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The Charming Town of Koloa in the South Shore of Kauai

The classic and quaint town of Koloa stretches from Old Koloa Town to the beautiful resort area of Poipu in the South Shore of Kauai. The Tree Tunnel, a road (Maluhia Road) lined with eucalyptus trees—planted about a century ago, is the “gateway” to the Koloa/Poipu district. The Tree Tunnel still blossoms today and is always ready to receive visitors.

Koloa - Tree Tunnel
The Tree Tunnel | Photo by Robert Linsdell

Koloa experienced its commercial boom around 1835 when it opened its first sugar mill. The sugar aeon opened the door to generations of immigrants that form today’s multicultural communities in Hawaii.

Along Koloa Road, delightful retail shops and restaurants now takes up the plantation buildings, however, with antique-fashioned storefronts, Old Koloa Town is able to maintain much of its old-world charm.

Koloa - Old Koloa Town
Old Koloa Town | Photo by Tom Bridge

Within Koloa is the resort community of Poipu. Here you’ll find high-end hotels and residential resorts. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the many perks Poipu has to offer including a fun-filled day at Poipu Beach Park—once named one of America’s best beaches. Close-by is the impressive Spouting Horn blowhole. This is one of the most photographed scenic spot on Kauai. For golf lovers, there is the Poipu Bay Golf Course. The course is well-known for hosting past PGA of America’s Grand Slam of Golf events. This panoramic Kauai golf course is perched between rolling ocean surf and stunning mountain vistas.

Koloa - Poipu Beach
Poipu Beach | Photo by Robert Linsdell

Poipu is also one of the most exclusive areas on the island. With a small population of under *1,000 residents (*2010 United States Census), people enjoy the close-knit community the neighborhood offers while also having open spaces to trek.

If you’re interested in searching for properties in Koloa or Poipu or for more real estate information about the South Shore of Kauai, contact our knowledgeable Poipu agents at (808) 823-6030 or c21allislands@hawaiimoves.com.

Check out:

Koloa-Poipu Homes For Sale

Koloa-Poipu Condos For Sale

Koloa - Spouting Horn
Spouting Horn | Photo by Robert Linsdell


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