South Shore of Kauai

What to Love

  • Close proximity to beaches
  • Resort-like atmosphere with tons of eateries and boutiques
  • Filled with flora and fauna 
  • Friendly neighbors and high walkability 

Local Lifestyle

South Shore is the buzz of Kauai — it’s where most of the island’s tourists come to stay for its accessible beaches, fantastic golf courses, and myriad activities. In this environment, you’ll enjoy an active lifestyle on the South Shore and retreat to your oasis inside the comfort of your home. It’s an ideal location for families who enjoy spending their time outdoors, and for retirees who enjoy being within walking distance to everything they need.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

In Poipu, you’ll discover eateries and boutiques you’ll find nowhere else. Enter the beautiful multi-level Merriman's Fish House for fresh, locally sourced seafood that puts an emphasis on authenticity. In the mood for jumbo-sized omelets? If you’re searching for the perfect date-night restaurant, dine at the upscale Red Salt at Ko'a Kea for ocean views and inspired Hawaiian fare. For fast food that's also amazing, Kauai's best food trucks will hit the spot.
Searching for a new outfit to add to your collection? Check out the many boutiques at The Shops at Kukui'ula. How about some new decor to spruce up your living space? Look no further than SoHa Living, where you’re sure to find your new favorite decor piece.

Things to Do

Poipu Beach Park is a wonderful place to spend the day. This beautiful beach is lined with soft sands and swaying palm trees, and its waters are home to seals and turtles. Take a trip to the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, where you can take either guided or self-guided tours and explore the beautiful fountains, sculptures, and exotic plants. There are also plenty of exceptional golf courses in Kauai’s South Shore that boast immaculate greens and perfectly groomed fairways. Some of these courses include Poipu Bay Golf CourseKukui'ula Golf Course, and Kiahuna Golf Club
Every Wednesday of the week, the Kauai Culinary Market comes to South Shore and showcases locally grown and made products. Get the freshest ingredients on the island as you stroll between vendor tents, listen to live music, enter the beer and wine gardens and partake in chef demonstrations.


Kauai’s South Shore is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: 

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