10 Best Shopping Experiences Along the Big Island's Kohala Coast

The Big Island may have an abundance of natural beauty and outdoor experiences to be had, but shopping on the island is somewhat limited. Yet those in search of gifts, souvenirs or just good ol' retail therapy won't be disappointed with the selection of shops on the warm and sunny Kohala Coast. Form outdoor markets with an eclectic selection of locally made goods to high end designer fashion purveyors, the Kohala Coast has a wide range of great shopping.

While shops to meet the needs for basic necessities like toiletries and electronics are in Kailua-Kona, clothing, accessories, and jewelry can be found along the entire entire coast.

For designer duds in elegant stores, the King's Shops at Waikoloa Village offers a wide array of stores including Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. Also on the grounds are more modest but high quality children's shops, men's and women's clothing stores, and souvenir shops.

At the Ali'i Gardens Marketplace, Kona Farmers Market and the Kona International Market, you can find locally crafted jewelry, home decor, art and clothing. In addition imported goods from Asia and the Pacific Can also be found. The farmers market is a great place to pick up local fruit and ready to eat food to take to the beach, or a picnic at one of the area's fun attractions.

Enjoy the eclectic array of shops and good along the Kohala Coast, which ranges from Hawi to Kailua-Kona.



The cute little lizards called geckos that found in trees, homes, shops and even pop into restaurants in Hawaii are the star of this boutique. These tropical house guests are celebrated in the fun shop that is perfect for gifts and souvenirs....  Read More



This jewelry boutique carries fine stones and metals as well as a wide selection of high-end pearl jewelry. They offer Tahitian black pearls, South Sea white and golden pearls, and chocolate Tahitian pearls. Fresh water pearls in the shell can...  Read More



The Kawaihae Shopping Center serves as a convenient shopping and dining destination for both residents and tourists staying at the nearby 5-star resorts. They are located just 10 to 15 minutes north of many major resorts such as the Marriott...  Read More



Voted the #1 shopping center in West Hawaii for the last three years, Lanihau Center is made up of fun shops, great food, and some services to fulfill your every day needs. Located in the heart of sunny Kailua, the center also is hom to various...  Read More



Not to be confused the Island Naturals in Hilo, this one is right in Kona. Best described as a natural food superstore, Island Naturals in an island staple for natural food, products, spirits, beauty products, and home supplies. What really...  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 comvenience business...  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



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

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



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


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