• The Sacred Hale o Keawe Heiau Protects the Pu'uhonua

    Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

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?

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Did you know that traditional Hawaiian masonry is both dry-set and non-dressed? This means that it uses no mortar to bind stones together and that the stones are not shaped. Stones are meticulously fitted and locked into place using the natural porous nature of the lava rock.