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Kona International Market
Ranked #124 of 135 things to do in Kailua-Kona
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

The Kona Market place is a great place to pick up your little gifts to take home. Great variety as well as flowers and food too.

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

I've come back to this market visit after visit to find either unique items or better than retail prices. I've gotten Red Dirt shirts here, sarongs, jewelry, coconut and cinnamin bowls, salad servers. They have lava dyed and other dyed shirts, hawaiian soaps, toys and trinkets, and foods also.

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

This is bit off the beaten path so you'll probably need a car to get here.

It's essentially an open air market with a roof. There are a number of places all selling very similar "Hawaiian" souvenirs similar to what you'd find at the ABC Stores. BUT there are several booths all selling art and jewelry by local artists. As well as a booth with wood items- some of which the artist carves outside while you're watching.

There are clean bathrooms and a small food court.

I think it's worth the trip but you won't need more than about an hour there.

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

In an industrial park near downtown Kona you will find the Kona International Market. It has some unique shops that feature locally produced products and value pricing.

They include: "Goodies from Hawaii" which is owned by Alson and Margy Nakamura, where they feature handmade cooler wear, heat pillows, noni soap, and other Island made articles.

"Treasure Island" Gallery of the Exotic, owned by Zan Myers, with helper Suzanne Murdock, who feature the works of 40 local Artists, and 23 local companies.

"Freedom of Expression" owned by Kim Peeples, who makes amazing handmade local "magnetic" jewelry, as well as doodle bug fun coloring books for the "mature" colorer

A food court with valued priced food including, Mexican, Asian, Korean, Filipino, Tropical Smoothies, and a local Island Barbeque.

Worth a visit if you are visiting the downtown Kona Resort Area. They also have free entertainment and music including free Hula lessons every Wednesday starting at about 3:30 pm, free music with Ukulele Lehulehu every Friday at 10 a.m. , followed by free Ukulele lessons at 11 a.m. (check their website for days and schedule).

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Reviewed March 2, 2017
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