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Līhuʻe is the government and commercial center of the island, as well as a cultural and historical area. This may be the most traveled town on Kauaʻi since it is home to Kauaʻi’s main airport (the Līhuʻe Airport) and Nāwiliwili Harbor, the island's major commercial shipping center and cruise ship port.
Līhuʻe has a variety of natural wonders to explore. Kalapakī Beach is the home of the Kauaʻi Marriott Resort and Beach Club and the Hōkūala Golf Resort. Bodysurfing, SUP, surfing and swimming make Kalapakī a popular destination. Ninini Beach is home to an automated lighthouse, in operation since 1897. And just north of Līhuʻe, don’t forget to stop at the Wailua Falls lookout for an amazing waterfall view.
The Līhuʻe area also has numerous historical spots including ʻAlekoko Fishpond, a roughly 1,000-year-old aquaculture reservoir; Kilohana, a historic plantation estate home to one of the island’s most iconic lūʻau; and both the historic Kauaʻi Museum and Grove Farm Homestead Museum. Līhuʻe is your gateway to adventure on Kauaʻi.
Regions of Kauaʻi
Located in Līhuʻe, the Kauaʻi Museum features amazing collections from the artisans of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau.More
According to legend, the Menehune built ʻAlakoko Fishpond on Kauaʻi’s southeast shore in one night.More
Wailua Falls is an easily accessible, 80-foot-high waterfall located north of Līhuʻe.More
Past Līhuʻe is Kilohana, a restored 1930s-era plantation estate renowned for hosting one of the island’s most iconic lūʻau.More
Grove Farm Homestead Museum
Founded in 1864, this 100-acre sugar plantation museum in Līhuʻe provides a fascinating look into Kauaʻi’s plantation past.More