Visiting Kilaeau in Kauai, Hawaii


Once nicknamed the “Guava Capitol of the World”, Kilauea is a small community tucked in the northeastern shore of Kauai.

Unlike Hanalei, Kilaeau’s center can be easily skipped over, as its eateries and stores are located within the small town a few blocks off the 56 Kuhio Highway.

The only sign, located across from the Shell gas station. Enter off of Kolo Road.
If you’re heading north from Kapaa, the gas station will be on your right.

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Lunch time at Kilauea Fish Market!

The Korean Chicken BBQ (left) and Ahi Poke Salad (right). Both were underwhelming. BBQ sauce was way too salty. Plus side is the veggies were fresh!

Kong Lung Co. storefront

Well, I found my next house project!
Kong Lung Co’s beautiful cascading display of origami cranes greets you as you enter.

Kong Lung sells a variety of wares: from clothing to journals, from jewelry to dishware.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe took advantage of their buy 4, get 1 deal. $15 flat rate shipping anywhere in the US.

Stop in for a guava coconut macaroon, coconut rumball, or an iced coffee!

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From the shopping center, head northeast on Kilauea Road to the lighthouse!

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Friendly nene greets you in the parking lot 🙂
Please be mindful of them when driving through the parking lot, as they are a species that faced near extinction due to hunting.
Luckily, laws were enacted to prevent further hunting and conservation efforts have once more stabilized their population.

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