Historic Building in Kailua-Kona

Huliheʻe Palace

This palace is a fascinating study in the rapid shift the Hawaiian royal family made from Polynesian god-kings to Westernized monarchs. Here’s the skinny: Hawaiʻi’s second governor, ʻJohn Adams’ Kuakini, built a sim…
Landmark in Kailua-Kona

Kailua Pier

Kailua Bay was once a major cattle-shipping area, where animals were stampeded into the water and forced to swim to steamers waiting to transport them to Honolulu slaughterhouses. Now locals come to swim at lunchtim…