Hawaii February 22, 2018
The Tiny Town In Hawaii That’s Absolute Heaven If You Love Antiquing
A wistful affection for the past is perhaps most felt while amongst vintage items and antiques. Due to Hawaii’s unique history, the islands are full of amazing relics of the past, most often found in antique shops. And while antique shops can be hard to come by in Hawaii, there is one little town that is an antique lover’s paradise. Located just 10 miles south of Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island’s sunny Kona Coast is Kealakekua, a tiny little town that’s home to plenty of charm and a handful of phenomenal antique shops.
With a population of approximately 2,000, this census-designated place in Hawaii is famous for one thing: it’s namesake bay, a picturesque beach with crystalline turquoise waters and epic snorkeling where dolphins frolic off the coast. And while Kealakekua Bay deserves all the recognition it receives, there is one other spot reason to put Kealakekua on your bucket list: the incredible antique stores found within its borders.
You're sure to have fun exploring Vintage Adventure.
With a wonderful collection of vintage furniture, aloha wear, artwork, jewelry, and collectible Hawaiian items from the 1920s to present day, Vintage Adventure is just that: a magical antique adventure. You can visit at 79-7540 Mamalahoa Highway from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Mayme's Attic is filled with fabulous vintage finds.
When a store's motto is "The Shop You Swear By Not At," they have our attention. This little gem is full of unique finds, from Hawaiian collectibles to homewares. Mayme's Attic is a little bit harder to visit: it's located at 81-6586 Mamalahoa Highway but is only open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. three days a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
For vintage finds
and ice cream, head to check out is Discovery Antiques.
This antique store is not only full of fun vintage finds, but also has an ice cream store on the premise. What more could you ask for during a long day of antique shopping in Kealakekua? You can find Discovery Antiques at 81-6593 Mamalahoa Highway, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Finally, Deja Vu has a little bit of everything — both old and new.
Known for it's impressive collection of treasures of all ages, Deja Vu is truly one-of-a-kind. You'll love the shop's tropical vibes and phenomenal selection of furniture and home decor items. Deja Vu is located at 79-7401 Mamalahoa Highway and is open from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
And if these four destinations aren’t enough, Kealakekua is also home to a handful of incredible thrift shops, including The Second Hand Store, Treasure Island Thrift Shack, and King’s Daughters Ministry Thrift Store. What are you waiting for? If it’s Hawaiiana memorabilia and other antiques you seek, look no further than Kealakekua. Oh, and the rest of the town is quite charming as well, wouldn’t you agree?
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