Kōloa, Kaua’i

Destination To Paradise:

An old plantation town filled with history, Kōloa is located on the southern coast of the island of The Garden Isle of Kaua’i. Old Koloa Town has retained much of its small town charm with old-fashioned storefronts now occupying the plantation buildings along Kōloa Road.

Although sugarcane had been raised by ancient Hawaiians on small personal plots, the Old Sugar Mill of Kōloa was part of the first commercially successful sugarcane plantation in Hawaiʻi, which was founded in Kōloa on the island of Kauai in 1835.

Driving to Kōloa/Poʻipū you past through the Tree Tunnel gateway, a stretch of Maluhia Road lined with eucalyptus trees first planted a century ago. Kōloa is just minutes mauka of world renown Poʻipū and all it’s fabulous high-end hotels, resorts, shopping, beaches and golf.

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Piikoi was born in March 1871, in the village of Kukuiula in the Kōloa/Poʻipū area.