Kona Beach Boys conducts historic outrigger adventure tours paddling passengers through the waters of Kona. The guides will talk about the myths and legends of Hawaii's kings, queens and gods. These personalized tours range from narrated canoe rides to sunset tours to the Alii tour that combines a canoe ride with a walking tour of Hulihee Palace. I would recommend this tour if your want a personalized lesson in Hawaiian history from guides who have been taught from acnowledged experts.
Kamuela Goldsmiths sells jewelry made by Marc Gregg and Jock Goodman. Both are residents of Waimea. They have a remarkable collection of natural gem black opal, and other truly rare gems and jewelry. They purchase their gems and seeks out the finest jem cutters all over the world. They pride themselves on having the finest cut gems in the world and the most unique jewelry in the islands. I would recommend this jewelry store at Parker Square to any visitor looking for outstanding and unique jewelry.
B. Ikeuchi and Sons is a hardware store in Honokaa on Mamane Street that sells everything from lawn mowers to soil. This store opened in the 1920s and it's still doing business. Because of its convenient location, many Honokaa residents prefer to buy their hardware here instead of driving out of Honokaa to Waimea or Hilo to buy hardware. They carry an ample supple of tools and fixtures for any handyman. I would recommend this store to any Honokaa resident that needs to buy hardware.
The Kohala Book Shop specializes in rare and modern Hawaiian and Polynesian books. This store is located in the Nanbu Building and Courtyard, one block from the Original Kamehameha Statue. They also sell used books, maps and prints. They carry a wide range of first editions and they have books that cover a variety of genres. If you like Hawaiiana then this is the perfect book store to browse around in.
You can enjoy whalewatching or snorkeling aboard the Four Winds II or the Maui Magic. You will be able to snorkel or whalewatch at Molokini on the brand new Four winds II. Their morning snorkel sail includes glass bottom viewing, snorkel gear and snorkel instruction. You can also whalewatch or go sport fishing or even slide down their waterslide on the Four Winds II. They also have a Dolphin Discovery tour aboard the Maui Magic. Their snorkel sails included breakfast, BBQ lunch and beverages. I would recommend this tour for the family for a memorable experience on the ocean.
The Pacific Whale Foundation Eco-Adventures is a leader in ecotourism on Maui and worldwide. Their fleet includes the newest, ultra-modern vessels in Maui that are noted for their clean-burning, low-emissions engines. Their Eco-Adventures include wild dolphin encounters, whalewatches, snorkel trips to Molokini or Lanai and sunset dinner or cocktail cruises. Most of their tour profits benefit efforts to protect the marine environment. I would recommend this tour outfit if you want to know that you are contributing to protect the marine environment in Maui.
Azeka Shopping Center is the largest shopping center in the middle of Kihei. With over 50 shops and restaurants, vacationers and locals keep coming back to where locals eat. They have a wide range of restaurants with food choices varying from Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese, American and local foods such as malasadas and saimin. This is a great place to dine at.
The Wharf Cinema Center is a great place for shopping, dining and entertainment in one place. You can spend the entire day here shopping at stores that sell everything from aloha wear to Hawaiian arts and crafts. You can also watch the latest movie releases at their triplex cinema. If you get hungry you can enjoy lunch or dinner at their numerous eateries in the Garden Courtyard. You can also relax and dine in any of the air-conditioned restaurants. I would recommend this beautiful shopping center to visitors to Maui.
Jonathan Somaoang (artist and owner) turns out wooden bowls made from various types of native Hawaiian woods. HIs beautiful turned bowls with barked edges are outstanding. He also sells tikis, menehune, marine life and giant fish hooks. The gallery also carries unique treasures such as jewelry, fine art, sculptures and Maui-made gifts from other local artists. He uses woods such as koa, milo, kamani, ohia, pheasant wood, monkey pod and mango. This is the place to shop for Hawaiian handmade bowls.
Kihei Kalama Village offers more than 50 specialty shops and 14 eateries featuring breakfast, lunch or dinner. Its shopping center is international in flavor and it is set in a covered tropical open-air setting. This is a great place for visitors to get bargain-priced souvenirs and one-of-a-kind gifts. Their specialty shops offer some of Hawaii's finest gifts in island art, ceramics, carved wood, apparel, blown glass, crafts, and more. This is a great place to spend the entire day shopping or just hanging out.