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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.
If you're looking for beautiful locally made gifts, arts and souvenirs, stop by historic Kilohana Plantation. Just a short drive or taxi ride from the port, Kilohana Plantation is a historic home housing many galleries, arts and even a rum tasting room.
For local style resort wear, Hilo Hattie is the go to place for shirts, dresses and accessories for both men and women to dress up for dinner. You'll find a huge selection here, and browsing is half the fun.
To meet some basic needs, Longs Drugs is an all around pharmacy and convenience stores. Find everything from electronics to beach gear, and have prescriptions filled.
You'll need a shuttle or taxi to get to these shops, but they're the closest to the cruise port. Everything you could need is just minutes away.