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Beautiful, lush, green, quieter than Oahu & Maui, no high rises
Expensive to get to
In a nutshell
Idyllic spot I'd like to live.
There isn’t much of a bar scene in Koloa / Poipu so we decided to try Stevenson’s Library over in the Grand Hyatt Resort. The bar is absolutely gorgeous but there isn’t much of a lively scene here. The patrons are mostly resort guests and the average age was around 50 when we visited. They offer live music nightly and serve food. But this is a resort so the drinks are pricey. It’s worth checking out the beautiful facility if you’re at the Grand Hyatt but it’s not worth going out of your way to have a drink here. If you’re looking for a youthful, lively, vibrant bar scene look elsewhere.
Dress Code: Resort Casual
Written Jul 27, 2009
Address: 1571 Poipu Road, Koloa Kauai, HI 96756
Phone: 1 (808) 742-1234
If you need groceries while you’re in Koloa or Poipu you have a couple options. Big Save is the largest grocery store in town. They have a wide selection and here you’ll find most anything you’d need n the mainland. They have a full liquor department as well as prepared foods in the deli area. Their prices are reasonable, but remember, since you’re on an island prices will be higher here than at home.
What to buy: I highly recommend a trip to the prepared foods counter while you’re here. They have a great selection of poke and other Asian and Hawaiian specialties that are delicious. It might not look like much but it’s delicious and worth it.
Written Feb 3, 2009
Address: 5516 Koloa Rd, Koloa, HI 96756
Phone: (808) 742-1614
I WISH I HAD A PICTURE! The Coconut shopping center in Kapaa is a waste of time. Each shop sold the same souveneirs, all of which were poorly made and most likely not even from Hawaii. We had a few hours to kill before our flight and decided to check out the shooping in Kapaa as recommended by another guest at the wedding. After poking our heads in a few shops we opted for drink at Duke's in Lihue.
Fun Alternatives: Drive another hour to Princeville for shopping.
Updated Jun 27, 2006
Since Hawaii allows outcall massage, we had certified massage therapist, Larry Hunt, come to the condo where we stayed. He charges $80 for the first hour, $60 for each additional hour. He's trained in Swedish, Shiatsu, deep tissue, Lomi Lomi and Russian massage. Well worth every penny though we should have waited until after kayaking to have him come in!
Also, Larry is a registered member on VT now (as a result of my initial tip!) so I'm sure he'd welcome any email inquiries through VT or through his web site listed below. Have a great massage!!
Updated Feb 26, 2005