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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 100.96*
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Island Breeze Luau on the Big Island
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USD 137.63*
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Historical Dinner or Lunch Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

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Historic site

We were glad we toured this area. We learned a lot about the history of the area. Disappointed that there wasn't much to do there. We read signs and looked at structures.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lyn N
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Darien, Connecticut
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Waimea, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am grateful that the site has been preserved for us to see the history of the Island. The Ahuena Heiau is difficult to miss. If you are at King Kam beach it is directly in front of you.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool artifacts, but you can't go near the outbuildings or touch anything. There is a beautiful paved walkway, with lovely flowers and trees lining the trail. It is a short walk off the beach by the King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel (Marriott). It is really cool to be swimming and snorkeling in the shadow of this historical landmark.

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Darien, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were glad we toured this area. We learned a lot about the history of the area. Disappointed that there wasn't much to do there. We read signs and looked at structures.

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Thank Lyn N
Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to stroll around. It's very spiritual and a nice piece of restored history. It's free to enjoy which is great.

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Thank Deb W
London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Friendly staff, great location and a beautiful beach right at the hotel with luau at nigh that is a great experience and meal.

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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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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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