Living in Lawai, Kauai
Lawai provides its residents with a laid-back Kauai lifestyle–minus the crowds and constant bustle of the island’s major tourist areas and population centers. Lawai Valley is nestled among the lush tropical vegetation of the southern foothills of Mount Waialeale. The majority of properties in Lawai offer fabulous ocean views contrasted against an amazing mountainous jungle backdrop. Composed mostly of mellow neighborhoods, cul-de-sacs, and low traffic dead-end streets, Lawai is an affordable yet scenic region of the island and is an ideal location for those who wish to finally fulfill the dream of building or purchasing their Hawaiian dream home.
Though the valley is within sight of Mount Wai‘ale‘ale, known as ‘the wettest spot on Earth,’ the valley’s semi-arid tropical climate is typically only interrupted by brief rain showers. With an average temperature of around 80 degrees, the brief rain provides welcome moisture for tropical foliage.
The wide selection of properties in Lawai range from magnificent homes with superior craftsmanship and amenities, to hillside homes, subdivisions, and undeveloped lots with superb ocean and mountain views. Several neighborhoods and newer developments extend up into the foothills alongside numerous ponds, reservoirs, and streams which nourish the dense vegetation of the valley on their path to the turquoise waters and white sandy beaches of the island’s South Shore. The residents of Lawai have long valued the valley as a place of healing and spiritual importance.
While the town itself doesn’t attract many outside visitors and isn’t a major tourist destination, it’s just a ten-minute drive from the beaches, fine dining, and diverse nightlife offerings of Poipu and Koloa and twenty minutes from the shopping, airport, and convenience of Lihue.
A quiet residential area with a tempered nightlife, Lawai has the usual small-town amenities. Whether you ultimately select to build your own home on a private hillside or next to a jungle stream, rest assured that the Lawai Valley will deliver the peace and tranquility of your very own tropical paradise.