The Kauai Palms Hotel is centrally located in the heart of Lihue, the gateway to both sides of the Island and just minutes from the Lihue airport. The hotel is nestled on the quiet, back end of Kalena Street, just off the main street (Rice street) that runs through Lihue.
The Kauai Palms is walking distance to a variety of restaurants, shopping and entertainment. If you are traveling with children, Kalena Park is located a block away. The Kauai Palms Hotel is close to both the County and State Buildings, banks and the post office.
In the Heart of Lihue's Restaurant District
You'll want to take advantage of some of the local, multi-cultural cuisine nearby and within walking distance of the Kauai Palms Hotel. Have lunch at Hamura’s Saimin, a local icon established in 1951 featuring Japanese Noodles, just a short walk around the corner. The Garden Island Barbecue and Chinese, a local favorite, also just down the block from the Kauai Palms Hotel, offers take out for lunch and dinner. The following is a list of dining and take out establishments within walking distance to the Kauai Palms Hotel.
- Lihue Barbecue Inn - Pasta, Steak, Seafood and Local Favorites
- Dani's Restaurant - American, Japanese & Hawaiian
- Rob's Good Times Grill - Steak, Burgers & Seafood
- Kiibo Restaurant- Japanese/Sushi Bar
- Pho Kauai - Vietnamese Noodles
- Hamura Saimin - Japanese Noodles
- Garden Island Barbecue & Chinese - American & Chinese
- Lihue Cafe & Lounge - Salads, Burgers, Noodles & Seafood
- Okazu Hale - Japanese
- Kalena Fish Market - Poke and Seafood take out items
- Po's Kitchen - Hawaiian
- Lihue Bowling Center - Snack Bar & Cocktail Lounge
- Duke's - Fresh seafood, steak, salads and local favorite Hula Pie
- Ritchi's Bar & Grill - Steak, burgers and seafood.
Lihue Entertainment, Nightlife and Shopping - Just "Around the Corner".
Add some nightlife to your dining experience at Rob’s Good Time Grill. The Grill offers specials from 11am to 2am along with music, dancing, satellite TV, pool tables, video games and Karaoke throughout the week. Or venture next door for a game of bowling to the Lihue Bowling Alley.
If shopping is your favorite pastime, the Kauai Palms Hotel puts you within minutes of the Harbor Mall, Anchor Cove Shopping Center and the Kalapaki Marketplace in Kalapaki. Kukui Grove Shopping Center is located about 10 minutes from the hotel and features Macy's, Starbuck's, Sears, WalMart and K-Mart. Hilo Hatties and Kauai’s own Red Dirt Shirts are also just a few minute drive from the Kauai Palms Hotel.
If relaxation is what you are in the mood for, enjoy some pampering or get your nails done at the Rejuvenation Spa (Pu`u Wai O` Hale) is just a few steps from the hotel on the corner of Rice Street and Kalena Street.
Kalapaki & Nawiliwili
Just a few minutes from the Hotel is the visitor destination of Kalapaki. Enjoy a trip to see the Menehune Fish Ponds or enjoy the white sands of Kalapaki beach - perfect for swimming, sunning and beach combing. Kauai Lagoons, contains 40 acres of freshwater lagoons, a wildlife sanctuary and hosts two Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole golf courses.
There are many shopping centers to choose from in Nawiliwili including Harbor Mall, Anchor Cove, the Kalapaki Marketplace and the Aloha Center. Choose from the many offerings of local artisans, Hawaiian images and prints, and endulge in the many eateries available in this quaint harbor-front town.
At the end of the day, watch the sunset and enjoy a cocktail, local music and "pupus" at Duke's Barefoot Bar & Grill located at the Kauai Marriott.
For more ideas of what to do on your Kauai vacation, visit our Things to Do page.
Driving Directions to the Kauai Palms Hotel
Turn left at the traffic signal outside of the Lihue Airport onto Highway 51/Kapule Highway. Kapule Highway ends shortly after the next traffic light (about a mile), veer Right onto Rice Street. Make a left at the 2nd traffic light, the hotel is located at 2931 Kalena Street.
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