Aloha and thank you for your interest in Kekaha Oceanside vacation rentals on Kauai’s west side. We rent luxury ocean front homes and plantation-style cottages here on the sunny west coast for adventure seekers and power loungers who come to explore and relax amongst Kauai’s natural wonders. The following are some of our favorite things to do and and places to eat on the Island. Kauai is a diverse, beautiful, tropical paradise. Come enjoy a peaceful and unique west side Kauai vacation with Kekaha Oceanside!
Several miles to the West of Kekaha is the end of the road on the west side of Kauai is Polihale Beach and State Park. A great place to watch sunset and walk along the wide, white sand beach for a view of the South end of the Na Pali Cliffs.
Named for its traditional Hawaiian salt collecting ponds, Salt Pond Beach Park is protected by an outside reef with potential good winter snorkeling, fishing and swimming (conditions vary). Public parking, bathrooms and showers.
An uncrowded, expansive white sand beach that stretches for miles. A great place to to catch an amazing Kauai sunset as it sinks below the horizon and the Forbidden Island of Ni`ihau.
Stop by the Visitor Center at Kauai Coffee Estate in Eleele. Stroll through our coffee orchard, talk to our friendly guides, shop for gifts to take home and of course sample our exclusive line of estate-grown Hawaiian coffees.
Great local surf spot, short hike to gorgeous west side beach.
Stop by the nearby Kikiaola boat harbor in Kekaha to see local fishermen with their daily catch, or book a Fishing charter or NaPali Coast boat tour for a day on the water on Kauai’s most stunning coastline.
A short walk from many of our Kekaha Vacation Rentals, is the west side farmer’s market at Kekaha Neighborhood Center every Saturday at 9am. The Hanapepe Farmer’s Market is on Thursday at 3pm. And we also love the Puhi Farmer’s Market at Grove Farm on Saturdays at 10am.
Every Friday night the sleepy town of Hanapepe comes alive with live music, local crafters and food trucks. Stroll thru a variety of local art galleries and an ecclectic Book Store.
The Beach House Restaurant at the water’s edge in Poipu, is passionate about handcrafted food, drink, and merrimaking! Stunning sunset views, locally sourced fish, and beef and coffee come from neighboring ranches. Vegan options are available.
Located in Waimea Town, Wrangler’s Retaurant is a paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) themed nearby restaurant open for lunch and dinner featuring local caught fish and steaks. For happy endings, try their delicious warm peach cobbler, just like Mom used to make.
Authentic Japanese Food tucked away in the small town of Hanapepe, on Kauai’s west side. Indoor and outdoor dining, awesome sushi and ramen and an ecclectic little gift shop. Japanese Grandma’s Cafe is a real treat!
Located in Ele`ele, great local “dive” for quick, affordable, tasty ramen and sushi.
Located in Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow, in the heart of Kokeʻe State Park, Kokeʻe Lodge is a cozy and historic place to eat and drink. Enjoy live music every Friday, Saturday & Sunday afternoon by the fireplace from 12pm-3pm.
Renovated warehouse featuring Pub Grub in Ele`ele close to Port Allen Harbor. Favorites include fish and chips, poke nachos and beer on tap.
Located in Puhi at the Kilohana Estate, an original working plantation homestead, is The Plantation House by Gaylord’s featuring Kauai’s most authentic dining experience in the original courtyard with island-influenced dishes.
Sushi, Poke and other local favorites by the pound as well as lunch specials at the Ishihara deli in Waimea town.