Walk in the footsteps of Hawaii’s most revered king. Learn how the rocks from over 20 miles away were hand-carried to build this heiau. Hawaii’s most significant elders prophesied about the coming of a man who would unite the islands to one Kingdom. Hike to the bay and watch shark pass over the original temple that is now underwater, or swim in the next bay and enjoy the Kona sunshine.
Drive through the Kailua-Kona area past Waikoloa to Pelekane Kahakai (The Royal Beach), Pu’ukohola Heiau and Mailekini Heiau. Drive time is approximately 2 hours. The activity level is light to moderate. We will be in the area for 2 hours. You can hike or swim. We will provide extra towels when needed. Our guides have a ton of information about the area and can guide you through this unique Luakini Heiau. There are two separate temples to learn about. Both have intriguing pasts. So immerse yourself into Hawaiiana and enjoy a Royal treat. Afterwards, if the shave ice truck is there, we can indulge in another Hawaiian specialty with Big Island Shave ice.