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Poipu
Kauai’s South Shore is home to some of the country’s best beaches—for swimming, diving and all sorts of water sports. If sunbathing on a gorgeous beach isn’t relaxing enough, try a spa (where many treatments incorporate local ingredients). And if you’re in Poipu for a romantic escape, splurge on an oceanview room—the sunsets are spectacular.

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Poipu Beach Park
Poipu Beach Park
Attraction type: Beaches; Parks
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Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Allerton Garden
Allerton Garden
Owner description: NTBG’s Allerton Garden Garden is located on the south shore of Kauai in the picturesque Lawai Valley. Tours run daily and include a ride from the Visitors Center in Poipu along a... more Owner description: NTBG’s Allerton Garden Garden is located on the south shore of Kauai in the picturesque Lawai Valley. Tours run daily and include a ride from the Visitors Center in Poipu along a scenic coastal route and continue along the valley rim on a former sugarcane train railbed. Visitors disembark on the valley floor to explore this former private estate, named by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of the 50 places to see in a lifetime. Plants form the walls of outdoor rooms, the canopy of trees the ceiling. Housed within are elegant statuary and water features. A popular spot for photos is the ‘Jurassic trees’, with their massive curving roots.National Tropical Botanical Garden is a nonprofit institution, dedicated to saving and studying tropical plants. less
Attraction type: Gardens
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Shipwreck Beach
Shipwreck Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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Spouting Horn
Spouting Horn
Water forced through a lava tube produces hissing and a plume of spray.
Attraction type: Geologic Formations
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Anuenue Cafe
Anuenue Cafe
Ranked #1 of 38 Restaurants in Poipu
Price: $3 - $19
Cuisines: Hawaiian, American, Cafe, Healthy
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Da Crack
Da Crack
Ranked #2 of 38 Restaurants in Poipu
Price: $9 - $13
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Keoki's Paradise
Keoki's Paradise
Ranked #3 of 38 Restaurants in Poipu
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tidepools
Tidepools
Ranked #4 of 38 Restaurants in Poipu
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Polynesian, Contemporary, Hawaiian
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Red Salt
Red Salt
Ranked #5 of 38 Restaurants in Poipu
Price: $25 - $75
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Poipu Kai Resort - Suite Paradise
3.5 of 5
Poipu Kai Resort - Suite Paradise
$150 - $450
Ranked #5 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Poipu
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Poipu Plantation Resort
Poipu Plantation Resort
$156 - $201
Ranked #7 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Poipu
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Prince Kuhio Condos
Prince Kuhio Condos
$75 - $150
Ranked #12 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Poipu

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club
3.5 of 5
Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club
$277 - $837
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Poipu
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Kuhio Shores Condos
Kuhio Shores Condos
$175 - $280
Ranked #1 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Poipu
Koloa Landing Resort
4.0 of 5
Koloa Landing Resort
$274 - $668
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Poipu
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
4.5 of 5
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
$447 - $611
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Poipu
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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
$430 - $863
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Poipu
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Sheraton Kauai Resort
4.0 of 5
Sheraton Kauai Resort
$293 - $508
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Poipu
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.