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

    Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

Nearby Attractions

Learn more about the cultural and natural history of the island of Hawai'i by visiting the other National Parks of our island.

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park - 25 miles

Puukohola Heiau Natioal Historic Site - 50 miles

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - 75 miles

Snorkeling is located in Honaunau Bay, adjacent to the park.

Did You Know?

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Did you know that Bernice Pauahi Bishop planted one of the two historic coconut groves located in the Royal Grounds? As the story goes, the coconut grove was located in the area east of Keone‘ele Cove. The grove was planted sometime after Charles Bishop purchased the entire ahupua‘a of Hōnaunau in 1867 and subsequently gave it to Bernice as a gift. Historic testimonies indicate that men from surrounding area dug the holes and Bernice placed the nuts inside with her own hands. The coconut planting ceremony was then followed by a great feast.