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VISIT HAWI

Written by Sinead Byrne

Hawi is a town of artistic redemption. Spend an afternoon strolling along this small town’s main drag and you’ll agree; there’s a charming, bohemian-chic vibe to the place that’s undeniable – but this wasn’t always the case. Originally known as the birthplace of King Kamehameha I (unifier of the Hawaiian Islands) the town’s identity was later molded by the Kohala Sugar Plantation, which operated for over a decade until the company’s closure in the late 1970s. It would have been easy for Hawi to fade away alongside the sugar industry were it not for the long-time residents and hippie new-comers who joined forces to help reinvent it. Together, Hawi’s crafty inhabitants transformed a monoculture farming community into the sweetly eclectic town it is today. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite businesses for you to check out, and we encourage you to take a drive up to the Big Island’s northern-most town and Visit Hawi!

ALOHA MAN
55-3411 Akoni Pule Hwy
Hawi, Hi 96719
808-895-0964
alohaman.com

AIKANE NURSERY
55-256 Hoea Rd
Kapa’au, HI 96755
808-889-5906
aikanenursery.com

AS HAWI TURNS
Akoni Pule Hwy
Hawi, HI 96719
808-889-5023
facebook.com/AsHawiTurnsHawaii

BAMBOO RESTAURANT
55-3415 Akoni Pule Hwy
Hawi, HI 96719
808-889-5555
bamboorestaurant.info

ELEMENTS JEWELRY & FINE CRAFTS
55-3413 Akoni Pule, Hwy
Hawi, HI 96719
808-889-0760
elementsjewelryandcrafts.com

FLUMIN’ KOHALA
55-517 Hawi Rd
Hawi, HI 96719
808-933-4294
fluminkohala.com

HA APOTHECARY
55-3406 Akoni Pule, Hwy
Hawi, HI 96719
808-889-0042
facebook.com/808HA

HAWAII GREEN REALTY
55-3406 Akoni Pule, Hwy
Hawi, HI 96719
808-987-2365
hawaiigreenrealty.com

HAWI GALLERY
55-3406 Akoni Pule, Hwy
Hawi, HI 96719
808-889-1282
hawigallery.com

HIP AGRICULTURE
53-378 Pratt Rd
Kapa’au, HI 96755
808-889-6316
hipagriculture.org

KOHALA ARTWORKS
55-498 Hawi Rd
Hawi, HI 96719
808-889-5266

KOHALA COFFEE MILL
55-3412 Akoni Pule Hwy, B
Hawi, HI 96719
(808) 889-5577

KOHALA GROWN MARKET
55-3419 Akoni Pule Hwy
Hawi, HI 96719
808-937-4930
kohalagrownmarket.com

KOHALA PACIFIC REALTY
55-3412 Akoni Pule Hwy
Hawi, HI 96719
808-889-5181
kohalapacificrealty.com

KOHALA ZIPLINE
55-515 Hawi Rd
Hawi, HI 96719
808-464-1993
kohalazipline.com

LOKAHI GARDEN SANCTUARY
55-448 Hoea Rd
Hawi, HI 96719
808-889-0001
lokahigardensanctuary.com

MAKI SUN
55-3410 Akoni Pule Hwy
Hawi, HI 96719
makisun.com

MOTHER’S ANTIQUES IMPORTS & FINE CIGARS
55-3419 Akoni Pule Hwy
Hawi, HI 96719
808-889-0496
mothersantiquescigars.com

OLIVIA CLARE
55-3419 Akoni Pule Hwy
Hawi, HI 96719
808-889-1041
oliviaclaredesigns.com

SUSHI ROCK & TRIO
55-3435 Akoni Pule Hwy
Hawi, Hi 96719
808-889-5900
sushirockrestaurant.net

SWEET POTATO KITCHEN
55-3406 Akoni Pule Hwy
Hawi, HI 96719
808-345-7300
sweetpotatokitchen.com

ZEIDMAN HAWAIIAN WOODEN BOWLS
55-3419 Akoni Pule Hwy
Hawi, HI 96719
808-889-1400
facebook.com/L.ZeidmanGaller