Located at the very edge of Kaunaoa beach, this open-air restaurant is a gathering spot for hotel guests and those looking for a light snack between surf and swim sessions. Seating is under any one of several thatched umbrellas and each table offers splendid Pacific Ocean views.
Located a few minutes south of Kailua-Kona is the small town of Kainaliu, this small Italian eatery is the perfect spot for pre or post theatre at the community based Aloha Theatre next door. The main dining room is a classic example of trational plantation style with large windows and high ceilings. The menu is […]
There is hardly anything more local than a scoop of fluffy and flavorful shaved ice. These stands are typically small and family run and this one in Kawaihae is no different. The stand is small with only room for one, but it offers a long list of flavors from mainstream favorites like strawberry and vaniila […]
Tucked in a corner of the massive Mauna Lani Resort, this intimate beachfront restaurant is a well kept secret along the Kohala Coast. The ambiance is private and exclusive where service is attentive but not hovering. The alfresco setting is just steps from the sandy shoreline and crashing waves. Early evening diners will be rewarded […]
This small and casual wine bar is easy to find at the Queens’ Shops in the Waikoloa Resort. Positioned adjacent to the high-end Island Gourmet market, this bar is one of the best spots on the island for wine aficionados to enjoy one of the best wine lists on the island. Others come to test the mastery of […]
Less uptight than the numerous nearby resort restaurants, this casual restaurant offers a themed décor that recalls the days of North Shore watermen and the legendary Eddie Aikau. In typical Aikau family fashion this eatery is filled with good food, reasonable prices and lots of Hawaiian music and lots of aloha. Arrive in the late […]
Located at the rear of Kamehameha Mall in the heart of Kailua-Kona, this bar is one of the more genuine and entertaining local spots along the Kona coast. The bar has a varied schedule of entertainment that includes salsa nights, live DJ’s and light shows, ladie’s nights and even a billiard league.
Located in a small shopping complex a block off of Palani and across from Hilo Hattie’s in the heart of Kailua-Kona, this small and popular family run Japanese restaurant offers authentic flavors, fresh sushi and lots of friendly service. Guests will be treated to a menu of tasty and crunchy tempura, creative sushi. Sashimi options […]
Located just a couple of blocks off of Mamalahoa Highway on the way to Waipio Valley, this local fudge shop is one of the hidden secrets of the small plantation town of Honokaa. Don’t let the rustic small town exterior fool you, this shop is the birthplace of the richest and most delectable fudge on […]