Photo courtesy of jade eckardt
Founded in the late 1800s, this small, South Shore town was at one point renowned for its multitude of bars and its penchant for revelry and was surprisingly the most bustling town on Kaua`i. Today, the small and quiet town is dominated by local art galleries, selling paintings, photography, jewelry, housewares, and other unique and local art.
Meaning "crushed bay" in Hawaiian, Hanapepe serves as a sort of bohemian locale on the west side where the general theme is local and mellow. Although it's a wonderful break when headed far west, Hanapepe is also a must visit location no matter where you're staying on the island.