Hawaii March 03, 2018
This Coastal Town Might Be The Most Charming Place In Hawaii
The Hawaiian Islands are undoubtedly home to countless charming coastal towns, from Oahu’s North Shore to Hawaii Island’s Kailua-Kona and everywhere in between, Hawaii’s coastal towns are absolutely incredible. There is one town, however, that might just be the most charming town in all of the Aloha State. Venture to guess what town we’re talking about?
Located on the southern coast of Kauai between Waimea and Koloa is Hanapepe, one of the islands’ best-kept secrets. This little beach town is home to 2,600 residents and is often referred to as "Kauai’s Biggest Little Town."
Once one of Kauai’s largest communities, you may find that not much has changed over the last century in Hanapepe. Its historic, plantation style buildings, however, are now home to charming shops, eateries and a surprising amount of art galleries.
Nestled along the Hawaiian coast with the Pacific Ocean to the south and the mountains to the north, the land surrounding the small town is full of gems just waiting to be discovered — from the lush mountains...
...to the incredible Waimea River and various stunning beaches, including a beach made entirely out of sea glass.
With the greatest concentration of artists on the island, Hanapepe is big on charm. Every Friday night from 5 to 9 p.m., local art studios keep their doors open late for Friday Art Night. Some artists sit on the sidewalk to paint or display their recent work while local performers play Hawaiian music.
Perhaps the most amazing thing about Hanapepe? The small town served as the inspiration for the town featured in the Disney classic Lilo & Stitch. How amazing is that?
Oh, and if that isn't charming enough, Hanapepe is home to the always-enchanting Hanapepe Swinging Bridge, a magnificent attraction that draws crowds from all over.
Bottom line? This charming little town is home to everything your heart desires, and is the perfect place for your next weekend getaway.
Want more information about Hanapepe’s two most famous attractions? Click here to learn more about the
Hanapepe Swinging Bridge, and here to check out the incredible beach made of sea glass.