Poipu in Kauai County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
Pā‘ū a Laka (Moir Gardens)
Kōloa Heritage Trail — Ka Ala Hele Waiwai Ho‘olina o Kōloa
— Preserving the Heritage of Po‘ipū & Kōloa —
Erected by Po‘ipū Beach Foundation. (Marker Number 4.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry.
Location. 21° 52.6′ N, 159° 27.6′ W. Marker is in Poipu, Hawaii, in Kauai County. Marker can be reached from Hoonani Road east of Kapilli Road, on the left when traveling east. Marker is at the north end of the last Hoonani Road parking lot on the left for the Kiahuna Plantation Restaurant. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2253 Poipu Road, Koloa HI 96756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hapa Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kihāhouna Heiau (approx. ¼ mile away); Po‘ipū Beach Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hanaka‘ape Bay & Kōloa LandingPu‘uwanawana Volcanic Cone (approx. 0.8 miles away); Prince Kūhiō Birthplace & Park (approx. one mile away); Keoneloa Bay (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sacred Fishing Grounds (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poipu.
More about this marker. The marker—and the gardens—are on the grounds of the Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation Resort. They are open to the public every day without charge. The cactus gardens are to the left of the marker, the orchid gardens are to the right.
Regarding Pā‘ū a Laka (Moir Gardens). Pā‘ū a Laka means “skirt of the goddess Laka” in Hawaiian. Hector Moir, the last manager of the Koloa Plantation sugar company and his wife Alexandra lived in the lava rock house, now the restaurant, surrounded by the gardens she planted beginning in the 1930s.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. It is the first of the Kōloa Heritage Trail markers, and has a link to a list of all Kōloa Heritage Trail markers.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,626 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 21, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.