Kamakahonu Beach


Kamakahonu Beach and heiau behind King Kamehameha Hotel in Kailua Kona HI.

Kamakahonu Beach fronts the King Kamehameha Hotel. This is the only hotel in the vicinity that has its own beach. King Kamehameha the Great’s home was adjacent to this beach. Ahu’ena Heiau is also the photo. It was constructed hundreds of years ago according to what I’ve read about it.
This sign is right next to small shack there on the beach where you would inquire about said activities.

Behind King Kam hotel on beach

I wish I had read the sign a little better when I took the photo that used to be on this page, I’d sure like to know what the deal is about “Hawaiian Antiquities”, not something I would expect to see at the beach. This is a nice protected little beach. It’s perfect if you have small keiki. (kids.) There is not a life guard so you have to keep a good eye on the little ones. Last but not least if you’re a scuba diver just out past the Heiau and to the right is a nice reef with lots of sea life.



  1. Good write up, I think you nailed it…best for the keiki even if not the best beach ever. We have some pics if you’re interested: https://lookintohawaii.com/hawaii/33128/kamakahonu-beach-beaches-big-island-kailua-kona-hi

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