After days spent lounging on the beach, adventuring in the water, relaxing at a spa, and eating excellent, fresh-caught seafood, you may be looking for something to shake up your stay. What better way to do exactly that than by engaging in some retail therapy?
Throughout the various communities on the Big Island, there’s plenty of opportunities to explore and find some incredible clothing, artwork, and trinkets to memorialize your Big Island vacation in style. But for a more organized and consistent shopping experience, the following hotspots are perfectly suited to a day spent browsing and exploring the many interesting and unique aspects of life in Hawaii.
Two expansive, open-air shopping malls operated by the Waikoloa Beach Resort, these complexes are colorful, breezy, and casual, offering enough activities, events, and food to keep anyone happy. During a full afternoon of shopping at either Queen’s or King’s, you’ll find yourself enjoying such recognizable brands and shopping experiences as Macy’s, Michael Kors, Sunglass Hut, Tiffany, and Tommy Bahama, but there are plenty of local shops and restaurants to round out your day.
A chic and attractive outdoor shopping center on the Kohala Coast, the shops at Mauna Lani offer plenty of impressive boutiques, tasty restaurants, and enough locally-owned specialty shops to help you explore and enjoy the Hawaiian lifestyle in proper fashion.
Between Hualalai Rd and Kahakai Rd
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Also known as downtown Kailua-Kona, Ali’i drive is bustling with shops, galleries, and restaurants of every stripe. With a string of smaller shopping complexes tucked between some of the most popular coffee shops and restaurants on the Big Island, this quaint little waterfront is one of the most popular tourist destinations for shopping, dining, nightlife, and relaxing near the water.