On The Road To The Lighthouse, Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii
Come experience the heart of Kilauea’s community and history as you walk through the main courtyard of the Kong Lung Historic Market Center. Here, the town’s plantation era merges with chic, contemporary boutiques and eateries residing in neatly preserved buildings—including Queenie’s Cottage, the old theater, and a nearly 100-year old field-stone shop that used to be the Kilauea Sugar Plantation’s Company store.
Throughout the decades, the Center has evolved with Kilauea while never letting go of its original charm. Located only minutes from the Kilauea Lighthouse and Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, two of Kauai’s most popular destinations for whale watching and bird watching, Kong Lung Historic Market Center is the area’s hub for dining, community events, and an eclectic shopping experience. From locally-made goods such as coconut soap and original art, to rare vintage consignment clothing and the latest designer evening wear, Kong Lung Historic Market Center is a perfect reflection of Kauai’s wide-ranging tastes.
Just don’t think you can rush through Kong Lung in a few hours as if you’re at a mall. Like the small town of Kilauea itself, the Marketplace one of those uniquely Hawaiian places where you’ll want to soak in the mood, have some conversations, and just take it slow.