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  • Ahuena Heiau Hawaii - The Big Island
  • Ahuena Heiau Hawaii - The Big Island
  • Ahuena Heiau Hawaii - The Big Island
  • Ahuena Heiau Hawaii - The Big Island
  • Ahuena Heiau Hawaii - The Big Island
  • Ahuena Heiau Hawaii - The Big Island
  • Ahuena Heiau Hawaii - The Big Island
  • Ahuena Heiau Hawaii - The Big Island

Ahuena Heiau Hawaii - The Big Island


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This well-restored religious site was the personal heiau of King Kamehemeha the Great. It is located on the grounds of the hotel but the public may visit the site during the day.
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King Kamehemeha Kona Beach Hotel,
Kailua-Kona

808-326-4969


This well-restored religious site was the personal heiau of King Kamehemeha the Great. It is located on the grounds of the hotel but the public may visit the site during the day.

The heiau was dedicated to the god, Lono. Several tall ki'i akua (statues of god) adorn the area. A bird depicted on the tallest statue is the golden plover. This bird is was said to have lead the ancient Polynesians to Hawaii. King Kamehameha worshipped at this site from 1813 until his death in 1819. Historical walking tours and luaus are offered by the Hotel. Check at the hotel lobby for times, prices and reservations.

The heiau was restored in 1812 for King Kamehameha the Great. "House from which to watch the farm lands." The King used this heiau as his retreat to oversee the land and the ocean. The buildings were thatched with sugar cane leaves. The heiau sits at the waters edge overlooking Kailua Bay.



Useful Information:

Informational plaques located around the site

FREE admission to the grounds from 9am - 4pm daily

Guided tours available - check at the hotel lobby for times and information

Luaus held nearby - call 808-326-4969 for more information and reservations


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Located behind the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel at the end of Palani Road in Kailua-Kona. Easily seen from the the Kailua Pier.

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