Best of List: Hawaii – Burgers, Coffee, Luau, Beaches, Mai Tais and More!

It is so great to be back in the Bay Area! It was hard to leave the Hawaiian Sun but I have a list for your next visit that you don’t want to miss. Next time you travel to Kailua-Kona on the Big Island, make sure to visit these places. It is safe to say that we ate our way through the island.


Eat / Grinds / Food

Best Beach Front / Fine / Sustainable Dining
Four Seasons Pahu i ‘a Hualalali (right)

Best Fish & Chips
Honokohau Harbor House

Best Burger
Annie’s Island Fresh Burgers

Best Sushi (We were sad to see that Kazu was gone…)
Sushi Shiono

Best Ice Cream / Kona Coffee Float
Kope Lani



Best Mai Tai
Don’s Mai Tai Bar at Royal Kona Resort

Best Pina Colada
The Ship Wrecked Bar at Kona Village (ask for Rusty and don’t feed the birds)

Best Local Brew
Kona Brewing Company

Best Kona Coffee
Blue Sky Estate Medium Roast
in Holualoa

Be Merry / Shopping

Best Farmer’s Market
Kona Farmer’s Market
located off of Ali’i Drive

Best Place to buy fresh Fish
KTA Superstore Keauhou  (get there around 8:30-9 am for the freshest catch of the day)

Best Gifts:

Rare White Organic Honey from Volcano Island Honey

Macadamia Nuts

Hawaiian Sun Coconut Syrup


Get There

Best Airline

Beach / Swim

Best Beach:

Makalawena: You have to take a really rough road and hike 20-30 minutes but it is so very worth it. Bring sneakers and lots of water. Be aware of the wild goats.


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