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The West Side of Kauai - Have you been there?

Many people who travel to Kauai seek a retreat on the North Shore in remotes places like Hanalei and Wainiha. Some tourists have heard that Poipu is the dry sunny side of the island and Poipu is where many vacation rentals and hotels are, so that's where they stay. BUT, what about the West Side? Today's Garden Island paper has an editorial piece that will give you a little insight into Kauai's west side and what we mean when we talk about the west side of Kauai.

Where does west Kaua‘i begin, and what does that geographical reference include?

If you’re talking to Rhoda Libre-Hayton, who chairs the Kaua’i Westside Watershed Council, it encompasses the area referred to as the Kona District of this island.

The trek is definitely “down-home, country-style, and rural-to-the-max” as one can eventually get all the way to Polihale if one stays at sea-level or if one opts to head up for higher ground to the Koke‘e mountains, the crown jewel of Na Pali Coast. In turn, west Kaua‘i is a mixture of honored traditions and innovative transitions as well as being a series of random delights that range from serene to spectacular.

POLIHALE BEACH at Kauai's west end - Awesome ocean and beach

Read the full Kauai west side introspective here

Ron Margolis, RA, CDPE, ABR Hawaii Life Real Estate Services 808.346.7095 email: ron@hawaiilife.com

Comment balloon 2 commentsRonnie Margolis • October 11 2009 01:21PM


Hi Ronnie, I have not been to that Island.  I've been to the big Island, Maui and Oahu.  My vacation there 10 years ago was wonderful.  I envy you for living in paradise.

If you have people transfering to my part of Texas I hope you'll think of me.

Liz Flint, Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty, Houston & Tomball, TX  sales_by_liz@hotmail.com

Posted by Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066 (Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty) over 11 years ago

And what part of Texas might that be? Texas is a big place right?

Posted by Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh (KW Kauai) over 11 years ago