Real Estate on the South Shore of Kauai Poipu & Koloa
With year round sunny weather and cool trade winds, Poipu is one of the most premier resort communities on the island. The area also offers clear waters and many white sandy beaches perfect for swimming or getting a nice tan. This beach was recently named America's best beach by the Travel Channel.
Further along you will find Koloa, which is a 200 year old plantation town which contains a collection of old plantation buildings in addition to facade buildings which now serve as souvenir shops and retail stores. This is the site of the oldest sugar plantation in all of Hawaii.
You will not have to worry about the integrity of the buildings - as almost all of them have been restored to meet current building standards. For those that appreciate the historical significance of the area, consider visiting the Koloa History Center, which is a small museum that offers many different seminars and exhibits related to the history of the area.
You can also visit Old Koloa Town Mall, which contains many restaurants and specialty shops. South of the town, you will find the Koloa Landing, which used to be the main port of entry for the entire island, and was used by the Yankee Pacific Fleet.
Unlike many other areas of Hawaii, some of the sugar cane fields around Koloa are still in production, even to this day. Today, the town is home to over 100 businesses, all within a 10 mile walking distance of each other, which makes it great for those that rely on bicycle or foot transportation. Each summer, a giant festival is held to celebrate the heritage of the town.
The south shore of Kauai is rich in the history of the local Hawaiian people. In the south shore of Kauai, there are several places you can visit including Spouting Horn, Old Koloa Town, Koloa Heritage Trail, and Poipu Beach. Spouting Horn is a blowhole tat can spurt salt water as high as 50 feet. The water passes through a lava shelf. After that, it spurts out into the air via a small opening. Unlike other blowholes, it makes a loud sound when the salt water is spurted out into the air. The local legend claims that a large lizard used to swallow up everyone who went there. A man named Liko happened to visit the place. When like was attacked, he found a hole in the lava shelf and swam through it. The lizard that was trapped in the hole groaned because of hunger. The groaning sound is from the lizard that is trapped inside the hole. You can visit the Spouting Horn during sunset to watch the scenery.
Old Koloa Town is the site of an old sugar plantation developed in 1835. There are many old buildings in the small town. If you visit Koloa Town, you can explore the ruins of the old sugar mill. There are many places you can go at Koloa including shops, restaurants, and golf course. The Poipu Bay Golf Club is located near to Koloa. Kiahuna Golf Club is also located at Koloa town. There are many recreational activities you can carry out at the beach including snorkeling, swimming and diving. You can visit the Koloa Town in July to participate in the Koloa Plantation Days celebration. The celebration features many activities including games, fair and etc.
Koloa Heritage Trail is about 10 miles long. You can travel on the trail with a vehicle or bicycle. Alternatively, you can hike on the travel on food. Along the trail, you will find many interesting tourist destinations including Prince Kuhio Birthplace & Park, Sugar Monument, Spouting Horn Park, Moir Gardens, Hapa Road, and Keoneloa Bay. There are 14 stops located along the Koloa Heritage Trail.
Poipu Beach is ranked as the top 5 beaches in the United States. It is also included in the world top 5 beaches. During the winter day, the water is calm without any big waves. You can explore the surrounding areas with kayak, helicopter, cycling and etc. There are several types of helicopter tours for tourists can choose including blue Hawaiian helicopters, inter island helicopter and will squires helicopter tour.
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