The Big Island has a variety of shopping opportunities available. It is a haven for artists and that makes it a very exciting place for visitors interested in taking home a unique item (or five) in memory of their time spent here. New shops have recently opened that provide resort wear. Be sure to check out the Shops at Mauna Lani as well as the Queens’ Marketplace and the King’s Shops in Waikoloa Beach Resort.
Other places to visit (and, spend your money!):
- Coconut Grove Market Place Located on Alii Drive in Downtown Kailua-Kona. A wide variety of restaurants and food vendors are located in this market place where you can eat everything from sushi to burgers, top sirloin to salads, and ice cream to subs plus buy items such as elegant jewelry, clothing, locally created artwork and crafts, and children’s fashions and toys.
- Crossroads Shopping Center Located on 25 acres overlooking Kailua Bay, this 100,000 square foot shopping center is anchored by Wal-Mart, Denny’s, and Safeway, plus features a wide range of specialty shops, restaurants, and services.
- Keauhou Farmers Market Keauhou Farmer’s Market Every Saturday, from 8:00AM to noon at Keauhou Shopping Center, fronting Ace Hardware. All products are home grown in Hawaii – fruits, vegetables, flowers, coffee, macadamia nuts & more. Music too!
- Keauhou Shopping Center This beautiful open air center is just minutes away from Kailua-Kona and home to over 40 unique shops, specialty services, gourmet restaurants, US Post Office, and a state of the art seven-plex theater, complete with stadium seating.
- Kona Inn Shopping Village This long boardwalk on the ocean side of Alii Drive extends for a whole block and features over 50 specialty shops, restaurants, and services. Free live entertainment is provided every Friday in the Main Lobby.