Big Island Shopping

Residents like to complain that there isn't a lot of great shopping on the Big Island, but unless you're searching for winter coats, you can find plenty to deplete your pocketbook.

Dozens of shops in Kailua-Kona offer a range of souvenirs from far-flung corners of the globe and plenty of local coffee and foodstuffs to take home to everyone you left behind. Housewares and artworks made from

local materials (lauhala, coconut, koa, and milo wood) fill the shelves of small boutiques and galleries throughout the island. Upscale shops in the resorts along the Kohala Coast carry high-end clothing and accessories, as do a few boutiques scattered around the island. Galleries and gift shops, many showcasing the work of local artists, fill historical buildings in Waimea, Kainaliu, Holualoa, and Hawi. Hotel shops generally offer the most attractive and original resort wear, but, as with everything else at resorts, the prices run higher than elsewhere on the island.

High prices are entirely too common at the island's resort spas, but a handful of unique experiences are worth every penny. Beyond the resorts, the Big Island is also home to independent massage therapists and day spas that offer similar treatments for lower prices, albeit usually in a slightly less luxurious atmosphere. In addition to the obvious relaxation benefits of any spa trip, the Big Island's spas have done a fantastic job incorporating local traditions and ingredients into their menus. Massage artists work with coconut or kukui (candlenut) oil, hot-stone massages are conducted with volcanic stones, and ancient healing techniques such as lomilomi—a massage technique with firm, constant movement—are staples at every island spa.

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Coconut Grove Marketplace

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This meandering oceanfront marketplace includes gift shops, cafés, restaurants (Outback Steakhouse, Humpy's Big Island Alehouse, Bongo...

Crossroads Shopping Center

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This in-town shopping center includes a Safeway with an excellent deli section for on-the-go snacks, as well as a Walmart, where visitors...

Hilo Shopping Center

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Among this shopping plaza's 40 shops are a day spa, a pharmacy, a trendy boutique, and popular Lanky's Pastries and Island Naturals Market...

Kaloko Light Industrial Park

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This large retail complex near the airport includes Costco, the best place to stock up on food if you're staying at a vacation rental.

Kawaihae Harbor Shopping Center

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This almost-oceanfront shopping plaza houses the exquisite Harbor Gallery, which represents more than 200 Big Island artists. Stroll...

Keauhou Shopping Center

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About 5 miles south of Kailua Village, this neighborhood shopping center includes KTA Superstore, Longs Drugs, Kona Stories bookstore,...

King Kamehameha Mall

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Around the corner from Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, this tiny neighborhood center includes Bangkok House Thai Restaurant,...

Kings' Shops at Waikoloa Beach Resort

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Stores here include Martin & MacArthur, featuring koa furniture and accessories, and Tori Richard, which offers upscale resort wear,...

Kona Commons

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This downtown center features a Ross Dress for Less (for suitcases, shoes, swimsuits, and aloha wear), or Hawaiian Island Creations (for...

Kona Inn Shopping Village

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Originally a hotel, the Kona Inn was built in 1928 to woo a new wave of wealthy travelers. As newer condos and resorts opened along the...

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