“Poipu” means “crashing waves” in Hawaiian and is a beach town located on Kauai’s southern side. The town is home to several high-end hotels and resorts, a large shopping center, and offers visitors a variety of water activities, as well as a natural ocean wading pool. During your visit to Poipu there are plenty of things to do, from shopping for souvenirs and dining out at world-class restaurants nearby to relaxing by the beach and taking in a famous Poipu sunset.
There are several points of interest in Poipu that you definitely should add to your must-see list. Allerton Garden is an 80-acre botanical garden situated open to the public that is situated next to Lawa’i Bay, with an assortment of garden rooms, pools, fountains, statues, and miniature waterfalls. Poipu Beach Park was named “best beach in America” by “Dr Beach” in 2001, and has designated areas for swimming, snorkeling, and surfing. The Moir Gardens are located west of Poipu Beach Park on the Kiahuna plantation, were created in the 1930s, and feature a mixture of botanicals including rare cactus and succulents, orchids, and water lily ponds. Spouting Horn is located on the southern coast of Kauai in the Koloa district and is known for its crashing waves that erode lava rocks on the coastline, creating narrow openings for water to shoot upwards, which can be quite the site to behold. Makauwahi Cave is the largest limestone cave in Hawaii that can be reached via a sinkhole, and contains artifacts and fossils that date back over 10,000 years. Poipu Shopping Village boasts some of the best restaurants and shops on Kauai and includes free daytime entertainment.
Things to do near Poipu include driving up to the North Shore area of Kauai and spending time in Princeville, home of the St. Regis Resort. Go for a hike at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, checked out the lighthouse at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, and stop by Ha’ena State Park and Lumaha’i Beach to get some sun and enjoy the beach. Go for a hike at Waimea Canyon State Park, which is located on the western side of Kauai and is known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, spans 10 miles long and reaches up to 3,000 feet deep. Spend some time in Hanalei Bay, a scenic beach also on the north shore of the island that has clear waters and is a great spot for snorkeling and swimming. Stop by Hanalei Taro Farms to sample poi, a Hawaiian food and luau delicacy, and visit Ka Ulu O Laka Heiau, a native Hawaiian temple for Laka, the goddess of hula.
There are many beautiful island homes in Poipu that you can book on Tripping.com that will make the perfect place to stay during your Hawaii trip. Homes on Hoohu Road are half-a-mile downhill to the ocean and over views of the coastline and Niihau, while Pane Road properties are just a short walk to Brennecke’s and Poipu Beach Park. Lawai Road has spacious oceanfront homes with easy beach access, and there are also many condos on Pe’e Road that have large lanais, as well as gorgeous ocean and coastline views.
There are many ways to get around Poipu, with rental cars being the most popular form of transportation. There are many different rental agencies on Kauai, including Avis and Discount Hawaii Car Rental. Many visitors rely on taxicabs to get around, but those staying in Poipu should try The Aloha Spirit Shuttle, which is an open-air tram that transports locals and visitors around resorts and restaurants for free from 5pm to 10pm daily. The Kauai Bus offers service around the island and includes several stops near Poipu and Lihue hotels.
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Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 1409 homes in Poipu offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 1080 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 1141 homes with cable TV.
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