=

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park

90
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 6 publications
  • 46909
  • 46910
  • 46911
  • 46912
Badge 90

Outstanding

say expert reviewers

Top 1% in Hawaii About the TripExpert Score

6 expert recommendations

55

Afar Magazine

During a leisurely drive along the ocean on the Big Island of Hawaii, we decided to stop at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. I knew I wanted to visit because I enjoy history... Full review →

6

Fodor's Tick Choice

This 420-acre National Historical Park houses the best preserved puuhonua (place of refuge) in the state. Full review →

An aura of ancient sacredness and serenity still embues the place.
1

Frommer's 34

This sacred site on the black-lava Kona Coast certainly looks forbidding... a free, 2-day cultural festival, usually held the last weekend in June. Full review →

No concessions in the park, other than bottled water at the bookstore.
2

Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

This awesome park is an ancient place of refuge – or puʻuhonua, a sanctuary where kapu (taboo)-breakers could have their lives spared.

12

Travel + Leisure

The huge, centuries-old temples... lie in ruins at this ancient historical site, sacred to native Hawaiians. Full review →

The surrounding Kealakekua Bay with its cliffs and spinner dolphins makes for a gorgeous backdrop.
59

Where

This 180-acre national historic park was once a place of refuge for ancient Hawaiian lawbreakers. The entire area has been beautifully restored and is one of the most sacred places on the... Full review →

or use your email address:

Register Login

Already have an account?

Log in →
Forgot password?

Don't have an account yet?

Register →