Luau dancers reenact ancient Alii at Kamakahonu Bay near King Kamehameha’s Ahuʻena heiau.
This culturally significant beach was the residence of the Great Kamehameha, his son Liholiho and Gov. Kuakini. It is now the playground in front of the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel Marriot for locals and visitors worldwide to enjoy.
An attendant to the princess of Moloka’i rides in the King Kamehameha Day parade in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii wearing a traditional pāʻū dress. read more
Celebrated on June 11th each year, King Kamehameha Day is a public holiday honoring Kamehameha the Great. read more
Sunrise from Kamakahonu Bay at Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island always comes with a sense of anticipation as the sun makes its way out from behind Hualalai mountain. read more
A luau performer appears as a Hawaiian king (Mōʻī), part of the Ali’i (royalty) during an evening luau at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel at Kamakahonu Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii. read more
Nestled into a north Maui valley, this red-roof church stands out from its surroundings. The church has served its small town for many years. read more
The Napo’opo’o area of Kealakekua Bay on Hawai’i’s Big Island offers up a gorgeous sunset. 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
Kamehameha Day, celebrated on June 11 each year, honors King Kamehameha the Great, unifier of the Hawaii islands. Each island celebrates in its own way, but all typically have an extravagant floral parade featuring royal pa’u… read more