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Kauai’s South Shore is home to endless adventure, and some of the top things to do are right around the corner from your Kauai Exclusive Management rental. From spending time in Poipu on the sandy shoreline to checking out popular attractions, the possibilities are neverending. There are also several culturally and historically significant spots to discover. One such place is Old Town Koloa, which is a must-visit for anyone spending time on this side of the island.

A Look at Its Heritage

Koloa was once home to Hawaii’s first successful sugar mill. This is an area where families and merchants put down roots. Several of the historic buildings and sites found in this area are part of the Koloa Heritage Trail, including:

You can also see some remnants of the old sugar mill.

What to See during Your Visit

The streets of Old Koloa Town are lined with every type of business imaginable


Take time wandering in and out of the boutiques and shops that showcase incredible local talent. Hawaiian Artisans is a great place to find beautiful gifts and art. Find island souvenirs and Aloha gear for the whole group at Na Koa Surf Co. If you’re looking for a special gift, stop by Brianne & Co., a women-owned jewelry store utilizing locally sourced materials.


Before heading back to your South Shore rental, grab a bite to eat at one of the delicious Koloa restaurants. Try a sushi burrito or burger made with 100 percent Kauai grass-fed beef at Kenji Burger. Enjoy refreshing hand-crafted shave ice at The Fresh Shave, or get a mid-day pick-me-up at Koloa Mill Ice Cream & Coffee.

Experience the Ultimate South Shore Escape with Kauai Exclusive

The pool of a Kauai vacation rental to relax in after exploring Old Koloa Town.

From historic Old Town Koloa to bustling Poipu, there are endless incredible and unique towns found on Kauai’s South Shore. Be close to them all by staying at a rental from Kauai Exclusive Management. If you’re trying to decide when to plan your escape, consider the fall! This time of year is known for incredible rates, especially when you book direct.

Our inventory of Kauai rentals on the South Shore has something for everyone, from homes that embrace the island atmosphere to modern condos. Book a luxurious home with room for all your closest friends, or find the perfect space to host your family reunion. 

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