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.

In general, stores on the Big Island open at 9 or 10 am and close by 6 pm. Hilo's Prince Kuhio Plaza stays open until 8 pm on weekdays and 9 pm on Friday and Saturday. In Historic Kona Village, most shopping plazas geared to tourists remain open until 9 pm. Grocery stores such as KTA Superstore are open until 11 pm.

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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A Ala Hawaii Massage and Spa

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With oceanfront views of Kailua Bay, this spa offers a full menu of massage treatments as well as wraps, facials, and waxing. This is...

Hale Hoola Spa in Volcano

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Those staying in Volcano or Hilo have easy access to body treatments, massages, and facials at far more reasonable prices than on the...

Hapuna Spa at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

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Locals and visitors come to the contemporary salon at Hapuna Spa for the latest haircuts and styling. The adjoining full-service spa...

Hawaii Island Retreat Maluhia Spa

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This remote and elegant sanctuary in North Kohala offers three artfully appointed indoor treatment rooms and two outdoor massage platforms...

Hoola Spa at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

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The hotel's oceanfront spa offers a menu of tropical delights with combination options that let you mix and match for a super heavenly—and...

Kohala Spa at the Hilton Waikoloa Village

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Naupaka grows in abundance along the shores of Hawaii Island, and Kohala Spa pays it tribute with the 80-minute Signature Naupaka Ritual.

Kona Shiatsu Clinic

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Tucked away in a vintage bungalow near Manago Hotel, this peaceful little clinic offers deep-tissue shiatsu massage, Japanese style.

Mamalahoa Hot Tubs and Massage

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Tucked into a residential neighborhood above Kealekekua, this is a welcome alternative to the large Kohala Coast resort spas. It feels...

Mandara Spa at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort

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Overlooking the hotel's main pool with a distant view of the ocean, Mandara offers a complete, if not unique, spa menu, with lomilomi,...

Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara

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Mandara blends European, Balinese, and indigenous treatments to create the ultimate spa experience. Though this facility is on the smaller...

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