Kauai Shopping

Kauai offers tons and tons of shopping opportunities. We explored the island from top to bottom for you, so you’ll know where to go. First off, we’ll cover the big shopping centers:


Here you’ll find Kukui Grove, the only real shopping mall on-island – anchored by Ross on one end and Macy’s on the other. This open air mall also has one of the few Starbucks on island. The mall is nothing fancy by mainland standards, but it’s great to have if you need to pick up something while you’re here – a new shirt, flip flops, or maybe a treat at the yummy Kauai Bakery?

Coconut Marketplace
The Coconut Marketplace is the second-largest shopping center on-island, with several restaurants and the island’s second multi-screen cinema. The center is being remodeled, so about a third was closed when we were there, but this is a great place to find reasonably priced gifts for your friends back home. The Marketplace also features live hula performances weekly at 5 PM.

By Scott & Mark – Full Story at Purple Roofs | Kauai Gay Travel Resources

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