmart parking lot.
Poipu Shopping Village is at 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Drive in Poipu right across from the Kiahuna Plantation Resort and is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 7pm and Sunday 10am to 7pm. They have many shops, restaurants and a free Tahitian dance show in the central courtyard on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:30pm. Whalers General Store is a good place to find souvenirs, snacks, drinks and movies.
Whether you’re shopping for clothes, jewelry, art or sunglasses, make sure you stop at Keoki’s Paradise for a drink in their wonderful tropical environment. This shopping center is home to Papalani Gelato and Starbuck’s, too.
The Shops at Kukuiula are located in Poipu, off the roundabout and western bypass road (Ala Kalanikaumaka). You can enter The Shops at Kukuiula from Ala Kalanikaumaka or the Lawai Road side (as it heads to Spouting Horn). We love to walk to Kukui’ula Shopping Center and it’s accessible to all parts of Poipu within a 45-minute walk or a five-minute drive. Whaler’s Cove, Kuhio Shores, Hale Pohaku Kai and Lali’s Cottage are all within a ten-minute walk or less. Wonderful restaurants, interesting shops and one of the best farmer’s markets on Kauai. The Farmer’s Market is held on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 6 pm. Parking can be limited so it’s advisable to get there early. There is live music, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Kauai Coffee, spices, jams, cheese and many other items to choose from. South shore chefs take turns in demonstrating how to prepare their favorites. The fine dining restaurants are Eating House 1849 by Roy Yamaguchi, Kukuiula Tapas Bar & Grill, Merriman’s Fish House, and Tortilla Republic Grill (upstairs), which has a wonderful Saturday and Sunday brunch downstairs. For a more casual atmosphere there is Bubba Burgers, Dolphin Sushi & Fish Market, Living Foods Market & Café, Merriman’s Downstairs Café, Savage Shrimp, and Tortilla Republic Margarita Bar. For those with a sweet tooth there are Lappert’s Hawaii and Uncle’s Shave Ice & Smoothies.
Fashion, Gifts & Décor can be viewed and purchased at Blue Ginger/Blue Ginger Kids, Halele’a Gallery, Mahina, Maile Organics, Ocean Jewelry & Gifts, Olivine Beach Boutique, Palm Palm, Poipu Surf, Quiksilver, Red Koi Collection, Scott Hanft Photography, Sunglass Hut and Tommy Bahama. In fact, on the second Saturday of every month an Art Walk is held from 6pm to 9pm. Local artists are showcased at the monthly Art Walk. The galleries feature a variety of art ranging from vivid landscapes and sculptures handcrafted to capture the peaceful essence of the island, to internationally acclaimed contemporary art. Living Foods Market has the largest selection of organic produce on the island. They carry gluten free, local products, specialty items and fresh baked items. They also cater small events from their café.
The Hokulei Shopping Village finds a home right in the heart of Lihue, along the city’s main retail corridor next to Costco and Home Depot. The Center is home to Safeway, Petco, American Savings Bank, Chevron, Verizon Wireless, Punzal Vision, BedMart and more. The new shopping center sits on roughly 22 acres with 205,760 square feet committed for incoming retailers. Hokulei is anchored by a 58,288, big-box, Safeway lifestyle store that offers a one-stop shop for fresh cut produce, bakery and deli goods, Starbucks coffee, pharmaceutical service, sushi and more.
There are lots of choices for finding something good to eat! If you are on the go, then fast food options include Jack in the Box, Dominos Pizza, Panda Express and Subway. Verde is a popular sit down Mexican Restaurant with a full bar.
For healthy and fresh island grown fruit, vegetables and microgreens then Aloha Aina Juice Cafe is the place to be! They offer a variety of freshly squeezed juice, shots, acai and pitaya bowls, bentos, wraps and a self-service salad bar. They have a variety of yummy sweet treats too!
Hokulei Shopping Village is located adjacent to Kaumuali’i Highway at 4454 Nuhou St, Lihue, HI 96766 across from the Kilohana Plantation.