Coconut Marketplace

Written by Michael Federico
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Coconut Marketplace on the island of Kauai is home to over 60 shops and restaurants. It is the most tourist-friendly shopping outlet on the island. People can find countless Hawaii souvenirs, as well as native jewelry, handmade crafts, and local artwork.

The food court at Coconut Marketplace is much like a food court in any American mall. Burgers, fries, tacos, chicken, and pizza can be found without any problem. There are also native snacks available from a number of local vendors. There are traditional "sit down" restaurants in the marketplace for those who are not interested in fast food.

Entertainment at Coconut Marketplace

The weekly hula show is a major draw of the Coconut Marketplace. It gives tourists a chance to experience the traditional art of hula, while learning what each hand motion and hip swing represents. There is also a movie theatre at the marketplace. While it is by no means a megaplex, the two screens do generally show the latest movies.

Lodging can be found close to the Coconut Marketplace. People can leave their hotels and walk over to the shopping center. Many of the hotels in the area are also close to some of the finest golf courses on the island. When staying so close to all of those shops, it is easy for people to forget that there is much more to do on Kauai than simply buy things. While the marketplace is a wonderful place to visit, it should not occupy all of one's time.

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