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Guidebook for Waimea

Emily

Guidebook for Waimea

Food Scene
Get a delicious, fresh brewed cup of 100% Kona coffee here! Island Lava Java Bistro Grill offers some of the freshest food on the island, using only grass fed Big Island Beef, free range Big Island Chicken, Big Island organic goat cheese, locally grown, purchased direct from the farmer organic produce. to complement your breakfast or grab an iced coffee while picking up lunch to bring to the beach! With a bakery on site, all pastries, muffins, desserts, breads and pizza dough are made fresh daily. If you've got a sweet tooth, be sure to try a World Famous "Cinnamon Rolls or Pull-a-Parts" You can also text in your order, or order online!
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Island Lava Java Waikoloa
68-1845 Waikoloa Road
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Get a delicious, fresh brewed cup of 100% Kona coffee here! Island Lava Java Bistro Grill offers some of the freshest food on the island, using only grass fed Big Island Beef, free range Big Island Chicken, Big Island organic goat cheese, locally grown, purchased direct from the farmer organic produce. to complement your breakfast or grab an iced coffee while picking up lunch to bring to the beach! With a bakery on site, all pastries, muffins, desserts, breads and pizza dough are made fresh daily. If you've got a sweet tooth, be sure to try a World Famous "Cinnamon Rolls or Pull-a-Parts" You can also text in your order, or order online!
Tantalize your Taste buds with an Amazing selection of Fresh Local, Vegetarian, Vegan, & Raw Food! Under the Bodhi Tree serves plant-based comfort food with a gourmet twist. They highlight the quality of the Big Island's organic produce with creative global cuisine, offering a healthy and customizable option for those with special dietary preferences. They also partner with some great local farmers and purveyors to offer premium organic beverages and gourmet vegan products. One of my personal favorites here is the Nahkon Noodle Bowl. It's a huge bowl of food featuring Hamakua Mushrooms in a creamy coconut curry sauce. My husband loves the V-blt which is made with coconut "bacon".
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Under the Bodhi Tree
68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr
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Tantalize your Taste buds with an Amazing selection of Fresh Local, Vegetarian, Vegan, & Raw Food! Under the Bodhi Tree serves plant-based comfort food with a gourmet twist. They highlight the quality of the Big Island's organic produce with creative global cuisine, offering a healthy and customizable option for those with special dietary preferences. They also partner with some great local farmers and purveyors to offer premium organic beverages and gourmet vegan products. One of my personal favorites here is the Nahkon Noodle Bowl. It's a huge bowl of food featuring Hamakua Mushrooms in a creamy coconut curry sauce. My husband loves the V-blt which is made with coconut "bacon".
Spectacular sunset views and warm island breezes make Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar at The Shops at Mauna Lani an ideal spot for lunch, dinner, or happy hour. Relax on the spacious lanai as Chef Stennis and his team present some of the freshest seafood and local produce from the islands. Also the perfect location to host your next event. Rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and farewell lunches get a relaxing upgrade with customizable menus featuring fresh seafood and local produce. We also provide customizable menus featuring fresh seafood and local produce, skilled event professionals, live music, and unique floral-design services includ
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Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store
Mauna Lani Drive
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Spectacular sunset views and warm island breezes make Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar at The Shops at Mauna Lani an ideal spot for lunch, dinner, or happy hour. Relax on the spacious lanai as Chef Stennis and his team present some of the freshest seafood and local produce from the islands. Also the perfect location to host your next event. Rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and farewell lunches get a relaxing upgrade with customizable menus featuring fresh seafood and local produce. We also provide customizable menus featuring fresh seafood and local produce, skilled event professionals, live music, and unique floral-design services includ
Cafe Pesto features fresh local seafood, exotic pizzas, colorful eclectic salads and Asian inspired pastas and risottos. The harbor settings, rich in Hawaiian history, provide a backdrop of authenticity and charm to the award-winning restaurant.
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Cafe Pesto - Kawaihae
61-3665 Akoni Pule Highway
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Cafe Pesto features fresh local seafood, exotic pizzas, colorful eclectic salads and Asian inspired pastas and risottos. The harbor settings, rich in Hawaiian history, provide a backdrop of authenticity and charm to the award-winning restaurant.
Great Beer deserves Great Food which deserves Great People who deserve Great Live Music! Find it all at Big Island Brewhaus. Come enjoy Fresh, Local, Handcrafted Food and World Class Beer created by Tom Kerns, one of Hawaii’s most accomplished brewers, and the entire Brewhaus team at Hawaii’s Highest Brewpub located at 2,764′ above the sea, in Waimea. Locally sourced, fresh, handcrafted food that is as creative and delicious as the beers they brew. Big Island Brewhaus works closely with local farmers, fishermen, cheese, bread & ice-cream makers and bee keepers whose quality products make their food as fresh and natural as possible.
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Big Island Brewhaus
64-1066 Mamalahoa Hwy
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Great Beer deserves Great Food which deserves Great People who deserve Great Live Music! Find it all at Big Island Brewhaus. Come enjoy Fresh, Local, Handcrafted Food and World Class Beer created by Tom Kerns, one of Hawaii’s most accomplished brewers, and the entire Brewhaus team at Hawaii’s Highest Brewpub located at 2,764′ above the sea, in Waimea. Locally sourced, fresh, handcrafted food that is as creative and delicious as the beers they brew. Big Island Brewhaus works closely with local farmers, fishermen, cheese, bread & ice-cream makers and bee keepers whose quality products make their food as fresh and natural as possible.
The Blue Room Brasserie & Bar
68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr
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Ruth's Chris Steak House
68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive
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Monstera Noodles & Sushi
68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive
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Sansei
201 Waikoloa Beach Drive
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Charley's Thai Cuisine
69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr
Daylight Mind Coffee Company
69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr
Romano's Macaroni Grill
201 Waikoloa Beach Drive
A-Bay's Island Grill
Island Fish & Chips
69-250 Waikoloa Beach Dr
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Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill
69-250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
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The Koa Table By Chef Ippy
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Seafood Bar and Grill
61-3642 Kawaihae Road
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Kohala Burger & Taco
613665 Akoni Pule Highway
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Kawaihae Kitchen
613665 Akoni Pule Hwy
Essentials
Open 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM daily In addition to your grocery essentials, this Foodland offers: DVD/Video Rental Service Full-Service Bakery Department Full-Service Deli Department Full-Service Meat Department Full-Service Seafood Department R. Field Wine Company Western Union
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Foodland
68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive
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Open 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM daily In addition to your grocery essentials, this Foodland offers: DVD/Video Rental Service Full-Service Bakery Department Full-Service Deli Department Full-Service Meat Department Full-Service Seafood Department R. Field Wine Company Western Union
This Foodland is considerably larger than the Foodland Farms store at Mauna Lani. Open from 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM daily. Pharmacy Hours: M-F 8AM - 7PM; Sat 8AM - 5PM; Sun Closed In addition to your grocery essentials, this Foodland offers: Coinstar Machine DVD/Video Rental Service Full-Service Bakery Department Full-Service Deli Department Full-Service Meat Department Full-Service Seafood Department Pharmacy Western Union
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Foodland Waimea
67 - 1185 Mamalahoa Highway
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This Foodland is considerably larger than the Foodland Farms store at Mauna Lani. Open from 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM daily. Pharmacy Hours: M-F 8AM - 7PM; Sat 8AM - 5PM; Sun Closed In addition to your grocery essentials, this Foodland offers: Coinstar Machine DVD/Video Rental Service Full-Service Bakery Department Full-Service Deli Department Full-Service Meat Department Full-Service Seafood Department Pharmacy Western Union
Located up the hill in Waikoloa Village you'll find KTA. They're open daily from 6 am to 10 pm The Pharmacy Hours are Mon- Fri: 9:30 am to 6 pm (Closed 1:30 pm to 2 pm); Saturday: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, Closed on Sunday. In addition to all of your grocery essential, KTA offers: Gift Cards, Full Service Seafood, Full Service Deli, Pharmacy Services, Full Service Meat, Locally Grown Produce, Full Service Bakery, In-Store ATM
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KTA Super Stores Waikoloa Village
68-3916 Paniolo Ave
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Located up the hill in Waikoloa Village you'll find KTA. They're open daily from 6 am to 10 pm The Pharmacy Hours are Mon- Fri: 9:30 am to 6 pm (Closed 1:30 pm to 2 pm); Saturday: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, Closed on Sunday. In addition to all of your grocery essential, KTA offers: Gift Cards, Full Service Seafood, Full Service Deli, Pharmacy Services, Full Service Meat, Locally Grown Produce, Full Service Bakery, In-Store ATM
The Puako General Store is located right next door to the Condos! The Puako General Store has been a feature in Puako since 1988, and offers freshly made food, groceries, cold drinks, beach items, delivery, catering and more. If you'd like the fridge stocked for your arrival so you don't have to worry about shopping before you head to the beach, you can put in an order with the Puako General Store! Check out their website thepuakostore.com/groceries/ or call them at 808-882-7500 for more info. Open daily from 8am - 7pm
The Puako General Store
69-1649 Puako Beach Drive
The Puako General Store is located right next door to the Condos! The Puako General Store has been a feature in Puako since 1988, and offers freshly made food, groceries, cold drinks, beach items, delivery, catering and more. If you'd like the fridge stocked for your arrival so you don't have to worry about shopping before you head to the beach, you can put in an order with the Puako General Store! Check out their website thepuakostore.com/groceries/ or call them at 808-882-7500 for more info. Open daily from 8am - 7pm
Island Gourmet Markets. A Lifestyle market and gift shop for all ~ Delight your senses and invigorate your spirit. We, at Island Gourmet Markets pride ourselves in bringing the freshest foods direct from Hawaii’s farmers whenever possible. Shop with ease and choose from gourmet items from Hawaii and around the world. Food and Wine lovers unite. Enjoy our exquisite deli, nice selection of fine wines and spirits, or relax with a cup of Kona’s best coffee from our Island Gourmet Coffee Bar. Browse through our large selection of local and logo apparel, beach needs, drugs and cosmetics, gifts and souvenirs ~ just about everything you’ll need!
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Island Gourmet Markets
69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive
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Island Gourmet Markets. A Lifestyle market and gift shop for all ~ Delight your senses and invigorate your spirit. We, at Island Gourmet Markets pride ourselves in bringing the freshest foods direct from Hawaii’s farmers whenever possible. Shop with ease and choose from gourmet items from Hawaii and around the world. Food and Wine lovers unite. Enjoy our exquisite deli, nice selection of fine wines and spirits, or relax with a cup of Kona’s best coffee from our Island Gourmet Coffee Bar. Browse through our large selection of local and logo apparel, beach needs, drugs and cosmetics, gifts and souvenirs ~ just about everything you’ll need!
Shopping
The Shops at Mauna Lani located a short drive down the Kohala Coast and is situated in the Mauna Lani Resort. The center is anchored by the Island’s only Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Retail store, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Foodland Farms Market. Other tenants include local and national clothing brands, a salon, unique art galleries, watersports rentals, the Fine Hawaiian Gift Gallery, and the 4D Adventure Ride – the only ride of its kind in the entire state! The Shops at Mauna Lani also features amazing weekly Polynesian hula shows with fire dancing – FREE every Monday and Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. & other cultural activities throughout the week
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The Shops at Mauna Lani
68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive
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The Shops at Mauna Lani located a short drive down the Kohala Coast and is situated in the Mauna Lani Resort. The center is anchored by the Island’s only Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Retail store, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Foodland Farms Market. Other tenants include local and national clothing brands, a salon, unique art galleries, watersports rentals, the Fine Hawaiian Gift Gallery, and the 4D Adventure Ride – the only ride of its kind in the entire state! The Shops at Mauna Lani also features amazing weekly Polynesian hula shows with fire dancing – FREE every Monday and Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. & other cultural activities throughout the week
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Kings' Shops
250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
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Queens' MarketPlace
69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive
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Drinks & Nightlife
The Show is a perfect blend of Kozy’s personal Original Magic and Comedy, combined with the Unique Magic of Hawaii, presented with the True Spirit of Aloha! “I customize my show every night with Magic, Comedy, and Showmanship. Magic is a blend of art, science, history philosophy, and psychology. I bring these to the table along with a razor sharp wit honed from years of improvisational experience in Comedy Clubs” ~ “No two shows are ever the same!" Come experience the “Aloha Spirit” and “The Big Island” while enjoying: Forbidden Tiki Magic, Happy Voodoo Comedy, Big Juicy Coconuts, Shangri-La Cocktails
Kozy's Tiki Palace
The Show is a perfect blend of Kozy’s personal Original Magic and Comedy, combined with the Unique Magic of Hawaii, presented with the True Spirit of Aloha! “I customize my show every night with Magic, Comedy, and Showmanship. Magic is a blend of art, science, history philosophy, and psychology. I bring these to the table along with a razor sharp wit honed from years of improvisational experience in Comedy Clubs” ~ “No two shows are ever the same!" Come experience the “Aloha Spirit” and “The Big Island” while enjoying: Forbidden Tiki Magic, Happy Voodoo Comedy, Big Juicy Coconuts, Shangri-La Cocktails
Parks & Nature
Puako Petroglyph Park
This is the owner's Favorite Beach!!! Landscaped beach park with swimming during calm seas, bodysurfing during periods of shore breaks, sunbathing and other beach-related activities, picnicking and shelter lodging opportunities. Dangerous rip currents and pounding shore breaks during periods of high surf! Waves over 3 feet high are for experts – all others should stay out of the water and away from the shoreline! Lifeguard services. Hiking opportunity along the coastal trail. (61.8 acres) $5 per visitor vehicle parking fee
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Hāpuna Beach State Park
Old Puako Road
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This is the owner's Favorite Beach!!! Landscaped beach park with swimming during calm seas, bodysurfing during periods of shore breaks, sunbathing and other beach-related activities, picnicking and shelter lodging opportunities. Dangerous rip currents and pounding shore breaks during periods of high surf! Waves over 3 feet high are for experts – all others should stay out of the water and away from the shoreline! Lifeguard services. Hiking opportunity along the coastal trail. (61.8 acres) $5 per visitor vehicle parking fee
Waialea Bay is located in the southern portion of Kawaihae Bay, on the western coast of Hawai‘i. Waialea Bay is popular with many Big Island residents. The beach (known locally as Beach 69 because of the pole marker) erodes due to strong surf during winter months, but is pristine during the summer. The bay’s bottom drops off gradually from the beach to depths of about 30 feet outside the bay’s mouth. An intermittent stream enters the bay, and surface visibility is reduced during periods of freshwater intrusion.
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Waialea Bay
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Waialea Bay is located in the southern portion of Kawaihae Bay, on the western coast of Hawai‘i. Waialea Bay is popular with many Big Island residents. The beach (known locally as Beach 69 because of the pole marker) erodes due to strong surf during winter months, but is pristine during the summer. The bay’s bottom drops off gradually from the beach to depths of about 30 feet outside the bay’s mouth. An intermittent stream enters the bay, and surface visibility is reduced during periods of freshwater intrusion.
On the shoreline immediately below Puʻukohola Heiau, a famous temple built by Kamehameha I, is Spencer Beach Park. Spencer Beach Park centers on ʻOhaiʻula Beach, a large flat pocket of white sand with a very gentle underwater slope. A long shallow reef directly offshore and the extensive harbor landfill to the north provide good protection from the prevailing winds and offshore waves. Swimming, snorkeling, and skin diving opportunities are excellent. Hazardous conditions ordinarily occur only during severe storms. Facilities include restrooms, picnic tables, showers, tennis courts, a roofed pavilion, parking lots, a camping area, and a lifeguard tower.
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Spencer Beach Park
62-3461 Kawaihae Road
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On the shoreline immediately below Puʻukohola Heiau, a famous temple built by Kamehameha I, is Spencer Beach Park. Spencer Beach Park centers on ʻOhaiʻula Beach, a large flat pocket of white sand with a very gentle underwater slope. A long shallow reef directly offshore and the extensive harbor landfill to the north provide good protection from the prevailing winds and offshore waves. Swimming, snorkeling, and skin diving opportunities are excellent. Hazardous conditions ordinarily occur only during severe storms. Facilities include restrooms, picnic tables, showers, tennis courts, a roofed pavilion, parking lots, a camping area, and a lifeguard tower.
For many historians, the story of the ascendency of Kamehameha the Great begins at what is now Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site. Kamehameha would be assisted on his quest to conquer all the Hawaiian Islands by an intrepid young British seaman named John Young. It was Mr. Young who introduced the British cannon and British strategic thinking to Kamehameha’s wartime arsenal. He would marry into chiefly lines and become grandfather to Emma, the last Queen of the Kamehameha line. John Young died at the age of 93, leaving a vast legacy of lands and highborn children and grandchildren. His first house was built near Puʻukoholā Heiau, and the ruins still stand protected within the park site
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Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
62-3601 Kawaihae Road
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For many historians, the story of the ascendency of Kamehameha the Great begins at what is now Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site. Kamehameha would be assisted on his quest to conquer all the Hawaiian Islands by an intrepid young British seaman named John Young. It was Mr. Young who introduced the British cannon and British strategic thinking to Kamehameha’s wartime arsenal. He would marry into chiefly lines and become grandfather to Emma, the last Queen of the Kamehameha line. John Young died at the age of 93, leaving a vast legacy of lands and highborn children and grandchildren. His first house was built near Puʻukoholā Heiau, and the ruins still stand protected within the park site