Big Island Shops
goop Mauna Lani
68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr., Kohala Coast
Our love for Hawaii runs deep. To tuck a goop shop into a beloved resort seemed only natural. So what can you expect from the sleek, Parisian-inspired oasis designed by the inimitable Max Zinser and Kate McCullough? Only the best lineup of goop clean beauty must-haves; delicate, subtle (and not so subtle) jewelry; swimwear; and everything else you might want from a dream hotel gift shop. There’s even a dedicated section for kids (if you’ve ever traveled with kids, you know how essential this is). The aspect we’re most excited to share—no, it’s not the sublime terrazzo flooring, Foundrae gems, or just-launched GOOPGENES All-in-One Super Nutrient Face Oil—is our “goops, I forgot” section. That pretty lingerie, nontoxic sunscreen, and bamboo toothbrush you spaced on packing? We’ve got you covered.
Keauhou Shopping Center, 78-6831 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona
This local shop is everything you would want to find in an independent bookstore: Beach reads, literary heavyweights, a robust kids selection, plus tons on local culture. Opened by two friends who met at a bookclub in California, they keep the shop heavily programmed with everything from kids reading hours, to various book clubs, to author lectures and an in-house psychic who offers readings every Friday afternoon.