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Things to do in Koloa

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Beautiful lookout spot. Fairly easy parking. Vendors are next to the parking should you wish to purchase souvenirs. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Nice place to watch the Sunset. Small beach, Spouting Horn, Shops of Kukuiula have nice shops and restaurants. Favorite sunset & happy hour is at The Beach House Restaurant. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Nice restaurants, and shops. On Wednesday’s from 3:30pm until 6:00pm, the shopping center hosts a Culinary Market with lots of great local vendors, and live music. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Our favorite spot for a nice meal in a tropical setting. You can make reservations.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The food, atmosphere and sunsets are amazing. A little pricey. Better for couples.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
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“Home of the World Famous 1,000,000th Mai Tai sold. Great food and atmosphere for families or couples.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Arguably the best burritos on the Island. Fresh made beans and local meat.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Comfort Food Restaurant
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“Great food and location. Local ingredients Sunset view from back of the restaurant”
  • 11 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This shopping center is right on the corner where you turn to go to your vacation rental. Lots of places to eat or you can also hang out if you are running early before check in. When you trun off of Poipu Rd to Kiahuna Plantation Dr go to the 2nd driveway and at the end on right is where the restrooms are. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“A five minute drive to the most beautiful beaches in the world! Great place for little kids to play in the ocean pool and big kids and adults to surf and boogie board. Pack a lunch and spend a day at the beach park. Remember your sunblock. Free parking too.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Food
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“Family-owned counter-serve providing Hawaiian & American plate lunches to go & party platters.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“Beyond the raw natural landscape, Kauai has several renowned Botanical Gardens to explore. If you love wandering down picturesque garden paths, there are botanical gardens on every side of the island. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Beautiful Southside beach with bathrooms. The head of the Mahaulepu Heritage trail. Gorgeous views of the ocean from this trail.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Hot Dog Joint
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“Best hot dogs on the planet “No lie — these hot dogs are good enough on their own to warrant a trip to the island of Kauai. They’re truly Hawaiian style hot dogs, complete with tropical relishes...a surf board for a menu, and the best lemonade you’ve ever had. Careful, if you eat there once, you’ll be eating there for lunch the rest of your visit! — Real Travel Magazine”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“This is a cool little spot to see a blow hole, There is a swap meet you can walk through on your way to and from it with all kinds of hawaii stuff for you to spend your hard earned money on!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Garden
“Two gardens with very different glimpses of Kauai. McBryde has a natural feel, beautiful gardens and you can wander at your own pace. Allerton is also beautiful, home of the huge ficus trees in Jurassic Park but they only offer guided tours. ”
  • 12 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Our favorite spot for a nice meal in a tropical setting. You can make reservations.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The food, atmosphere and sunsets are amazing. A little pricey. Better for couples.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
“Home of the World Famous 1,000,000th Mai Tai sold. Great food and atmosphere for families or couples.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Arguably the best burritos on the Island. Fresh made beans and local meat.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Comfort Food Restaurant
“Great food and location. Local ingredients Sunset view from back of the restaurant”
  • 11 locals recommend
Hot Dog Joint
“Best hot dogs on the planet “No lie — these hot dogs are good enough on their own to warrant a trip to the island of Kauai. They’re truly Hawaiian style hot dogs, complete with tropical relishes...a surf board for a menu, and the best lemonade you’ve ever had. Careful, if you eat there once, you’ll be eating there for lunch the rest of your visit! — Real Travel Magazine”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Really good Mexican food served creatively. Fabulous margaritas! Outstanding ceviche.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“LA SPEZIA Restaurant and Wine Bar is located in Koloa Town opposite the Koloa Post Office and is open for breakfast and Dinner Tues through Sunday (closed on Monday).Their Sunday Brunch is offered from 8 am - 1pm.”
  • 7 locals recommend

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