Whether you’re planning a Big Island SHOPPING SPREE or just a window- shopping walkabout, don’t expect to hit a mall stocked with mainland look-alikes. Part of the island’s charm is the fact that it’s not riddled with department store chains. Don’t get us wrong, you’ll easily find all that you need; it’s just that shopping on Hawai‘i Island is an intriguing mix of island-style apparel and one-of-a-kind things.
Ali‘i Drive in Kailua-Kona has wall-to-wall shopping. Wander through the small shops and find island wear, sandals, gifts, jewelry and art. While you’re here, check out THE CINDY COATS GALLERY (cindycoats.com) for a colorful souvenir.
For resort shopping, head to KOHALA COAST. Three chic destinations are QUEENS’ MARKETPLACE and KINGS’ SHOPS at Waikoloa Beach Resort and THE SHOPS AT MAUNA LANI.
HŌLUALOA VILLAGE is a shopping destination just waiting to be discovered. A short-and-scenic drive from Kailua-Kona, the village is set in Kona coff ee country, and features a collection of GALLERIES AND SHOPS with friendly proprietors and intriguing, original merchandise.
Located in the heart of Kailua- Kona, KONA INN SHOPPING VILLAGE is another great spot boasting art galleries, dining, activity centers and souvenir shops to purchase mementos for your friends, family members or yourself!
The HILO SHOPPING CENTER , just minutes away from the airport, is a refreshing oasis from overcrowded malls. Enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the center’s four restaurants, relax at the natural foods store with outside dining or visit the great variety of shops. The shopping center is located at the corner of Kekūanaō‘a and Kīlauea streets.
BASICALLY BOOKS 808-961-0144
BIG ISLAND CANDIES 808-935-8890
THE CINDY COATS GALLERY 808-329-8385
HILO SHOPPING CENTER 808-935-6499
JILL’S HOT STUFF 808-989-7077
KIERNAN MUSIC 808-322-4939
KONA INN SHOPPING VILLAGE 808-329-6573
S. TOKUNAGA STORE 808-935-6965