KAPA‘A — Kapa‘a was announced as Kaua‘i’s Best Beach Town in 2023 by Trazee Travel in its Ninth annual The Trazees listing on Aug. 1, said Margy Parker of the Coconut Coast Association.
The official award ceremony for this honor is scheduled for Aug. 12 in Dallas, Texas. The Royal Coconut Coast Association and Kapa‘a town is currently working with Trazee Travel on more information on the selection.
Trazee Travel is a publication written for, and by travelers ages 25 to 40, and created by a team from FXExpress publications and Global Traveler. The publication bestows awards on airlines, hotels, and destinations around the world.
Kapa‘a draws a lot of attention for its convenience and central location,” said Sue Kanoho of the Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau in the announcement. “Its numerous beach parks and ocean-front bike path, known locally as Ke Ala Hele Makalae, make it an attractive choice among Kaua‘i’s diverse destinations.”
Other Hawai‘i’s top beach towns named by Trazee Travel include Kaimuki, O‘ahu, and Hilo on the Big Island.
The feature that caught the attention of Trazee Travel is the “unique local shopping on Kaua‘i, north of Wailua on the Eastside.”
“Kinipopo Shopping Village offers a variety of fun shops and eateries,” Trazee said. “It has a water sports shop that carries everything you need to purchase, or rent, for a water adventure. You can also arrange for water skiing or kayak rental in Kapa‘a. Aloha shirts, vintage maps, fine art, and jewelry can be found as you browse this shopping village.
“Other stops include the Wailua Shopping Plaza which houses several restaurants and an eclectic antique shop, and the Coconut Marketplace with dozens of shops in which you’ll find Hawaiian mementos, fine artwork, antiques, jewelry and craft items. Find the perfect Made in Hawai‘i keepsake on your trip to Kapa‘a. And, if you’re there on the first Saturday of the month, Old Kapa‘a Town features live music, local crafts, and food.”
Source: The Garden Island