Top things to do in Kainaliu

Top Choice Burgers in Kainaliu

Annie's Island Fresh Burgers

Sometimes you just need a burger. The sort of burger that makes you sigh and smile and say ‘Damn’ and feel uncomfortably full afterwards. Enter Annie’s, which uses local veggies and grass-fed Big Island beef to make…
Music in Kainaliu

Kiernan Music

Friendly owner Brian Kiernan has a talent for restoring vintage ukuleles and guitars, and he's a wonderful resource whether you're a curious beginner or a serious musician looking to buy a custom-made uke or archtop…
Sweets in Kainaliu

Donkey Balls

When it comes to sweets, we love Donkey Balls – and we promise it's not just for the saucy name, but for the excellent quality and diverse varieties of these beefy chocolates. Sure, the pure version is amazing, but …
Sandwiches in Kainaliu

Rebel Kitchen

There’s a sense of playful anarchy here, from the young counter staff to the punk and reggae coming out of the kitchen. You know what else comes out of the kitchen? Amazing sandwiches. We’ll fight you for the blacke…
Gelato in Kainaliu

Gypsea Gelato

We first came here after Ironman, where we saw a wiry Italian, without an ounce of fat on his body, walk by, then walk in, saying to his partner, 'It's always a good time for gelato.' And if an Ironman can indulge h…
Theater in Kainaliu

Aloha Theatre

Meet one of the liveliest little community theater troupes in the islands: the Aloha Performing Arts Com­pany, with quality plays, indie films and live music on its program. Budget tip: buy tickets in advance to sav…
Art in Kainaliu

Blue Ginger Gallery

This idiosyncratic little gallery is supremely eclectic and friendly. There's a definite blue-turquoise aura about, as well as plenty of paintings, prints and crafts produced by local artists and artisans. A great s…
Arts & Crafts in Kainaliu

Lavender Moon Gallery

High-quality original paintings, prints, jewelry, pottery and handmade bags by Big Island artists fill the colorful storefront windows.
Arts & Crafts in Kainaliu

Kimura H Store

This long-standing family shop rolls out yards of colorfully patterned Hawaiian and Japanese fabrics.