This shopping center is geared toward island residents, not tourists, so you have a good chance of coming away with a bargain. Some of the larger stores include Macy's, Sears, Longs Drugs and Waldenbooks. There are also 16 theaters, two food courts with over 30 restaurants, plus 150 smaller boutiques and specialty shops. Chances are you will find that special gift here.
The Pepper Tree Apartment Hotel offers funished studios and apartments for visitors and military personnel. All units have complete kitchens and baths, TV, and phones. A laundromat and swimming pool are also available. Many military personnel use this facility as temporary housing. I would recommend this hotel to visitors on a budget that want to stay near Pearlridge and the airport.
This universal-faith cemetery is as beautiful as the pali that serves as its backdrop. High on a hill sits a Christian chapel, an A-frame topped by a cross. The views can be lovely from up here. There is a beautiful temple called the Byodo-in Temple, a superbly appointed replica of the 900 year old Byodo-in of Uji, Japan. I would recommend visiting this beautiful memorial park.
The Bayview Apartment Hotel has full furnished one-and two- bedroom units. The hotel is a no-frills cinder-block building that is clean and friendly. There's parking, TV, and a swimming pool. I would recommend this hotel to budget-minded travelers looking for accomodations on the windward side.
This is a labor of love created by Senator Hiram Fong, who served as the state senator from 1959 to 1976. When you first arrive, you will see a large open-air pavillion housing a snack window serving sandwiches, plate lunches and saimin, Also inside the pavilion is a souvenir shop where you can get everything from aloha shirts to postcards. I would recommend a trip to this beautiful estate.
The Windward Mall is a premier, full-service mall on the windward coast. Here you will find large department stores like Macy's and Sears along with shops selling everything from shoes to health foods. I would recommend coming to this mall to beat the crowds at the Ala Moana Shopping Center.
Pats at Punaluu is definitely in the budget category, so don't expect deluxe accomodations. The units are clean, and you will get what you pay for. Pat's has a great beach, parking, TV, a restaurant, a swimming pool, and weekly maid service. I would recommend that you call in advance to see if you can get a room and car package at this budget condominium.
Kayak Kauai is located across in downtown Kapaa on Kuhio Highway. They rent out two-person kayaks as well as single kayaks. Kayaking is a great way to see Kauai's coastline or to see Kauai's Wailua riveer. I would recommend renting a kayak when deciding what to do on Kauai.
Yellowfish Trading Company is a bi-level store locally owned and operated. It is filled with Hawaiiana, contemporary and antique furniture, and artwork. You will also find lampshades from Indonesia, basketry in all shapes and sizes, old drapery, gaily painted kitchen chairs, carvings from South America's tropical rain forest, and Hawaiian tapa wall hangings and much more exotic items. You will definitely find a rare treasure in this unique store.
The Coconut Marketplace has a cluster of over 70 shops, restaurants, galleries, and movie theaters, all amid coconut trees. Prices are reasonable because of the competition of som many shops, and each tries to specialize, which means that you will have good choices to choose from. Some of the shops include Ye Old Ship Store, Waldenbooks, Pottery Tree, HIgh As a Kite, Kahn Galleries and Island Images. I would recommend this nice shopping center to visitors in the area.