Red Dirt Shirts: More Souvenir Shopping
Made with 100% Pure Hawaiian Red Dirt, boasts the store.
Each shirt is unique abd naturally dyed with--guess-- 100% Hawaiian Red Dirt.
They usually have deals, buy 3 get 1 free, sale t shirts, etc.
The store phamplet states, " This red Dirt has been blessed in the Hawaiian tradition and is believed to bring good luck to the wearer."
Long's Drug Store: Drug Store
We have found that Long's Drug Store is one of the cheaper places to buy coffee, nuts, cards, and locally made products. You can also get your photos developed in a hurry here.
Try to avoid rush hour traffic or you will sit in line on the two lane road for a very long time.
We was there during the xmas season so I am sure the traffic was worse at that time.Related to:
- Road Trip
Kong Lung Company: A most unusual store
Kong Lung is almost indescribable. The owner imports unusual objects from around the world - art, jewelry, clothing, furniture, candles, soaps, tableware - you name it. Expect the unexpected here. There is also an area featuring "Made in Kauai" items. Prices ranges from inexpensive to extremely pricey, but everything here is unusual and beautiful. The building itself is, I believe, on the National Register of Historic Places.
This is a very lovely and unusual store.
What to buy: I could spend thousands in Kong Lung, easily. I especially like the jewelry and tableware. One of my favorite pairs of earrings came from this store - they were handcrafted silver fish bones. Probably doesn't sound too spectacular, but they were.
Whatever you buy here, you will probably not see anyone else - ever - with the same item.
What to pay: $5 - $5.000.Related to:
- Arts and Culture
Farmers' Markets: Farmers' Markets
There is a farmers' market practically every day somewhere on the island. The venue changes by the day of the week, and you should enquire locally (I found the venues listed in a phone book in my hotel room!) It's great for getting fresh veggies and fruits direct from producers, and for meeting and chatting with local people. You cannot make a purchase until the official opening time of the market, but you can view and reserve items in advance; and this you should do, since good stuff sells out quickly. Plan on being there about half hour or so ahead of the opening.
What to buy: Bananas and papayas were particularly good when I was visiting (February).
What to pay: It's not necessarily cheaper than grocery stores; freshness and being supportive of local farmers are the reasons for buying at the market.
Coconut Marketplace is located on the east shore of Kauai in the town of Kapaa in the Wailua Area. It's an open air shopping center that has over 70 small shops and restaurants. It's a good place for buying gifts for friends back home.
Safeway: Grocery shopping on Kauai
For those of us familiar with Safeway, we know that it's a grocery store chain that has some great sales and great selections. If you have a Safeway card, bring it. If you don't have a card, apply for it there (it's free) and use it to get the "member price" on many items.
What to buy: Seems like they always have eggs on sale---BOGOF 18 pack for about $2. Milk also was on sale every time we went there---2 for $7. We even bought steaks one night and bar b qed them at our resort. Lunch meats, bread, cereal, and snacks saved us from having to eat out every breakfast and lunch.
What to pay: Since most things are shipped in to Hawaii, most things are more expensive. But what a small price to pay for being in paradise! If you shop the sales, though, you can buy alot of things for about the same as regular prices back home.Related to:
- Budget Travel
Kauai Gift Baskets: Hawaiian style gift baskets
Ask about the Hawaiian singing delivery!!!
Island wide delivery and Mailorder available.
Wonderful thank you gifts for grandparents who are babysitting kids while parents are on vacation in Hawaii!!
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