Big Island

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 t
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 gl
Residents like to complain that there isn't a lot of great shopping on the Big Island, but unless you're searching for w

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.

Recommended Fodor’s Video

Sort by: 14 Recommendations {{numTotalPoiResults}} {{ (numTotalPoiResults===1)?'Recommendation':'Recommendations' }} 0 Recommendations
CLEAR ALL Area Search CLEAR ALL
Loading...
Loading...
  • 1. Basically Books

    Books/Stationery

    Boasting a new location, this legendary shop stocks one of Hawaii's largest selections of maps, including topographical and relief maps, and...Read More

  • 2. Big Island Candies

    Food/Candy

    A local legend in the cookie- and chocolate-making business, Big Island Candies is a must-see for connoisseurs of fine chocolates. The packaging...Read More

  • 3. Gallery of Great Things

    Art Galleries

    You might lose yourself exploring the trove of fine art and collectibles in every price range at this gallery, which represents hundreds of...Read More

  • 4. Hilo Farmers Market

    Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    The 200 vendors here—stretching a couple of blocks at the bay front—sell a profusion of tropical flowers, locally grown produce, aromatic honey...Read More

  • 5. Hula Lamps of Hawaii

    Art Galleries

    Located near Costco in the Kaloko Light Industrial complex, this one-of-a-kind shop features the bronze creations of artist Charles Moore. Inspired...Read More

  • 6. Kamuela Liquor Store

    Wine/Spirits

    From the outside it doesn't look like much, but this store sells the best selection of premium spirits, wines, and gourmet items on the island...Read More

  • 7. Keauhou Store

    Convenience/General Stores

    This historical roadside store has been transformed into a combination convenience store, bakeshop, lunch stop, gift shop, and museum. When...Read More

  • 8. Kilauea Kreations

    Crafts

    Beautiful hand-stitched Hawaiian quilts grace the walls here, quilting kits and books abound, and the vast inventory of tropical fabrics is...Read More

  • 9. Mauna Lani Spa

    Spa/Beauty

    This is a one-of-a-kind experience with a mix of traditional standbys (lomilomi massage, moisturizing facials) and innovative treatments influenced...Read More

  • 10. Spa Without Walls at the Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

    Spa/Beauty

    This ranks among the best massage facilities on the island, partially due to the superlative setting—private massage areas are situated amid...Read More

  • 11. Sugar Coast Candy

    Food/Candy

    Located on the bayfront in downtown Hilo, this beautifully decorated candy boutique, owned by interior decorator Carolyn Arashiro, is a blast...Read More

  • 12. The Spoon Shop

    Household Items/Furniture

    Williams-Sonoma has nothing on this excellent gourmet kitchenware store that brims with every manner of accoutrement for the avid cook. There...Read More

  • 13. Waimea General Store

    Household Items/Furniture

    Since 1970, this Waimea landmark at Parker Square has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Although specialty kitchenware takes center...Read More

  • 14. Westside Wines

    Wine/Spirits

    Tucked away in a small downtown Kona retail center below Longs, this nifty gourmet wine and spirits shop offers restaurant-quality "wine list...Read More

No shopping Results

Please try a broader search, or expore these popular suggestions:

There are no results for {{ strDestName }} Shopping in the searched map area with the above filters. Please try a different area on the map, or broaden your search with these popular suggestions:

Around the Web