Top things to do

Top Choice Mediterranean in Hanalei

BarAcuda Tapas & Wine

This is the most chef-driven spot in Hanalei and its best kitchen. The wine list is expertly curated with a blend of new- and old-world vintners, and the tapas-style plates, featuring local beef, fish, pork and veg,…
Top Choice Bar in Hanalei

Tahiti Nui

The legendary Nui (which made a cameo appearance in The Descendants) is a tiki dive bar with heart and history, and a rather tasty dinner menu. It's usually crowded from mid-afternoon onward, and can get rollicking …
Top Choice Vintage in Hanalei

Yellowfish Trading Company

A wonderfully cheery gallery offering a mix of true vintage and vintage-inspired art, handicrafts, books and much more. The vintage stuff is the true gold here: think midcentury glassware, 1950s-era Hawaiian guidebo…
Top Choice Food in Hanalei

Kalo Festival

Each December, Halulu Fish Pond is host to demonstrations on growing taro and pounding poi, traditional Hawaiian games for kids, local food vendors and live music. Waipa is one of the last remaining properties on Ka…
Top Choice Beach in Hanalei

Black Pot Beach Park (Hanalei Pier)

This small section of Hanalei Bay near the Hanalei River mouth usually offers the calmest surf among the wild North Shore swells. Also known as Hanalei Pier for its unmistakable landmark, the sand is shaded by ironw…
Clothing in Hanalei

Barn 808

The most stylish boutique on the strip, this rustic wood-floored barn deals in Nick Fouget hats, one-of-a-kind sport coats, soft and cuddly Aviator Nation and Outer Known tees. It has pairs of socks that say 'mother…
Market in Hanalei

Waipa Farmers Market

Set on the Waipa Foundation's old Hawaiian ahupuaʻa (land division), the market is small but ample, with tropical fruit – including centerpiece pineapples – leafy greens, flowers, handicrafts and prepared foods – su…
Beach in Hanalei

Hanalei Pavilion Beach Park

Toward the middle of Hanalei Bay, you'll find this scenic beach park that possesses a white-sand crescent made for strolling. Waters are typically not as calm as further east by the pier, but swimming and paddling a…
Musical Instruments in Hanalei

Hanalei Strings

A long-running and always hospitable shop channeling two passions: music and knitting. It has a wide range of guitars and ukuleles from concert size to tenor and beyond. Quality rises with the price. Its knitting su…
Art in Hanalei

Havaiki

This hidden shop sells traditional, handcrafted Polynesian art handpicked by the owners, from inexpensive tchotchkes to museum-quality artworks. Keep an eye out for more exotic pieces, such as evocative Asmat shield…