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Where To Shop

Farmers Markets, Gift Shops & Local Artisans

Shopping, Big Island Style

A charming and eclectic multitude of galleries and shops in the village of Kailua-Kona offer an immense variety of souvenirs, along with a fantastic selection of first-rate local coffee and foods to delight any palate. Housewares and artworks made from local materials (lava rock, minerals, koa, and milo wood) are plentiful.

Upscale resort shops along the Kohala Coast carry high-quality clothing and accessories, as do a few boutiques scattered around the island. Resort shops generally offer the most attractive and original resort-wear, however, their prices run higher than elsewhere on the island.

Historic buildings in Waimea and North Kohala host numerous galleries and gift shops showcasing the work of local artists. Many of the island's former sugar plantation towns have also been transformed into charming art communities where local artists offer their creations for sale directly from their studios.

Here is a partial list of some of the best shopping destinations on the island. Numerous other shopping plazas can be found throughout the island in the local towns of Waimea, Kona, and Hilo.

Ready to trade in your beach bag and flipflops for a Coach bag and a pair of Jimmy Choos? We've got you covered!

Kings' Shops and Queens' Marketplace250 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, HI 96738

From family style to high style, Queens Marketplace and Kings Shops are the ultimate shopping and dining destinations along the Kohala coast. Adjacent to each other at the oceanfront Waikoloa beach resort, the two centers feature over 90 stores and 18 restaurants. It's a paring made in paradise, surpassing all other resort shopping centers on the island in size, selection and elegance.

Of the two, King’s Shops is the jewel of the Waikoloa Beach Resort: a luxurious outdoor shopping oasis set amidst lush vegetation and water features, offering unique Hawaiian merchandise alongside a large selection of world-renowned brands such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co, Coach, Tommy Bahamas', Macy’s and more. Just 20 minutes north of the Kona Airport. Open daily 9:30AM to 9:30PM.

The Shops at Mauna Lani68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, HI 96743

Exquisite dining means different things to different people. Whether you’re after a casual, fast-food treat or an elegant meal, the shops at Mauna Lani cater to every palate. Located at the Mauna Lani resort, the shopping center features some of the best restaurants on the island, and exclusive gift shops that achieve the perfect balance between brand name quality and unique local craftsmanship.

Enjoy relaxed dining at Tommy Bahamas’ Restaurant and bar, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Monstera, or Just Taco's Mexican Grill and Cantina. For a snack or if you are looking to do some food-shopping, try Foodland Farms, a full-service gourmet market featuring a delicatessen and bakery. Kimo Bean coffee and Juice 101 are also nearby.

Keauhou Shopping Center78-6831 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740-2440

Enjoy the warm Kona trade winds and breathtaking views of Keauhou Bay at the open-air shopping center located just minutes south of Kailua-Kona in Keauhou Resort off Alii Drive. Keauhou Shopping Center offers a great mix of shops, restaurants, professional services and a state-of-the-art multiplex theatre (with stadium seating).

Keauhou Shopping Center is the centerpiece of Keauhou Resort, a modern getaway surrounded by rich Hawaiian history. Once the birthplace and playground of kings, The Center offers shopping and the chance to learn about the heritage of the Kona Coast through special entertainment and educational programs.

Bring a shopping bag, or better yet a rolling cooler with you – those papayas get heavy quickly!"

Farmer’s Markets

Vacation rentals offer not only unsurpassed convenience and flexibility in terms of accommodations, but also the exciting opportunity to get creative with your culinary skills and enjoy entertaining at home.

The Big Island is the perfect place to indulge your inner chef and host by taking advantage of the numerous farmers' markets available. Supplied by local farmers, these markets offer a wide range of fresh, often organically grown fruits and vegetables that you will love. You will also find cheeses, flowers, coffee, and decorative non-food items brought in by local artisans.

Keuahou Famers' Market
At the Keauhou Shopping Center, south of Kailua Kona at the end of Alii Drive.
Saturdays 8am-12pm
Kailua Village Farmer's Market
Across from Hale Halawai, Kailua-Kona. Offering flowers, produce, macnuts and coffee.
Thur-Sun 8am-5pm
Kona Farmer's Market
In front of K-Mart, Kailua-Kona. Fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and breads.
Thur-Sun 7am-5pm
Alii Gardens Marketplace
On Alii Drive (75-6129 Ali´i Drive), 2 miles south of Kailua Bay Pier. 50 merchants, food for sale, as well.
Wed-Sun 9am-5pm
Waikoloa Village Farmers' Market
Waikoloa Community Church Parking Lot.
Saturdays 7:15am-10am
Hawaiian Homestead Farmers' Market
Hawaiian Homes Hall, Waimea, close to mile marker 53.
Saturdays 7am-12pm
Kekela Farm
64-604 Mana Road, Waimea.
Tues, Thurs, Fri 2pm-5pm
Waimea Town Market
Parker School in Waimea
Saturdays 8am-12pm
Captain Cook Farmer´s Market
82-5810 Napoopoo Rd. (Look for pink donkey sign). Fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, orchid plants and crafts. Free tours of a macadamia nut and coffee operation.
Mon-Fri Call for times: 328-2412
South Kona Fruit Stand
84-4770 Mamalahoa Hwy. in Captain Cook. Tropical fruits and plants near the old Higashi store. Info: 328-8547.
Mon-Sat 9am-6pm

Important Contacts:

Boundless Hawaii Main Office:
877-782-5662

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877-243-4135

Another Important Number:
333-444-5566

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