Best Shopping near the Cruise Port in Honolulu

10 Best Places for Retail Therapy near the Honolulu Cruise Port

For travelers who've spent days or weeks at a time on a cruise, it may be time to restock some necessities, or maybe just enjoy some retail therapy. Honolulu has plenty of shopping, from off beat out door markets to luxury designer clothing, the city is loaded with unique shops and many are in close proximity to the cruise port. Whether they're within walking distance or a quick taxi ride away, these are the best places to shop near the Honolulu cruise port.

Anything a person could possibly need shopping wise can be found at Ala Moana Shopping Center, just minutes from the Honolulu port. Here shoppers will find a huge array of stores, from designer duds, to pharmacies and electronics shops. Whether visitors need a new computer or pajamas, they can find it here.

Those in search of some serious souvenir shopping don't need to look any further than an ABC Store. In addition to all trinkets Hawaiian, they also sell beer and wine, beach gear, and clothing.

Just down the street from the cruise port is Ward Center. Located across the street from the ocean, this shopping center is home to numerous clothing, jewelry and art boutiques as well as several restaurants and a coffee shop.

So whether cruisers are in need of a phone charger or to stock up on souvenirs, this list is the ultimate guide for shopping near the cruise port.


This enormous, open-air extravaganza is Hawaii's largest shopping center, and with 230+ businesses to explore, you're certain to find one or two to monopolize your energy. Anchor stores include Neiman Marcus, Macy's, Sears, and Shirokiya. Other temptations include A/X Armani Exchange, Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Hilo Hattie, Prada Sport, Baccarat, Chanel, DKNY, and Max&CO. A host of eateries and services is also available. The mall is set among lush landscaping and features koi ponds as well. Ala Moana Shopping Center can be more than a shopping experience since there's plenty of restaurants and bars to provide a break between shops.

Recommended for Shopping near Cruise Port because: Ala Moana Shopping Center offers everything you could need in one location.

Jade's expert tip: Make sure to check out the mall map, this place can be confusing it's so big!

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Hawaii's only all vegetarian natural food store has three locations around the island of Oahu. In addition to a thorough array of grocery shopping, each Down to Earth has a well thought out salad bar as well as a hot food bar open from early morning to late at night. While the salad bar selections remain the same throughout the day, the hot food bar changes from breakfast foods to dishes fit for lunch and dinner. The food here is always healthy, much of it is organic, and it's a really satisfying meal that you can enjoy inside or outdoors at tables, or take it to go.

Recommended for Shopping near Cruise Port because: This is a perfect place to pick up natural or organic beauty supplies, toiletries and snacks that you may need to restock on the ship.

Jade's expert tip: This is a really good meal option even though it's to-go style.

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Hilton Hawaiian Village Shops
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More than 90 specialty stores and boutiques, plus an assortment of restaurants and eateries, comprise Hilton Hawaiian Village's own retail center. With shops scattered over seven venues on the hotel's grounds, shopping opportunities pop up at nearly every turn. Check out Louis Vuitton on the Tapa Concourse, and then head to Harley-Davidson or Poseidon Jewelry at the Rainbow Bazaar. This is where you can find that high end souvenir or engagement ring. After working up an appetite from shopping, take advantage of dining options that range from the casual at Hanajuban Noodle Shop to elegant Asian cuisine at Bali by the Sea.

Recommended for Shopping near Cruise Port because: This is a perfect place to pick up resort wear and accessories while in Honolulu.

Jade's expert tip: This isn't for budget shoppers.

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Can't pass up a bargain, even while on vacation? You'll definitely want to make your way to this expansive flea market, which is held three days each week. All sorts of merchandise are available from a variety of vendors, and you're certain to find something intriguing to take back home or enjoy while you're on Oahu. Clothing, food, souvenirs, crafts, and hidden treasures all beckon and can be had for good prices. An ideal destination if you just want to check out the local color too. Admission is $1 and after that parking is free. There's an ATM in the parking lot.

Recommended for Shopping near Cruise Port because: Offering some of the most unique souvenirs and crafts in Honolulu, the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet is a fun place to shop.

Jade's expert tip: Browse through before making a purchase, many booths have the similar items for varying prices.

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Located all over the Hawaiian Islands, ABC Stores are a combination of many types of shops. Souvenirs, some food, wine, beer and liquor, beach gear, cosmetics and drug store items, and much more can be found on the shelves in these colorful shops. Stop at an ABC Store for a new camera, or a snorkel and mask. Need a cigar? You'll find those too. Or perhaps a pack of pens that say Hawaii on them? Yup, it's all there. ACB Stores are a place to go for any basic necessity and some fun stuff too. This location is in the Ala Moana Shopping Center but you'll find them throughout Honolulu.

Recommended for Shopping near Cruise Port because: ABC Stores offer everything from digital cameras to souvenirs, snacks, wine and cigars.

Jade's expert tip: These stores are open later than most convenience stores in Hawaii.

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Simply put, Hound & Quail is a melting pot for trinkets and collectibles from around the world and offers some of the most unique souvenirs and home decor you'll find. Full of collectibles, this isn't your typical jam packed antique shop with cobwebs run by and elderly man, Hound & Quail is the brainchild of a Hawaiian Airlines pilot and friend, who collect rare and unique items from all over the world. Much of the stock in the Honolulu store is collected during the pilot's layovers around the world. The floor to ceiling glass windows on a busy Honolulu street shed light into the shop which could be likened to the home office of Sherlock Holmes. The wares available at Hound & Quail are as unique as its business hours (only Mondays from 5 to 8 p.m., with a monthly market announced on Saturdays).

Recommended for Shopping near Cruise Port because: Hound & Quail consistently offers one of the most eclectic and unique selection of goods that can be utilized as souvenirs.

Jade's expert tip: Check the website for the market each month.

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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, Long's can cover just about any basic need you may have. Although there are several Longs Drugs throughout Honolulu, the store located inside of the Ala Moana Shopping Center is the most convenient location for visitors. It's easily accessible and centrally located near Waikiki. Those in need of medication can pick up prescriptions at Longs, as well as purchase on shelf medications.

Recommended for Shopping near Cruise Port because: Long's is the go to pharmacy in Hawaii and offers medications as well as other basic necessities.

Jade's expert tip: This Longs location is located on the northern end of the mall.

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Bed Bath & Beyond serves as a one stop shop for just about anything, and has a huge array of things a traveler could need. As the name states, there's tons of home supplies and decor, but there's also an abundance of toiletries, electronics, and luggage. Whether you're looking for travel or full size shampoo and conditioner, an iPod or iPhone charger, headphones or a neck pillow, Bed Bath & Beyond will have it. With locations in Pearl City and Honolulu, the large store is easily accessible from just about anywhere on Oahu. Open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and till 8 p.m. on Sundays, the store is an easy option.

Recommended for Shopping near Cruise Port because: Bed Bath and Beyond is a one stop shop for many of the essentials a traveler could need.

Jade's expert tip: Bed Bath and Beyond has location in Honolulu and Pearl City.

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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