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Behind the King Kamehameha Hotel, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This reconstruction of the personal Heiau of King Kamehameha is located on an small outcropping of land adjacent to Kamakahonu Beach and across from the Kailua Pier. While thought to have been the location where Kamehameha spent the last years of his life and perhaps...More

Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 23 August 2018

What can one say -- you walk to the site but cannot set foot on it as the grounds are kapu. So you ogle it from a distance and leave knowing very little more about Kamehameha and his times than when you arrived.

Thank rexpig
Reviewed 26 May 2018

We watched several performances of Hula dancing, Hawaiian music, and singing, performed at the front of this structure. There were performances every evening. We were staying at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel, and this structure and the swimming area in front of it, are right...More

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 29 March 2018

This Heiau is on a platform off shore by Kailua Pier and behind King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel . Ahuena Heiau is a religious temple and is part of the Kamakahonu National Historic Landmark. It was reconstructed in the 1970s. The Heiau is on a...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

This is always a lovely place to visit. The water is glassy and calm, the grounds are manicured and it's nice to see a place that still remains from the old days.

Thank Liysa S
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Not a destination point, but worth a stop when you are walking along the beach. A short and quick bit of Hawaiian history.

Thank spanishpeeks
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Lovely spot to enjoy the sandy beach or grass area under the shade of the palm trees. easy access to shopping. The Kona trolley makes a stop here so you can enjoy 2 hours on the beach...stroll through shops on Alli drive too.

Thank linda w
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This National Park is one of the best ways to actually understand ancient Hawaii. The displays are self guided and often there is a demonstrator in native garb working on a canoe. There are a couple of video presentations daily and a ranger on hand...More

Thank beppieweiss
Reviewed 23 January 2018

This Heiau is located on the shore behind the King Kamehameha Hotel in downtown Kona. As long as you are taking a stroll along Ali'i Drive you may as well take a look. This is a sacred site to the Polynesians, so it is not...More

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 18 January 2018

It's enriching to see this site, but it is sacred and not open to the public. You can walk around the grounds, but there is insufficient information about it. Fortunately we had just visited the Palace which is nearby, and the guide there had told...More

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