Coconut Marketplace / Old
in Wailua area of Kapaa Town
It's centrally located on east Kauai, midway between the
southern resort area
of Poipu and the northern resort area of Princeville. The eastern side of Kauai
has the largest
population center of Kauai. This shopping center was built in
three phases, Phase I in
1972, Phase II in 1976 and Phase III in 1978. There are
over 70 shops and restaurants within over 64,000
square feet of shopping area.
For the most part they are specialty shops and smaller food
outlets. There is
also fine dining along with a small movie theatre complex.
The Coconut Marketplace has a unique ambiance with the
kiosks situated within the center of the exterior in-line shops with their covered
walkways. There are a
number of rest areas scattered about this multi-acre site
including the well maintained grassy
knoll adjacent to the center stage area.
There are also a number of smaller water-ways that
attempt to replicate some
of the old watering systems that may have been in use on Kauai in the