Home to many Hawaiian chiefs over many years and Captain Cook’s death, Kealakekua Bay hold a special place in the hearts of all who visit it.
This bay was once a center of Hawaiian activity, sometimes filled with hundreds of wooden outrigger canoes and thousands of Hawaiians. Across the bay at Ka’awaloa, many ali’i (royalty) lived and ruled.
Today Kealakekua Bay retains its beauty, however it is no longer filled with huts and villages. Instead, the waters are a Marine Life Conservation District and the shoreline is a mix of public park, beach, and private housing.
The snorkeling here is fantastic, as is whale- and dolphin-watching. Getting to spend an afternoon on Kealakekua Bay is always a privilege.
There may come a day when we are not as attracted to Kealakekua Bay, but it will not be this day. read more
One of the most beautiful spots in the islands is Kealakekua on the Big Island of Hawaii. read more
The Napo’opo’o area of Kealakekua Bay on Hawai’i’s Big Island offers up a gorgeous sunset. read more
This stunningly well-drawn map, reportedly created in 1785 by Captain Cook and his officer Bligh, fairly accurately depicts the Hawaii island chain. read more
Kona Coffee is known as some of the best coffee on the planet. The unique growing environment on Hawaii’s Kona coast affords just the right conditions to add more flavor and sweetness than other areas. read more
Kealakekua Bay was the seat of Hawaiian royalty for some time. Several ali’i (chiefs) ruled from this very spot, included King Kamehameha the Great, who unified the Hawaiian islands into a single kingdom. read more