Shop 'Til You Drop on Big Island

Most people enjoy a little retail therapy, and why not of vacation? We all love to bring some souvenirs back to family and friends, and with so many shops it can be hard to decide where to find the most unique and quality items. So 10 Best has compiled a list of the best shopping on the Big Island. Form farmers markets to designer clothing and accessories, 10 Best has you covered.

For some local style shopping, drop by one of the many farmers markets around the island. If you're looking for locally made handbags, jewelry, produce, home decor and many other items, stop by the Hilo Farmers Market. This has been around a long time and is a weekly must for many locals. Another great farmers market is the Maku`u Farmers Market out in Puna, where thousands gather ever Sunday for socializing and shopping.

For a change of the island scene, go upscale shopping at the King's Shops at the Waikoloa Beach Resort. This is where you find high end shops like Tiffany's, Coach and many other jewelry and clothing shops, along with a lot of other retailers. This is located north along the Kona coast and is conveniently located right at the resort.

For a true mall shopping experience, check out Prince Kuhio Plaza while on the east side in Hilo. You won't find any truly high end or designer stores, but you'll find Macy's, clothing stores and surf shops. And for a unique collection of accessories and trinkets, Jungle Love in Pahoa is a diamond in the rough.

So get ready for some retail therapy and hit the town with our top ten shopping list.

Volcano National Park


Founded in 1974, Volcano Art Center is dedicated to preserving � and promoting worldwide awareness of � the Hawaiian Islands' rich artistic history. The center hosts a variety of monthly exhibits and art sales that showcase...  Read More

South Kona Coast


Over forty vendors gather Wednesdays through Sundays from 7 am. to 4 p.m. at the Kona Farmers Market. Located on Alii Drive in the heart of Kailua Kona, the Kona Farmers and Crafts Market is a must see while on the Big Island of Hawaii. Check...  Read More



Designed to combine feeling of outdoor shopping with the comforts of outdoor shopping, the Kona International Market features boutiques, unique gifts, art, and locally made crafts. A business center is on site for your comveniance business...  Read More



The Big Island's most modern mall, enclosed Prince Kuhio Shopping Plaza is home to department stores like Macy's and Sears, as well as to popular specialty shops like Foot Locker, Gamestop, Claire's, American Eagle Outfitters, and Pacific...  Read More



Located just minutes from Kona Airport, Kona Coast Shopping Center offers an unbeatable variety of department stores, specialty shops and restaurants. It's a good place to stop when you get in to stock up on necessities. From apparel for the...  Read More



Located at the Waikoloa Beach Resort along the sunny Kona coast, Kings' Shops offers visitors and local shoppers a large array of shopping choices. From Baron & Leeds, Coach, L'Occitane, Louis Vuitton to Maui Divers, Royal Gold, Solstice...  Read More

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 mile or so south of Kailua Pier, shoppers can find everything from handmade baskets and...  Read More



Over 200 vendors of all kinds frequent the Hilo Farmers Market. Although it's open daily, the biggest days are Saturdays and Wednesdays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. every other day. At the market you'll find everything...  Read More

Jungle Love
Photo courtesy of Jade Eckardt


The small shop called Jungle Love is as unique as the community it's in - colorful, wild, eclectic and fun. Jungle Love is family run by a mother and daughter, long time residents of the area. The shop sells locally made art and home decor, as...  Read More



The Maku`u Farmers market is huge. Seriously. Here you can find everything from clothing (new and used), home decor, house wares, garage sale like things, fresh plants for the yard, kid's toys, fresh produce, and a huge amount of ready to eat...  Read More


Meet Jade Eckardt

Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Jade has traveled the world and doesn't intend to stop, yet the Hawaiian Islands are still her favorite place. She spent seven years living on Oahu and...  More About Jade