Top things to do in Naʻalehu

Top Choice Diner in Naʻalehu

Hana Hou Restaurant

Hana Hou embodies all the glory and nostalgia of a 1940s family diner – because it was, and still is, one. The menu is filled with local takes on good ol' American comfort food. Come for the peppered mahimahi, but s…
Bakery in Naʻalehu

Punaluʻu Bake Shop

The US's southernmost bakery is squarely on the tour bus circuit and usually crowded – for good reason. If you want to try the Portuguese fried sweet pastry called a malasada (you do) get here early. Bonus: clean re…
Beach in Naʻalehu

Whittington Beach Park

North of Naʻalehu, this small park has tide pools, an ancient Hawaiian fishpond frequented by birds, and the photographic ruins of a historic pier. There's no beach despite the name, and swimming is limited to the e…
Historic Site in Naʻalehu

Mark Twain Monkeypod Tree

In 1866 Mark Twain wrote in yet another long letter home that in Waiʻohinu, 'trees and flowers flourish luxuriantly, and three of those trees – two mangoes and an orange – will live in my memory as the greenest, fre…
American in Naʻalehu

Shaka Restaurant

Capitalizing on its position as the southernmost place in the USA to get your buzz on, this sports bar excels at the sports, the bar, and the fascinating conversations with local characters. The food on the other ha…
Viewpoint in Naʻalehu

Honuʻapo Bay Overlook

For killer coastal views, pause at the scenic lookout above Honuʻapo Bay northeast of Naʻalehu. This sweep of shoreline and scrub is part of the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline in Hawaii, and land trusts an…
Coffee in Naʻalehu

Flyin' Hawaiian Coffee

Find this coffee truck bathed in a little ray of sunshine on the front lawn of the United Methodist Church three days a week, serving 100% Kaʻu coffee in a variety of hyper-caffeinating forms.
Market in Naʻalehu

Kaʻu Farmers Market

A small farmers market sets up in front of Ace Hardware twice weekly. Grab some fresh fruit on your way through town.
Market in Naʻalehu

Wiki Wiki Mart

The only place to get groceries in town covers basics, but leaves a lot to be desired. Stock up in Keaʻau or Ocean View before finding yourself hungry on this end of the island. Also sells gas.