Local Kauai Culture

Kauai Culture

Taking in Kauai’s culture is as easy as soaking up its sun. Discover ancient sacred sites on the banks of rivers, in parks, or among the cliffs and waterfalls. Kauai beaches are also filled with history and drama. You’ll soon know why more than 60 movies and television shows have been filmed on Kauai.

Smile, Be Happy

Locals are almost always smiling and happy.  Stress isn’t common since Kauai’s people aren’t in a hurry to get anywhere.  In fact, don’t be surprised if Kauai people wave and say hi.  While Disney calls itself the happiest place on earth, Kauai couldn’t be far behind.  Kauai has been voted the friendliest island on a Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards survey.

Ancient Kauai

Kauai is the oldest island in Hawaii, featuring lush mountains, fertile gardens, and idyllic beaches.

There are three expansive and pristine gardens to explore on Kauai: McBryde Garden; Allerton Garden; and Limahuli Garden and Preserve. Visit the

Old Town Koloa
Old Koloa Town dates back to 1835

National Tropical Botanical Gardens and you’ll understand why they call Kauai the “Garden Island.” Do remember to bring Bug spray to spray your legs if you are planning to wear shorts and visit any of the gardens. I either use Off Deep woods Sportsman Insect Repellent or Repel Sportsmen Max and can walk through without a single bite.

The Kaua’i Museum is the cultural sanctuary for the art and artifacts of Native Hawaiians and it nurtures the creative spirit of today’s artists. Kauai has embarked on a journey to revitalize the historic buildings that have been home to our collections.

You can explore the spirit of Kauai by visiting its charming small towns. Leisurely stroll through Koloa town, the home of Hawaii’s first commercial sugar mill. Or visit Hanapepe, “Kauai’s Biggest Little Town,” a sleepy town that is the art capital of Kauai.

Our Poipu Vacation Rental is actually part of the city of Koloa and is only a short 5 minutes drive time from Old Town. So if you order a pizza for pick up, your sure to be able to get it back while it’s still hot.

The Farmer’s Market at The Shops at Kukuiula Poipu, Kauai

The Farmer’s Market Kauai

The Kukuiula Farmers Market Poipu KauaiThe lush Garden Island of Kauai is home to some of the best farmer’s markets in the world.  On the Islands South Shore in Poipu you can find a delectable assortment of mouth watering tropical fruits and vegetables in a rainbow of colors.  Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. You will find the Kauai Culinary Market hosted by the Shops at Kukuiula at the center of the shopping center. There you will be subjected to live Island music that fits the air. While you fill your basket with a variety of farm fresh fruits, vegetables, pies, jam and other local foods. You will also be able to get freshly made soups and bakery items.

You can also watch South Shore Chefs as they take the stage and make some of their local specialties while sitting at the Wine & Beer Garden.  Plan on spending a few hours at this market.  It’s an event the whole family can enjoy.

The Shops Website – https://Kukuiula.com

How to Get There – Driving Directions

On Tuesday afternoon you can also locate the Kauai Farmers Market in Kalaheo, a short distance (15 min) from the South Shore. Located at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center (on Papalina Road just off Kaumualii Highway) at 3:00 PM.