Real Estate on East Side of Kauai
The way to get to the Kauai is through the Lihue. All visitors that come to the island enter through the Lihue through either plane or ship. Those who fly in will get the view of a lifetime as they approach the airport. Those on the ships will get to enjoy this wonderful view for even longer as they sail past the docks.
The east side of Kauai is rich with various types of local culture. If you happen to visit the east side of Kauai, you can explore tourism spots such as Nounou Mountain, Wailua River, Opaekaa Falls, Kapaa Town and Fern Grotto. Nounou Mountain is situated in the middle of Wailua and Kapaa. The mountain looks very much like a man that is lying down. The local legend claims that the mountain is formed from giant that ate rocks. According to the legend, the villagers tricked the giant to eat a large quantity of rocks at the poi because he kept on disturbing them. The giant was so full that he fell asleep and never wake up again. The Nounou Trail-East is located on the mountain. The trail begins from the Halelilio Road located at Wailua House lots. The trail is about 1000 feet from above the sea level. While hiking, you can observe the scenery of the coastal areas including Sleeping Giant and Kapaa.
Wailua River is a long river fed by numerous tributaries. The water of the Wailua River flows towards the ocean. You can take a kayak to explore the river. There are several boats that bring passengers to the Fern Grotto. The cruise boat can usually accommodate 40 passengers. Various types of recreational activities can be carried out at the river such as waterskiing. If you visit the mouth of the river, you will find a number of boulders with carvings of historical petroglyphs. Often, the boulders are covered with sands so it is difficult to see the petroglyphs. If it is a rainy weather, the sand will be washed away from the boulders. If you are exploring the river with kayak, you can travel in the right fork to reach the Secret Falls.
Opekaa Falls is waterfall located to the north of Wailua River. Visitors cannot access the waterfall but they can take a look from the Kuamo Road. The waterfall has a steady flow throughout the year. If you want to view the waterfall, you should visit it during the afternoon. In the afternoon, the sun will shine on the waterfall. The name of Opekaa Falls is derived from the shrimps that swarmed up in the stream and fall down into the waterfall base.
Kapa Town is an old town located on the east side of Kauai. The main highway often experiences traffic jam. If you can’t get passed the main highway, you can take the temporary bypass road. All kinds of amenities can be found at Kapa Town including shops, hotels and etc.
Please check out this 4 bedroom/2.5 bath older home located in the heart of Lihue. Built on large lot (14,071 sq. ft) on the rim and includes avocado, lychee & tangerine...
Listing courtesy of Maile Properties of Kauai.