Top things to do

Top Choice 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, is…
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 fruit)-lemon…
Arts Center in Keauhou Resort Area

Donkey Mill Art Center

The Holualoa Foundation for Arts & Culture created this community art center in 2002. There are free exhibits, plus lectures and workshops – taught by recognized national and international artists – open to visi…
Farm in Keauhou Resort Area

Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory

A must for chocolate fans, these one-hour farm tours detail how the only Hawaiian chocolate is grown, harvested, processed and packaged, followed by chocolate sampling and sales. Book tours by phone or email at leas…
Gallery in Keauhou Resort Area

Keauhou Kahaluʻu Heritage Center

To learn more about the restoration of Keauhou's heiau (temples), visit this unstaffed cultural center, where small exhibits and videos also describe holua, the ancient Hawaiian sport of lava-rock sledding, at nearb…
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.
Japanese in Keauhou Resort Area

Kenichi Pacific

Ignore the mall setting. Just 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 m…
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.
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.
Hawaii Regional Cuisine 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 haute fusion gastronom…