Take a Road Trip to Hip Hawi

A Little Bit of HistoryBig Island

The hip little enclave of HAWI is only about an hour drive north of Kailua-Kona, but this UPCOUNTRY HAMLET (with a population slightly more than 900) is worlds apart from its neighboring city.

A major piece of Hawai‘i’s history is tied to this TINY VILLAGE. Hawi is the BIRTHPLACE OF KING KAMEHAMEHA I , the great warrior-king who united the Hawaiian Islands and laid the foundation for today’s state.

Beyond its historic significance, Hawi demonstrates a proclivity for a self-sufficient lifestyle spiced with a sense of humor. Find a take-home treasure created by local artisans at ELEMENTS JEWELRY AND FINE CRAFTS. Or, visit TIFFANY’S ART AGENCY , a contemporary art gallery that’s popular among art enthusiasts. The gallery is open by appointment only and features monthly rotating shows with dirent artists.

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