North Shore Kauai: Kilauea to Ke'e
Our Location in Kilauea
Hale Kokio is located in Kilauea, in the friendly neighborhood of Kilauea Farms. Hale Kokio is just a few minutes from the charming town of Kilauea. The Kilauea Lighthouse and Lookout Point, Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, Kauai Mini Golf and Gardens, Wai Koa Loop Hiking Trail are all a short distance from the center of town. Beaches of Kilauea include a number of quiet beaches and the famous Anini Beach known as one of the best beaches for Kauai snorkeling. Outdoor adventures include snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, and hiking. You will also find horse back riding, zip lining and helicopter tours available here. There are weekly Farmers Markets and weekly schedules for events that include concerts and Fire Dancing. Kilauea, one of the best kept secrets on Kauai, is the gateway to the North Shore Kauai.
The Charming Town of Kilauea
Once a sugar plantation, the residents of this community share the history and natural beauty with visitors. The historic Kong Lung Center is a landmark with shops that offer quality items from household goods to clothing, artists' galleries and restaurants. The stone buildings and manicured gardens across the road are home to the Kilauea Fish Market, yoga studio, and Trilogy Coffee.
The town is one of the few locations on the north shore where you will find conveniences such as natural food store, post office, pharmacy, and gas station.
Kilauea Shopping and Restaurants
The Bistro serves up casual sit-down menu options for lunch and dinner. There is live music a few nights a week.
Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza has a more casual vibe and diverse selection including fresh house-made soups and sausages, and what many claim is the best pizza on Kauai.
The Kilauea Fish Market offers plates and casual outdoor dining
The Healthy Hut with organic produce, foods. Try smoothies or food plate here.
Kilauea Lighthouse Village
Kilauea Lighthouse Village, was scheduled to open early in 2018. It seems on track to open this fall. This is North Shore Kauai's first new grocery-anchored shopping center in 40 years.
Kilauea is home to scenic landmarks and stunning beaches. Outdoor Kauai adventures include snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, beach walks, hiking and Boat tours.
Try a helicopter tour or zip lining.
Kilauea Farmers Market
Held in Kilauea Town Center, this market is held on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the neighborhood center. Look for mile marker 23 and turn right at the light, then left. Follow into town.
Kilauea Namahana Farmers Market
5-2723 Kuhio Hwy #101, Kilauea, HI 96754, marked with by the Aloha sign and flags.
Monday afternoon from 4 p.m. until dusk,
Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This market sells eggs, teas, honey, jams and more in addition to local produce. Try a fresh pineapple or ask the vendor to set you up for sipping coconut milk.
Kauai Mini Golf and Cafe
This is not your typical miniature golf course! Enjoy an 18 hole game of Golf and learn about the origins of the island, the people that populated Hawaii and the plants and beautiful tropical flora that came with them. Meanwhile, water hazards, pipe shots, and many other obstacles make for a fun and challenging experience.
5-2723 Kuhio Hwy #101, Kilauea, HI 96754.
Wai Koa Loop Hiking Trail
The Wai Koa Loop Trail is a great safe 4.5-mile hiking trail on the beautiful North Shore of Kauai. You can access this hike on the campus at Anaina Hou. The hike is free but is on private property, so please stop in at Anaina Hou to sign a waiver, pick up a map. Purchase water, sunblock, lunch or ono snacks. Hat and sunscreen please, for this fun-filled adventure!
Located at Anaina Hou Community Park. Same location as the mini golf and farmers markets.
5-2723 Kuhio Hwy #101, Kilauea, HI 96754.
The Kilauea Lighthouse and Lookout
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Admission is $5.00 per person. Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1985 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is marked by its towering lighthouse. The ocean cliffs and tall grassy slopes of a dormant volcano provide a protective breeding ground for many Hawaiian seabirds.
The coastal front also provides a safe haven for the endangered Hawaiian monk sea Green sea turtle, and Humpback whale.
Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens and Sculpture Park
Joyce and Ed Doty, the founders of Na ‘Aina Kai, developed their extraordinary artistic and horticultural vision based upon their strong love for the land and the people of the tropics. Today, the mission of this not-for-profit organization continues to be multifaceted, strengthening the firm foundation upon which the gardens were conceived.
Amazing photos of the garden are at http://naainakai.org
Driving Tour of Kauai's North Shore
There is much more to explore outside Kilauea. Consider a driving tour from Kilauea to Ke'e Beach Park. This takes you to the very end of the road, as far north as the Napali coast allows. Pack the beach chairs, towels, snorkeling equipment and snacks. Happy exploring.
See Kauai North Shore Shuttle) for transportation to spots on the north road to Napali. Driving is possible but after the flood of 2018, there are new considerations. There are 100 parking spaces at Ha'ena State Park and you will need a parking and entry ticket purchased in advance. Consider taking the shuttle and be sure to reserve tickets early.