Nature & Science
The peaceful waters of Honaunau Bay lap upon shores of Keone'ele Cove. The majestic waters of the blue pacific stretch out before you beyond the stark lava landscape. Perhaps you will spot a green sea turtle swimming nearby or encounter a native Hawaiian plant along the trail. The power and beauty of the natural landscape surrounds you at Pu'uhonua o Honaunau.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Kamehameha I died in 1819? Soon after his death, the kapu system and old religions of Hawai'i were discontinued. The sanctuary at Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau is the only preserved refuge site that you can visit today.