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Top public service recommendations from locals

Grocery or Supermarket
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“Right on the way from the Lihue airport to your vacation rental. If you are running early you might want to stop and shop or get a bite to eat. They have restrooms, a place to sit inside and outside, electric outlets, deli bar, sushi bar, and a Starbucks. Across the parking lot is a gas station, A smoothie shop, a shaved ice shop, and restaurants too. A good place to stop on the way to the airport too.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“this is kauai's walgreens or more accurately cvs pharmacy. longs drugs has all the items needed for your essentials. And really cute décor, gifts & souvenirs too”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“In addition to being a great spot to pick up groceries, this place makes the best poke (pronounces po-kay and is fresh raw fish) on the island. It’s our favorite. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“We LOVE Longs! Great sales, medications and a variety of local snacks and gifts.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Golf Course
“This Gold Digest top one-hundred course is located near the beautiful Princeville Ranch. The scenic course here was designed by world famous course designer Robert Trent Jones. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Community College
“Most popular Saturday Farmers Market on Kauai, open 9:30am to 1pm. Don't miss sampling the Sugarloaf pineapple-super sweet with low acidity Lots of great food trucks, so plan on brunch or lunch! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“Great resources. Guest pass issued. DVD's, CD's, books and magazine. Regular schedule of cultural speakers and musical events.”
  • 4 locals recommend
School
“Cradled between the Kauai Marriott Resort and the Marriott Kauai Lagoons is Hokuala Kauai, a newly introduced resort that offers the longest continuous stretch of oceanfront golf in Hawaii. Hokuala translates to "rising star." It is the result of an expansion project for the Kauai Lagoons and included in the plan was bringing in some much needed changes to their key piece of real estate: their golf course. What was known as the Kauai Lagoons Golf Club soon became the Ocean Course at Hokuala. The course has been under constant development by Jack Nicklaus, a retired American professional golfer who has won a total of 18 career major championships. Among Golf Digest's 2015-2016 "America's 100 Greatest" golf courses, five Nicklaus design layouts were selected. Hokuala is the only property on Kauai that has had the honor of having Nicklaus breathe new life in a course that has been open for play since 1988. The original layout included 27 holes, but after a 2015 update, the course is now shortened to 18 of the property's best holes. The Hokuala course can be broken into two parts: the front nine and the back nine. The front nine is the first half of the course and is set in jungle-type tropical scenery. The back nine is the highlight of the course; it stretches roughly half a mile along the oceanfront with up-close mountain views just across the water. Truly a remarkable backdrop for a game of golf. Hokuala Kauai offers a Tuesday 9-Hole Golf Scramble, which includes green fees, warm-up bucket of range balls, 9-Hole club rental, a sleeve of golf balls and prizes for the winners. Kama'aina rates are available; please inquire with the resort golf shop for more information.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Urgent Care Center
“If anyone gets sick or hurt this is the best place to go instead of Wilcox Hospital. It is in Lihue close to the area of Safeway and Costco”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“Right off the highway in Kapaa, across the street from the Waipouli Beach Resort. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Sweet public library located directly in front of the ocean. Take a walk along the beach path then pop into the library for some AC and local reads. Also has computers. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Police
  • 1 local recommends
Pharmacy
  • 1 local recommends
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Pharmacy
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“Hit this place when you first land. The best prices on the island, but the packages are large. Don't buy food souvenirs anywhere else until you see what Costco has.”
  • 1 local recommends