Natural Feature in Keauhou Resort Area

End of the World

This Mordor-esque lava plain of jagged ʻaʻa rock that crinkles to the deep blue coast then drops steeply into the ocean, lives up to its name. To get here, look for a trailhead to the water at the end of Aliʻi...

Beach in Keauhou Resort Area

Kahaluʻu Beach Park

Whether young or old, triathlete or couch potato, everyone appreciates the island's most easy-to-access (and admittedly busy) snorkeling spot. Protected by an ancient breakwater (which, according to legend, was...

Japanese in Keauhou Resort Area

Kenichi Pacific

Ignore the mall setting and savor the beautifully presented Pacific Rim fusion cuisine, including tender miso black cod, Hawaiian ono (white-fleshed wahoo) topped with a cloud of ponzu (Japanese citrus sauce) and...

Books in Keauhou Resort Area

Kona Stories

Independent bookstore with a strong Hawaiiana section, which hosts community events for kids and adults. It's near KTA Super Store.

Dance in Keauhou Resort Area

Keauhou Shopping Center

This shopping mall has a hula show performed by local dance troupes in the center courtyard on Friday evenings. The dance troupes are local and feature cute kids; it's a casual way of checking out this lovely,...

Farm in Keauhou Resort Area

Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory

A must for chocolate fans, these one-hour farm tours detail how Hawaiian chocolate is grown, harvested, processed and packaged, followed by chocolate sampling and sales. Hours vary; book tours by phone or email...

Market in Keauhou Resort Area

Hoʻoulu Community Farmers Market

Unlike the touristy Kailua-Kona farmers market selling knickknacks from who-knows-where, this weekly event focuses on small-scale farm and fishing bounty, including genuine Kona coffee and flower lei. Live music,...

Cafe in Keauhou Resort Area

Peaberry & Galette

Brewing 100% Kona estate-grown coffee and Illy espresso, this cafe with Euro-bistro style also dishes up sweet and savory French crepes, plus satisfying salads, sandwiches, quiches and lilikoʻi (passion...

Market in Keauhou Resort Area

Keauhou Farmers Market

At this parking-lot farmers market with live Hawaiian music and a neighborly spirit, everything is Big Island–grown, including seasonal fruits and veggies, organic coffee, homemade preserves and fresh flowers.

Archaeological Site in Keauhou Resort Area

Kahuluʻu Manowai

On the former grounds of the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort, just south of Kahaluʻu Beach Park, three restored heiau (temples) and ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs are the centerpiece of a planned outdoor education...

Church in Keauhou Resort Area

St Peter by the Sea

St Peter by the Sea

Ever popular for weddings, the much-photographed 'Little Blue Church' practically sits in Kahuluʻu Bay. Made of clapboard in the 1880s, with a corrugated-tin roof, the church was moved here from Magic (White)...

Nature Center in Keauhou Resort Area

Kahaluʻu Bay Education Center

Located by Kahalu‘u Bay beach, Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center (KBEC) is a family-friendly educational center that provides teaching and instruction on both snorkeling and 'reef etiquette' – the proper way to...

Hawaii Regional in Keauhou Resort Area

Sam Choy's Kai Lanai

Sam Choy is one of the pioneers of Hawaii Regional Cuisine, an island-grown version of Pacific Rim fusion. At this casual eatery with dynamite sunset panoramas, the dinner menu is stuffed with fusion gastronomy...

Italian in Keauhou Resort Area


There aren't a ton of pizza places in Keauhou, which is a shame, as it's been scientifically proven that pizza is the most important food group in the universe (not really, but still). And, honestly, Bianelli's...

Sports Bar in Keauhou Resort Area

Tropics Tap House

This is a pretty basic sports bar, an extension of a Honolulu-based franchise. It hits all the usual targets of the genre: there's a good beer line-up, passable pub grub and games playing on the TV watched by...

Luau in Keauhou Resort Area

Haleo Luau

The Sheraton's touristy luau weaves together Hawaiian themes and tales of ancient kings and battles, along with fiery dances from across Polynesia. The buffet is about as generic as you'd expect, but there's an...

Supermarket in Keauhou Resort Area

KTA Super Store

Locally owned supermarket chain stocking groceries, beach snacks and drinks, with a full-service deli and bakery.

Cinema in Keauhou Resort Area

Regal Keauhou

Hollywood flicks fill big multiplex screens. Showings before 6pm are discounted.

Harbor in Keauhou Resort Area

Keauhou Bay

Many tour cruises launch from the small pier at this protected bay. While not worth going out of your way for, the small beach, picnic tables and sand volleyball courts bring out locals. Facilities include...

Gallery in Keauhou Resort Area

Keauhou Kahaluʻu Heritage Center

This unstaffed cultural center showcases a few small exhibits on native Hawaiian culture, with a focus on temple building, cultivation, fishing, and holua, the ancient Hawaiian sport of lava-rock sledding, which...