Unspoiled prime Hawaiian real estate was central to the plot of the award-winning 2011 George Clooney film, 'The Descendants,' but where the much sought-after – and fought-over – land of the movie is meant to remain out of reach, the small-town Hawaii of Kapa’a is entirely within reach. Unlike the high-rise strewn beaches that line so many of Hawaii’s stretches of coast, Kapa’a has a small-town Polynesian paradise quality that feels much more connected to the island’s past. “It’s a very Hawaiian town with traditional ukulele makers and fish taco trucks parked under the palm trees,” says Evans. “It’s a small town with a lot of Hawaiian life, minus the tourist fray.” Shop in the morning, then kayak offshore in the afternoon and don’t worry about fighting for blanket space in the sand – there’s enough for everybody.
Kapaa is full of life but, not overly touristy. It has wonderful locally owned restaurants and shops. Huge groves of coconut palms, and pretty beaches. There's a lot to love about Kapaa!
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