Overview Lihue is the government and commercial center of the island as well as a cultural and historical area. This may be the most traveled town on Kauai since its home to Kauai’s main airport (the Lihue Airport) and Nawiliwili Harbor, the island's major commercial shipping center and cruise ship port. Lihue has a variety of beaches and natural wonders to explore. Kalapaki Beach is the home of the Marriott Kauai's Beach Club and the Kauai Lagoons Golf Club. Bodysurfing, windsurfing and swimming make Kalapaki a popular destination. Ninini Beach is home to an automated lighthouse, operating since 1897. And just north of Lihue, don’t forget to stop at the Wailua Falls lookout for an amazing waterfall view. The Lihue area also has numerous historical spots including Alekoko (Menehune Fishpond), a roughly 1000-year old aquaculture reservoir; Kilohana, a historic plantation estate; and both the historic Kauai Museum and Grove Farm Homestead Museum. Lihue is your gateway to adventure on Kauai. Lihue Homes for Sale, Condos and Vacation Rentals Home to approximately 6,000 locals and residents, Lihue’s real estate market has plenty of options for the discerning potential homebuyer. Featuring oceanfront homes and lots, single-family residences, bungalows, villas, and lots with significant acreage, you won’t run out of housing options in Lihue. Must-sees Heavenly Kalapaki Beach is one of the top places to visit when in Lihue. Boasting the finest white sand and waters perfect for swimming and sailing, Kalapaki Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Lihue. Luxury accommodations are available. Endemic wildlife can be found in the 40-acre Kauai Lagoons, which is accessible from Kalapaki Beach. Wailua Falls is another popular destination just west of Lihue, soaring high at approximately 80 feet, and is renowned as a great diving spot. To get an idea of what life was like in Lihue when it was a sugar-mill town, visit Grove Farm Homestead, which houses a museum of what Lihue was like back in the 19th century. Another historic site, Hauola Place of Refuge offered persecuted Hawaiians a safe haven in a time of turmoil. One of the oldest temples in Kauai, the Hikina Akala Heiau is of utmost cultural importance, believed to be established circa 800 AD.