This older grocery store is located at the Waimea Shopping Center in Kamuela. The store carries dry foods, produce, Asian foods, baked goods, etc. The only gripe that I have with the store is their parking! The parking for the entire shopping center is rather small and the lots and roadway are small too. I don't think that they had a good plan when they built the parking lot because it is always congested. They usually have several security guards directing traffic in this parking lot!
I came here several times for surgeries and for other procedures. The hospital is alright, not world-class, but decent. Once I stayed for a week and was well taken care of. The nurses are very friendly and accomodating. I really liked my room which was a private room so I didn't have anyone else in the same room which was a relief because it was very quiet. Their food is pretty good and they have cable TV.
We always come here to watch the latest movies in Hilo. Their ticket office usually opens by noon and they always play the latest movies. Each theater is small but the sound quality is always good. Its very easy to see the movie screen since the seats are tiered. Their concession prices are still outrageous but I guess that's the norm with all theaters.
I wouldn't recommend this shopping center to visitors. It does have a few good fast-food restaurants like Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, and McDonald's to name a few, and several large grocery stores like KTA and Sack N Save but there are no specialty shops here to buy Hawaiian handcrafted items and souvenirs. There are a few shops but they are not worth coming to the center for. I would only recommend coming to this center for dining and shopping for groceries.
I went to Waiakea High School for a gifted and talented program that was held at the school during the school year. Since my child was in the gifted and talented program at his own school, Waiakea High invited all the students in the GT programs at publics schools to come and participate in a GT program that they were having at their school. All the students from the different schools met at their library (which I noted was very nice and new) and then the students broke off into groups to attend mini classes of their choice. The high school students and staff took the students around their campus to their mini classes. My son had a wonderful time at this school. This school takes pride in their campus and sponsors educational events.
We went on a Body Glove Cruise with family a few years ago. We sailed to Pawai Bay which is right outside of Kona. There are so much colorful fish at the Bay because it is a marine sanctuary and the fish seem to love it here. The water is so clear that you can get a pretty good view of the fish and coral while snorkeling underwater. Sliding down the water slides were a lot of fun too! Our family wants to go back on the cruise again.
We went with some friends on a pontoon boat rental in Kona and spent the day swimming and fishing off the Kona Coast. Captain Cruise rents out small pontoon boats that can fit up to 6 passengers. Their price includes snorkel gear, fishing poles, bait and lures, a raft, ice chest, propane for a barbecue, etc. This is a fun way to spend time with family and friends out on the water! Their rates are very reasonable and you get your money's worth.
This Bed and Breakfast is located south of Pahoa in the Kaueleau Farm Lots Subdivision which is in a very rural area surrounded by natural beauty. You will be able to get wonderful ocean views and you will be able to enjoy the raw beauty of Puna. The B&B is in a large house with several spacious rooms. The rooms available are very large and include two queen beds, a sitting area, kitchenette, spacious closet, private bath, TV and lanai. The bonus here is that you get outstanding ocean views in a lush setting. Rates are very reasonable and I would recommend this place to visitors that want to experience rural Hawaii, away from the crowds.
Kulaniapia Falls B&B is located near a 120 foot waterfall. It is located on 22 lush acres overlooking Hilo. Rates run about $100 per night which includes breakfast. This B&B is perfect for visitors that want to stay out of the large towns and they want peace and quiet. The B&B is about 15 minutes from downtown Hilo so it's not too far from shopping and dining. This is a nice inexpensive alternative to staying in a pricey hotel on Banyan Drive in Hilo.
This golf course is less windy and you can get an incredible play at an affordable price. They have memberships and kamaaina rates available. I enjoy playing at this course because it is not so crowded and it is nice and cool since it is located at a nice elevation. The golf course is challenging and the landscaping is varied with beautiful trees and landscaped ponds.