Satisfy your cravings on Kauai. If you are in need of a sweet treat, there are plenty of places on Kauai serving delicious desserts that will leave your belly full and your cravings satisfied. The team at Parrish Kauai is here to highlight the top places to get dessert on the island. Whether you are craving shave ice, candy, or some other sweet treat, our guide has what you seek.
No visit to Kauai is complete without indulging in the island’s signature treat—shave ice. You do not have to go far to experience this cool and tasty dessert; shave ice stands and shops are all over the island. Some of our favorites include Waikomo Shave Ice and The Fresh Shave in Poipu, and Wailua Shave Ice in Kapaa. From classic options like pineapple and coconut to exotic blends such as lilikoi and guava, shave ice offers flavors for every taste.
For those who prefer a creamier dessert experience, Kauai boasts several exceptional ice cream parlors. Lappert’s Hawaii has three locations on Kauai and is known for its handcrafted, small-batch ice cream. With unique flavors like Kauai Pie and Kona Coffee, Lappert’s takes your taste buds on a flavorful journey. You can always count on seasonal flavors to be available as well.
Candy & Chocolate
For a taste of local flavors with a sweet twist, visit the Kauai Chocolate Company in Eleele. This small chocolate shop crafts exquisite chocolates using locally sourced ingredients, including cacao grown on the island. Kauai Chocolate Company is a must-stop for chocolate lovers. If you are looking for candy beyond chocolate, head to Sweet Shop By The Sea, which offers gourmet confections.
Cakes, Cookies, & More
When it comes to baked goods, Ko Bakery in Lihue takes the cake, literally. Known for its commitment to crafting exquisite baked goods, Ko Bakery offers a tempting array of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more that showcase the flavors of Kauai. While you are there, pair your dessert with a nice cup of Joe; Ko Bakery offers its own blend of 100 percent Kauai coffee.
Sweet Accommodations on Kauai
Kauai’s dessert scene is a paradise for those with a sweet tooth, offering a diverse range of treats. However, if you feel like making your own dessert, you can when you stay at one of Parrish Kauai’s vacation rentals. Our rentals come with fully equipped kitchens, allowing you to create your own dessert. The privacy and comfort of our lodging option on Kauai cannot be matched. To book your stay with us, please make a reservation online or call 1-800-325-5701 to speak with a reservationist.