People live and visit Kekaha for its casual lifestyle and expansive beaches.
Waimea Town appears just as one crosses the Waimea River. The cars slow down and the architecture of old Hawaii and Territorial Hawaii come on display. Local shops nod to the town’s sugar plantation era past and also provision those who head up to the Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Park for day trips or to camp. Homes are few and vacation rentals are predominantly found within Waimea Plantation Cottages. The Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital is centered in Waimea.
As the neighborhood that marks the end of the road on the west side of Kauai, people live and visit Kekaha for its casual lifestyle and expansive beaches. Surfing, swimming and virtually everything that defines a life spent outdoors makes Kekaha a favorite. Homes have a beach feel and most who reside here either work in agriculture or at the neighboring Pacific Missile Range Facility. The center of Kekaha is the former Kekaha Sugar Mill, which closed in 2000 and is an ideal redevelopment site. Kekaha offers a wide array of homes for residential purposes and more legal vacation rentals than neighboring Waimea.