On the southern shores of Kauai lies the small yet idyllic community of Lawai, seemingly surrounded by all the beauty in the world. Its fine white-sand beaches and verdant valleys and jungles lend a mystical atmosphere to this community frequented by avid snorkelers and nature lovers. Lawai boasts an incredible amount of cultural wealth, and is a growing hub of commerce and real estate investment. Once abundant with fields of taro and sugar canes, Lawai is home to a very hospitable and ethnically diverse community that blends Polynesian, Southeast Asian, and Western cultures seamlessly. Here, the simple life is the norm and you just can’t help but relax once you step foot in the valley. Today, tourism, papaya harvesting, fishing, and the coffee industry are what propel Lawai’s economic growth. The community shows incredible promise and it seems like the world is taking notice.
Lawai Homes for Sale, Condos and Vacation Rentals
As Lawai continues in its path towards development, there has been a gradual increase in the number of commercial and residential projects that are being constructed throughout the area. In Lawai, potential homebuyers will find starter homes, comfortable single-family residences, oceanfront properties, and large agricultural parcels.
Lawai, like the rest of the “Garden Island” is rich in natural wonders that would make any nature lover swoon with delight. There are recreational opportunities aplenty; whether you are more comfortable in the ocean, on land, or in the company of local wildlife, Lawai has something for you. One of the most popular things to do in Lawai is to head to Lawai Beach and snorkel in its turquoise waters. Protected by a fringing reef barrier, snorkelers get to see different types of marine life such as tangs, parrotfish, and even sea turtles. Lawai Beach is also home to three popular surfing spots: Centers, PK’s, and Acid Drop are frequented by surfing and body-boarding enthusiasts. For a look into Lawai’s recent history, head over to Lawai International Center, which is home to 88 Buddhist shrines and was also once the site of a Shinto temple, Taoist shrine and a Hawaiian heiau. Play golf at the Puakea Golf Course, where the shadow of the legendary Mt. Ha’upu looms over the horizon. Na Pali Coast is another must-see with its valley, waterfalls, and immaculate beaches.