Kaua‘i is known for its astounding natural beauty, but did you know the Garden Isle also has exceptional shopping and dining opportunities? Po‘ipu, located on the sunny South Side of the island, is the premiere place to find everything you need, such as one-of-a-kind handmade products like fine art and soaps, as well as eateries that will delight every finely tuned palate.
Island-Style Shopping Centers
The perpetually sunny South Shore is a stark contrast to the wetter, more rainforest-like North Shore. It’s also unique in the sense that it has such an eclectic mix of dining and shopping options with beautiful, natural surroundings. The Shops at Kuku‘iula is a perfect example of an all-encompassing center with restaurants that suit fine diners seeking romance, as well as families looking for kid-friendly menus and a simple atmosphere. Happy hours abound and any sweet tooth is satisfied here—the perfect remedies after a “rough” day at the beach.
The Po'ipu Shopping Village has exquisite Hawaiian handmade products including jewelry and gift shops. Farmer's Markets open every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Po'ipu Must Sees
Drive through a tunnel of trees to arrive on the warm and beautiful south shore of Kauai. The biggest attractions here are the perfect beaches around the Poipu area and Spouting Horn, a blowhole that releases a spout of water up to 20 feet into the air. Poipu stretches around Makahuena Point and is a spectacle to any onlooker. At night, you can stroll through charming boutiques and dine on Pacific Rim cuisine at ocean-side restaurants. Filled with resorts, golf, shopping, beaches and sights, there’s never a dull moment on the South Shore of Kauai — that is unless you just want to take a break and nap on the beach.
Part of the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, McBryde and Allerton Gardens in are focal points in Po'ipu. With a state-of-the-art cultivation center plants flourish! You'll find massive fig trees, exotic flowers, and scores of indigenous Hawaiian plants.
What’s The Poipu Real Estate Market Like?
Poipu is a busy shopping destination and home to many full-time and part-time residents. In 2018, homes sold ranged in price from $465,000 up to $6,000,000. The median sold price for a single-family home in 2018 was $1,300,000. Koloa community is also part of Poipu, which both are highly desirable communities for real estate on Kauai.
The homes have experienced a nice appreciation in value over the past 10 years of over 9%; making any purchase a stable investment.
Po'ipu and Koloa are privy to special county zoning where most areas are eligible for vacation rental homes. We call this the VDA (Visitor Destination Area). Only certain single family homes and conods have the capability to rent less than 30-Days at a time. Outside of the VDA, homes are subject to long-term rentals with 180-Day leases or 30-Day rentals. Therefore, Contact me to find out which homes offer special permits.
Poipu is located in the second Kauai certified Opportunity Zone, allowing Qualified Opportunity Funds to invest in Kauai’s South Shore real estate. According to the IRS, over 8,700 Opportunity Zones in all 50 states were added to the US tax code as an economic development tool, designed to spur economic growth and job creation, by providing tax incentives to taxpayers. Two of which are located on Kauai.