Ahuena Heiau
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Carrie G
21 contributions
Feb 2023
Absolutely love this area, beautiful, easy to find and the water is so calm. It's a must see if you are in Kona
Written 10 February 2023
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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK6,007 contributions
Sep 2022
The Ahu'ena Heiau (recently restored) is the religious temple that served King Kamehameha the Great when he returned to the Big Island in 1812. It is set at the edge of the sea, at the top of a popular bay. Great place for a visit and sun bathe!
Written 19 November 2022
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G C
Anchorage, AK1,012 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Found right next to the Kona Marriott and at the north end of Alii Drive, this well restored structure floats at the opening of a calm bay next to the Kona Pier, and is easily viewed from this spot. Alternatively, you can stroll through the gardens at the Marriott to reach the interpretive sign on the north side (near the venue for the hotel’s evening luaus). Definitely worth checking out when you’re in the area!
Written 8 January 2020
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EagleFlyer
Reykjavik, Iceland470 contributions
Apr 2019
Stopped by the Ahuena Heiau while exploring Kailua-Kona with the family. The heiau is very much worth seeing, although it is small and key part of it is off limits (kapu). There is also a lot of development around so it is hard to get a feeling or a picture of just the heiau. But, nonetheless, it is really worth a visit and it is so easy to get to once in Kailua-Kona.
Written 25 November 2019
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Charles
Columbia, SC510 contributions
Oct 2019
Located in front of the King Kamehameha Hotel and adjacent to the Kailua Pier. Site originally built by King Kamehameha himself. It sits surrounded by water beside the open luau grounds in front of the hotel which is open to the public. A sacred structure for the Hawaiian culture.
Written 13 October 2019
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happy4travel
Northern California1,290 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Do go for a swim while you’re here. There’s so much to see. We’ve been here many times and it’s worth while. The calming presence is evident. Beautiful tapestries adorn the walls and many visitors stay for hours. Absolutely worthwhile. Never disappointed.
Written 11 July 2019
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Sam M
Manila, Philippines188 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
In his later years, the Ahuena Heiau was King Kamehameha's spiritual center. The King lived on the very spot now occupied by King Kamehameha's Marriott Courtyard hotel. It is on a tiny inlet of perfect sand, the Eye of the Turtle, directly behind the hotel.

These days, the entire site would be protected as an historical site, but oddly, there sits the hotel, which makes it a great place to stay. Whether staying there or not, it is worthwhile to see the heiau, and go for a quick swim and snorkel on both sides of the nearby pier.
Written 9 July 2019
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Odyssey568569
23 contributions
May 2019 • Family
It is magestic and quite a calming place. Located outside of our hotel it was one of the first sights we saw after parking our car.
Written 29 May 2019
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Judy T
55 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Have visited several times and never disappointed. The luau and show are great. Plenty of food although drinks get watery from sitting before the luau and the ice melting. The hula show is excellent.
Written 15 May 2019
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G C
Anchorage, AK1,012 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Directly across a small bay from the Kona Pier is found this historic Heiau that was once used by Hawaiian royalty :). It’s easy to view while strolling through downtown Kona and is also a very popular photo spot too... Enjoy this famous Kona landmark!
Written 25 April 2019
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Ahuena Heiau admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 14,745.04, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 4,082.65 per person.