St. Raphael's Church
Hapa Road, Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii

St. Raphael’s historic church, founded in 1841, has the distinction of being the very first Roman Catholic Church in Kauai. Lots of additions have been made to the church over the decades, like the adobe bell tower and two beautiful stone grottos on the sacred grounds. The first grotto, dedicated to the Risen Christ, was constructed in 1880 over the mouth of a lava tube. The second, completed in 1941, is dedicated to the miracle at Lourdes and features a statue of the Virgin Mary and St. Bernadette. While in Poipu, make sure to check out this lovely, historically significant church that contributes to Kauai’s diverse spiritual community.

Kauai, Hawaii Tourist Attractions
Anini Beach County Park
Captain Cook's Monument
Fern Grotto
Grove Farm Homestead Museum
Hanalei Beach
Hanalei Pier
Hanalei Valley Lookout
Hanapepe Valley Lookout
Kalalau Lookout
Kalapaki Beach
Kauai Aadheenam Hindu Monastery
Kauai Coffee Co
Kauai Museum
Kauai Plantation Railway
Kauai Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji
Kauai Tubing Adventure
Ke'e Beach
Kilauea Lighthouse
Kilohana Plantation
Kokee Natural History Museum
Limahuli Garden
Mahaulepu Beach
Maniniholo Dry Cave
Menehune Ditch
Menehune Fishpond Overlook
Moir Gardens
Na Aina Kai Gardens
Na'Pali Coast
National Tropical Botanical Garden
Opaeka'a Falls
Poipu Beach Park
Polihale State Park
Princeville Botanical Gardens
Raiders of the Lost Ark Opening Scene
Red Dirt Waterfall
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Russian Fort Elizabeth
Salt Pond
Secret Beach
Secret Falls
Spouting Horn
St. Raphael's Church
Swinging Bridge
The Green Room
The Hanalei Bridge
The Queen's Bath
Tunnels Beach
Wai'oli Mission House
Waikanaloa Wet Cave
Wailua Falls
Wailua River Overlook
Waimea Canyon
Waioli Huiia Church
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