Shopping

Shops are listed alphabetically. These are the ones we like to browse and gift shop, but does not include some of the many fine shops on the island.


Directions: Are from 1) the Koloa gas station, or 2) the junction of Hwy 520 (Maluhia or "TreeTunnel" Rd) and Koloa Rd in Koloa, or 3) the Lihu'e Airport.

 

ART HOUSE. Features the original work of a variety of local artists, plus pottery, sculpture, and jewelry. In Koloa, on Koloa Rd. Two doors down from the Koloa Chevron. Parking in rear. 742-1400. www.arthousehawaii.com.


BANANA PATCH. If you love shopping, you'll love Banana Patch. Hand-painted tiles, pottery, shell jewelry, locally made ceramics, koa woodworks, kitchen accessories, books, and much more in a nicely restored old store setting. From Koloa take Koloa Rd (Hwy 530) west to hwy. Turn left. Go 6 - 7 mi, and note Eleele Shopping Center on left. A 1/4 mi further, take the rite fork into Old Hanapepe Town. Go another half mi, and look for Banana Patch on rite, just before the swinging bridge. 335-5944. www.bananapatchstudio.com.

BLUE ORCHID. Gorgeous tropical flowers and gifts. Find a beautiful lei for your special one. In the east side of Koloa, on Koloa Rd across from the post office. 742-9094. www.blueorchidkauai.com.
ISLAND SOAP. A great little shop for locally made soaps, fragrances, oils, candles, etc. In Koloa. Facing the Koloa Rd/Hwy 520 intersection, walk rite and follow the wooden walkway to the end. Island Soap is on the rite. 742-1945. www.islandsoap.com.

Pronunciation Tip. Vowels in Hawaiian are pronounced much like those in Spanish. A = ah, E = ay, I = ee, O = oh, and U = ew. The okina (') is a slight pause, like in uh-oh. So Pe'e Rd is pronounced Pay-ay Rd, and Oneone Rd is pronounced Oh-nay oh-nay, not wun wun.

KAUA'I MUSEUM GIFT SHOP. A good source for Hawaiiana including books, koa woodworks, Ni'ihau shell leis, and other Hawaiian crafts. From Koloa. Take Tree Tunnel Rd (Hwy 520) to the hwy, and then Hwy 50 to Lihu'e. At the 6th lite, bear rite onto Rice St. Museum is about 1/4 mi on left, across from Lihu'e post office. Parking in rear. 246-2470. www.kauaimuseum.org.
KOKE'E MUSEUM. Neat little natural history museum with gift shop, bookstore, regional maps, etc. Visit when going up Waimea Canyon. From Koloa, take Koloa Rd (Hwy 530) to lite. Turn left. Go about 15 mi into Waimea. Look for restored movie theatre on rite. Then take next rite turn to Waimea Canyon. Follow about 20 mi (lots of lookouts along the way), and find museum in large meadow on left. 335-9975. www.kokee.org.

ON THE ROAD TO HANALEI. A trippy store with all kinds of nooks and crannies, books, windchimes, carvings, clothing, and lots of other neat stuff. From Lihu'e Airport exit road (Hwy 570), turn rite at first lite (Hwy 51 N). Continue on road, which beomes Hwy 56 N for about 30 mi into Hanalei. On the Road is on the rite, across from the Hanalei Center (Old Hanalei School), and before Ching Young. 826-7360.


PHOTOGRAPHY by NICK GALANTE. Weddings, family, portraits. On Kaua'i for over 25 years. Beach and other Kaua'i settings. 808-652-6395. www.nickgalantephotography.com.

POHAKU T'S. Is the producer of this guidebook. All of our shirts are designed and printed on Kaua'i, most of them designed in house, and carried exclusively by us. We also offer the clothing and crafts of over thirty local producers. 742-7500. www.pohaku.com.

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