Top things to do in Waialua

Historic 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 Ha…
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 (, selling natural a…
Bakery 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 hot malasada (Portuguese-style doughnut). T…
Ice Cream in Waialua

Scoop of Paradise Ice Cream Factory

Exquisite homemade ice cream (it makes over 50 flavors!), coffees, cakes and smoothies in the blue warehouse next to Paʻalaʻa Kai Bakery. After careful research, we recommend the chocolate and macadamia nut ice crea…
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 carpark, is Third Stone, selling boards, surfwear and outdoor gear. Make…
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 is local cho…
Thai in Waialua

Nui's Thai

A Bangkok-born cook oversees the kitchen squeezed inside this roadside lunch truck, with a few picnic tables out front. Flavors tend toward the tame (ask for extra spicy), but the big plates of traditional curries, …
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 at Waialua Park on the first Sunday of each month, starting at 4pm. Check the website for schedules, but US…
Clothing in Waialua

V Boutique

As the sign outside the decrepit old building at the Waialua Sugar Mill says, 'beautiful on the inside.' And that's true, with fashionable clothing, bikinis, bags and jewelry designed by owner and operator Vanessa P…
Market in Waialua

Waialua Farmers Market

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