Kuhio Shores FAQ

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Where is Kuhio Shores Located?

Kuhio Shores is located on the ocean in Poipu resort. The address is 5050 Lawai Rd, Koloa, HI 96756. Kuhio Shores is one of the best places to stay on Kauai.

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How far is Kuhio Shores from the Airport?

Kuhio Shores is 15 miles from Lihue airport - about a 30 minute drive.

Does Kuhio Shores Have an Elevator?


Does Kuhio Shores have a BBQ Area?

Yes, there's a shared BBQ area.

Does Kuhio Shores have Laundry Facilities?

Every floor at Kuhio Shores has coin operated laundry machines and dryers. Units do not have in-suite laundry.

What Beaches are near Kuhio Shores?

Kuhio Shores is located directly next to Lawai beach, also known as Prince Kuhio Beach and Beach House Beach. This is one of the south shore's premier snorkel spots, and also a popular surfing location. Baby beach, an ideal swimming spot for infants, is a 5 minute walk from Kuhio Shores.

Kiahuna Beach is 1.2 miles away, or a 3 minute drive. Poipu Beach Park is a 5 minute drive from Kuhio Shores (1.8 miles).

What Shopping is near Kuhio Shores?

The wonderful Kukui'ula Village Shopping Center is located half a mile from Kuhio Shores. It's an easy 10 minute walk. Kukui'ula features several restaurants, many tourist shops, Living Foods Market which sells groceries including organic items. Kukui'ula also hosts a farmer's market on Wednesdays and occasional live performances.

Koloa Town is 2.2 miles from Kuhio Shores. Here you'll find a fish market, a couple of grocery stores including a Big Save, and several souvenir shops as well as places to grab a bite to eat.

What Farmer's Markets are Near Kuhio Shores?

Poipu's main farmer's market is on Mondays at 12 p.m. at Koloa Ball Park. There is also a market/fair on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Kukui'ula Village Shopping Center.

What Attractions are Near Kuhio Shores?

Beside the beaches mentioned above, there are several tourist attractions very close by. The Allerton and McBryde botanical garden is a 3 minute drive from Kuhio Shores. Also 3 minutes away on Lawai road is Spouting Horn Park. Kukuiula boat harbor is 2 minutes away - several boat adventures depart from here. The Kiahuna Golf Club is a short 5 minute drive from the condo.

Surfing at Kuhio Shores

Located directly in front of Kuhio Shores is the surf break now known as PKs. This is one of the best summer time surf spots on the south shore, although it's not for beginners. Even if you're not a surfer, you'll enjoy sitting on the lawn and watching the surfers ride the waves.

Check out the awesome surf cam that overlooks this surf break: Kauai web cam

What is Poipu's Weather Like?

Poipu enjoys some of the nicest weather on the island with the least amount of rain of all the resort areas on Kauai. During the winter months, rainfall amounts vary between 3 and 6 inches per month. The summer months average less than 2 inches of rain per month.

Winter time highs average 79 degrees, while summer time highs average 86 degrees. Night times are 10 - 15 degrees cooler.

Does Kuhio Shores have Air Conditioning?

No. Although it can get warm during the day, Kuhio Shores is directly on the ocean and can take maximum advantage of the cooling trade winds.

When is Whale Watching Season?

Whale watching season is from November through April.

Are their Turtles at Kuhio Shores?

Yes, many turtles live in the waters around Kuhio Shores. Don't be surprised if one pops up next to you when you go snorkeling. The turtles are friendly but since they're endangered you're not allowed to touch them.

What Restaurants are near Kuhio Shores?

There are many great restaurants nearby. Next door is the popular Beach House Restaurant which overlooks the ocean and has a great view of the sunset. We've written a very thorough guide and review of Kauai's restaurants for the benefit of our guests. You can read about them here.

Do I Really Need to Rent a Car?

Because Kuhio Shores is so conveniently located near shops and attractions you technically don't need to rent a car. However, if you're able to drive it's highly recommended. There is so much to see and do on Kauai that you'll want to explore the island at your own leisure. Remember, we have very affordable condo + car rental packages.

How can I find the best flights to Kauai?

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