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Top Choice Beach in Kilauea

Kauapea (Secrets) Beach

Obviously a 'secret' no longer, these powdery white sands extend along massive cliffs for more than a mile, wrapping around two rock reefs, all the way to Kilauea Point. There's a sandy ocean floor and seashells gal…
Top Choice Homewares in Kilauea

Hunter Gatherer

The most unique shop on the island, this gift shop and gallery is the home base for a local interior designer who sells a range of personally hand-selected goods. The result is an eclectic blend of clothing, books, …
Top Choice Juice Bar in Kilauea

Kauai Juice Co

A link in a healthy, happy chain that reaches across the island, Kauai Juice Co offers 17 types of juice combinations, hand-pressed nut milks, protein shakes, kombucha on tap, kimchi, and a coconut mana butter that …
Wildlife Reserve in Kilauea

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

This refuge claims sweeping views from atop the sea cliffs, where you’ll also find a 1913 lighthouse. You can occasionally glimpse breaching whales in winter and spinner dolphins year-round offshore. Red-footed boob…
Beach in Kilauea

Kahili (Rock Quarry) Beach

This scenic, rugged stretch of beach is tucked away between two vegetated cliffs where Kilauea Stream meets the ocean. There’s no protective barrier reef, so when surf's up, waves pound. Calm summer days are best fo…
Antiques in Kilauea

Lotus Gallery

With Lotus ponds singing out front, one of two art and antiquities galleries on the North Shore with serious chops. Here you'll find hand-carved jade, 19th-century teak Mandalay Buddhas papered in gold leaf, a Quan …
Lighthouse in Kilauea

Kilauea Lighthouse

Built in 1913 and decommissioned in 1976, Kilauea Lighthouse has been known to save aircraft from certain doom. It was shut down during WWII, so the island would not attract attention of would-be Japanese bombers. T…
Hawaiian in Kilauea

Bistro

The tasteful, shabby-chic, refurbished plantation cottage ambience works; the wine list is terrific and it does burgers, fish sandwiches, salads, seafood and other carnivorous mains, but not equally well. Our favori…
Bakery in Kilauea

Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza

This bakery is Kilauea’s go-to comfort food and social hub and has an impressive array of hearty soups, baked goods and pizzas (try the 'Billie Holliday' with smoked ono and gorgonzola), although not everything is s…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Kilauea

Banana Patch Studio

This Kilauea outpost of the Hanapepe original is an artist-owned gallery selling ceramic tiles and dishware, almost all of which are designed by the owner and painted by her Hanapepe artisan crew. The lei-makers' pa…