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

    Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau

    National Historical Park Hawai'i



Hawai'i Pacific Parks Association is a nonprofit cooperating association working in partnership with Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.

Purchases support interpretive and educational programs, research projects, publications, and cultural activities in the park.

A wide assortment of educational and historical books and unique cultural items, many of which are hand made in Hawai'i, are available at the bookstore and giftshop.

Phone orders and online purchases are available for some products.

Hawai'i Pacific Parks Association
Phone: 808-328-2326 extension 1450


Did You Know?


Did you know that the area east of the Keone'ele Cove known as Kauwalomālie was the location of a historic and fateful meeting, in 1782, between Kamehameha and his cousin Kīwala‘ō? At the time, Kīwala'ō was the ruling heir to the kingdom following the death of his father Kalani'ōpu‘u. According to traditional accounts, it was during an awa ceremony when Kīwala'ō passed the awa prepared by Kamehameha to one of his favorite chiefs, instead of honoring Kamehameha with the first drink. This event set the stage for the power struggle that ensued between them.