Macadamia Nut Tropical Farm: Fruit and Nuts
Along the King Kamehameha Hwy. in the town of Kaaawa, you'll find the Macadamia Nut Tropical Farm...offering free coffee and many things for you to purchase.
What to buy: You have so many things to choose from...coffee, spices, cookies, sauces, crafts and of course macadamia nuts. We purchased a bag of Honey Roasted Coconut Glazed Macadamia Nuts and a bag of Maui Onion/Garlic Macadamia Nuts.
What to pay: The price is a little steep ($10.00/bag) but that's the way it is with macadamia nuts.Related to:
- Food and Dining
Seamaids Beach Boutique: Snorkel gear and more
As I mentioned in my "Off the beaten path" tip, we found a great place to snorkel on the north shore...Shark's Cove. Since neither of us had snorkel gear, we had to find a place where we could rent masks, fins and snorkels. As luck would have it, the Beach Boutique was located right acoss the street from Pupukea Beach Park.
What to buy: You can buy gear if you want to, but we rented masks, fins and snorkels.
What to pay: $10.00 for the entire packageRelated to:
- Diving and Snorkeling
- Budget Travel
Hilo Hattie: The store of Hawaii
Hilo Hattie (which was establiihed in 1963) is the largest retail source for Hawaiian and Island Lifestyle products.
What to buy: Men's fashions, women's fashions, childrens fashions, Aloha gifts and crafts, food products, lotions, coffee mugs...you name it and they've got it.
What to pay: They offer tremendous value pricing on the largest selection of Hawaiian items backed by friendly customer service and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.Related to:
- Budget Travel
Surf n Sea: Haleiwa Surf Shop
Established in 1965, Surf-n-Sea has to be the most famous surf shop in the islands. If u are looking for quality surf boards, many made on location, great surf appearal, with all the famous surf brands, then u got to hit Surf-n-Sea.
Located just before Haleiwa Bridge, on your right, its hard to miss. Great service with friendly local sales associates and decent prices.
Open Daily from 9am - 7pm
Visit their website for info on all they sale and a lot more. Surf-n-Sea
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What to pay: From Waikiki, take H-1 west bound to Likelike highway. once over the mountains, take a left at the 3rd light onto Kamehameha highway. its about 30 miles on your right before the Haleiwa bridge.Related to:
- School Holidays
Crafts / Gift shops: Aloha Tower Shopping Center
Aloha Tower is a great place to window shop due to it's location in the harbour . Most of the things found here are what you get in a shopping mall except more Hawaiian.
There are some nice cafes for a drink and people watching and a good spot to take photo of Honolulu skyline.
International Market Place: Local street market
What to buy: Conveniently located on Wakiki main strip , you can get almost anything hawaiian here, carved wooden local craft, hawaiian shirts, fridge magnets, food and drinks, all sorts of souvenirs and touristy stuff. Worth a visit just for the fun of it.Related to:
- Family Travel
Ron Artis Art Studio: Bring home a piece of Oahu - Artis' board art
Good for the island - good for the soul
Besides the obvious beauty of Ron Artis' artwork, the warmth of the family will make your time in Haleiwa most memorable.
If you are lucky enough to expereince a live Jazz jam session, you will know what I am talking about!
Rons artwork is not only pleasing to the eye, but also a great way to help the island keep landfills free of broken surfboards.
So if you surf Northshore and you break your board, PLEASE drop by and give it to Ron - your casualty is guaranteed to turn heads, and may end up in a happy home someday!
What to buy: Surfboard art and music
What to pay: please be mindful & aware of the love that went into this artwork... pay a fair price and be happy knowing that you are helping the island and the Artis family.Related to:
- Arts and Culture
Visit the Aloha Bowl Stadium Flea Market: Searching for a Deal in Paradise?
The Aloha Bowl Stadium is the place to shop!
It is open from 6am-3pm on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. The goods are the same quality as the stores, but here, they are 1/3 the price.
If you want muumuus, jewelry, hawaiian beach towels~ they have them. It is 3 miles around and it can be quite extensive. Now if you drive in or walk in, the fee is 25 cents per person. They also give you a flea market catalogue which lists all the sellers, all their goods and who is there on what day. If you want 2nd hand items there are usually some of those too, but it's first come first served.
What to buy: From the catalogue you have a myriad of items to choose from. For my Mom I get muumuus, for my niece a nice hawaiian blouse and dress, pupu shell necklace with a sharks tooth for my grandson, four beautiful beach towels, hair clips with hawaiian flowers on them, hawaiian tee shirts for the boys and embroideried tee shirts for the girls., kitchen magnets with Hawaiian surf boards, tiki gods, flowers, and a truly lovely handmade sign with our name wrtten in Hawaiian picture letters.
What to pay: Muumuus can be $14, blouses $15, dresses $9, pupu shell necklace w/o shark tooth $12, with shark tooth $16, beach towels $8, hair clips $9, tee shirts 5 for $20, embroideried tees slightly more, kitchen magnets can be 8 for $10, the handmade sign costs either $3-$4 a letter, with a Frame add $10.
aloha stadium: SWAP MEET
If you want to save of souvenirs and stuff... DEFINITELY GO TO ALOHA STADIUM! They have everything and way less expensive than the ABC Stores and shops.
What to buy: ANYTHING! EVERYTHING
What to pay: little!!! price to park is 50 CENTS!!! It's open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. 6am-1pmRelated to:
- Budget Travel
various: Aloha Tower
Aloha Tower Marketplace is ideal for shopping, and also for going to the top of the tower to see panoramic views around Honolulu.
It is nice to sit out on a lanai on many of the market place oceanfront eateries and just while away the time.
The tower was built in l926 .
What to buy: As there are approximately 80 shops within the Aloha Tower Marketplace there are many items to purchase. There are a few restaurants here also, so you can rest, eat drink, and shop some more.
ABC Stores: They're Everywhere!
Definately one of the things you'll notice during your stay in Waikiki are ABC Stores. These stores are literally everywhere. Don't be suprised to see 2, even 3, on the same block.
What to buy: They sell a little bit of everything: food, souvenirs, beach equipment, etc.
What to pay: They can be a little on the pricey side.Related to:
- Family Travel
various: Ala Moana Centre
This shopping centre throngs with people and has many shops for you to spend your $$$.
It covers 50 acres of shopping area, with more than 200 shops, and is the largest open air shopping centre in the US.
The food court can accommodate 980 persons.
The Centre opened in l959 the year Hawaii became a state with less than 90 stores. How it has grown !!!
What to buy: anything and everything
Ala Moana Shopping Center: SHOPPING!!!!
Ala Moana Shopping Center
Hawaii's largest shopping destination with approximately 230 stores and restaurants. U.S. Post Office on site. Entertainment activities regularly scheduled. International food court. Department stores: Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Sears.
What to buy: Clothes & gifts
Wal-Mart: Get your souvenirs here
Don't get ripped off. If you can buy it on the island - you can buy it at Wal-Mart. I shopped in Mililani and it was wonderful. "Locals" flip-flops were $3.67. Macademia nuts are $1.80 in a gift box. Beach towels are $7.50. Get your goods here and save a few bucks.
What to buy: Tiki Gods, beach towels, lei's, bottle openers, coffee mugs, flip-flops, macademia nuts, coffee, aloha wear, and all of your other island needs. Buy inexpensive snorkeling sets here for $10-$20, instead of paying rental fees. Ladies, try the kid section - basic set is $10 and fit me better than the adult set.
What to pay: Cheaper than you can buy it anywhere else on the island. And it's the same stuff.
ABC Stores: All in One Store
I think i should be paid to write this!! hahaha...but i can't help mentioning that the ABC Stores are a baker's dozen in Waikiki!!! I'm only assuming that Honolulu has it's own share!!! But, seriously, if you want to buy everyone back home a souvenir, go into THESE stores...and i mean you can't just go in one...you gotta go in to all of them. With so much variety and cheap, cheap prices, you can't go wrong!
We stayed at this hotel with a 3 month old in December of 2011. We were the last one to check in...more
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