Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Site in Lihuʻe

Grove Farm

History buffs adore this plantation museum, but kids may grow restless. Grove Farm once ranked among the most productive sugar companies on Kauaʻi. George Wilcox, the Hilo-born son of Protestant missionaries, acquir…
Top Choice Luau in Lihuʻe

Luau Kalamaku

Skip the same-old commercial luau and catch this dinner theater-in-the-round with a dash of Cirque du Soleil (think lithe dancers, flashy leotards and pyrotechnics) thrown in. The stage play about one family’s epic …
Top Choice Market in Lihuʻe

Kauaʻi Community Market

One of the island's biggest and best farmers markets, in partnership with the Kauaʻi County Farm Bureau, brings a bonanza of locally grown, often organic fruits and vegetables: free-range eggs and local dairy cheese…
Top Choice Bar in Lihuʻe

Duke's Barefoot Bar

For a convivial, Waikiki-style tropical bar with live music every night, hurry and grab a beachside table before the nonstop evening queue. Happy hour from 4pm to 6pm daily.
Top Choice Music in Lihuʻe

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival

This opportunity to see master slack key guitarists is not to be missed. It's usually staged at the Aqua Kaua‘i Beach Resort.
Top Choice Drinks in Lihuʻe

Koloa Rum Company

Kauaʻi's own rum label is a relatively new brand, which means it doesn't have a fine aged rum yet, but its dark and spiced versions win awards. Learn how to mix a classic mai tai during a free rum tasting, starting …
Fusion in Lihuʻe


You won’t find an evening spot more fun and lively than Duke’s, which offers a classic view of Kalapaki Beach. The steak-and-seafood menu is none too innovative, but fish tacos served in the downstairs Barefoot Bar …
Brewery in Lihuʻe

Kauai Beer Company

Kauaʻi's only microbrewery has a convivial bar downtown, where everyone kicks back with a honeyed IPAloha 2.0, a Lihuʻe Lager or a rotating seasonal or nitro-charged brew. Some nights food trucks pull up right outsi…
Noodles in Lihuʻe

Hamura Saimin

An island institution, Hamura’s is a hole-in-the-wall specializing in homemade saimin (local-style noodle soup). At lunchtime, expect crowds slurping noodles elbow-to-elbow at retro, U-shaped lunch counters. Save ro…
Market in Lihuʻe

Lihuʻe Farmers Markets

Lihuʻe has two small farmers markets each week: Kukui Grove Center Farmers Market in the Kmart parking lot at the Kukui Grove Center and the Kauaʻi Community Market at the Community College.