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Best things to do in Lawai

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Cafe
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“Great sandwiches and salads for lunch, add some special appetizers and entrees for an informal dinner. ”
16 locals recommend
Golf Course
“This nine-hole course, nestled on the hills above Kalaheo, may be one of Kauai's best kept golfing secrets. Originally built as the personal course of sugar king Walter McBryde, Kukuiolono Golf Course offers generous fairways, limited hazards, and panoramic views of Kauai's scenic southwest side. This is a great course for beginners. Following its creation, McBryde donated the course to the people of Kauai. The local name for the course is Kook's. The best part is the laid back atmosphere and the no schedule tee time. If you need to wait to tee off, get a bucket of balls and take in the panoramic view from the driving range, or grab some food and beer in the newly opened Paco's Taco's Cantina. Besides the scenic beauty and great golfing, the price can't be beat at $9 dollars to play, $9 dollars for a cart (that fits 2 people) and only $9 for club rentals. To share a fun family golfing experience on a relaxed course, we recommend Kooks! Head west on the Highway to Kalaheo, make a left onto Papalina Rd at the traffic light and wind up the hillside residential neighborhood of Mauka Kalaheo and check out this awesome 9 hole hidden gem. ”
9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Wonderful pizza - try the wheat crust with brushed garlic butter. so good they've opened one in Wailua, Kaua`i, as well as in Kapolei on O`ahu. Broke da mouf as they say on island.”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Thursday and Sunday, in the bar, my favorite band ever plays!! Make a reservation and check to be sure they are and ask for the bar! Food is great and Malia the server is awesome! Tell Ernie I sent you! Give the guys in the band our regards as well!! They all know Nate my son!!! ”
7 locals recommend
Park
“Wonderful tours of gorgeous gardens. See the trees used in filming Jurasic Park. ”
4 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Lots of small boutiques and food trucks. Machine Machine is always new and fantastic. Weird hours”
4 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Great Food truck stop - save ice and an adjacent lunch truck with some of the best burgers and sandwiches anywhere.”
2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Really laid back place with awesome food, get the meat loaf, and visit the saloon for sports and beers.”
2 locals recommend
Establishment
“A Buddhist temple and walk with mini temples along the way. Great vibes but not open all the time. Check online for days and times.”
3 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Stop by for a coffee and jam tasting. They also are the only place to get the famous pineapple freeze other than the Saturday Farmers Market in Lihue.”
2 locals recommend
Gym
“BEST WORKOUT ON ISLAND! You'll find Micah here 4 x's per week! Changing the Game in Kauai Fitness since 2008! Original O.F.F. Theories you can't find anywhere else: TRX, HBY, FBI- 1,000 calories an hour. Faster, Stronger, BETTER! We are a community of Strength. Lifted up by the passion for fitness we surround ourselves with. Laugh, Sweat, Inspire. Do WORK. General Information ****SIGN UPS Required**** www.offkauai.com”
1 local recommends
Street Address
“Golf $1 a hole, restaurant and cocktail or beer at Birdies Restaurant, spectacular Japanese Garden, ancient Hawaiian artifact display, wedding and picnic pavilion, wooded jogging trails.”
1 local recommends
Establishment
“The original people who started the Garden in the 1800s made rooms out of plants and trees. Fountains and concrete work was done by hand. Hawaii's Queen Emma had her summer house here. Fantastic Tours”
1 local recommends
Street Address
1 local recommends
Gym
1 local recommends