Located in one of the most famous vacation spots in the U.S., this shopping center boasts a number of luxury boutiques, specialty shops, upscale restaurants and casual eateries. You'll find boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Tommy Bahama and Coach as well as local specialty stores such as Cinnamon Girl, Sweet Paradise Chocolatier, Noa Noa, Maui Divers, Walking in Paradise, Honolua Surf Co., and Whalers General Store. Dining options include Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill, Merriman's Market Café, Island Fish & Chips and local favorite, Kona Brothers Coffee.
For a superb selection of gifts and souvenirs that are uniquely Hawaii, head to this treasure trove located near the outskirts of Kukuihaele. The gallery and store packs in a large amount of items within the fairly old wooden building in which it sits. From traditional wooden Koa bowls and decorative Ipu gourds to furniture with intricate woodwork, ceramics as well as paintings, there's a lot to browse in the store. Pretty much everything in the store is sourced from local artists and artisans keeping the legacy of Hawaiian art forms alive. The hand-blown glass pieces as well as wooden pieces make for great gift ideas. Stop by to take home a piece of Hawaii.
One of the larger galleries in North Kohala, this one holds a prominent space across from the historical statue of King Kamehameha in the middle of the sleepy town of Kapa'au. The gallery offers many original pieces of art from sculpture to watercolor. Many pieces are affordable, although the gallery is known to furnish nearby resorts and hotels with a multitude of pieces for lobbies and guest rooms. The shop has many small gift items that range from jewelry to clothing. The collection of island art is especially diverse. Everything from photography of native birds to volcanoes can be found here.
A visit to this macadamia outlet will offer not only an amazing selection of island nuts, but a commanding view of the Pacific Ocean and Kohala Coast. What's important to know here is this outlet is not located in Hamakua like the name suggests, but in fact just a short distance from Kawaihae Harbor. A quick turn off the highway and up the road is ample parking, as well as a welcoming staff with lots of goodies to take home to friends and family. The outlet attracts mostly visitors and is certainly the most convenient place to stock up on island treats for those on the west side of the island.
Na Hoku draws on the themes of nature and Hawaiian aesthetics to create sophisticated pieces of jewelry, which are sure to set you apart from the regular crowd. A range of ornate cuff links, chains, bracelets, pendants, anklets, necklaces, and watches is available in white, rose and yellow gold at this, one of the kind King's Shops store in Waikoloa. So come with a loaded wallet all set to splurge!
This aloha shirt designer is one of the best known in the resort world for classic and conservative island wear. The designs have been a part of many high profile events including college and professional football events, regattas and more. Reyn's still offers a collection of high quality resort wear for men. Also offered is a unique line of yachting and golfing wear. The shop is within walking distance to the hotels. In addition, the shopping complex provides lots of free parking.
Waikoloa Highlands Shopping Center is found on the bustling Waikoloa Road and serves the local community that comprises nearly 2000 families. Not too for from the popular Kohala Coast, the shopping center attracts crowds throughout the day. Anchored by establishments like First Hawaiian Bank, Waikoloa Village Market, Chevron and Pueo's Osteria Italian Restaurant, it also plays venue to a host of events like festive celebrations and on-site contests. Salons, dental clinics and insurance offices also find home at this sprawling center.
Find a unique gift for a relative or friend back on the mainland at Parker Ranch Store. It's located on Hawaii's largest working ranch, and not surprisingly, sells a wide variety of ranch clothing and gear. Everything from leather boots and silver buckles to Hawaiian art and music is for sale. The Hawaiian cowboy culture is an interesting and unique combination of Island and Western cultures. At this funky store, one can learn a bit more about it.
One of the important stores located at the Shop at Mauna Lani, Foodland Farms is a favorite spot for island visitors staying in the Mauna Lani resort. This gourmet store has everything from salt and pepper to take-away sushi. The shop also offers an ice cream bar, fresh fish, meats and more. The store is known for a good selection of wine and spirits and can even fix up party plates if need be. Those who have grand kitchens will enjoy the idea of picking up fresh fish for the grill, or fresh papaya for brunch. A great choice to taste the fresh picks of Hawaii.
An antidote to Kailua-Kona's hectic scene or the Kohala Coast's outrageous prices can be found in this fun upcountry shopping center. A variety of locally owned shops provide hours of browsing entertainment. Check out Big Island Surf or newcomer It is All Good. Restaurants include Yong's Kal Bi Korean and Kona Healthways II. The center is housed in an old-fashioned complex, the front of which resembles a turn-of-the century general store. Credit card acceptance varies by business.
The owners of Waimea General Store take pride in offering a selection of goods that's like no other. You won't find chips and dips at this place. Well, you might find a few, but right next to them is the jalapeno pepper jam, made in Hawaii. Local books, toys, clothing and accessories are also for sale. The exquisitely detailed dolls are unnervingly lifelike. The store is spacious, popular and fun. It's a must-see on the Waimea-Kamuela circuit.
Hildgund is a high end jewelry brand and is exclusively located in some of the best Hawaiian resorts. This shop is on a quiet corner in the main lobby level of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. The small store holds a collection of jewelry that is unique with styles that cannot be found anywhere else. The designs are airy, and organic with genuine gems fashioned in a manner that is both artful and beautiful. Hildgund is brightly lit, but understated in decor, giving you a shopping experience that is upscale and refined.