A tiny picturesque town with a quirky Bohemian vibe, Hawi is a great spot on North Kohala filled with art galleries, boutiques stores and independent coffee roasters. The atmosphere here and the crowd it attracts are hip and eclectic. Hawi has soared in popularity as a tourist destination in recent years.
One of the best things to do in Hawi is simply enjoy the atmosphere of this artsy enclave. The center of Hawi is small -- only two blocks -- however, visitors can pass a pleasant afternoon shopping at farmers markets, art workshops and the outlets of independent local designers. For incredible coastal views, a great thing to do in Hawi is to head to the Keokea Beach Park, a rocky beach popular among surfers and locals where plenty of BBQ pits stand waiting and offer the perfect spot for a picnic.
The best time to visit Hawi is between the months of December to April where rainfall is at its lowest, but the temperatures are the most pleasant.