Quote Originally Posted by PeterDendrinos
south side near or on poipu beach.
Good choice, that is where I like to stay. Poipu is on the dry side of the island. You will be minutes from Keoki's Paradise and Brennecke's Beach Broiler - Brennecke Beach is across the street - which is a good spot for drinks. The closest Starbuck's is at the Kukui Grove Shopping Center, about 40 minutes away (there are only two on the island).

Places to photograph in the area: Shipwreck Beach isn't far away, there is an old volcanic crater on the back road into Koloa town situated in what used to be a pineapple/coffee plantation (not sure what it is now). Just outside Koloa town, on the road in from Lihue, there is an old cemetery, dating back to the plantation days, which is quite interesting. There is the blowhole, also not far from Poipu. Over by Waimea town, there is the "Old Russian Fort" the remains of the Russians presence in Hawaii (probably about 30 minutes drive).

Kauai has always been my favorite island.