Enjoy a few recommendations while staying at the Ke-ei Sugar Shack:
Da Poke Shack for local fresh raw fish, seaweeds, poi, and ono-kine sides, north in KK town (Alii Dr)
The Coffee Shack for breakfast and lunch (1/2 mile north Hwy 11)
blackrock.pizza for delicioso -fresh pizzas! (north 2 miles Hwy 11)
Super J’s Hawaiian food (1 mile south Hwy 11)
Menehune Cafe– coffee, pastries, coffee gifts, t-shirts
Choice mart grocery (2 miles north Hwy 11)
Hong Kong Chop Suey- Chinese food togo
L and L BBQ- Hawaiian plates and local fast foods(ex. Beef Kalbi, short ribs, rice and noodle salad).
Manago Hotel, for a back in time experience, old Hawaii (2 miles north Hwy 11) lunch til 11-3, dinners 5 til 8pm in the dining hall.
Amy Greenwell Botanical gardens and tour, directly across from Manago Hotel (north of shacks 2 miles).
Kealakekua Bay (7 miles by car south then west)
Pu’uhonua O’Honaunau National Historic Park (City of Refuge), snorkeling beach next to park
Ho’okena Beach Remote beach (20 minutes south on Hwy 11), scenic, beach faces due south
Keauhou Bay (12 miles north on Hwy to Kam III Rd.) turn left at light travel 2 miles past shopping center and Sam Choy’s, to bottom of road in residential cul-du-sac, and small water craft and boat harbor.
Volcano National Park (1.5 hours south)
Hilo town (2 hours Hwy 11 south) or north to Palani Rd, then upper Mamalahoa Hwy 19 to Saddle Rd.
The Big Island Revealed (best resource book)