Wailua Shave Ice: Kapaa’s Sweet Delight

When it comes to Hawaiian shave ice, move over Oahu, because Kauai is king. The Fresh Shave and Wailua Shave Ice are the top Kauai shave ice spots that you want to visit if flavor profiles beyond the generic “rainbow” shave ice is what you’re after. At Wailua Shave Ice, only fresh local fruits are used and forget about artificial flavors, dyes, or high fructose corn syrup…they don’t roll like that…they only use fresh ingredients that are locally sourced.

Wailua Shave Ice operates from a tiny red truck alongside Kuhio Highway in Kapaa. Take a peek inside:


Shaving ice.


Someone patiently waiting for their cup of ice cold goodness.


This shave ice features a sweet purple potato drizzle with toasted coconut flakes!



The Coconut x Coconut x Coconut with shave ice drizzled in coconut milk, haupia foam and then topped with roasted coconut flakes.


The Wailua Sunrise with orange juice, pineapple juice, and topped with fresh oranges.


Summer is just around the corner, but why wait to get your shave ice fixing? After all, summer is kind of a year-round season in Hawaii. The rule is simple: any time is a perfect time for shave ice in Hawaii.

Wailua Shave Ice
4-1306 Kuhio Hwy
Kapaa, HI 96746