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Pahoa Kalapana Road, Kalapana, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I first visited Star of the Sea Painted Church in Kalapana, Hawaii in 2004. We always stop by this 85 year-old church whenever we are on the Big Island. It has survived many volcanic eruptions, lava flows, tsunami threats and earthquakes. It this place on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JVTietjens
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Warning! If you ask anyone for directions to Star of the Sea Painted Church, and they tell you it's on Hawaii Island's Kona Coast, near Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, please tell them (politely) that they are WRONG. They are giving you directions to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Laura C
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped by the church near sundown for a visit. We were told this church has been relocated twice due to lava flows. Very quiet grounds without any vendors around. As sunset transformed to twilight, we could see the night sky light up from the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Wood77
Reviewed 1 April 2018

If traveling south of Pahoa, this is worth the stop. Its history of being moved to avoid volcano destruction is interesting, and the murals are impressive.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank wvlivingston
Reviewed 22 February 2018

A beautiful little church with amazing murals. A good place to stop and give thanks. There is a small honor system table with fresh fruits and souvenirs out front.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank IWork2TravelUSA
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Slow down for just a few minutes to enjoy the interior of this church. Beautiful murals turn this little church into a cathedral – a testament to the dedication of those who painted them.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jim L
Reviewed 20 August 2017

... on your way to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Two Step Beach and Kealakekua Bay. The church is only five minutes off SR 160. It offers a beautiful vista of the Kona coast. The little vendor shed in front of the church has...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank babachico
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful church built in 1928. It had to be moved from its original site because of the lava flow of 1990. We even met a community member who helped yank the church off its foundation and pull it out of the way...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank AnnieP99
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I stopped here on a rainy day and was the only visitor. Church is open and no one tried to sell you anything. The church is worth a visit, lovely paintings.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Matilda F
Reviewed 14 July 2017

If you find yourself frazzled from all the coffee sampling while in this area of Kona take time to stop by this sweet little church for a few peaceful moments. It has beautiful painted murals and a quiet little graveyard. While there was no caretaker...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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