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 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.

Sort by: 12 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. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. As Hawi Turns

    Clothing

    This landmark North Kohala shop, housed in the 1932 Toyama Building, brings sophisticated offerings in resort wear with items made of hand-painted...Read More

  • 6. Coconut Grove Marketplace

    Shopping Centers/Malls

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

  • 7. Keauhou Shopping Center

    Shopping Neighborhoods

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

  • 8. Kona Inn Shopping Village

    Shopping Centers/Malls

    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 Kona...Read More

  • 9. Kona Marketplace

    Crafts

    On the mauka (mountain) side of Alii Drive, near Hulihee Palace, this small retail enclave in Historic Kailua Village includes galleries,...Read More

  • 10. Kona Stories

    Books/Stationery

    With more than 10,000 titles, this bookstore also sells Hawaiiana, children's toys, and whimsical gifts. Special events, such as readings and...Read More

  • 11. Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo

    Gifts/Souvenirs

    This place lives up to its name by stocking unique gifts from around the Pacific, be it pure Hawaiian ohia lehua honey, ka'u coffee, aloha wear...Read More

  • 12. Paradise Found

    Clothing

    Carrying contemporary silk and rayon clothing for adult women, this reputable shop is in the upcountry town of Kainaliu, near Aloha Theatre...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