Kamakahonu National Historic Landmark

5 stars from 3 reviews
Address Kaahumanu Pl, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Personal heiau to King Kamehameha.

• General: Cost: Free • General: Photo Opportunity
• Tours: Guided • Tours: Self Guided
• Cultural & Historical: Heiau / Sacred Site

Matt Anderson's Take
Kamakahonu National Historic Landmark and the Ahuena Heiau is located right here on Kamakahonu Beach, just behind the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. This historical landmark was the personal heiau of King Kamehameha the Great.

It's open to the public and very well restored. King Kamehameha worshipped here from 1813 until his death in 1819. The heiau was dedicated to the god, Lono. For more information, contact the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel who offer tours with more information.
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Mitchell L
Joined: Jan 2018
Reviews: 11
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Interesting to see a part of Hawaiian history like this.
Kandy H
Joined: May 2016
Reviews: 47
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We went here late in the day. It was pretty much closed. There were some huge turtles. We got some great sunset photos of the house of refuge and the ancient statues. No one was around. Will definitely return to see it during the day. Great place to enjoy a Hawaii sunset!
Joined: Apr 2016
Reviews: 157
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This is where we saw a luau and they tell the story behind this landmark at the luau. Very interesting story and good luau too! It sits right on the ocean. The luau even in cooperates it in their luau when King Kamehameha comes out to start the luau. Highly recommended!
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