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Kona International Market

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Address: 74-5533 Luhia St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3658
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+1 808-329-6262
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Cute but small

A lot of the spots are vacant which is unfortunate because it could be such a cool place. The wood shop is cool as well as the three other shops that were there. Wish there was... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of the spots are vacant which is unfortunate because it could be such a cool place. The wood shop is cool as well as the three other shops that were there. Wish there was more.

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Thank Jackie Y
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This was not very impressive nor very interesting with many places vacant and what was there not very interesting. Your time can be better spent elsewhere.

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Thank Oldjack
Ashland, Oregon
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

My wife and I have visited the International Market in Kailua-Kona several times over the years. Back in 2002 the International Market was a thriving, fun to look through marketplace. In 2008 it was obvious that things were turning, with some open spaces. Today the marketplace is almost completely empty, with just a handful of shops still there. I hope... More 

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Thank RCdeCruiser
Hilo, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Feels a bit like a thrift shop. Many merchants were closed. A few basic Hawaiiana gifts, but several empty stalls. Too bad, could be a nice place to shop if it was modernized.

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Thank Kay M
MD
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The day we went all of the areas weren't occupied, but we were able to find a few treasures. To include handmade jewelry, t-shirts and bags.

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Thank MdWonderer
Taylor, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped to see if they had anything interesting. Nope it wasn't worth it. Not many shops and most was junk. One shop had wood carvings that were cool but other than that nothing.

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Thank Michelle O
Alton, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

The name sounds very inviting, doesn't it. This place is not worth the trouble to find. Very little to see and nothing worth buying. Go have a gelato somewhere instead.

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Thank richb102
West Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Beware of cruise ship Wednesday as prices increase. Shop around to find best price as we noticed there was a significant difference on different days. We mainly shopped for fruit and veggies and some vendors were great and would throw in a couple different items to try. We were here for a month and loved stopping by daily to purchase... More 

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Thank Tanya M
Porterville, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

We had visited three years ago and was full of shops and great deals. This time disappointed in the number of shops, nice items in the stores remaining, but not much variety.

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Thank Mark P
Kelowna
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

This market used to be humming and busy a few years ago, but it is sad to see the change over the years: most stalls are empty. It seems to reflect the economic struggles that are faced by the merchants. The only places that remain open is a food court( one outlet was open), a store with beach wear, another... More 

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Thank CharlotteKelowna

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