Society for Kona's Education & Art

South Kona Coast

SKEA is a hotbed of activity, with pilates, Polynesian dance, tai chi and Japanese-ink-painting classes, art shows and poetry readings; check the online calendar or give them a call. Around back at the Kona Potter's Guild, you can watch potters at work and buy their handmade creations.

It's between Miles 105 and 106.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby South Kona Coast attractions

1. St Benedict's Painted Church

0.64 MILES

A pulpit with a view, gravestones cradled by tropical blooms and a little chapel with floor-to-ceiling 'outsider art' make this church a picturesque side…

2. Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary

1.03 MILES

Near the church on Painted Church Rd, these tranquil 7-acre gardens contain shrines to the world’s major religions and a staggeringly impressive ‘Galaxy…

4. Keoneʻele Cove


Once this was the royal canoe landing; now it's a tongue of sand that hooks into the waters (wave to those snorkelers at Two-Step just across the way) and…

5. Hale o Keawe Heiau

2.45 MILES

'The temple on the point of the cove,' located a few hundred yards past the main park entrance, was built around 1650 and contains the bones of 23 chiefs…

6. Great Wall

2.48 MILES

Leading up to Hale o Keawe Heiau is the Great Wall, separating the royal grounds from the puʻuhonua (place of sanctuary). Built around 1550, this stone…

7. Big Island Bees

2.59 MILES

At this roadside gift shop and tiny historical museum, genial staff will let you in on all the secrets of beekeeping, then give you a peek inside a living…

8. Picnic Area


Just south of the park’s central village area, an oceanfront palm-tree grove holds one of South Kona’s choicest picnic areas. Parking, picnic tables and…