Not too long ago, you had to drive into Kona, Waimea or up to the village of Waikoloa to find grocery stores on the Kohala Coast. That’s not the case anymore. Two new grocery stores have opened in recent months in the Kohala Coast resort areas. At the Shops at Mauna Lani, you’ll find a small but well stocked Foodland store. In the Waikoloa Resort, you’ll find a new Island Gourmet Market in the brand new Queens’ MarketPlace.
At the Kings’ Shops, there’s the Whaler’s General Store, but I’d suggest you give that a skip for grocery shopping until they bring their prices down to something half way reasonable. I’d imagine they’ll need to make some changes in order to be competitive. If I remember correctly, a loaf of bread cost something near $6 there.
Here’s a couple of vacation budget stretcher tips: