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Heiau

A journey of discovery to the sacred places and historic sites of Hawaii Island unveil an understanding of the ancient Hawaiian culture and provide the perfect backdrop for restoration and rejuvenation.

Stand in awe at Mookini Heiau (temple) where King Kamehameha the Great was born. Feel the power of Puukohola Heiau, the commanding stone heiau platform where King Kamehameha the Great launched his campaign to successfully unite all the Hawaiian islands. Visit Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, where fearsome kii (wooden tikis) still guard the gates of this “place of refuge.” These are just a sampling of the many cultural and historic sites that offer a the look into the rich past of Hawaii Island.