Where Do You Want to Live on Kauai?

There are many different microclimates on Kauai, as well as cost and style of homes, and proximity to job centers or entertainment, all which affect a desired lifestyle. Did you know that Kauai, is one of the wettest islands in the Hawaiian Island chain and 97 percent of it is covered by forests or mountain ranges? Here are some of the neighborhoods to consider on the Garden Isle, many with jaw dropping views of the serrated mountains that Kauai is famous for.

Here are towns on Kauai you may consider-thanks to Royal Hawaiian Movers for this info!

  • Kapaa – Kapaa town is centrally located on Kauai’s east side, with quick and easy access to the central hub of Lihue. Kapaa offers its residents a variety of activities, shopping and dining, and it can be a more affordable area to call home. Don’t miss the first Saturday art walk! 
  • Poipu – Poipu is an area that many people love for its near-constant sunshine and low annual rainfall. This south shore neighborhood is home to a number of high-end hotels and resorts, which means plentiful shopping choices for residents. Because it’s a popular area with tourists, Poipu can be a little more high-energy than some of Kauai’s more laid-back towns. 
    Home for sale in Kapaa for $749,900


  • Kilauea – If you’re looking for classic, Kauai-style living with majestic ocean and mountain views, Kilauea might be the place for you. With lows that hit the 60s in the winter months, Kilauea can offer more a more temperate feel than other places in Kauai. With no hotels nearby, it also offers a much quieter style of living. 
  • Lihue – Lihue is Kauai’s capital and second-largest city. If you choose to make your home in Lihue town, you’ll have easy access to the airport, as well as the commercial center of the island with its hospitals, banks, offices and more. Additionally, because Lihue is centrally located on Kauai, you’ll be well-positioned to explore the entire island on your days off. 
  • Kekaha – If you’re looking for a relaxing way of life with easy access to long beach walks and gorgeous sunsets, consider Kehaka on Kauai’s sunny west side. Surfers, retirees and those looking to truly unwind have found their own personal paradise in Kehaka. Bonus: You’ll enjoy views of Niihau, Hawaii’s “forbidden island.”  

Are you considering making Kauai home? We have two Realtors on Kauai that are TOP NOTCH and go the extra mile for you in your home and lifestyle hunt. Contact us and let us make the connection based on which side of the island you prefer to reside.

If you would like to know more about the current “political climate” in Kauai during COVID and an imminent reopening of tourism, this blog post by a current resident is pertinent. 

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