10 Best Shopping Experiences Near the Kauai Cruise Port

Jade Eckardt

By , Local Expert, Kauai
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So you've been on the cruise ship for days - maybe even weeks - and you need to shop. Maybe it's for the sake of old fashioned retail therapy, or maybe it's to restock some basic necessities. Whatever it may be, you'll find it in close proximity to the cruise port at Nawiliwili Harbor on the east side of Kauai. The port is in Lihue, and here you'll find everything from clothing, jewelry and accessories to basic needs like sunblock, electronics and toiletries, and their all close to the cruise port. Remember that many cruise ships offer shuttles around town.

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    Kilohana Plantation

    Kilohana Plantation is the best near port place to pick up locally crafted gifts and souvenirs.

    Local Expert Tip: "Bring a camera and an appetite and make this more than a shopping experience."

  • 2

    Anchor Cove Shopping Center

    Located close to the cruise port, the shopping center can satisfy some basic shopping needs.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you're visiting the shopping center don't miss a stroll down the beach."

  • 3

    Hilo Hattie

    Hilo Hattie offers classic aloha/formal wear and Hawaiian souvenirs and is located close to the port.

    Local Expert Tip: "An aloha shirt or dress is as dressed up as a person needs to get on Kauai."

  • 4

    Sunshine Farmers Markets

    Sunshine Farmers Markets provide shoppers with locally made gifts and arts and locally grown produce.

    Local Expert Tip: "Bring your own shopping bag to save plastic."

  • 5

    The Taro Fields

    The Taro Fields offers quality clothing and accessories for men and women all with a Hawaiian style feel.

    Local Expert Tip: "Ask for the locally made or designed clothing and accessories."

  • 6

    Longs Drugs

    Longs offers all the basics a person could need, from medicine to beach gear to souvenirs to beauty supplies.

    Local Expert Tip: "Bring a reusable shopping bag since Kauai banned plastic bags."

  • 7

    Da Life

    Da Life offers the most thorough selection of outdoor sporting and activity gear on Kauai.

    Local Expert Tip: "Ask the friendly staff for their input into the right gear for the right situations."

  • 8

    Papaya's Natural Food Market

    Papaya's is the go to place on Kauai for natural and organic products.

    Local Expert Tip: "Bring a reusable shopping bag since Kauai has banned plastic bags."

  • 9

    Kama'Aina Surf & Sport

    Kama'aina Surf & Sport is an all around surf, sun and beach gear shop offering high quality gear for sale and rent.

    Local Expert Tip: "Book a surf lesson at the shop."

  • 10

    Hanapepe Art Night

    Hanapepe offers the widest array of locally made arts and crafts.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you can't make it to art night, just visit the town and check out the many galleries."



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