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Explore Kona’s Past in the Footsteps of the Ali’i

Combine the magical with the practical and make your day in Kona the best ever. Especially when traveling to Kailua-Kona from the Northern areas you can expect construction-related delays in traffic, which intensifies in the afternoon hours. So beat the traffic and leave your Kohala Coast lodgings before the jams can take a chunk out of your day. Use this great app created by the Kailua Village Business Improvement District (KVBID) for a self-guided tour along the footsteps of the Ali’i, the Royals of Hawaii. Follow this link to download the “Kona Royal Footsteps” to your iPhone or Android: http://historickailuavillage.com/royal-footsteps-along-the-kona-coast

You will discover seven miles and seven centuries of Hawaiian history along Ali’i Drive in Kailua-Kona with the extensive information on the app satisfying even the most curious travelers. Main locations have GPS tags and this great tool also comes with an Ocean Recreation Guide, North to South and South to North itineraries.

After a day of exploring on your own, come over to relax and let the Body Glove Kanoa II whisk you away on a cruise filled with even more history, but this time seen from the ocean. Our local historian is a wealth of knowledge and Aloha. She is happy to share legends, lore and the magic of the island with you, as you cruise towards Kealakekua Bay. Enjoy a buffet dinner at the very spot where Captain Cook found Hawaii in 1778. We can assure you that your cruise will have a happier ending than his. After a fabulous sunset and live entertainment we will safely return you to Kailua-Kona Pier.

At the Entrance to Hulihe'e Palace

At the Entrance to Hulihe’e Palace

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