Top ChoiceHistoric Site in Waialua

Waialua Sugar Mill

The sugar mill that was the heart of the town for over a century until it closed in 1996 has been redeveloped to house a number of shops and businesses. Waialua was home to one of the largest sugar plantations in...

Top ChoiceBakery in Waialua

Paʻalaʻa Kai Bakery

Take a detour down a country road to find this family-run bakery, a pilgrimage for anyone craving a ʻsnow puffy’ (flaky chocolate cream puff dusted with powdered sugar) or a hot malasada (Portuguese-style donut)....

Cosmetics in Waialua

North Shore Soap Factory

Located in the Bagasse bin (the huge, cone-shaped building at the front gate of the Waialua Sugar Mill), the North Shore Soap Factory is home to Hawaiian Bath & Body (www.hawaiianbathbody.com), selling...

Cafe in Waialua

Brew & Foam

A concept long brewing in the minds of an Oʻahu married couple who are passionate about their lattes, Brew and Foam is a tiny storefront featuring a simple bar to sit at (most patrons get their grub and java to...

Health & Wellness in Waialua

Waialua Fresh

Waialua Fresh is a breath of fresh air. Tucked into an unassuming strip mall, this shop boasts 80% local produce, most of it Oʻahu grown, as well as Asian specialty foods, snacks, drinks and gift items....

Sports & Outdoors in Waialua

Third Stone

The various back buildings of the Waialua Sugar Mill are home to 14 companies operating in the surfboard industry, but right out front, in the car park, is Third Stone, selling boards, surf wear and outdoor gear....

Food & Drinks in Waialua

Island X Hawaii

In the rambling warehouse building at the far end of the parking lot of the old Waialua Sugar Mill, Island X has all sorts of good stuff to interest visitors. Try locally made Waialua coffee, plus there's local...

Thai in Waialua

Nui's Thai

A Bangkok-born cook oversees the kitchen squeezed into this roadside lunch truck. Flavors tend toward the tame (ask for extra spicy), but the big plates of traditional curries, stir-fried noodles and savory...

Ice Cream in Waialua

Scoop of Paradise Ice Cream Factory

Choose from exquisite homemade ice cream (in more than 50 flavors!), coffees, cakes and smoothies in the blue warehouse next to Paʻalaʻa Kai Bakery. After careful research, we recommend the chocolate and...

Music in Waialua

Waialua Bandstand in the Park

A community-minded group, the Friends of Waialua Bandstand in the Park, organizes a concert in the bandstand on the first Sunday of each month. Check the website for schedules. US military bands, the Royal...

Market in Waialua

Waialua Farmers Market

Held at the Waialua Sugar Mill, the Waialua Farmers Market has strong support among the North Shore community. Get your fruit and veggies here, plus the huli chicken (Hawaiian-style grilled chicken) is superb.