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Kalaheo

Travel Guide
Kalaheo showing a garden and a river or creek

On the south shore of Kaua’i Island, explore tropical gardens or enjoy a game of golf on this coastal town’s nine-hole course.

Tucked away on the south shore of Kaua’i Island you will find Kalāheo, a vibrant coastal town. This small community boasts a variety of attractions within its borders. Play a relaxing game of golf, stroll through tropical gardens or sample local produce at the farmers market.

The Kukuiolono Golf Course is one of Hawaii’s best-kept golfing secrets. Sugar king Walter McBride had it built as his own personal course but, in 1919, he donated it to the people of Kaua’i. Tip your hat to McBride as you pass his grave near the 8th tee. The nine-hole course is perfect for beginners and experienced golfers alike. Enjoy an affordable game of golf while admiring the stunning coastal vistas for which Hawaiʻi is famous. When you have finished playing, sit down to a meal at the on-site restaurant. Kukuiolono Golf Course is open daily during daylight hours.

Kalaheo is also home to the headquarters of Hawaii’s National Tropical Botanical Garden, an organization dedicated to researching and saving endangered tropical plants and ecosystems. Take a tour of its five gardens, two of which are located just outside of Kalaheo. Walk through McBride Garden and see towering palms and exotic plants. Admire the manicured gardens and statues of Allerton Garden, which was once a retreat for Hawaii’s Queen Emma. Both gardens offer guided tours, which must be booked in advance.

Every Tuesday, the Kalāheo Farmers Market is held at the Kalāheo Neighborhood Center. Purchase produce grown locally on Kaua’i Island and meet the farmers who grow it. Stock up on exotic flowers, fresh herbs and organic fruit and vegetables. Taste juicy mangoes and drink from a fresh coconut through a straw. Remember to bring cash and your own bags and arrive early, because the market is popular with locals as well as tourists.

Kalāheo is a 30-minute drive from Lihue Airport. Stay overnight at Kalāheo’s local inn and enjoy a meal at one of the town’s several restaurants.

Kauai Shores Hotel
Kauai Shores Hotel
3.5 out of 5
420 Papaloa Rd, Kapaa, HI
The price is AU$388 per night from 23 Aug. to 23 Aug.
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Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue
Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue
4 out of 5
3610 Rice Street, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$761 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
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Kauai Beach Resort & Spa
Kauai Beach Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
4331 Kauai Beach Dr, Lihue, HI
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The price is AU$481 per night from 18 Aug. to 18 Aug.
This Hanamaulu resort is on the beach, 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Lydgate Beach Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Lae Nani Beach and Kauai Museum. Kauai Lagoons Golf ...
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Stay Condominiums Waikiki
Stay Condominiums Waikiki
3 out of 5
2408 Prince Edwards Street, Honolulu, HI
The price is AU$135 per night from 25 Aug. to 25 Aug.
Located in Waikiki, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Waikiki Beach, Royal Hawaiian Center and Honolulu Zoo. Hawaii Convention Center and Ala Moana Center ...
3/5 (332 reviews)
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The Mauian - Boutique Beach Studios on Napili Bay
The Mauian - Boutique Beach Studios on Napili Bay
3 out of 5
5441 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI
The price is AU$418 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Nestled on the beach, this Napili aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Napili Bay Beach and Napili Bay. Kapalua Beach and West Maui Mountains are also within ...
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Reviewed on 24 Jul. 2021

The Mauian - Boutique Beach Studios on Napili Bay
Royal Kuhio
Royal Kuhio
3.5 out of 5
2240 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is AU$367 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in Waikiki, this condo is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach Walk. International Market Place and Waikiki Beach are also ...
4/5Very Good! (55 reviews)
"Great apartment! Great stay. Convenient location and garage."

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2021

Royal Kuhio
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