About Us

Est. in 1997
25+ Years in Business.
Gecko Girlz incorporates locally sourced ingredients into their authentic Hawaiian shave ice and sweet treats.

Our Story

Two decades ago, nestled in the heart of the Big Island community, a sweet journey began with a business known as Big Island Sweet Treats. From its humble beginnings, this local gem evolved over the years, creating waves of delight and flavor that would eventually transform into the beloved Gecko Girlz Shave Ice we know today. The transition was not just a change in name; it represented a deepened commitment to preserving Hawaii while enjoying local flavors.

But what truly sets Gecko Girlz apart is its commitment to the Hawaiian ecosystem. In a place as ecologically diverse and fragile as Hawaii, sustainability is not just a buzzword; it’s a way of life. Gecko Girlz takes this responsibility seriously by implementing eco-friendly practices throughout its operations. From using biodegradable cups and utensils to sourcing local ingredients, Gecko Girlz ensures that every shave ice enjoyed under its vibrant umbrella is a step towards preserving Hawaii’s natural beauty.

Using homemade recipes and healthy, locally sourced products, they have made it their mission to seek out the freshest options to meet customers’ sweet cravings.

The use of island grown, hand selected ingredients means indulgence can also be healthy – and most importantly, fun! Families of all ages can enjoy the rainbow of authentically prepared and delicious flavors at Gecko Girlz.


Contact Us

SHOP NUMBER: 808.657.7397

Carlie Sullivan


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Open Every Day

11am-9pm (Last Call at 8:45pm)

Coconut Grove Marketplace
75-5809 Alii Dr. Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Discounted Parking
2 Hours Free with Hawaii ID
$4.00 for 90 mins

How is Our Shave Ice?

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Customer Reviews

Amanda Dorendorf
Amanda Dorendorf
This was the cutest shave ice shop in Kona! Very friendly staff and great price!!! Visit every time on the Big Island!
Stephanie Simpson
Stephanie Simpson
So tasty! An awesome refreshing snack on a hot day for sure
Charlie Kawasaki
Charlie Kawasaki
Norma Tam
Norma Tam
definitely try the signature shaved ice. We had two (forgot the names) and they were the best shaved ice we have ever had!!
Steven Zhang
Steven Zhang
Just generally very good and relaxing, especially on a hot day.