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Best of West Hawaii

2014 Best of West Hawaii 


In May of this year, our readers voted on the BEST of what makes this a great place to live, work and play. Expressions of appreciation can be found throughout the Flipbook presentation link. Find out why they were chosen! Each winner was awarded "The Best of West Hawaii" by having the most votes in a particular category. These are the results from the ballots submitted.

2014 Best of West Hawaii

Best of West Hawaii Flipbook and downloadable PDF

Best of West Hawaii 
Airline:Hawaiian Airlines
Air Tours:Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
Dining Atmosphere:Huggo's
Elderly Care Facility:Regency at Hualalai
Family Entertainment Location:KBXtreme
Golf Course:Makalei Golf Club
Hospital:Kona Community Hospital
Kona Coffee Grower:Mountain Thunder
Outdoor Guided Activity:Hawaii Forest and Trail
Outdoor Market:Keauhou Farmer's Market
Pau Hana/Happy Hour:Huggo's
Pharmacy:Longs Drugs
Place for Dance Lessons:The Dancing Tree
Place to get Married:Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
Receptions/Banquets:Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
Shopping Center:Kona Commons
Tour Company:Hawaii Forest and Trail
Zipline:Kohala Zipline


Best Food Location 
Breakfast:Big Island Grill
Catering:Paradise Gourmet Catering
Deli Sandwich:Buns in the Sun
Desserts:Bleu Cupcakery
Fish/Seafood:Bite Me Fish Market Bar & Grill
Hamburger:Annie's Island Fresh Burgers
Ice Cream / Frozen Yogurt:Kona Yogurt Co.
Luau:Island Breeze at the King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Pizza:Kona Brewing Company
Place for a Beer:Kona Brewing Company
Plate Lunch:L & L Hawaiian Barbecue
Poke:Da Poke Shack
Saimin/Noodles:TK Noodle House
Sushi:Hayashi's You Make the Roll
Sunday Brunch:Sam Choy's
Steak:Outback Steakhouse
Vegetarian:Island Naturals Market & Deli


Best International Cuisine 
Chinese:Royal Jade Garden
Italian:Mi's Italian Bistro
Japanese:Teshima's Restaurant
Mexican:Los Habañeros
Thai:Krua Thai


Best Business 
Artwork/Framing:Plus Interiors
Auto Body Repair:Auto Body Hawaii
Auto Dealership:Big Island Honda
Auto Parts:NAPA Auto Parts
Auto Repair:Precision Auto Repair
Barbershop:Hannan's Barber Shop
Beauty Salon:101 Salon & Spa
Bed & Breakfast:Holualoa Inn
Bicycle Shop:Bike Works
Bookkeeping/Tax:Tax Associates
Book StoreKona Bay Books
Building Supplies:HPM Building Supply
Candy / Cookie Company:Kailua Candy Company
Carpet Cleaning:Ed's Carpet Cleaning
Clothing Store:Macy's
Computer Store / Repair:808 Computers
Construction Company:George Murphy Construction
Copy/Printing Service:Office Max
Dive Shop:Jack's Diving Locker
Employment Service:Altres Staffing
Fabric Shop:Discount Fabric Warehouse
Fencing Company:TIE: Miranda Fence Company | Railing Systems Hawaii
Financial Institution:Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union
Fishing Charter:Kona Family Fishing Charters
Fitness Center:The Club in Kona
Floor Coverings:Lowe's
Florist:Flowers for Mama
Funeral Services:Dodo Mortuary
Furniture Store:Kaloko Furniture
Gas Station / Convenience Store:Queen K Tesoro
Gift Shop:Wal-Mart
Glass Tinting:C-Thru Glass Tintin
Grocery Store:KTA Superstores
Hardware Store:Ace Hardware
Health Clinic:Kaiser Permanente
Health Food Store:Island Naturals Market & Deli
Hearing Aids:Costco
Hotel/Resort:Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
Internet Provider:Oceanic Time Warner Cable
Kayak Rental:Kona Boys
Kitchen Design / Cabinets:Lowe's
Law Office:Darl C. Gleed & Associates
Masonry:Tamarock Masonry Hawaii Inc.
Mattress Store:America's Mattress
Mortgage/Title Company:Title Guaranty
Nursery:Sunrise Nursery
Office Supply Store:OfficeMax
Pet Store:Petco
Physical Therapy:Club Rehab
Plumbing Company:Calvin's Plumbing
Pool/Spa Store:Island Pool & Spa
Preschool/Daycare:Creative Day Preschool
Property Management:Associa Hawaii
Real Estate Agency:Clark Realty Corporation
Roofing Company:Kohala Roofing
Rubbish Hauling:PFI Rubbish Service
Screen Shop:The Screen Shop
Second Hand Shop:Hospice of Kona's Memory Lane Thrift Store
Self-Service Storage:Kaloko Storage
Sign Shop:Signs by Jackie
Snorkel Cruise:Fair Wind Cruises
Spa:Hualalai Spa at Four Seasons Resort
Sunset Sail:Body Glove Cruises
Surf Shop:Oshima's Surf & Skate
Tire Store:Costco
Travel Agency:Jet Vacation
Trucking Company:Kona Trans
Watch Repair:Wally's Watch Service


Best of People 
Aesthetician:Colleen Porter, Simong Youmans, MD
Bartender:Dale Mahiula, Sam Choy's
Car Salesperson:Stan Kanai, Big Island Honda
Chiropractor:Dr. Albert Police, Police Family Chiropractic
Dentist:Dr. Melissa Nitta, Tropical Smiles
Fitness Instructor:Katie Moore, Katie Moore Fitness
Financial PlannerTIE: Bill Cork, Edward Jones | Scott Ast, Anderson Wealth Planning
General Contractor:George Murphy, George Murphy Construction
General Physician:Dr. David Kwait, Kaiser Permanente
Graphic Designer:Mark Miller
Insurance Agent:Wayne Yamauchi, State Farm
Kumu Hula:Keala Ching
Manicurist:Gail Ferrari, Icicles
Massage Therapist:Aiko Bray, Hapa Healing
Photographer:Toby Hoogs
Real Estate Agent:TIE: Leiola Augustine, Mauna Kea Realty | Derinda Thatcher, Clark Realty Corporation
Veterinarian:Dr. Jacob Head, Keauhou Veterinary Hospital


Best Place to Purchase 
Aloha Wear:Hilo Hattie's
Antiques:TIE: Discovery Antiques | Vintage Adventure
Auto Detailing:Inside Out Detailing
Jewelry:Big Island Jewelers
Oil Change:Lex Brodie's
Pest Control:Mason Termite & Pest Control
Satellite System:Dish Network
Solar:TIE: Hawaiian Solar (Solar Dog) | P.A. Harris
Used Automobiles:Kona Mazda
Wine & Beer:Kona Wine Market
Wireless Communication:AT&T