Living in the Windward Coast Area
Directly across from Kualoa Ranch is Mokolii, nicknamed “Chinaman’s Hat” for its shape, a popular location for picture-taking. From here, the highway meanders along the coast past Kaaawa, Kahana Bay and Laie, home of the Polynesian Cultural Center. One of Hawaii’s most popular tourist attractions, the Polynesian Cultural Center is made up of villages and exhibits that represent the cultures of Aotearoa, Fiji, Hawaii, Marquesas, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga and Easter Island. You can literally spend an entire day at the Polynesian Culture Center by capping off with the award-winning Alii Luau and Ha: Breath of Life night show. Just past Laie is the town of Kahuku which is known as the place where you can find a number of shrimp trucks including Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck, Romy’s Kahuku Prawns & Shrimp and Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp, all serving some the most tasty garlic shrimp lunch plates on the island.