Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii
Nawiliwili Harbor was established as Kauai’s principal port in 1930. It was named for the Wiliwili trees that were once abundant in the area. Kauai’s near perfect year-round temperatures and the refreshing breezes from the northeast trade winds attract thousands of travellers each year to this island paradise.
Pier InformationThe ship is scheduled to dock at Pier 2 at the Nawiliwili Boat Harbor. It is about three miles (five km) to Lihue. Taxis are generally available at the pier.
ShoppingThe closest shopping area to the pier is Anchor Cove and Harbor Mall across from Kalapaki Beach. Free shuttle service is provided to both shopping areas. Another shuttle is available to the Coconut Market Place at Lihue, where good buys can be found in island fashions and Kauai coffee. The local currency is the U.S. dollar.
CuisineMenus feature locally grown produce, island-raised beef and lamb, and freshly caught fish. There are several good restaurants in Nawiliwili and at Poipu Beach, offering a wide choice of food in every price category.
Located three miles (five km) from Nawiliwili, Lihue is Kauai’s county seat as well as the business and transportation centre. It is home to the Kauai Museum, a local history and art museum with exhibits showcasing geology, flora, fauna and artefacts from the missionary and plantation periods. Nearby is Kalapaki Beach with its white sands and gentle waters that make it ideal for swimming and sailing. The Kauai Lagoons serve as a sanctuary for exotic wildlife.
The beaches in this area on the southern-most tip of the island are favourites for snorkelling and scuba diving.
Private arrangements for independent sightseeing may be requested through the Tour Office onboard.