Maluhia Retreat Guidebook

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Maluhia Retreat Guidebook

Ono Grindz

A list of some of our favorite and most popular restaurants on the island.
Broke Da Mouth means "very delicious" and this restaurant is the place for local, Hawaiian food. Guy Fieri featured this place on DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES and this is one of the best restaurants on the Big Island.
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Broke Da Mouth Grindz & Catering
74-5565 Luhia Street
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Broke Da Mouth means "very delicious" and this restaurant is the place for local, Hawaiian food. Guy Fieri featured this place on DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES and this is one of the best restaurants on the Big Island.
Umeke's is the place for poke. Also featured by Guy Fieri, they have a variety of local cuisine. They get slammed at the dinner hour so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to wait.
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Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill
74-5563 Kaiwi St
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Umeke's is the place for poke. Also featured by Guy Fieri, they have a variety of local cuisine. They get slammed at the dinner hour so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to wait.
If you are vegan, this is a fantastic place to get some delicious, plant-based grinds. They also have vegan ice-cream next door. They are located down on Ali'i in downtown Kona.
Journey Vegan Cafe
75-5729 Alii Dr
If you are vegan, this is a fantastic place to get some delicious, plant-based grinds. They also have vegan ice-cream next door. They are located down on Ali'i in downtown Kona.
For the best malasadas on the island, head up north to Tex Drive In. They serve plenty of Hawaiian food as well but the sweet malasadas are the excellent.
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Tex Drive-In
45-690 Pakalana Street
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For the best malasadas on the island, head up north to Tex Drive In. They serve plenty of Hawaiian food as well but the sweet malasadas are the excellent.
For a selection of brews and some tasty food, hit up Kona Brewing Co. Their Kohala pizza is excellent and they also have specialty beers you can't buy in stores.
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Kona Brewing Co.
74-5612 Pawai Place
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For a selection of brews and some tasty food, hit up Kona Brewing Co. Their Kohala pizza is excellent and they also have specialty beers you can't buy in stores.
In Waimea, you can find some grinds and brews. They also sell their beers in most of the local stores.
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Big Island Brewhaus
64-1066 Mamalahoa Hwy
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In Waimea, you can find some grinds and brews. They also sell their beers in most of the local stores.
A popular place for poke. Get there early because once they sell out, they close up shop.
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Da Poke Shack
76-6246 Ali'i Drive
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A popular place for poke. Get there early because once they sell out, they close up shop.
A popular place south of Kona that has a spectacular view as well as Kona coffee, breakfast and lunch.
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The Coffee Shack
83-5799 Mamalahoa Highway
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A popular place south of Kona that has a spectacular view as well as Kona coffee, breakfast and lunch.
Local ingredients and fantastic burgers. The aioli sauce on the fries elevates the fries to anotha level.
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Ultimate Burger
74-5450 Makala Boulevard
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Local ingredients and fantastic burgers. The aioli sauce on the fries elevates the fries to anotha level.
Shaved ice with homemade syrups and ice cream. Close to Kona town.
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One Aloha Shave Ice Co.
75-5711 Kuakini Hwy
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Shaved ice with homemade syrups and ice cream. Close to Kona town.
Excellent sushi spot with tasty rolls.
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Sakura
75-1027 Henry St
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Excellent sushi spot with tasty rolls.

Places to Learn About Kūpuna

Important historical and culturally significant sights on the island.
This is a historic site where ancient chiefs would gather and there is a self-guided tour that explains ancient Hawaiian culture, beliefs and history. There is also some of the best snorkeling in all of Hawaii at "Two Step." It can be a challenge to get in and out but is well worth the experience. You may be able to swim with some spinner dolphins if you get there in the morning.
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Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park
State Highway 160
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This is a historic site where ancient chiefs would gather and there is a self-guided tour that explains ancient Hawaiian culture, beliefs and history. There is also some of the best snorkeling in all of Hawaii at "Two Step." It can be a challenge to get in and out but is well worth the experience. You may be able to swim with some spinner dolphins if you get there in the morning.
The first church ever established in the Hawaiian islands. Aside from being a very old building, the back of the church has info on how the church was founded and its place in Hawaiian history. On Sundays, they have church services here in both English and a service in Hawaiian.
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Mokuaikaua Church
75-5713 Alii Dr
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The first church ever established in the Hawaiian islands. Aside from being a very old building, the back of the church has info on how the church was founded and its place in Hawaiian history. On Sundays, they have church services here in both English and a service in Hawaiian.
It's a steep hike but, at the end, you'll find where Captain Cook first arrived to Hawaii. The monument sits in Kealakekua Bay which is a beautiful place to visit.
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Captain Cook Monument Trail
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It's a steep hike but, at the end, you'll find where Captain Cook first arrived to Hawaii. The monument sits in Kealakekua Bay which is a beautiful place to visit.
A small Catholic church where the priest painted the entire cathedral in Biblical scenes to teach the illiterate congregation long ago.
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St Benedict Catholic Church
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A small Catholic church where the priest painted the entire cathedral in Biblical scenes to teach the illiterate congregation long ago.

Grocery Stores

Island Naturals is a local market that serves health conscious and organic foods. Local fruits and other food items can be found here. Though you need to order it ahead of time, they have a Lilikoi cheesecake that is worth the money.
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Island Naturals Market & Deli Kailua-Kona
74-5487 Kaiwi Street
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Island Naturals is a local market that serves health conscious and organic foods. Local fruits and other food items can be found here. Though you need to order it ahead of time, they have a Lilikoi cheesecake that is worth the money.
Sack N Save is a local grocery chain. Aside from food, they also do money wires and have a deli that sells poke.
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Sack N Save Kona
75-5595 Palani Road
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Sack N Save is a local grocery chain. Aside from food, they also do money wires and have a deli that sells poke.
KTA is a grocery chain that boasts an excellent Asian food section. They also have good prices on liquor, wine and beer. They are located all over the island.
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KTA Super Stores - Kailua-Kona
74-5594 Palani Road
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KTA is a grocery chain that boasts an excellent Asian food section. They also have good prices on liquor, wine and beer. They are located all over the island.
We have a Costco! Best place to get gas. Just try not to go around noon.
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Costco Wholesale
73-5600 Maiau Street
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We have a Costco! Best place to get gas. Just try not to go around noon.
We have Target!
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Target
74-5455 Makala Boulevard
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We have Target!
There's always Walmart.
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Walmart
75-1015 Henry Street
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There's always Walmart.

Coffee and Other Beverages

A great place for some 100% Kona coffee, tea and they even serve beer on tap.
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Kona Coffee & Tea
74-5588 Palani Road
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A great place for some 100% Kona coffee, tea and they even serve beer on tap.
One of the best craft breweries on the island.
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Ola Brew Co
74-5598 Luhia St
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One of the best craft breweries on the island.
A nice spot to grab a coffee. In the trees in this shopping area, you can find Jackson or panther chameleons roaming in the trees and bushes.
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Waimea Coffee Company
65-1279 Kawaihae Rd
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A nice spot to grab a coffee. In the trees in this shopping area, you can find Jackson or panther chameleons roaming in the trees and bushes.

Go Holoholo

Places to go holoholo or 'go out' and have amazing experiences.
The sacred mountain is one of the tallest in the world and you can often find snow on its peak. You will need a 4x4 vehicle to reach the summit but the visitor center has wonderful views from the Sunset Trail. Bring a sweater or jacket.
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Mauna Kea
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The sacred mountain is one of the tallest in the world and you can often find snow on its peak. You will need a 4x4 vehicle to reach the summit but the visitor center has wonderful views from the Sunset Trail. Bring a sweater or jacket.
Akaka Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in the world. The trail is paved and takes you through lush jungle. You will need to pay to hike at the kiosk.
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ʻAkaka Falls State Park
Akaka Falls Road
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Akaka Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in the world. The trail is paved and takes you through lush jungle. You will need to pay to hike at the kiosk.
Up north, Wai'ipio Valley is an enchanting place but a challenge to get to. The small road into the valley requires a 4x4 and is the steepest road in the United States. You can walk as well though the hike up can be strenuous. The valley floor has a black sand beach, a river where you might see wild horses and Wai'ipio Falls, the second tallest waterfall in the world.
Waipio Valley
Waipio Valley, 48-5561A Waipio Valley Road
Up north, Wai'ipio Valley is an enchanting place but a challenge to get to. The small road into the valley requires a 4x4 and is the steepest road in the United States. You can walk as well though the hike up can be strenuous. The valley floor has a black sand beach, a river where you might see wild horses and Wai'ipio Falls, the second tallest waterfall in the world.
This hike takes you down into Pololu Valley, near the birthplace of King Kamehameha. Families can do this hike and takes you down to a beach and areas with rope swings and stunning views.
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Pololū Valley
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This hike takes you down into Pololu Valley, near the birthplace of King Kamehameha. Families can do this hike and takes you down to a beach and areas with rope swings and stunning views.
Beautiful bay that can have spectacular waves when the surf is rough. You can also jump off the "End of the World" which is a 20-30fot cliff into the bay. Pay attention to surf condition because it can be very dangerous.
Maihi Bay
Beautiful bay that can have spectacular waves when the surf is rough. You can also jump off the "End of the World" which is a 20-30fot cliff into the bay. Pay attention to surf condition because it can be very dangerous.
From wilderness adventures to short walks and scenic drives, there's plenty to do in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
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Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
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From wilderness adventures to short walks and scenic drives, there's plenty to do in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

Let Go Beach!

A large, popular beach that is great for families.
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Hapuna Beach
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A large, popular beach that is great for families.
Also called "Beach 69", this beach has plenty of shade, rope swings, decent snorkeling and places to jump off rocks into the water. Must pay to park.
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Waialea Bay
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Also called "Beach 69", this beach has plenty of shade, rope swings, decent snorkeling and places to jump off rocks into the water. Must pay to park.
One of the most beautiful beaches is Kua Bay. The waves can get a little rough but the beauty of this beach is hard to compare. It is part of the Kekaha Kai State Park and is the second entrance if you are heading north on Highway 19.
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Kua Bay
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One of the most beautiful beaches is Kua Bay. The waves can get a little rough but the beauty of this beach is hard to compare. It is part of the Kekaha Kai State Park and is the second entrance if you are heading north on Highway 19.
Perfect for families with keiki, this pond-like beach has no waves and plenty of sand.
Keiki Beach Queen's Bath
Perfect for families with keiki, this pond-like beach has no waves and plenty of sand.
For body boarding, this beach is the place. Waves can be very rough so keiki should be careful.
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Magic Sands Beach Park
Ali'i Drive
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For body boarding, this beach is the place. Waves can be very rough so keiki should be careful.
This park is located near Honokohau Harbor and is an excellent place to view honus (Green Sea Turtles).
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Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park
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This park is located near Honokohau Harbor and is an excellent place to view honus (Green Sea Turtles).
A popular surf and camp spot for locals.
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Pine Trees Surfing Beach
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A popular surf and camp spot for locals.
On the east side, you can visit this beach park. Fresh and salt water meet and, on a sunny day, it is a fun place to swim in the clear, blue water.
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Carlsmith Beach Park
1815 Kalanianaole Avenue
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On the east side, you can visit this beach park. Fresh and salt water meet and, on a sunny day, it is a fun place to swim in the clear, blue water.
A great spot with plenty of shade. There is also a historic site next to the beach you can walk through as well.
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Spencer Beach Park
62-3461 Kawaihae Road
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A great spot with plenty of shade. There is also a historic site next to the beach you can walk through as well.

City/town information

Farm town in Kohala up north. You can shop in a variety of artisan stores and find some tasty treats.
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Hawi
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Farm town in Kohala up north. You can shop in a variety of artisan stores and find some tasty treats.
Cattle ranches and plenty of shops await you in Waimea. Can be chilly so bring a sweater.
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Waimea
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Cattle ranches and plenty of shops await you in Waimea. Can be chilly so bring a sweater.