Shopping in Hawaii
Honolulu Night Market
An incredible Honolulu shopping experience, Kakaako comes alive with an evening event that combines fashion, live music, art, shopping and local food. Held under the Honolulu city lights, this monthly night market celebrates the best of urban island culture featuring local artists, designers, musicians and chefs. It all goes down on the third Saturday of every month.
Art + Flea
Discover a unique monthly shopping experience for Hawaii's talented creatives to showcase their goods and talents. Behind Marukai Market on the last Thursday of the month, over 60 independent artists, vintage collectors, food trucks, handmade aficionados and fashion designers are featured at each event, drawing an eclectic crowd of shoppers, music and art lovers alike.
Shopping in Maui is a leisurely, laid back activity and centres mostly on locally owned shops selling souvenirs and hand-made goods. But, if it’s the well-known upscale retailers you’re after, you won’t be disappointed. Head to Whalers Village on the island’s western coast where over 90 boutiques, clothing and specialty stores are found – and all just steps from the beach. Wailea, on the island’s southern shore is another popular haven for shopping.
The Big Island
Waimea General Store
In the northern part of the Big Island, you’ll find the quaint community of Waimea, home to the Waimea General Store, a local favorite since 1970 and one of Hawaii's most unusual island stores. Browse a great selection of local and imported gifts, a specialty kitchen section, Hawaiiana books, soaps and lotions, delicious tasty sweets, a great kids’ selection, bibs and bobs and just an entertaining Hawaii experience.
You’ll quickly find The Big Island likes to do things differently and nothing speaks louder to that than Donkey Balls in Captain Cook on the western shore where the original factory and store making and selling gourmet chocolates started. Donkey Balls features gourmet chocolates and 100 per cent Hawaiian macadamia nuts with all 25 flavours of chocolates handmade. Try some Kona Gogo Beans and the famous Kona and Ka’u Coffees.