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Travelers docking at either Hilo Cruise Port or the Kona Cruise Port for the day and have an urge for some retail therapy are in luck - there's plenty of shopping all in close proximity to the port. And for those in need of some basic necessities such as a new camera, sunscreen or a cell phone charger will be able to easily find anything they need during their time on land. Pick up some souvenirs, gifts, or resort wear for a nice dinner back on the ship, all just a short drive from the ports.
Those in search of a funky mix of souvenirs and gifts, most locally made, will have fun at the Hilo Farmers Market. With over 200 vendors offers crafts, jewelry and household goods, you can get lost at the outdoor market for a while. In Kailua, the Kona Farmers Market offers similar goods, a lot of locally made crafts and fresh produce and snacks.
Those in need of basic necessities like electronics, sun block or beach gear will find what they need at Long's Drugs. Offering everything from cosmetics to cameras Long's can supply any basic every day need. On the Kona Side, the Lanihau Shopping Center is the go to spot to finding those same things. For fans of natural and organic toiletries and cosmetics, Island Naturals Market & Deli provides a vast array or natural shampoos, conditioners, lotions, medicines and supplements.