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Top 10 Shopping Centers in Hawaii


Looking to do a little shopping while on vacation? You’re in luck, as there are several great shopping centers on each island where you can pick up some souvenirs, clothing, beach towels, sandals, jewelry and much more. Sometimes you need a little retail therapy, even when vacationing in paradise. Here are the top 10 shopping centers in Hawaii.

1. Aloha Tower Marketplace, Honolulu:

Flanked by the impressive Aloha Tower, this complex gives off an air of old-time Hawaii by the harbor. You’ll revel in the many docked ships, plentiful souvenirs, and gifts of all kinds. A tourist’s paradise, Aloha Tower is an open-air concept that sells anything from candles and jewelry to sunglasses and cigars.

2. Ward Centers, Honolulu:

Situated near Ala Moana Park, you’ll find several small shopping areas spanning many city blocks. Grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants or pick up some of the latest fashions as you walk from shop to shop in the beautiful weather. For the most part, you’ll find unique boutiques here rather than chain stores that you see back home.

3. Aloha Stadium Swap Meet, Honolulu:

For a bargain, head to this glorified flea market open three days a week. There are a variety of vendors on hand selling all manner of merchandise, from purses and crafts to clothing and food.

4. Old Koloa Shops, Kauai:

For a taste of history and culture, check out this small eclectic yet lively spot for women’s clothes, soaps, candles, fragrances and even surfing equipment. You’re sure to find a gem or two here.

5. Sunshine Farmers Markets, Kauai:

You’re in for a treat if you love to browse farmers markets for handmade crafts by local artisans, locally grown produce, and fresh baked goods.

6. Kukui Grove Shopping Center, Kauai:

As the island’s largest shopping center, you’ll enjoy the open courtyard boasting access to many large and small shops, as well as mini golf, live music, artwork for sale and local eats.

7. Lahaina Center, Maui:

Sprawling along the water side is Lahaina Center, a beautiful retreat for those looking to shop till they drop. Styled in the form of an old Hawaiian village, you’ll feel right at home here among all the biggest retailers around.

8. Shops at Wailea, Maui:

Boasting arguably the best shopping on Maui, this place is styled after the old days of the plantations and groves, complemented by stunning architectural feats. You’ll find all the biggest names here, such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Gap and Banana Republic, plus plenty of places to grab a bite to eat.

9. Prince Kuhio Plaza, Big Island:

Featuring a modern flare, this shopping center has the most familiar department stores like Macy’s, Sears, Claire’s, American Eagle and Pacific Sunwear. Catch a flick at the Prince Kuhio Stadium Cinemas on a rainy day or bring the kids to Plenty Fun Family Entertainment Center. The food court has all your standard fare so you won’t be disappointed.

10. Ali’I Gardens Marketplace, Big Island:

This must-see open-air market has beautiful eclectic items handmade by locals such as baskets, hats, necklaces, wooden statuettes, and more, plus plenty of fresh local produce.

Let Hoku Hawaii Tours guide you in the right direction for the best shopping on Hawaii.

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