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Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park

1871 Trail, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96726
+1 808-328-2326
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This 182-acre park contains the Puuhonua, a sacred place of refuge, as well as other temples and coastal sites.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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1871 Trail, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96726
+1 808-328-2326
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Reviewed yesterday

While staying in Kona, we took a morning trip down to this nice little Nat'l Park to walk the grounds and check out the neighboring bay (called "Two Step") for potential snorkeling. The park ended up being a delighful little excursion with informative signs along...More

Thank majpreal
Reviewed 5 days ago

Warm waters for swimming in the bay, rocky beach so dress appropriately. And bring a snack and water cuz no facilities nearby.

Thank robby321
Reviewed 5 days ago

Small, but very delightful, beautiful, informative National Park. Relaxing, not crowded, great for all family members.

Thank joycelewis2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, or the City of Refuge, is a historical preserve of an area set aside during the pre-modern monarchy of Hawaii. It was a place to come be cleansed from your breaking of kapu, or the law/taboos of the time, and a place...More

Thank Cinerina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

23-miles south of the Kona airport, about a 40-minute drive. Nice windy roads with great views. While you can swim in the Park's area, you need to snorkel in the adjacent public beach. Great cultural site with a lot of Polynesian history. Parking lot is...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful historical site on the ocean and full of palm trees. We stopped to kill some time before our flight home and were glad we did If you are looking to learn about Hawaiian culture, this is a must do stop. Bring water and sunscreen,...More

Thank db1985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad we took the time to visit here. There was a lot of Hawaiian history provided in our short 1-2 hour visit here. We had bought the TriPark pass when we visited the Volcanoes National Park so admission was free, otherwise I think...More

Thank RHtravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family spent a few hours at Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii during our family vacation and we're so glad that we did. Also called City of Refuge, this park has both exciting history, great snorkling and beaches, and...More

Thank ChewInRI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on way to Hawaii volcano national park. It was well worth the five dollar park fee. The sights and sounds was awesome. The presentation and figures were awesome

Thank Lendel B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Without a doubt a must see if visiting the island. If you are a tourist, take the time to read about the history of the islands and remember to apply your sunscreen before you enter the park.

Thank rialoha
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Stephanie S
20 April 2017|
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Response from jbla32 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour
19 February 2017|
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Response from Jay S | Reviewed this property |
No tour necessary, though I'm sure there are folks hoping to charge you. Pu'uhonua o Honaunau it is an easy drive from Kona, and it is a National Park, so other than a modest entrance fee, no other costs. Once in Park... More
5 January 2017|
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Response from Jay S | Reviewed this property |
The park does provide big bubble tired wheel chairs designed to safely and effectively wheel across the sand. I am not sure if it is possible to reserve them in advance but the last several times I've been in the park I have... More