Enjoy our local recommendations while staying at the Sugar Shacks:
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)
Patz Pies at Paparoni’s for fresh veggie pizza (north 2 miles Hwy 11)
Kona’s Own Fine Foods &Cafe, Kealakekua, for local gourmet and imported food, wines, beer.
Mi’s italian Bistro for fine dining (5 miles north Hwy 11)
The Strawberry Patch for cozy local food (6 miles north Hwy 11)
Super J’s Hawaiian food (1 mile south Hwy 11)
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)
Ho’okena Beach Remote beach (20 minutes south on Hwy 11)
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 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)