Fodor's Expert Review Old Koloa Town

Koloa Historic District/Site Fodor's Choice
Koloa’s first sugar mill opened in 1835, ushering in an era of sugar production throughout the Islands, with more than 100 plantations established by 1885. Many of the workers came from the Philippines, Japan, China, Korea and Portugal, creating Hawaii’s multiethnic mélange. Today, many of Koloa’s historic buildings beneath the shade of ancient monkeypod trees have been converted into fun shops and restaurants. You’ll just want to stroll and take it all in; favorites include Island Soap and Candleworks, Crazyshirts, and Lappert’s, Hawaiian-inspired ice cream made daily in nearby Hanapepe. Try the Kauai Pie and Luau Delight flavors. Be sure to approach Old Koloa Town via the Tree Tunnel, a romantic canopy of eucalyptus trees planted more than a century ago along a stretch of Maluhia Road.
Historic District/Site Store/Mall Fodor's Choice

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Koloa Rd.
Koloa, Hawaii  96756, USA

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