"Hawaiiana Galore" Hilo Hatties Tip by amambaw

Hilo Hatties, Maui: 6 reviews and 4 photos

  The second largest Hawaiian shirt in the world!
by amambaw

Hilo Hattie's is a chain of shops that are located all over the United States, but are truly at home in Hawaii. The shops specialize in all things Hawaiian: flower print shirts, shell jewellery, Kona coffee, macadamia nuts, and so on.

Upon arrival, we were offered shell necklaces and were greeted with a friendly 'Aloha' from the attendant at the front door. We were then free to browse through to our heart's content!

What to buy: Some of the most popular things to buy in Maui seemed to be: Macademia nuts, tropical fruit, Kona coffee, flower print clothing (shirts, dresses, sarongs, shorts, skirts, etc.), shell necklaces, coral and pearl jewellery, and Hawaiian trinkets (think of the little Hula girls you see on dashboards back home).

All of these are available at Hilo Hattie's, so instead of spending your time searching for a particular item, try here first!

What to pay: This shop was much better priced than most of the tourist shops that we visited in Lahaina. I bought 3 sarongs for $15 USD, and Jesse bought a great Hawaiian print shirt for about $30 USD. Expect to find cheaper prices here than at any of the little shops in Lahaina.

Address: There are several shops on Maui
Directions: We visited the Kihei location, but it was my understanding that there were several shops on Maui. Check the phone book for listings.
Theme: Local Craft

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 31, 2005
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