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Discovered this on a whim and loved the history. Beautiful little church and well maintained... read more

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St. Raphael Church....so beautiful it took my breath away! The choir was amazing, it brought tears... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2019
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Oldest Catholic Church in Hawaii, built in 1841, beautiful gardens and grounds. Walk the stations of the cross, overlooking the ocean surrounded by green mountains. Spiritual place, quiet, peaceful and lovely.
3011 Hapa Rd, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-9799
+1 808-742-1955
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Discovered this on a whim and loved the history. Beautiful little church and well maintained grounds. Worth a stop to check it out.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Connector45613
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...in my opinion. I'm thinking maybe I should give it a better than an average rating because God deserves extra points. I'm trying to be objective though. It is an old and interesting-looking church I guess. Nothing particularly ornate about it. I think it has...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019

St. Raphael Church....so beautiful it took my breath away! The choir was amazing, it brought tears to my eyes. So very moving. Wish I could return some day. Wonderful Mass, wonderful homily.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank happy4travel
Reviewed March 18, 2019

We visited Hawaii for our 2018 summer family vacation, visiting the Big Island, Oahu, and Kauai. All were very nice and we had a great time. On Sunday, on Kauai, we celebrated Mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. After Mass, as we looked around Church,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michael V
Reviewed March 3, 2019

They have two churches the "old" church and the "new" church, definitely two different experiences. The Old is traditional and new open and airy. Loved the service, at the end recognized and blessed birthdays and anniversaries. Also blessed first time visitors for a successful return...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

Wow, 15 people with instruments and singing; open air front to the church and windows open all around; so many friendly people. The grounds are beautiful. Blessed to have gone to Mass twice there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marfak
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

To take a walk around the gardens was sheer joy - so serene. The old (& new) church was calm - and it’s replica, in the gardens, was a wonderful surprise too. A hidden gem.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

I like to go to church on Sundays, even while on vacation. This is a friendly church, very welcoming to visitors. It's only about a 10 minute drive from the resorts in the Poipu area. It was a little difficult to find, so use the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

We have stayed in the Poipu area on several trips to Kauai, but never saw this church before. It is of the beaten path about 1/2 mile down a road that ends at the church. The church and grounds are beautiful and it is historic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Colin A
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The priest are always great .Church has a local feeling to it. The have a tribute to tourist ,anniversaries near end of mass ,worth staying for. My favorite service I have ever been to.

Date of experience: August 2018
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June 16, 2018|
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You would need to contact the parish to find out about your request. Generally, Catholic priests will do this type of blessing in the church, not at the beach.