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5 Free Things to Do in Poipu, Kauai

When you’re in Kauai there are so many things to see and do. Luckily, some of them are even free! Check out these free things to do in Poipu, Kauai that are fun and totally free of charge.

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The famous Spouting Horn on Koloa Trail

1. Trek the Koloa Heritage Trail

Go on a self-guided tour of Koloa Heritage Trail, were history and culture combine to give insight into the region you’ve visited.  A series of 14 monuments highlight significant sites on the trail, including Koloa Landing at Hanakaape Bay and Spouting Horn.  Click here for a full guide. 

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Kauai Coffee Company/Facebook

2. Perk Up at Kauai Coffee Company

Come for the free coffee samples, stay to learn how Kauai coffee is grown, harvested, processed and graded.  Visit their museum, take a self-guided walking tour and try to decide which flavor of coffee is your favorite.  Ours was the coconut caramel crunch blend.

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Poipu Shopping Village/Facebook

3. Watch Tahitian and Hula Dance Shows at Poipu Shopping Village

On Mondays and Thursday at Poipu Shopping Village at 4:30pm enjoy the art of Tahitian and Hula by the women of Urahutia. They take you on a trip to the South Pacific islands of Tahiti. The show is free and lasts for about 30 minutes long. It can be viewed at center stage under the Banyan Tree.

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The coastal beauty of the Mahaulepu Heritage Trail

4. Hike the Mahaulepu Heritage Trail

Kauai’s southern coastline is the showcase of this 2-mile roundtrip hike.  Trek from the southeast corner of Shipwreck Beach (Keonela Bay) along sand-dune cliffs, Kiawe trees, limestone formations and rocky inlets all the way to Mahaulepu Beach (Kawailoa Bay).

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Fresh and delicious finds at the Farmers Market

5. Savor Local Flavor at the Kauai Culinary Market

Visit the Kukui`ula Shopping Village on Wednesdays between 4 and 6pm, in the heart of Poipu for fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables and coffee, along with spices, jams, bread and cheeses as well as live contemporary Hawaiian music.  Chef demonstrations with Kauai grown and Kauai made products happen at the Wine and Beer Garden. 

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Hawaii to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.
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