Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park
Kona side. Experience and learn about the Hawaiian culture and how they lived.
Incredibly special place; historical ruin Small admission price (check hours online) Lots of reef and natural wildlife Very swimmable beach next to park Long drive from Hilo; consider one night Kona side.
Incredible shore access snorkeling, maybe the best on the island. Go as early as you can.
Beautiful and powerful national park south of Kona, the Pu'uhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge) showcases Hawaii's history and culture with incredible outdoor exhibits and hands on learning.
A remarkable and stunning historic park that has ancient stone walls, tikis, totems, altars, tide pools, turtles, beaches, fish ponds, ranger talks, beach trails, picnicking, canoe building, and all round unsurpassed beauty.
“Great beach for snorkeling, boogie boards, picnics, nice sandy beach with fresh water shower to rinse off”
“If you have a membership, this is a great spot to stock the AirBnb for your stay!”
Grocery or Supermarket
“Very close local grocery with options from organic to standard American diet. Poke is amazing! ”
“Microbrewery with informal tours, pizza, live music on Sundays & a lanai with a corrugated tin roof.”