Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park
Veer right at the base of Napoʻopoʻo Rd to reach this large platform temple. In front of the heiau, a stone beach makes a moody perch...
Pali Kapu o Keoua
Above Kealakekua Bay, the 'sacred cliffs of Keoua' were named for a chief and rival of Kamehameha I. Several high, inaccessible caves in...
On its southern side, Kealakekua Bay is rocky and exposed to regular northwest swells, so swimming and snorkeling conditions are poor....
The Bingo parlor dining room of the Manago is an iconic Big island experience. It feels like an early 20th-century diner, but one made...
Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park information
Beautiful, historical Kealakekua Bay is the big draw on the south coast. Local organizations and businesses are working hard to keep it that way, as more people communing with the wildlife increases pressure on this marine-life conservation district famous for its rich variety of sea life, including spinner dolphins . To this end, new kayak regulations have been issued.
To reach the park, take Napoʻopoʻo Rd, off Mamalahoa Hwy, for 4.5 miles. At the bottom of the road you'll turn right for Hikiʻau Heiau , a broad stone platform temple dedicated to war god Ku that was Kealakekua's religious center, or left for the wharf. There are bathrooms and showers near the heiau.