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Get the inside scoop on local events and activities. Then join the fun and mingle with isle residents! Activities Quick Activities Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Downtown Hilo Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Ocean Activities: Let’s H2GO!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Beach Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Shopping Quick Shopping Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Dining & Entertainment Quick Dining Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Coupons Maps Visit thisweekhawaii.com for more attractions and calendar events!

Stay late to see the glow of Halema‘uma‘u Crater

Kilauea Volcano is putting on a show that can be easily seen (as of press time), but conditions change quickly. First stop at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (HVNP) is Kilauea Visitors Center. Onduty park rangers provide the latest volcanic updates. View the 20-minute film, ‘‘Born of Fire, Born of the Sea,’’ and check out interactive exhibits. Short on time? Exit the visitors center for a trek on Earthquake Trail near Volcano House. Drive to Jaggar Museum and view Halema‘uma‘u from the overlook. Be sure to check out Thurston Lava Tube to experience a rainforest environment (pictured above). Keanakako‘i Crater is also a good place to see cooled lava formations. HVNP is always open; visitor center is open 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Entry is $10 per vehicle, 808-985-6000. Also go online for details on daily ranger-led programs, nps.gov/havo. The public viewing area in Kalapana is about a 1.5-hour drive from the park, at the end of Hwy. 130 (Kea‘au-Pahoa bypass road), and requires a two-mile roundtrip hike. No cell phone coverage, so call before heading out for recorded updates: 808-961-8093. THIS WEEK BIG ISLAND

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FROM HILO: South on Highway 11 for 5 miles, turn left on Macadamia Road

isit our Visitor Center where you can enjoy free samples and shop for an assortment of island treats and gifts including an exclusive selection of Mauna Loa® products. Then view how we create our delectable flavors of macadamia nuts at our factory.

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North on Highway 11 for 20 miles, turn right on Macadamia Road.

hen something is done right, you can taste the difference! That’s why “quality” is one of our main ingredients. Mauna Loa® macadamia nuts are dry roasted to golden perfection resulting in a superior product people have enjoyed for over 30 years. We are dedicated to offering only the finest macadamia nuts in 12 delicious flavors. Enjoy a 3 mile drive through macadamia nut orchards as you approach our Visitor Center.

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Dollar is located on all of the major Hawaiian Islands with convenient airport locations.

For reservations see your travel desk agent or call Dollar Rent A Car On Oahu: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .944-1544 Toll-Free (Neighbor Islands) 1-800-342-7398 Toll-Free (Mainland) . . . . . .1-800-367-7006 Worldwide Reservations . . .1-800-800-4000 Dollar features a wide selection of quality vehicles. Š2012 Dollar Rent A Car, Inc.

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Worlds of Beauty and Contrast Mauna Kea Summit & Stars

6-Wheel Offroad Adventure

Kilauea Volcano Adventures

Waterfall Adventures

Guided Nature Adventures

Waterfall Adventures Daytime Volcano Tour Twilight Volcano Tour Mauna Kea Summit & Stars Birdwatching Adventures Kona Coffee Tour

Reservations: 808 331-3637 www.hawaii-forest.com

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9 Ziplines, 5 Suspension bridges and 2 Rappels. A tree-top adventure! 2 Certified Guides for each group of 8 riders for a shorter wait between zips. 3 hr tour includes snacks! Exclusive twin WhisperLineSM cables for an extra quiet ride through the forest. Located in scenic & historic North Kohala - only 60 minutes north of Kailua Kona.

Reservations: 808 331-3620 www.kohalazipline.com

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Shop. Dine. Indulge your appetites. RESTAUR A NTS Charley’s Thai Cuisine Romano’s Macaroni Grill Sansei Seafood, Steak & Sushi Bar FO O D C OURT Arby’s Dairy Queen/Orange Julius Ippy’s Hawaiian BBQ Lemongrass Express Marble Slab Creamery® Paradise Pizza & Grill Subway Sandwiches & Salads FA SHIO N Blue Ginger Family Exclusive Designs Giggles Lids Local Motion PacSun Persimmon Quiksilver Reyn’s Sunglass Hut

A RT & J E W E LRY Genesis Galleries Island Pearls Kama‘aina Diamond Company Wishard Gallery S P E CI A LT Y & G I F TS Bike Works Beach ’n Sports Claire’s Hawaiian Quilt Collection Island Gourmet Markets Local Lizard & Friends Pacific Nature Starbucks S E RV I CE S Aina Le’a Blue Wilderness Dive Adventures Century 21 All Islands Hilton Grand Vacations Club King and Queen Salon & Day Spa Ocean Sports Waikoloa Realty

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Waikoloa Beach Resort • the kohala coast

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Celebrating 25 Years of Adventure!

Small Groups - Big Fun!

World Class Snorkeling!

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Sea Caves & Lava Tubes!

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Monstera

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Monstera offers hip, relaxed “izakaya-style” Japanese pub food and sushi created by a chef with more than two decades experience.

Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar 881-8686

The perfect place to cap off a perfect day in paradise, Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar offers truly inspired cuisine with live music every night.

Just Tacos Mexican Grill & Cantina 885-8484

Truthfully, it’s NOT just tacos, it’s a warm world of Mexican fun with true cantina food and the largest selection of tequilas on the Big Island.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 887-0800

Ruth’s Chris serves the best steaks and seafood with sizzling hot sides of warm ambiance and elegance. You can even enjoy dinner and a show from the balcony.

Two SpecTacular polyneSian Hula SHowS See the Big Islands Most Exciting Fire Shows “The Land of the Natives” on Monday and “Simply Amazing” on Thursday at 7 PM

ToTally Free Come early for Free Hula Lessons or Lei Making starting at 5:30 PM THE SHOPS AT MAUNA LANI 68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr. • Kohala Coast, Hawai’i 96743 ShopsAtMaunaLani.com • 808-885-9501

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calendar of Information on Activities September 1 - December 3, 2013

September—

October—

1 Slack key guitar

4 Taste the Hawaiian Range

There’s a lot of strummin’ going on noon-6 p.m. at Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. slackkeyfestival.com. Map B:C11.

5-7 Flicks under the dome Hilo’s ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center offers an international lineup of 25 cutting-edge planetarium films using computer-generated imagery, time-lapse photography and full dome videography. imiloahawaii.org/168/IFFF2013. Map F:C1.

7-21 Hawai‘i Island FestivalThirty Days of Aloha Events at different venues feature Hawaiian dance, food and traditions. hawaiiislandfestival.org.

21-22 All nations powwow Headlining the color guard from the 2013 Presidential Inauguration Parade—Native American music, drums, storytelling, crafts, food and intertribal dancing are at Hilo’s Mo‘oheau Bandstand Park. 10 a.m.4 p.m. nichehawaii.org. Map E:F10.

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12 Ironman Championship The world’s top 1,800 triathletes vie in a 2.4M swim, 112M bike and 26.2M run on the KonaKohala Coast. Course and event schedule of pre-race fun at ironman.com/worldchampionship.

20 Pumpkin patch Fall family fun with haunted house, horseback rides, food, entertainment and pumpkins at Waimea’s HPA Upper Campus. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 808-885-7321. Map D:inset.

20 Taste of Hilo Sample bites from 30 isle restaurants and confectioners at this 15th annual fundraiser for Hawai‘i Community College. 1-3 p.m. at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Sangha Hall. 398 Kilauea Ave., 808-934-0177.

November— 1-10 Jumpin’ for java

Taste of the Hawaiian Range

The 43rd Kona Coffee Cultural

‘Imiloa Wayfinding & Navigation Fest, Sept. 28

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Hands-on fun teaches the Hawaiian navigational art of wayfinding at Hilo’s ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center. Enjoy sailing canoe exhibits, Makahiki games, music and planetarium shows. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. imiloahawaii.org. Map F:C1.

Get your feedbag on for the premiere foodie event featuring the homegrown bounty of the Big Isle at Hilton Waikoloa Village. Thirty-five chefs dazzle diners with cuisine using all the cuts of grass-fed beef. 6-8 p.m. TasteoftheHawaiianRange.com. Map C:E9.


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events Events On the Quick! Vol. 37 Nos. 36-48 Festival perks with farm tours, markets, parade, street fairs and coffee contests for picking, cupping, labels, recipes and art at various Kona venues. Bottoms up! konacoffeefest.com.

3 Wine, cheese, chocolate Tasty morsels and a silent auction benefit Hilo Medical Center at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. 808-9352957. Map E:G14.

9-17 Hawai‘i Yoga Fest Get flexible with workshops and performances at locations starring Puna’s dramatic landscape. hawaiiyogafestival.com.

23-24 Country Christmas The 1877 Volcano Art Center Gallery at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park decks the halls with

festive art demos and signings, wreath exhibit and handcrafted gifts. Wreaths through January 6. 808-967-7565. Map F:C19.

24 Lavaman Triathlon It’s an Olympic-distance 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run through the Keauhou Resort, plus expo, family fun runs Nov. 22-24. Headquartered at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. lavamantriathlon. com. Map B:C11.

Ongoing— New! Hilo-grown ag tours Visit production sites for anthuriums, tomatoes, bananas; plus a native Hawaiian garden and grocer showcasing island-made foods. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed., Thurs., Sat. www.hawaiiagtours.com.

This Week highlight— KAILUA-KONA—Their specialty is in the unusual Chinese non-nucleated, Japanese cultured and Tahitian pearls. In business since 1985, Pearl Gallery has built relationships with pearl farms in Tahiti and Australia, and by doing so, have cut out the middle man and passed its savings onto customers. See their line of bracelets, earrings, rings, strands and necklaces by calling 808-326-2667.

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Front Covers— September 2013 Mauna Loa Visitor Center + Kona Kozy’s + Skyline Eco Adventures By day, Mauna Loa Visitor Center, pg. 4; or zipline with Skyline Eco Adventures, fold-out map. By night, comedy with Kona Kozy’s, pg. 27. Miss Hawaii United States Lauren Hickey by Polly Snyder at Queens’ MarketPlace.

October 2013 Crazy Shirts + Kings’ Shops Suit up for daytime activities with casual apparel by Crazy Shirts featuring exclusive designs, ad on back cover. When you’re ready for a shopping excursion, head to Kings’ Shops for local boutiques, plus dining spots, ad on page 11. Cover courtesy of Crazy Shirts.

November 2013 Body Glove Cruises Your best day yet begins with an ocean adventure with the folks at Body Glove Cruises. Snorkel pristine waters, see dolphins or go on a dinner cruise, ad on page 18. Cover of Kumai from Larson Talent by Polly Uhl Snyder. Shot at Queens’ MarketPlace. THIS WEEK BIG ISLAND


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Fun Isle Activities!

lots to see, Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Tor Johnson

Like the island itself, activities here are big, bold, and most of all, FUN! Explore the island and you’ll encounter various microclimates—even snow—and lots to do in a short time. You’ll soon realize that one trip just won’t cut it, and a return trip will be in order. Pictured: Pu‘uhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge).

sun, sand & water activities The Big Island offers beachgoers a slate of lovely white-, black-, and even green-sand beaches on which to bask. Your best bet is to relax at a beach with a designated lifeguard, and heed posted warning signs. See our abbreviated Beach Guide on page 60. Our H2Go section starts on page 56. Plan your next ocean adventure with these options—snorkel, scuba, Snuba®, sailing, dolphin tours, manta ray dives (this is THE place to try it!) and more.

hawai‘i volcanoes nat’l park Designated an International BioSea Quest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 sphere Reserve (1980) and World Heritage Site (1987), this national park hosts more than a million visitors annually. The presence of two of the world’s most active volcanoes makes for exciting exploration on foot and in the air.

grown in hawai‘i Nothing beats the aroma of justbrewed 100 percent Kona coffee, Hawaii Tropical except for a sip of it. Enjoy both Botanical Garden . . . . . . . . . 16 at Kona coffee farms along the Kona Coffee Belt that stretches above Kailua-Kona on Hwy. 180 to Honaunau on Hwy. 11, and in Pahala along Hwy. 11 near Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Another isle export is macadamia nuts. See what it takes to get them from tree to gift box on a tour. Boss Frog’s Snorkel, Surf & Cycle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 THIS WEEK BIG ISLAND


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even more to do! The key word to Big Island adventures is: “Yeeehah!” You won’t be able to contain yourself whether you’re on land, in the water or above it all.

lush tropical gardens Meander through lush gardens of exotic florals and native and non-native plants. If you’re into photography or are simply in search of tranquility, Big Isle gardens are the perfect escape.

guided adventures Trek through a forest to birdwatch, explore volcanic terrain, or head toward the horizon on a catamaran...a knowledgeable guide provides a deeper understanding of the isle’s geography, history and cultural significance. Cowboy up as you move a herd of Brahman crossbreds or simply enjoy an open range ride on a working ranch. Yeehah!

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What’s the story behind the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy)? How did the Polynesians use stars in their navigation? Find the answers to your questions at a museum. Be inspired!

tee off in paradise Challenging courses set in an isle paradise are the perfect combo. With scenery such as the Pacific Ocean on one side and supreme Mauna Kea or Mauna Loa on the other, you’ll be hard pressed to concentrate on your game. Waipi‘o RidetheRim . . . . . . . 38

zip it! If you enjoy the thrill of soaring through the air on a line—and don’t mind heights—ziplining is for you! You’ll be screaming with excitement as you ride the wave of adrenaline that takes over. Views of waterfalls, lush valleys, the Pacific Ocean or lovely streams create a memorable experience.

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LAND ACTIVITIES Visit the historic home of Hawai‘i’s “First Lady of Ranching,” Anna Lindsey Perry-Fiske. Take the free self-guided pictorial tour of the grounds on the Discovery Trail, see artisans on property, and shop for handcrafts from local artisans in the gift shop. Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Reservations required for historic home tour, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. ANNA RANCH HERITAGE CENTER • 65-1480 Kawaihae Rd., Kamuela, Map D:Inset • 808-885-4426 • annaranch.org Step off the platform, and you’re zipping off on one of the island’s coolest adventures—you’ll have to let out a “Yeehaw!”This eightzipline run and a suspension bridge take you through the unspoiled and beautiful mountains and gulches of historic North Kohala. Ask about the Wiki Wiki Course if you’re short on time. BIG ISLAND ECO ADVENTURES II • Hawi, Map G:C1 • 808889-5111 • Tours available daily • bigislandecoadventures.com Experience 4D Hawaiian Adventures. Surf in an outrigger canoe; swim with tropical fish, dolphins and whales; watch a dolphin ballet; or ride the Hawaiian Coaster in the state’s only 4D, Disney-style theater. The 4D Adventure Ride features 3D movies with full-range motion seats and special effects. Fun for the family. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. THE 4D ADVENTURE RIDE AT THE SHOPS AT MAUNA LANI • Map C:E8 • 808-747-8544 • shopsatmaunalani.com Honey Mustard, Hula Jalapeno, Original Wasabi, Chili Peppah, Butter Garlic & Herbs and more! Is your mouth watering to try these distinct and yummy flavors? You’ll have to make a pit stop at the factory where you’ll observe the mac nut process from tree to table. Pick up gift items too: mac nut popcorn and cookies, Kona coffee and more. HAMAKUA MACADAMIA NUT COMPANY • Kawaihae, Map C:E4 • 888-643-6688 • 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily • hawnnut.com Personalized nature tours will jumpstart your sense of adventure! The wonder and beauty of the island’s natural spaces open up to you on award-winning tours that share the isle’s diversity, from soaring summits to tropical rainforests. Exclusive access to private lands allows you to witness the isle’s out-of-the-ordinary, true hidden gems. HAWAII FOREST & TRAIL • 808-331-3637 • Various tours available daily • hawaii-forest.com Book a game of golf and save at over 40 courses throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Don’t pay membership or booking fees to play in paradise. Play on the same courses as the pros, choosing between lush green surroundings or the sound of the Pacific Ocean nearby. Whether you’re looking for a challenge or something more leisurely, you’ll find a course just right for you with the help of Hawaii Tee Times. HAWAII TEE TIMES • 877-465-3170 • hawaiiteetimes.com THIS WEEK BIG ISLAND


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36 activities If you could imagine a Garden of Eden on this earth, this would be it. Meander along nature trails wandering through a tropical rainforest, cross bubbling streams and pass beautiful waterfalls. This “Garden in a Valley on the Ocean” is a museum of living plants within a natural greenhouse dedicated to preserving plant species. HAWAII TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN • Onomea Bay, Map D:F19 • 808-964-5233 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily • hawaiigarden.com Expand your mind and head out on a voyage beyond the universe! Learn about black holes, galaxies and The Big Bang, as well as how Hawai‘i’s early navigators used the stars for direction to new destinations. Check out the Planetarium’s daily shows for an immersive audio-visual experience, then visit the garden with native plant species. ‘IMILOA ASTRONOMY CENTER • 600 ‘Imiloa Place, Hilo, Map E:B9 • 808-969-9703 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun. • imiloahawaii.org Learn to strum the ‘ukulele for a true Hawaiian experience! Affordable one-on-one or group lessons held indoors, outdoors or at a location of your choice. Learn from veteran isle performers Warren and Tani Waipa Kaneao. Retail sales at Wishard Gallery at Queens’ MarketPlace. Rentals available. Book a lesson online. KANEAO UKULELE • 808-756-5445 • Waikoloa Resort, Map C:D9 • kaneaoukulele.com International tasting awards and a highly regarded reputation has placed Ka‘u coffee in the top ranks of the isle’s coffee producers. Drop by to learn about the process and see its macadamia nut orchards, ranches and a magnificent coastline. KA‘U COFFEE MILL & VISITOR CENTER • Off Mamalahoa Hwy. 11 on Wood Valley Rd., Pahala, Map G:H15 • 808-928-0550 • 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily • kaucoffeemill.com Kick off your adventure literally perched amongst the trees of Halawa from which you’ll launch onto a thrilling zipline on the Kohala Canopy Adventure. Nine ziplines and five suspension bridges take you from tree to tree, where you’ll await a soaring ride above the lush terrain far below. If you’re apprehensive about how fast you’ll be zipping, the built-in Rider Control System allows for control of your speed. KOHALA ZIPLINE • 808-331-3620 • Open daily • kohalazipline.com Journey into a rare native Hawaiian rainforest, Kaawaloa, on the slopes of majestic Mauna Loa. Activities include exhilarating tree-totree ziplining and suspension bridges, three-hour ATV rides and nature hiking, of which the latter two provide a closer look at Hawai‘i’s native flora and fauna. Your adventure awaits! KONA ECO ADVENTURES • Keauhou Shopping Center, Map B:Inset • 808-889-5111 • Open daily • konazip.com Get a glimpse into the story of Hawai‘i and its people at this nationally accredited museum and mission house. See life as it was 150 years ago, as well as state-of-the-art exhibits of Hawaiian natural history and culture and special exhibitions. The gift shop offers museum items, and supports local artisans with a selection of Hawai‘i-made crafts. LYMAN MUSEUM & MISSION HOUSE • 276 Haili St., Hilo Map E-1• 808-935-5021 • 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. • lymanmuseum.org Hole #15 is Makalei’s signature hole with its view of Maui’s 10,000-ft. Haleakala about 90 miles across the Pacific. The views are incredible, but the course’s unique features also include native plants and animals, volcanic features and a higher elevation that makes golfing a true pleasure. Enjoy friendly prices, driving range and putting greens. MAKALEI GOLF CLUB • 72-3890 Hawai‘i Belt Rd., Map B:F2 • 808-325-6625 • Restaurant is open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. • makalei.com

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38 activities These guys can back up their 16-time Award-Winning Organic Cloud Forest Estate 100 percent Kona Coffee with their 100 percent Kona Challenge—try it and you’ll see how good it is. Their specialty is Organic Kona Coffee, and by the way, they’re certified Kosher. Get an in-depth lesson about coffee on two different tours: free or VIP. MOUNTAIN THUNDER KONA COFFEE TOURS • Two locations open daily • 888-414-5662 • mountainthunder.com Touch and hold the rare and endangered seahorse in this unique one-on-one encounter. Learn how more than 30 species are raised, the care they receive and what they eat. As the world’s only living gene bank of seahorses and seadragons, Ocean Rider is dedicated to saving them through conservation, research, propagation and education. OCEAN RIDER SEAHORSE FARM • Kailua-Kona, Map C:B19 • 808-329-6840 • Tours: 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., Mon.-Fri. • seahorse.com Soar above an incredible waterfall that’s as high as 250 feet! Your incredible aerial adventure combines speed, height and jawdropping scenery on a 2.5-hour, seven-line tour. Located directly below the famous ‘Akaka Falls in an otherwise inaccessible area, Skyline features the beauty of the Big Island to guests in a big way. SKYLINE ECO-ADVENTURES • North of Hilo, Map D:F17 • 808-270-8752 • Tours available daily • zipline.com Wide landing areas that encourage aggressive tee shots and large, well-bunkered and undulating greens make this Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed course a nice challenge for locals and visitors alike. This second oldest course on the Big Island treats guests to magnificent views of five volcanoes and the Kohala coastline. WAIKOLOA VILLAGE GOLF COURSE • Six miles up Waikoloa Rd., Map C:G8 • 808-883-9621 • Tee times daily • waikoloavillagegolf.com

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39 Ride an ATV around the rim of the mystical and revered Waipi‘o Valley, and you’ll experience an excursion back to a place that was once the political and religious center of Hawai‘i. Panoramic views include the mile-wide black sand beach and the 1,200-foot twin Hi‘ilawe Falls as you travel through fragrant eucalyptus and lovely ginger forests. WAIPI‘O–RIDE THE RIM • Waipi‘o Valley Artworks, Kukuihaele, Map D:D4 • 808-775-1450, 877-775-1450 • Two tours daily • ridetherim.com Why not discover the Big Isle’s scenic landmarks complete with the insider scoop on what makes them so special? Visit waterfalls, a black sand beach, coffee farms and historic Kona. See what you don’t want to miss at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Grand Circle Island Tour, Twilight Volcano Tour, Historic Kona Tour departing from Kona, Kohala Coast and Hilo. WASABI TOURS • 808-987-9995 • wasabitourshawaii.com

WATER ACTIVITIES Travel farther north than other companies for a first-hand look at the ocean’s magnificent humpback whales in season, dolphins, monk seals, turtles and manta rays. Listen to whales singing too! Enjoy local hospitality and gain knowledge of the isles and ocean on intimate tours of no more than 20 people. Snorkel gear, drinks, snacks provided. ADVENTURE X RAFTING • Departs from Puako, Map C:E7 • 808-937-7245 • adventurexrafting.com The original dive operation on the Big Island offering SNUBA® that combines the ease of snorkeling with the sustained underwater breathing of Scuba minus the training and heavy gear. Other specialties include snorkeling and Scuba diving in addition to offering dolphin/whale watching (in season) and custom charters. BIG ISLAND WATER SPORTS • Honokohau Marina, Map C:D20 & Kailua Pier, Map A:C9 • 808-324-1650 • bigislandwatersports.com

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40 activities Peer under the ocean surface without getting wet via the glass-bottomed, double deck comfort of the Spirit of Kona. Enjoy a complimentary bar, buffet, hula and live music on the Sunset Dinner Cruise. Or opt for marine life tours to see whales, dolphins or manta rays. Manta snorkel offers ‘wet’ or ‘dry’ manta viewing. BLUE SEA CRUISES • Tours depart Kailua Pier daily, Map A:C9 • 808-331-8875 • blueseacruisesinc.com Voted “Best Cruise” five years in a row! Body Glove Cruises’ Historical Sunset Dinner Cruise is a three-hour, family-friendly journey to Kealakekua Bay that includes local history, live Hawaiian music and an all-you-can-eat Pacific Rim Buffet. Check out pristine coral reefs on the 4.5-hour Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Adventure with a BBQ lunch. BODY GLOVE CRUISES • Tours depart Kailua Pier daily, Map A:C9 • 800-551-8911 • bodyglovehawaii.com Bring in their ad for awesome savings on a complete snorkel set, plus check out prescription masks, boogie and surf boards, golf clubs, digital cameras and more. Looking to combine activities for added savings? Then ask about lu‘au and air and snorkel tours. Boss Frog’s also offers a free interisland gear return to their shops on Maui and Kaua‘i. BOSS FROG’S SNORKEL, SURF & CYCLE • 75-5725 Ali‘i Dr., Kona, Map A:E14 • 808-331-1990, 888-700-3764 • bossfrog.com Feel the wind and spray of water on your face as you zip across the ocean on the fast and maneuverable Zodiac Hurricane. Easily get into sea caves to see lava tubes, archways and blowholes up close too. Tours take you to Kealakekua Bay, plus see dolphins and whales. Ask about the new “Beat the Crowd” mid-day tour. CAPTAIN ZODIAC • Tours depart Honokohau Marina daily, Map C:D20 • 808-329-3199 • captainzodiac.com

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42 activities The ultimate Kona Dolphin Swim Adventure will immerse you into the world of the Hawaiian Spinner dolphin where you’ll see their playful antics while learning about their behavior from naturalists. Snorkel tours take you to Kealakekua Bay and Place of Refuge where you can swim with turtles and tropical fish; sea caves and lava tubes too. DOLPHIN DISCOVERIES • Keauhou Bay, Kailua-Kona, Map B: Inset • 808-322-8000 • dolphindiscoveries.com Swim with, touch and even kiss a dolphin in this unique encounter that’s guaranteed to touch your heart and mind. Perfect for all ages, from 2 years old to 102! The folks at Dolphin Quest believe fun and learning go hand in hand, so while you’re experiencing a magical moment with a dolphin, you’re also learning lots too. DOLPHIN QUEST • Hilton Waikoloa Village, Map C:E9 • 808-8862875 • dolphinquest.com An absolute must-do is the night time Manta Snorkel & Dive as mantas feed on plankton as they rise toward the surface at night. It’s one of the coolest adventures! Fair Wind also offers snorkeling at pristine Kealakekua Bay, scuba diving and barbecue cruises aboard the spacious and comfortable Fair Wind II and Hula Kai catamarans. FAIR WIND BIG ISLAND OCEAN GUIDES • Tours depart Keauhou Bay, Kailua-Kona, Map B:Inset • 808-345-7382 • fair-wind.com Snorkel with turtles, dolphins or manta rays, opt for a relaxing sunset sail or see humpback whales in season. Select from a menu of daily outings aboard Kona’s only custom sailing catamaran, the Kamanu. Their destination of choice is Pawai Bay, a protected marine preserve offering clear water, caves, caverns, arches and a coral reef system. KAMANU CHARTERS • Honokohau Marina, Map C:D20 • 808329-2021 • kamanu.com BIG ISLAND SALES DIRECTOR DIANE RIVAS ACCOUNTS MANAGER ERLINDA ROGERS CIRCULATION MANAGER LENITA RICHMOND

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44 activities Be a captain for a day when you rent a 21-23 ft. center console boat that easily fits six adults. Explore the waters off the beautiful Kona Coast with snorkeling, whale watching (in season), dolphins, sightseeing and fishing—all for one price. Fishing and snorkel gear are included, plus helpful tips on the best places to visit! KONA BOAT RENTALS • Honokohau Marina, Map C:D20 • 808326-9155, 800-311-9189 • konaboatrentals.com Scuba dive with Big Island manta rays as they feed at night; dive during the day with Hawaiian Spinner dolphins and snorkel above colorful living reefs; also check out Kaloko Arches, Turtle Pinnacle or Eel Cove, just a handful of dive sites among 80 located along the Kona Coast. Spacious dive boats have shade, hot showers and bathrooms. KONA HONU DIVERS • Hale Hana Center, 74-5583 Luhia St., Map A:E4 • 808-324-HONU (4668) • KonaHonuDivers.com Snorkel at night amid majestic manta rays as they glide by— it will truly be one of the best experiences of your life! Learn about these creatures and see them up close as they feed on plankton and microscopic larvae. If you don’t see manta rays, rebook for a free tour. Morning and afternoon snorkel and sailing tours to pristine and historic Kealakekua Bay—home to vibrant marine life—are also available. SEA PARADISE • 808-322-2500, 800-322-5662 • seaparadise.com Specializing in small, intimate groups, Sea Quest zips adventurers into narrow sea caves and lava tubes. Tripadvisor contributors gave them an “excellent” rating, and you’ll know why after a day on the ocean with them. Three snorkel tours to Kealakekua Bay daily; two offer additional sites; see dolphins and whales in season. SEA QUEST RAFT & SNORKEL ADVENTURE • Depart Keauhou Boat Pier, Map B:Inset • 808-329-RAFT • seaquesthawaii.com

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45 See the underwater world snorkeling with Snorkel Bob Brand Seamo Betta™ & Li’l Mo Betta™ RX masks, Bigfoots (15-17) & Moflex fins, Ultima Bubba dry snorkel & Mofl02 for fresh air with every breath. SB’s 250-page fish photography book Every Fish Tells a Story is $12 with snorkel gear for the week (reg. $28). Free 24-hour Interisland Gear Return. SNORKEL BOB’S • Kailua-Kona, 808-329-0770; The Shops at Mauna Lani, Kohala/Waikoloa, 808-885-9499 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • snorkelbob.com

ACTIVITIES RESERVATIONS You’ll be ready to kick off your vacation on the right foot with the help of the travel pros at AAA Hawaii. Personal service and competitive pricing on every aspect of your vacation is the name of the game. Ask about free maps and guide books for members. And if you have questions while in the islands, give them a call for quick assistance. AAA HAWAII • From the Big Island, Maui and Kaua‘i, call 800-7362886 • On O‘ahu call 808-593-2221 • aaa-hawaii.com/travel

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48 One-stop shopping for Big Island activities! Every day could be filled with an activity, and you’d still be longing to do more. Ask about lu‘au, adventures at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, helicopter tours, manta ray outings, snorkel trips, bike tours, sunset cruises, submarine tours, dolphin viewing, horseback riding and lots more. EXPEDIA LOCAL EXPERT™ • Kona and Kohala Coast locations • 808-667-7777 • Open daily • localexpert.com Sail right into adventure on Snorkel Bob’s yacht consortium. The fleet runs daily, providing luxury and economy along with cleanliness, service and positive buoyancy. Book two seats on boats, zipline, whirlybird or lu‘au adventures and get a free beach bag or boogie board for the week. Drop by any location for assistance. SNORKEL BOB’S • Kailua-Kona, 808-329-0770; The Shops at Mauna Lani, Kohala/Waikoloa, 808-885-9499 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • snorkelbob.com

ACCOMMODATIONS Find one of the largest inventories of exclusive private homes and condos for vacation rentals located along the Kona-Kohala Coast. In business for 31 years, SunQuest Vacations now offers online airline booking services and booking for various island activities.They also have special contracted rates with Avis Rent A Car. SUNQUEST VACATIONS • 808-329-6438; Mainland 1-800-3675168; Canada 1-800-800-KONA • sunquest-hawaii.com

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50 activities TOURS & TRANSPORTATION Renting a car is easy with Advantage Rent A Car®. Make your getaway into the wilds of the Big Island in one of their vehicles designed for the traveler in mind. You’ve got the advantage with nationwide and statewide locations, plus discounts for government employees. Book online. Adventure awaits! ADVANTAGE RENT A CAR® • Hilo Intl. Airport • 1-800-7775500 • advantage.com Check Alamo’s Hot Deals and learn how you can be an Alamo Insider. Find internet-only car rental exclusives and last-minute specials. Ask about great rates for jeeps and convertibles. Skip the line at the counter and get your family to your destination faster with the easy Online Check-InSM. Alamo® features GM vehicles. ALAMO® RENT A CAR • Kona Int’l Airport, 808-329-8896 • Hilo Int’l Airport, 808-961-3343 • 1-800-GO-ALAMO • alamo.com Try the top rated Where2® GPS Navigation units by Garmin and explore the island. It’s so easy to request miles or points for qualifying rentals plus save on weekly car rental rates and enjoy an easy reservation process. Get a rental reward day as a Get Away program member. They try harder so you travel easier. AVIS RENT A CAR • Kailua-Kona, 808-327-3000 • Hilo, 808-9351298 • 1-800-367-3367 • avis.com Get your reservation in 60 seconds with One-Click Booking. Select from a wide variety of vehicles, including fuel efficient and hybrid models. Learn about the smoke-free fleet policy. And now, there’s no more searching for your car rental receipt with Budget’s E-Receipt™ service; automatically get a copy sent to your e-mail address. BUDGET RENT A CAR • Kona Int’l Airport, 808-329-8511 • Hilo Int’l Airport, 808-935-6878 • 1-800-527-0700 • budget.com Make the most of your journey with an insider’s perspective and knowledge provided by friendly tour guides. Gain in-depth knowledge about the isle on the way to your zipline adventure, snorkel or sunset cruise and visit to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Also ask about island hopping options to O‘ahu with visits to Pearl Harbor, the Polynesian Cultural Center, a circle island tour and more. DISCOVER HAWAII TOURS • 808-873-6400 • discoverhawaiitours.com Reduce your time at the counter with Dollar’s Rapid Rental® Check-in when you go on-line to provide your information. Get weekly rentals, unlimited mileage. Book at a rate lower than a mid-size car and get a mid-size or larger vehicle. Receive friendly, courteous service from knowledgable staff. Earn miles with American Airlines AAdvantage. DOLLAR RENT A CAR • Kona & Hilo Int’l Airports, 808-434-2226 • Kona Fairmont Orchid, 808-331-0531 • 1-800-342-7398 • dollar.com Ranked number one in customer satisfaction seven times in national surveys. Be highly satisfied with your rental car experience plus choose the option to rent from a fleet of ecologically friendly HyBrids and electric cars. Select vehicles from a fuel efficient fleet and discover more places to explore. Attractive daily rates. ENTERPRISE CAR RENTAL • Kona Int’l Airport, 808-334-1810 • Hilo Int’l Airport, 808-933-9683 • 1-800-261-7331 • enterprise.com Enjoy the BBQ, Kayak, Snorkel & Hiking Tour, Kona History & Plantation Tour, or the new Island Art & History Tour, and explore the island’s beauty and ancient ways. Island RV has a tour to match your varied interests. Also offering a full beach gear rental desk and airport shuttle where “one call does it all.” Location on ad. ISLAND RV d.b.a. “The Beach Shack” • Kona Square, 75-5669 Ali‘i Dr., Kailua-Kona, Map A:D8 • 808-960-1261 • islandrv.com THIS WEEK BIG ISLAND


51 Go Like a Pro™ with an Emerald Club membership and get convenient benefits. Pass the counter, choose your car and own the road. Book online and find last-minute specials and low rates. Select vehicles from a fuel-efficient fleet. Get to your destination on time when you add a Garmin® GPS navigational system to your car rental. NATIONAL CAR RENTAL • Kona Int’l Airport, 808-329-1674 • Hilo Int’l Airport, 808-935-0891 • 1-800-327-9633 • nationalcar.com Sightsee in air-conditioned luxury and leave the driving to state-certified guides for the ultimate in a vacation travel experience. The hidden wonders of the island are revealed in comfort and at a great value. See the entire island on the Grand Circle Island tour or visit Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on the Volcano Tour & Lava Walk. ROBERTS HAWAII • Call 808-539-9400 or toll free 1-800-8315541 • robertshawaii.com

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SERVICES People of all ages, religious and ethnic backgrounds gather at this interdenominational Christian church, the first in Waikoloa Village started in 1983. The public is invited to attend weekly Sunday Services consisting of an 8:30 a.m. Wiki Wiki Praise and 10 a.m. Traditional Worship and Children’s Church. WAIKOLOA COMMUNITY CHURCH • 68-3625 Paniolo Ave., Waikoloa Village, Map C:D9 • 808-883-8944 • waikoloacomchurch.com

TV/RADIO See volcanic eruptions, lava cascading into the sea and hike through ancient lava tubes via Big Island Television-Channel 9, one of the best sources of visitor information. Discover Hawai‘i’s natural beauty, cultural history, activities, shopping spots and dining options. With so much to see and do, watch Big Island Television. Daily programs: Hawaii at its Best and Discover Hawaii. Hotel channels may vary. BIG ISLAND TV CHANNEL 9 • 808-322-3672 • bigislandtv.com THIS WEEK TIP The farmers market is one of the best places to meet up and talk story with our island’s local farmers, artists and entrepreneurs.This is what farm-to-table is all about—buy fresh veggies, fruits, flowers, even sample delicious gourmet cheeses, butters, and all the good stuff vendors put out on the table. Every farmers market is different, so it might be nice to try one here, another over there. You’ll not only buy healthy, it’s fun to meet the people behind the product.

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Go back in time and see Hawaii’s Hidden secrets at the Place of Refuge National park (Pu‘uhonua O Honaunau). Travel through scenic historic roads along the main thoroughfare of ancient days & experience the way of life from a century ago to our present time.

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With the Big Isle’s offshore lava formations, marine preserves and crystal clear waters, you’ve got to get in on all the ocean fun:

Sport Fishing– Kailua-Kona is the state’s capital for big game fishing. It’s where you can reel in a “grander” weighing over 1,000 pounds. Catch daily weigh-ins 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Honokohau Marina (Map C:D20). Visit fishkona.org for info.

Snorkel, Scuba & Snuba®– Don’t miss Hawai‘i’s spectacular world beneath the waves. Charters provide what you need for snorkeling, scuba diving and Snuba®—a combo of snorkel and scuba where air tanks remain on the ocean’s surface while the user moves freely below with access to air.

Manta Ray Tours– In Hawai‘i, exclusive to the Big Isle! Get in the water where you can watch magnificent manta rays gracefully feed on plankton. Charters take visitors to enjoy the underwater dance after dark.

Dolphin Tours— Go on a dolphin swim adventure to see acrobatic spinner dolphins that flip and spin in the air. You may also spy the larger and more intelligent bottlenose dolphin that weighs about 500 pounds and is 8 to 11 feet long.

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Hawai‘i’s seasons are marked by dramatic changes in ocean conditions. Heed posted ocean safety signs and check with a lifeguard or hotel concierge regarding specific beach features, surrounding waters and potential rip currents. State and local agencies advise, “When in doubt, don’t go out.”

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HAPUNA BEACH STATE PARK Ranked as one of the nation’s best beaches, Hapuna offers white sand, pavilions and good swimming, plus snorkeling along the reef fronting the hotel. Off Hwy. 19, Map C:E6. image courtesy

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LA‘ALOA BEACH PARK Also called “Magic Sands” because waves wash out the sand in high surf. This idyllic white sand beach is a favorite bodyboarding site. Lifeguard on duty, showers, restrooms, volleyball net too. On Ali‘i Drive, Map B:C9.

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kahalu‘u BEACH PARK This gray sand beach is great for snorkeling, and features an abundant population of marine life, plus sea turtles. Lifeguard, showers, restrooms, picnic tables and two pavilions. On Ali‘i Drive, Map B:C10.

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Known as the best family beach in the Hilo area with a sandy-bottomed swimming area. Lifeguard, showers, restroom, picnic facilities, shady trees, grassy areas to spread out on. On Kalaniana‘ole Avenue, Map E:G19.


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fun & unique big isle gifts You can’t take home the Big Island in a suitcase, but you sure can return home with unique items that will bring back wonderful memories of your time here. Isle shops, boutiques, factories, farms and everything in between boast an infinite array of goodies.

buy made in hawai‘i You’re helping to support the island economy when you buy madein-Hawai‘i products that come from artisans and crafters, mom-andpop shops, family businesses and isle growers. Whether you’re on the hunt for a unique piece of art, jewelry that can be handed down from one generation to the next, a Hawaiian quilt for your home, a bottle of delicious jam or jelly, or the rich flavor of true 100 percent Kona coffee, this is where these businesses live and breathe.

a factory tour with perks The Big Island is home to many factories and visitor centers where you can learn how goodies such as Kona coffee and macadamia nuts are produced and perfected. See the process, sample them and Kona Mountain Coffee. . . . . . 1 take them home as gifts.

the islands by design Find Hawai‘i in the casual look of alohawear and t-shirts, a Hawaiian quilt, an unique piece of jewelry, a friendly gecko beautiful henna tattoo and so much more.

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Who knew bamboo could be so versatile and so soft? Cariloha proves that this sustainable plant has a place in our lives with men’s and women’s apparel, bed and bath items, home decor, handbags, jewelry and accessories. It’s just one more way to be earth-friendly while sporting a stylish, casual look wherever you go. CARILOHA • Waikoloa Kings’ Shops, 69-250 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Map C:E10 • 808-886-8090 • Open daily • cariloha.com Famous for original quality t-shirt designs for over 40 years, Crazy Shirts casual wear for the entire family features contemporary styling for everyone. An innovative approach to dyeing incorporates natural island and unusual elements like hibiscus, ti leaf and Kona coffee. CRAZY SHIRTS • Kona Marketplace (Map A:E10) & Waterfront Row (Map A:D12), Kailua-Kona • Kings’ Shops, Waikoloa Resort, Map G:E10 • 808-329-2176 • crazyshirts.com The cute, waddly gecko—guardians against bugs!—are plentiful in the Hawaiian Islands. Usually nocturnal, these creatures have made their way in colorful abundance onto clothing, toys, games, cute accessories, knickknacks and a whole lot more! You can’t take home a breathing replica, but a gecko t-shirt is the next best thing. LOCAL LIZARD & FRIENDS • Queens’ MarketPlace, Map C:E10 • 808-886-8900 • 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily

ART Vibrant and colorful, unique and lovingly whimsical are words often used to describe the works of art by resident artist Cindy Coats. A native of New Mexico, Coats was introduced to Hawai‘i’s beauty by a scuba diving trip and moved here in 1996. She is inspired by her exotic surroundings every day, bringing about ideas for future works. CINDY COATS GALLERY • Across Kailua-Kona Pier, Map A:C8 • 808-640-2115 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. • cindycoats.com

JEWELRY A favorite gift shop for both residents and visitors, this gallery offers a unique collection of local, handmade jewelry for every taste and budget. Whether seeking trinket or treasure, Elements delivers with fine, handmade craftsmanship. Browse among isle-inspired crafts while friendly staff share stories behind them. Open daily. ELEMENTS JEWELRY & FINE CRAFTS • Hawi Akoni Pule Hwy., Map G:C1 • 808-889-0760 • elementsjewelryandcrafts.com Known for locally handcrafted Hawaiian Heirloom jewelry, Lehua Jewelers keeps patrons returning for bracelets, rings, earrings and pendants. Their one-of-a-kind designs feature Lehua Blossom, Ohia Lehua and Kona Coffee. Since 1985, this full-service jewelry store has delighted customers from around the world. LEHUA JEWELERS • Waimea Center, Hwy. 19, Map D:Waimea inset • 808-885-6448, mail order 1-800-488-6448 • LehuaJewelers.com THIS WEEK BIG ISLAND


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66 shopping MADE IN HAWAI‘I The enticing aroma and full-bodied flavor of true Kona coffee can be found at Belcastro’s. Here you’re able to purchase award-winning, Estate-grown 100 percent Kona coffee, meaning the coffee grower oversees the process from seed to cup for a quality product. Sample a few varieties of genuine Kona coffee and purchase your favorite! BELCASTRO’S KONA COFFEE OUTLET • Ali‘i Dr. next to Fish Hopper, Map A:C7 • 808-345-2489 • 9 a.m.-8 p.m. • konacherryhill.com Savor award-winning, 100 percent Kona coffee that’s estate grown on the famed Kona Coffee Belt. Family controls the entire process from farm-mill-roast-brew. Two friendly locations in Kailua-Kona open daily—where the community gathers! Exclusive, fresh, local, seasonal gifts. THE KONA COFFEE & TEA COMPANY • 808-329-6577 • Kona Coast Shopping Center, Map A:F6 • Honokohau Plaza, Map C:D20 • konacoffeeandtea.com See gourmet chocolates being made, 100 percent Kona coffee being roasted, and sample coffee, chocolates and mac nuts. A seven-time finalist in the prestigious Kona Cupping Competition at the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, the Kona coffee produced at this estate farm is a musttaste! Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., to 5 p.m. on weekends. KONA MOUNTAIN COFFEE • Hwy. 19, two miles south of Kona airport, Map C:D20 • 808-329-5005 • KonaMountainCoffee.com Heal, nourish and protect your delicate skin from the elements with oils, lotions and creams from the KUKUIæ Skin and Hair Care Collection. All-natural kukui oil in its purest form—with no chemical solvents—penetrates skin surface quickly and leaves your skin silky. It’s excellent for treating sunburns, dry skin, eczema and psoriasis. OILS OF ALOHA • At ABC Stores, Hilo Hattie and Longs Drugs statewide • 808-637-5620, 800-367-6010 • oilsofaloha.com

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68 shopping SHOPPING CENTERS Cultural events and activities; a hula show every Friday; farmer’s market, 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday; and the Keauhou Kahalu‘u Heritage Center where you can learn about the area’s rich Hawaiian history lies at the heart of this shopping center. You’ll also enjoy the dozens of shops, restaurants, services and a theatre. KEAUHOU SHOPPING CENTER • 78-6831 Ali‘i Dr., KailuaKona, Map B:Inset • 808-322-3000 • keauhoushoppingcenter.com Hawai‘i Island’s premiere shopping and dining destination offers a collection of luxury stores and high-end boutiques that include Louis Vuitton, Coach and more. Dining options include Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill and Merriman’s Market Café. Enjoy a Farmers Market 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. every Wed. and free petroglyph tours 9:30 a.m.Thurs. and Fri. KINGS’ SHOPS • Waikoloa Beach Resort, Kohala Coast, Map C:E10 • 808-886-8811 • 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily • kingsshops.com Located along a picturesque waterfront, this historic shopping village provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy a leisurely walk amid shops, galleries, boutiques, Hawaiian gift and souvenir shops. Restaurants come with relaxing oceanfront views, a special treat when a spectacular sunset is in the works. Free parking available on nearby Hualalai Rd. KONA INN SHOPPING VILLAGE • 75-5744 Ali‘i Dr., Kailua, Map A:E10 • 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily This first-class shopping destination invites shoppers to enjoy the only free Polynesian shows featuring fire dancing and Tahitian drums in a truly Hawaiian setting, 7 p.m. Mon. and Thurs. Go early to learn hula, coconut weaving or lei making from the kupuna and elders starting at 5:30 p.m. Always free at The Shops at Mauna Lani. THE SHOPS AT MAUNA LANI • 68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr., Map C:E8 • 808-885-9501 • 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily • shopsatmaunalani.com

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69 In addition to shopping, enjoy Hawaiian cultural performances at the Waikoloa Bowl, concert at the Coronation Pavilion or weekly cultural offerings every day of the week. You’re meant to enjoy this tropical marketplace with pools of lily pads and open spaces between shops offering fashionable apparel, jewelry, art and fun gifts. QUEENS’ MARKETPLACE • Waikoloa Beach Resort, Map C: E10 • 808-886-8822 • 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily • queensmarketplace.net The weathered Waimea Cowboy sporting a bright blue shirt has welcomed visitors to this community shopping complex since 1989. Stop by for a glimpse into the area’s paniolo (cowboy) heritage and satisfy your hunger pangs, shop for unique and islandmade merchandise, or take care of business with the range of business services available. WAIMEA CENTER • 85-1158 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kamuela, Map D: Inset • 808-885-4139 • Open daily

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VISIT CARILOHA AT THE KINGS’ SHOPS TODAY AND SEE FOR YOURSELF. Cariloha Waikoloa 69-250 Waikoloa Beach Dr Waikoloa, HI 96738

Located in the Kings’ Shops Phone: 808.886.8090 www.cariloha.com

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70 shopping SOUVENIRS Find one of the largest varieties of made-in-Hawai‘i items in one place. This is the world’s largest manufacturer of Hawaiian and resort wear with sizes for the entire family. Browse a selection of many gift items, like 100 percent Kona coffee, tropical bath and body lotions and gourmet foods. Unique Hawaiian jewelry and home decor items. HILO HATTIE • 75-5597A Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona, Map A:E7, 808-3297200 • Prince Kuhio Plaza, Hilo, Map F:D1, 808-961-3077 • hilohattie.com Here’s a lesson on the mac nut process from nut to chocolatedipped goodness. Walk through the factory and see how the healthy macadamia nut is transformed into a delectable treat—and taste it too! Enjoy free samples, plus isle goodies and gifts available for purchase. The factory is closed on Sundays and holidays, so plan accordingly! MAUNA LOA MACADAMIA NUT VISITOR CENTER • Hwy. 11, Map F:G1 • 888-628-6256 • 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily • maunaloa.com

SPECIALTY Whether in search of vintage Hawaiiana, ‘ukulele or music, this shop has something for you. Find a great selection of Big Island ‘ukulele and traditional Hawaiian music mixed with vintage aloha shirts, local art, jewelry and authentic Hawaiiana. Also find guitars, amps, strings, books, etc. for the playing musician. HAWI GALLERY • 55-3406 Akoni Pule Hwy., Hawi, Map G:C1 • 808-889-1282 • Open daily • hawigallery.com You’ll be inspired to “kreate” a Hawaiian quilt of your own at this quaint shop filled with Hawaiian quilts, quilting supplies, quilt patterns, kits, fabric and notions. If you need a little help to get started, inquire about classes or talk to the friendly staff who’ll give you a nudge in the right direction. You’ll even find delish Hawaiian butters for sale! KILAUEA KREATIONS • 680 Manono, Hilo, Map E:D12, 808-9611100 • Volcano Village, Map F:C18 • 808-967-8090 • kilaueakreations.com

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72 shopping Your skin becomes the canvas for beautiful works of art by way of a henna tattoo. Master Artist/Owner Maria Diessner combines traditional Mehndi design, contemporary tattoo design and Hawaiian styles to create a unique style of henna art. From single designs to full body art, henna tattoos last up to four weeks and are fun for all ages. KONA HENNA STUDIO • Kona Inn Shopping Village, 75-5744 Ali‘i Dr., Map A:D10 • 808-329-2919 • Walk-ins welcome • KonaHenna.com Fulfill your passion for Hawaiian quilts and beautiful batik fabrics and patterns by local designers. The quilter in you will appreciate the variety of quilt accessories available, as well as ready-made quilts and an “expert in residence” to assist with questions. Knitting and crocheting projects, counted cross stitch, classes, courtesy sewing machines available. QUILT PASSIONS • King Kamehameha Mall, Kuakini Hwy., Map A:D7 • 808-329-7475 • Open Mon.-Sat. • QuiltPassions.net You’re in cowboy country! Suit up with the proper attire, gear and accessories for an adventure in Hawai‘i’s open pastures. Find everything from head to toe in stock—all you’ll need is a horse. This is where the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys) come to shop, so you’ll know the merchandise is the real thing. WAIMEA HILL COUNTRY & TACK • Holomua Center, Map D: Waimea inset • 808-885-0314 THIS WEEK TIP We’ve got a fun tip for discovering unique island gifts and souvenirs. For starters, visit any museum from Kona to Hilo and you’re in for an educational adventure that’s guaranteed to expand your mind. After soaking up all the cool facts, head to onsite gift shops for items very often related to the museum. Books, games, postcards, trinkets, jewelry, toys, possibly delicious edibles too! All make great gifts for family and friends.

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74 shopping VARIETY & GENERAL STORES Find everything under the island sun in one convenient stop. Their friendly staff will help you find a variety of sundries and toiletries for the family. It’s also a great place to pick up island candy, coffee, snacks, souvenirs, home accessories, items for bath and body, beach accessories, alohawear, casual apparel, groceries, liquor, film and photo processing. ABC STORES • Four locations in Kailua-Kona, Map A • 1-888-7034222 • abcstores.com Pick up a free tote/beach bag to carry your Hawaiian souvenirs, like macadamia nuts, candies, Hawai‘i-grown coffees and carved wood home decor items. You’ll also find value priced vacation sundries like sunscreen and after-sun care products, pantry items and island apparel for the family. Convenient pharmacy services are available. KMART • Makalapua Center, 74-5465 Kamaka‘eha, Kailua-Kona, Map A:F1 • 808-326-2331 • Open daily • kmart.com When snacktime calls, get ready-to-go hot and cold treats, beverages and many other convenience items like sunscreen, beach towels and toiletries. Pick up souvenirs like mac nuts, Kona coffee, t-shirts and a variety of island-themed gifts. Two Whalers General Stores on the Big Island and seven throughout the state. Online at shopsofhawaii.com. WHALERS GENERAL STORE • Kings’ Shops, Waikoloa, 808886-7057 • Across from Kailua Pier, Kailua-Kona, 808-326-7763 THIS WEEK TIP When you buy “Made in Hawai‘i,” you’re helping to support isle businesses, artists, crafters and the local economy as a whole. One-of-a-kind and tasty food items, handcrafted works of art in all mediums from trinkets to home accessories, isle plants and produce, and freshly made treats at the farmers markets, and so much more.You’ll find a myriad of products that make the perfect gift for loved ones—and for you too!

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See where your tastebuds take you...

Dining & Entertainment One of the greatest joys of being on vacation is sampling local flavors and different ethnic cuisine. As mom often said, ‘‘You don’t know if you don’t try,’’ so go on and taste test a variety of dishes. Discover the breadth of isle cuisine and have fun!

ingredients done right If you want to know, ask—that goes for seafood, produce and proteins. Find out if the fish comes from local waters, if the salad on your plate comes from isle farms or if it’s Hawai‘i Island grass-fed beef or free-range chickens. Many restaurants now work closely with local farmers in order to offer you the freshest, most conscientious choices on the menu, and Hawai‘i Island is the best place to start.

what is global cuisine? Take a seat and pull up a menu for your round-the-world adventure. How does Vegetable Nabemono Miso, Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Coconut Cream sound? Or does the Spicy Basil & Shrimp Fried Rice entice you? No matter where your palate takes you, sample a Huggo’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 variety of ethnic flavors.

favorites with an isle twist Think French toast made with Portuguese sweet bread, a toasted Hoagie bun filled with teriyakimarinated rib eye, or fresh sauteed mahi mahi served with sweet chili cream sauce rice. Or how about Guava Braised Baby Back Ribs? Does Wasabi Dusted Fritto Misto make your mouth water? That’s all we need to know.

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asian flavors In Hawai‘i, there’s no escaping the influence of the Far East; at practically every eatery is some kind of Asian-inspired item. Whether Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai or Vietnamese, you’re bound to find an eatery guaranteed to deliver the spice you’re looking for.

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AMERICAN A menu highlighting fresh seafood, a spot right above the water and expert service wins raves from Huggo’s patrons time and again. It’s a favorite island gathering spot! Huggo’s serves dinner daily. Located next door, On the Rocks is open from 11:30 a.m. daily, and offers lighter fare for lunch and dinner. The Hualalai Ice Cream Pie is a must! HUGGO’S • 75-5828 Kahakai Rd., Kailua-Kona, Map A:D15 • 808329-1493 • 5:30-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 5:30-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. • huggos.com Voted “best breakfast” for an amazing 17 years in a row is no fluke.The friendly folks here are obviously doing something right! Stop by any time of day for the standard American fare with a local twist: French toast made with Portuguese sweet bread; a bowl of hot saimin perfect for rainy Hilo days; oxtail stew; and more. Major credit cards. KEN’S HOUSE OF PANCAKES • Junction of Hwys. 11 & 19, Hilo, Map E:E14 • 808-935-8711 • 24 hours daily • kenshouseofpancakes.com It’s “where locals meet to eat” for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Kick off the day with free coffee and Stuffed French Toast or a Seafood Omelet. Drop by mid-day for a spicy Jalapeno Burger or Fresh Ono Ocean Wrap. Or relax at day’s end with appetizers, a cool beverage or a fresh fish entree. There’s so much to choose from! SPLASHER’S GRILL • 75-5663 Palani Rd. across Kailua Pier, Map A:D9 • 808-326-2212 • 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily • splashersgrillkona.com

ASIAN Pleasing to the palate, each entrée is a work of art. Enjoy a complete dinner and “show” at the new teppanyaki; marvel at the creative sushi rolls that are almost too exquisite to eat (almost); and savor the tempting tempura, steak and fresh seafood. Serving lunch and dinner 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. WASABI’S JAPANESE CUISINE • Coconut Grove Marketplace, Kailua-Kona, Map A:E13 • 808-326-2352 • wasabihawaii.com THIS WEEK BIG ISLAND


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PERfECT TASTE Of KONA • Live entertainment nightly • Oceanfront dining with unending views and Pacific sunsets • Island-fresh cuisine • The only restaurant in the world with views of giant manta rays

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RAYS ON THE BAY RESTAURANT & RUM BAR • 78-128 EHUKAI STREET, KAILUA-KONA AT THE SPECTACULAR SHERATON KONA RESORT AND SPA ON HISTORIC KEAUHOU BAY

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78 DINING & ENTERTAINMENT BAKERY, DELI & FROZEN TREATS This go-to Kona landmark offers up fresh-baked breads, rolls, croissants, pastries, cakes, pies, and coffee and espresso everyday. Busy day ahead? Then opt for a heartier menu item like an omelette. Madeto-order salads, sandwiches, soup of the day are available for lunch. BUNS IN THE SUN BAKERY DELI • Lanihau Center, KailuaKona, Map A:G7 • 808-326-2774 • 5 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., to 3 p.m. Sat. and Sun. • bunsinthesunhawaii.com The key words here are “healthy and fresh”—and delicious! Menu items range from deli salads, sandwiches, quiche, soups, vegetarian items, vegetable and fruit juices, plus yummy desserts. Reviews on Tripadvisor.com give kudos to the deli salads, as well as desserts such as the chocolate ganache, cheesecake and fruit cobbler dessert of the day. LILIKOI CAFE • Parker Ranch Center, Waimea, Map D:Inset • 808887-1400 • Serving breakfast and lunch 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

EVENING SHOWS Winner of the Merlin Award, Kona Kozy is a multi-faceted entertainer starring in his own evening show 7 p.m. nightly in the Voodoo Room located next to Humpy’s. This world-class magician and comedian draws in audiences with his charisma, his talent for making people laugh and what he terms “creative versatility.” KONA KOZY’S COMEDY & MAGIC SHOW • 5815 Ali‘i Dr., KailuaKona, Map A:E13 • 808-430-1957 • konakozy.com

GLOBAL CUISINE “Feed Your Soul” with dining and dancing to live music under the palms and stars. Savor the global, coastal flavors of fresh ingredients from locally caught fish to organic produce. Menu options also include vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. Dinner served 5-11 p. m. Thurs.Sun., reservations recommended. Go online for entertainment schedule. BLUE DRAGON RESTAURANT • 61-3616 Kawaihae Rd. across Kawaihae Harbor, Map C:E5 • 808-882-7771 • bluedragonrestaurant.com

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HAWAI‘I REGIONAL CUISINE Locally grown organic produce, free-range chicken, fresh isle fish, plus vegetarian options are on the island-style menu of this award-winning restaurant. Kick off your meal with one of the unique-soit-must-be-yummy cocktails, then relax in an “Old Hawai‘i” atmosphere that makes everyday feel special. Sunday Brunch 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. BAMBOO RESTAURANT • Hwy. 270, Hawi, Map G:C1 • 808-8895555 • Lunch & dinner Tues.-Sat.; closed Mon. • bamboorestaurant.info

LOCAL A favorite with locals for ‘broke da mouth’ food and plate lunches, the menu is a fusion of Asian and American dishes prepared with island flair. L & L is known for its generous portions, freshness and unique blend of tastes. Enjoy chicken katsu, island fish, teri beef and the “loco moco’—hamburger patties, two eggs and brown gravy. Open daily. L & L HAWAIIAN BARBECUE® • Kailua-Kona, 808-331-8886; Captain Cook, 808-323-9888; Waimea, 808-885-888 • hawaiianbarbecue.com

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A L U ‘A U O F L E G E N D A R Y E L E G A N C E A N D S T Y L E Purchase one seat at full price and get 50% off the second seat. Tuesdays and Fridays at North Point • Dinner: 6:00 pm Adults $96 / Children $48 (5-12 years) Includes a complimentary Mai Tai or Keiki Drink For reservations, call 882-5707. Prices are exclusive of tax. For the convenience of the guest, a 15% gratuity will be added on the total prior to the discount. Offer valid through 12/17/13. Call in advance for reservations and mention This Week Big Island for discount. Applies to lu-’au only. Not valid for business or meeting groups. Must relinquish this ad to hostess at lu-’au. May not be combined with any other discount. Subject to change and availability. Some restrictions and blackout dates apply.

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82 DINING & ENTERTAINMENT POLYNESIAN & HAWAIIAN Enjoy the tradition of an authentic Hawaiian lu‘au against the backdrop of a brilliant setting sun. See the kalua pig emerge from the underground ‘imu and partake in a lavish buffet of fresh-grilled fish, kalua pig, lau lau, teriyaki short ribs and more. A traditional live show features some of the best dancers and musicians. Every Tues. and Fri., 6-8:30 p.m. MAUNA KEA BEACH LUAU • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kohala Coast, Map C:E6 • 808-882-5707 • maunakeabeachhotel.com

STEAK & SEAFOOD Contemporary oceanfront dining at a one-of-a-kind location overlooking beautiful Magic Sands Beach. Enjoy fresh island cuisine from local farmers and fishermen, as well as breads baked fresh daily and unique desserts. Serving lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Happy Hour 3-5 p.m. and dinner 4:30 p.m. to closing. Reservations are recommended. ANTHONY’S BY THE SEA • 77-6452 Ali‘i Dr., Kailua-Kona, Map B:C9 • 808-329-3195 • AnthonysHawaii.com Peel & eat fire hot prawns sauteed in “L.O.V.E. butter...” You can’t get much more intriguing than that! Menu items include additional appetizers, salads, generous entrees made with Big Island grass-fed beef, fresh seafood, plus a kids’ menu too. This community-minded restaurant offers a cocktail lounge and entertainment, plus Sunday Brunch Buffet. THE BROILER • Parker Ranch Center, Waimea, Map D:Inset • 808885-5300 • Lunch, dinner daily • thebroiler.com THIS WEEK TIP Celebrate the end of the day with a relaxing “pau hana” gathering at a favorite eatery or restaurant where you can watch the sun go down. “Pau hana,” pronounced “pow-hah-nah,” literally means “finished work” and can be thought of as the island equivalent of happy hour. Look for places that offer pau hana specials on beverages and pupus (appetizers), and leisurely enjoy as day turns to night.

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When in Hawai‘i, go to a

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Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Tor Johnson

lu‘au! Hawaii Tourism Japan (HTJ)

Ancient Hawaiians once followed a strict protocol that included men and women eating separately, and certain delicacies being forbidden to commoners and all women. Then in 1819, King Kamehameha II abolished these practices and feasted A Taste of culture with women in a symbolic act—the lu‘au Check with your hotel was thus born. concierge for the lu‘au that Luckily, today we’re able to reap the fulfills your needs—see if it offers cultural activities, hands- benefits and enjoy an evening of cultural on demos, a varied selection of activities, lively entertainment and—one food (just in case!), as well as tradition that hasn’t changed—tables if it fits within your budget. laden with a bounty of food! A few of the Hawaiian staples include the smokey flavor of kalua pig, lomi lomi salmon, poi and delicious haupia. A must-see is the pig being unearthed from the traditional ‘imu (underground oven). Whether it’s your first time or not, enjoy an evening filled with lots of aloha where you’re bound to make new friends and have a fun time!

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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free garden gift with one paid admission Sea Quest Rafting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 off per couple with direct booking Body Glove Cruises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 off all cruises per adult couple Dolphin Discoveries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 off per couple with direct booking Na‘alapa Stables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 off per couple with direct booking The 4D Adventure Ride @ The Shops at Mauna Lani. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Purchase one ticket, get a ticket for a second ride, noon-6 p.m. Waipi‘o RidetheRim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10% off per group when booking direct ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2 off adult general admission Big Island Television-Channel 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20% off on DVD of the Big Island

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L&L Hawaiian Barbecue®. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 $40 off per adult couple

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FABRIC $5 • Warehouse Direct Prices • 1000’s of Hawaiian Prints • Quilt & Craft Supplies

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Hawai‘i’s petroglyphs

by

Fern Gavelek

Ancient Hawaiians called them “ki‘i pohaku.” These drawings or paintings on rock provide a unique look into the past as Hawaiians used them to communicate. See these reminders of the past near Kings’ Shops (Map C:E10). Also check out Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve (Map C:D8); access is through Mauna Lani Resort. Always treat these areas with proper respect.

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Adult General Admission $2 OFF No trip to Hawai‘i Island is complete without visiting ‘Imiloa. Part science center, part indigenous peoples museum, 3D planetarium, ‘Imiloa brings the epic tale of Hawai‘i to life.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center

600 ‘Imiloa Place, Hilo • Map F:A3 • 808-969-9703 • imiloahawaii.org

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Kailua-Kona 808-331-8886 • Captain Cook 808-323-9888 • Waimea 808-885-8880

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FREE SHIPPING

within United States With minimum purchase of $100. Expires 12/31/13

• Exclusive, Fresh, Local, Seasonal Gifts • A gathering place for the community • Awesome Friendly Staff • Single Estate, Family Owned Coffee Company • Control the entire production from farm-mill-roast-brew Visit us at konacoffeeandtea.com • Open Daily Kona Coast Shopping Center, Map A:E6 • Honokohau Plaza, Map C:D20 THIS WEEK BIG ISLAND


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