Old Koloa Town, Kauai is a charming town located near Poipu that was the site of the first major sugar mill in the Hawaiian islands. Central to Koloa is a quaint main street that offers a number of shops and food services to tourists and locals.
The town, which retains its sugar mill charm, has pizza, ice cream, fine art, souvenirs, a surf shop, singing crystal bowls, a grocery store and more. Nearby is the Kauai Tree Tunnel on State Hwy 520, a must-see and the best way to get to Koloa from Lihue.
Old Koloa Town Photos
Koloa Mill Ice Cream and Coffee is a favorite.
Progressive Expressions Surf Shop
Surfing trophies at Progressive Expressions Surf Shop
Popular Pizzetta served specialty pizzas and daily lunch specials. Unfortunately, the establishment has closed permanently due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sueoka’s Market in Koloa Town.
For over a century, three generations of the Sueoka family ran the market before selling it to ABC Stores in 2019. But despite the sale, the market still retains its traditional charm.
The food truck court in Old Koloa Town is on the site of the original Old Sugar Mill of Koloa, the first successful sugarcane plantation in Hawaii. The foundations and a stone chimney from 1840 are all that remain.
There’s a magnificent Monkeypod tree in Old Koloa Town next to the Art House gallery. When you’re underneath the tree, look skyward and you’ll see the full expanse of the tree. There are more than a few Monkeypod trees in the Koloa area. Some of the trees were planted in the 1920s and are close to 100 years old.