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Historic sites once covered much of the Kona Coast and these treasured places promote understanding of Hawaii’s heritage. The seven miles of Alii Drive, along the shoreline connecting Historic Kailua Village to Keauhou, generally follows the ancient...more
Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Ali’i Drive is the main street of Kailua-Kona – starting at Kailuea Pier there are several historic and sacred sites plus ancient ruins near the shops, restaurants, hotels and beaches. Continue south along the road until you are at Keauhou .There are points of interest...More
when driving by you don't see anything except the replica of the kings last resting place, the palace. what is sad is they we dethroned and now their remnants are respected. regardless, the drive is nice as the others said.
When in Kona, you MUST make this drive. It follows the coast with lovely views of the port, the cruise ships docked offshore, many vacation properties and lovely plants and floral gardens. There are many restaurants along the route and several overlooks to stop and...More
We stayed very close to the downtown where the royal footsteps are located. There are plenty of shopping stores, coffee shops, both low end and high end luxury resorts. If you come to Kona you will need to walk here.
If you go to Kona, you're probably going along this drive. Comfortable, informal combination of small, old, maybe ramshackle houses, with luxury mansions, luxury resorts, family beaches, local surfers, lots of rock walls that have been there, it looks like, longer than the town.
Follow in the path of ancient royalty and begin a new adventure. As you stroll along this little shoreline road be greeted by all the smiling faces, see the boats scooting around in the bay, kids splashing around in the sandy beaches, little shops, and...More
Free app provides incredible interpretive experience. Resources on Alii Drive Scenic Byway for historical and archaeological sites. Complete with photos and easy mapping plus an Ocean Recreation Guide with tips on swimming, surfing and snorkeling spots. Really makes the 7-mile drive come alive with stories...More
On my first trip to Kona I was amazed at the beauty and diversity of the Kona Coast. This was the third Hawaiian Island that I visited, and it was totally surprised at how different the landscape was from the other islands. But, in typical...More