Walk in the hallowed footsteps of Hawaiian royalty's legends when you stay in one of our Poipu luxury rentals. Kauai's South Shore has many sides, one that will appeal to every type of guest, with plenty of overlap for all—adventurers, couples, families and solo travelers.
Things To Do
Your Poipu luxury rental will give you plenty to explore and enjoy during your stay—spacious and upscale surroundings overlooking captivating views. Sunny Poipu is six major beaches, including its namesake, Poipu Beach. Whether you snorkel, fish, surf, swim, you'll find the beach that appeals to your style most, but if you have time, try to visit as many as possible.
Take a closer look at Hawaiian culture through the scenic self-guided experiences along the Mahaulepu and Koloa Heritage Trails, dotted by Poipu's major landmarks, including Spouting Horn, plus unbelievable volcanic regions, gardens and more.
Already outstanding, Poipu's golf will be enhanced further once renovations are complete at Poipu Bay Golf Course mid-December 2010. The Kiahuna Golf Club is a sanctuary for golfers, and interestingly, also for the completely harmless Kauai cave wolf spider, an endangered species. Its present home on the golf course is shrouded by native Hawaiian plants.
Luaus, art galleries, cycling, ATV adventures and kayaking are only a sampling of the list of things to see and do.
Eat and Shop
Poipu's eateries make the most of their location on Kauai's sunny side and the cuisines are diverse. Mix it up and try as much local island food, cocktails and desserts as you can. The Polynesian fare brings with it ingredients that will put a twist on traditional favorites. Casual to upscale dining is available, for when you just want comfort foods like burgers or upscale dining that pays as much attention to presentation as taste.
Find everything from t-shirts to handmade jewelry to wine in Poipu. Both Poipu and nearby Koloa offer open-air shopping districts—intimate, local and some even seaside. Find the small general stores for quick snacks and larger grocery stores to stock up on good eats to cook incredible meals for occasional dinners in your Poipu rental.