We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ahuena Heiau

Behind the King Kamehameha Hotel, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 100.96*
and up
Island Breeze Luau on the Big Island
More Info
US$ 137.63*
and up
Historical Dinner or Lunch Cruise to Kealakekua Bay
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
An ancient temple.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average29%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Behind the King Kamehameha Hotel, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (79)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 66 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool easy stop. Located downtown Kailua Kona behind the King Kamehameha Hotel and adjacent to the pier. Walk to pier area and then a small beach where you’ll probably see canoes stored just off the beach, head to the north end of the beach and...More

Thank Charles R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting historical site but it sits in the bay so any viewing must be done from the grass or beach areas of the King Kamehameha Hotel. Still worth taking a look becasue you are going to be on Palani Drive and Ali'i Drive anyways as...More

Thank Edward N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely grassed area where Luaus are held at night. Lots of shade and a great outlook to the sea. Sacred landing place for ancient Hawaiian outriggers etc. Nice location to get a view of Kona from the shoreline.

Thank Tootone56
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Part of the Marriot, you can see it from the surrounds but can not go near it,. I believe you can have a special private dinner there for a price.

Thank David H
Reviewed 10 September 2017

A nice re-creation of a Hawaiian village. Not a lot of original Hawaiian structures, so this gives you an idea of how they lived. After you see this, visit Pu'uhonua o Honaunau to see where they actually lived.

Thank H T
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a great photo opportunity if you are near the pier where the cruise ship tenders dock. It is a reminder of historic Hawaii.

Thank WireWrapGems2
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This is very conveniently located, but you can't get very close to it. We enjoyed the displays of artwork inside the hotel much better.

Thank bobndee24
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This winter home of Kamehameha I is right in the middle of town and visitors walk past it never knowing how close to Hawaiian history they are! There is a large rock that the king used to lay on when he came out of the...More

Thank JC C
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Historic and beautiful site near the pier and the swimming area. Watch locals race traditional Hawaiian outriggers.

Thank billcmc46
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We were could not get close to this sacred attraction. Only able to take pictures from the beach. This is disappointing.

Thank Debrobbins
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Scandinavian Shave Ice
739 reviews
.31 km away
Splasher's Grill
2,765 reviews
.15 km away
One Aloha Shave Ice Co
104 reviews
.28 km away
Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks
2,879 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
Kailua Pier
274 reviews
.17 km away
Kamakahonu
90 reviews
.03 km away
HYPR Nalu Hawaii
473 reviews
.17 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ahuena Heiau staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit