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Address: Behind the King Kamehameha Hotel, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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An ancient temple.

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USD 96.15*
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Island Breeze Luau on the Big Island
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USD 105.02*
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Historical Dinner or Lunch Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

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one can appreciate the native culture

go back in town and history to see and respect the Heiau. the King used to live on this location and is a historical site . good for tourists to not just come but also respect the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Bern C
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

go back in town and history to see and respect the Heiau. the King used to live on this location and is a historical site . good for tourists to not just come but also respect the native people and their ways.

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Rolesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Interesting point of Hawaiian history. We were staying at the King Kamehameha Hotel and attend the Luau at the hotel. They were very good at describing the Ahuena Heiau. You can look but not enter as it is sacred.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Nice visit w historical significance. A holy place built by King Kamehameha I understand and located by the Courtyard Mariott King Kamehameha hotel and the Kailua Kona Pier. They have a luau beside it during certain evenings of the week.

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Thank Charles R
Acton, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This historic shrine marks King Kamehameha's final home. It is located on the beach near the Courtyard Marriott. The setting illustrates how modern buildings can be located and built to pay homage to historic sites; one can swim near the shrine (but not enter it). The hotel has a large exhibit in the lobby of paintings about King Kamehaha's life... More 

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Thank Agnes Q
Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Once you arrive at the pier from your cruise ship this important cultural site is right there and well worth the visit. A very nice beach for swimming is there as well

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Wellington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Some say this is the restored final residence of King Kamehameha I and others say it is a replica, either way it is a place of great historical and cultural importance and worth a visit for that reason alone. It is right next to Kinga Kamehameha hotel and the Kailua pier so you can visit, swim in the beach and... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Visited this site on the last day of our vacation and were glad we did. followed the theme presented in the National Park on South Side of Island. Realistic and informative. Excellent slow walk on a sunny day. Would take friends to visit.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Right downtown and next to Kamakahonu Beach this little gem is a great place to visit. Bring a lunch and stay awhile to enjoy the waves, the people and the great breezes.

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Lovingly and nicely restored home of the king who united the islands. Interesting place ot visit. Very historically important.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Travelers might miss this site since it is not visible driving around the edge of The Big Island. It is on the bay behind the "King Kam" Hotel (which has been the Marriott K.K. hotel for some time now.)

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