Kauai Shopping

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Kauai Shopping

  • food supplies

    Although small stores near your hotel will provide you with some basics you have to know (you will notice soon anyway) that food is very expensive in Kaua’i. So, you can save some dollars if you buy from bigger supermarkets. We went to FOODLAND many times because it wasn‘t far from our hotel. It is located before Kapaa at Waipouli (4-771 Kuhio...

  • Outdoor mall

    This is a good place to go for last minute Hawaiian shirts and magnets. Ultimately, its the same store repeated over and over again -- shot glasses, magnets, Hawaiian shirts ...shot glasses, magnets, Hawaiian shirts. Mixed in between are a few unique shops that offer specialty items like monkeypod wood, but most of the shops you will see the same...

  • Authentic Kauai stuff

    I felt like I hit the jackpot when I saw this. Dozens of local artisans, farmers, and locals come together in one big outdoor market, selling jewelry, shells, clothing, and every kind of cool wood thing you can imagine. I think I bought almost every single souvenir here -- wooden bowls, vases, bracelets, rings, etc. It is held Wed-Sun from 9...

  • Niihau Necklaces from Kauai

    Tiny pink shells (could also be white) only to be found on the beaches of Kauai. We actually saw a guy collecting them on the beach. He claimed that these shells were the only ones in the world that are considered a "gemstone". Not sure if he is correct. I didn't think much of it since we also could find them in the sand on the beach. Then we...

  • Love Soaps & Candles?

    I am a real sucker for soaps and good smelling candles. This shop is located in Kapaa right at the end. It is filled with beautiful scents of handmade hawaiian soaps and candles. When you visit you can watch them make the soaps or candles. There are so many scents it is hard to choose, but I went with some Hawaiian scents including Plumeria,...

  • Buying coffee, fruits, & souvenirs

    Roadside fruit stands are scattered throughout the island. Usually, local vendors sell fresh pineapple, coconut, papaya, mango, macadamia nuts, & other unusual varieties of goodies. It's worth a stop to get the cheapest & freshest the island has to offer. For coffee, Kauai cookies, & other goodies...it's best if you just hit the supermarket. Lihue...

  • Beat the High Cost of Food Shopping

    The Hawai'ian Islands are very expensive when it comes to things like groceries, toiletries and gasoline as a good majority of goods must be shipped in. So to help offset some of the high costs here is a tip for taking the edge off of eating out. I like to stay in a condo when visiting. Most condos are fully equipped with full kitchens and washing...

  • Save on souvenirs and travel needs at...

    Normally I would never shop at Wal-Mart on the mainland, but a good friend who was born and raised on Kauai advised us to shop there before our first trip. It's now the first stop we make after we land in Lihue. We travel to Kauai about twice a year and always "hit the Wal-Mart." Wal-Mart has great prices on things like macadamia nuts, coffee, and...

  • Everything you need at the WalMart

    I suggest getting most of your souveniers at the WalMart in Lihu'e. They have every kind of macadamia nut packages, post cards, etc. All the typical trinkets you would get at the hotel gift shops but a lot cheaper.If you forgot water shoes, shorts, towels or snorkel gear. This place has them but again, it will be less expensive than the stores that...

  • The Store of Hawaii

    For anything that has to do with Hawaii you can't beat Hilo Hattie. This is a chain with stores on all of the major islands and offers what is perhaps the best selection of Hawaiiana that you will find anywhere. When you enter the front door you are greeted with a free lei made of shells and offered a free shot of guava juice. If you're looking for...

  • Kauai's Grand Plantation Estate

    It was difficult to decide whether to make this a "Things to Do" tip or a "Shopping" tip. Kilohana is both of these, as well as home to a fine restaurant, Gaylords. Kilohana is a restoration of a vanished era in what was once Kauai's most elegant sugar plantation. There is a large tudor-style mansion surrounded by 35 acres of exotic plants and...

  • Best Selection of Hawaiian Music

    While we were traveling about Kauai I told Karen it would be nice to have a CD of Hawaiian music to listen to as we toured the island. We looked in a couple of shops and found a limited selection of mostly contemporary stuff. But I wanted the "Golden Oldie" type of music, the songs I had heard as a kid when I first dreamed of someday visiting...

  • Lots More than just Coconuts

    The Coconut Marketplace is a very nice open-air mall in the town of Kapaa, about 7 miles north of Lihue. There are more than 70 shops offering wares in large variety, but most tend to specialize in items that may be on interest to the tourist. There are art galleries featuring the works of Hawaiian artists, local crafts and souvenirs, as well as...

  • Cheap tourist gifts

    Everyone knows what a Wal-Mart is! Why pay three to 10 times as much for something when you can find the same things at Wal-mart? I found several items there that were also being sold at the gift shops at our hotel for so much less. Actually we had forgotten about Walmart until some friends from the resort told us about his $3 t-shirt. Not two...

  • What to Buy as Souvenirs in Kauai

    This store just carries everything and anything! There is a mix of souvenirs, t shirts, jewelry, beach wear and Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts.Keep your eyes open for this store! Its one stop shopping.We bought silk leis, see my customs tip. Also, some macadamia nuts, key chains, picture frames, spoon rests and postcards!

  • 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."

  • 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...

  • 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!!

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Coconut Marketplace

    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.

  • 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. Seems like they always have eggs on sale---BOGOF 18 pack for about $2. Milk...

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