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Ali'i Gardens Marketplace
If you plan on taking home locally made items to placate those who couldn't make it to the Big Island with you, check out this public market. Here, just a half mile or so south of Kailua Pier,... Read More
If you plan on taking home locally made items to placate those who couldn't make it to the Big Island with you, check out this public market. Here, just a half mile or so south of Kailua Pier, shoppers can find everything from handmade baskets and hats to black pearl necklaces, wood carvings, fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, and Kona coffee beans. The market is nestled amidst other shops and many restaurants to make them all easily explorable during time off the ship. Only locally made goods are allowed here, which makes it a sustainable market. Considered the island's largest and best open-air market.
- Best for Shopping near Cruise Port Because: Located across from the ocean and within walking distance from the port, Ali'i Gardens Marketplace is the Mecca of trinkets, gifts, and jewelry in Kona.
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: As the island's largest open air market, this marketplace offers a huge selection of unique goods.
- Best for Kohala Coast's Best Shopping Because: Offering crafts, accessories, home decor and art that represent Pacific life and culture, the market is a great place for gifts and souvenirs.