Located in Kailua-Kona, on Hawaii’s West Coast, Keauhou Shopping Center is the perfect mix of convenience and entertaining. On one hand, it offers locals and visitors everyday necessities including a grocery store, drug store, and bank. On the other, it’s a vibrant destination full of local shops, cultural performances, and Hawaiian history.
This outdoor marketplace features tan buildings with green details, peaked black roofs, and houses more than two dozen shops. The wide walkways and lush foliage give the whole area a peaceful feel. One thing that makes this shopping center unique is the attention to local culture and history. On any given day, you’re likely to hear live local music, see hula dancers, or browse cultural crafts and displays. The center is also home to a small cultural museum, which we highly recommend checking out if you have the time.
For necessities, this area offers one-stop shopping. There’s a CVS, a post office, and KTA Super Store, a local supermarket. We loved KTA! Not only do they have a wide selection of fresh, local produce, but they also sell fresh-caught local seafood. Their prepared foods selections include tasty poke, delicious musubis, sushi, and a variety of local delicacies. We definitely think it’s worth making a stop at KTA Super Store to stock up on groceries… and maybe a few treats.
In addition to practical necessities, Keauhou Shopping Center hosts several locally-owned shops and boutiques. One of our favorites to frequent is Kona Stories Book Shop, a woman-owned bookstore. This cozy shop sells a variety of fiction and non-fiction books, with a focus on local authors. They host a full calendar of events, including author visits, book clubs, and more.
In the mood to take in a film? You’re in the right spot. Stop by Regal Keauhou, a seven-screen movie theatre showing first-run films. The big screens and stadium seating create a great atmosphere to relax and take in the latest hit movie. Plus? They’re the only theatre in the area to serve alcohol.
If your shopping and movie watching has made you hungry, grab a bite at one of the center’s many eateries. For family-style Italian, check out Bianelli’s. In the mood for some authentic Hawaiian flavors? Stop by L & L Hawaiian Barbecue or Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai. Tropic Tap House is a lively spot to grab dinner and a drink. And don’t forget dessert! Finish your day off with a shave ice from Hawaiian Ice Cones.
Here are all of the shops at Keauhou Shopping Center:
Mary Jane’s Hawaii
Ali’i Health Center
Blue Sea Artisans Gallery
Coldwell Banker Island Properties
Fabric & Quilting Delights
Heritage Center Museum
Kalona Salon & Spa
Kamehameha Schools/Land Division
Kamehameha Schools/Neighbor Island Regional Resource Urgent Care
KTA Super Stores
Ocean Paws Pet Grooming Salon
Paradise Found Boutique
Regal Keauhou Stadium 7
Spin Luv Play
U.S. Post Office
Venture | Sotheby’s International Realty
Whether you’re looking for quick convenience or local flavor, Keauhou shopping center offers a little something for everyone. What was your favorite shop to explore?
-Keauhou Shopping Center hosts a farmer’s market on Saturday mornings. Local vendors come together to sell locally grown produce, flowers, coffee, breads, jams, macadamia nuts, and more. The best part? Everything is 100% made and sourced from the Big Island.
-Take a minute to enjoy the view from the parking lot before heading in. The lot offers a beautiful, sweeping view of the ocean.
-Once a month, the Center hosts “Keiki Stories,” a storytime for children. Check the schedule to see if one might happen during your trip.