10 Best Places to Shop near Big Island Cruise Ports

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.



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

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, shoppers can find everything from handmade baskets...  Read More



An elegant yet island style shop in downtown Hilo, Sig Zane Designs is sells high end fashionable, yet Hawaiian style clothing and accessories. They offer men's aloha shirts, neck ties, women's dresses, handbags, shirts and other...  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



Basically Books is the quintessential small and independently owned bookstore. It's apparent that the books, crafts, maps and art sold in the store were carefully chosen and have a nice balance of artistic quality, educational value, and...  Read More



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 awesome is that their breakfast hot bar serves just about everything you could...  Read More



According to the store owner, Hana Hou has a goal to perpetuate and educate the Hawaiian and Oceania culture. They offer one of kind handcrafted items made by master weavers and artisans from Hawaii and throughout Oceania. Located right on Bay...  Read More



Named after a famous classic hula dancer, Hilo Hattie is the go to place in the islands for local style formal wear. Offering an abundance of aloha wear, Hilo Hattie offers tons of clothing and souvenirs perfect for any visitor. Men's, women's,...  Read More



As a branch of CVS Pharmacy, Longs Drugs is the go to pharmacy and convenience store for residents in Hawaii. Made up of the usual drug store offerings such as medications, make up, hair products, some toys, beach gear and a household items,...  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 from...  Read More


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