Pu'uhonua o Honaunau - Place of Refuge
|Pu'uhonua o Honaunau - Place of Refuge|
|Hale o Keawe|
|Ki'i Protecting the Grounds|
Most interesting is that the Hale of Keawe, or temple, is still used today by Hawaiians for worship and offerings.
|Honaunau (Two Step) Beach|
We started our tour of this area by snorkeling along the two step beach. Once finished, we toured the complex.
The Keone'ele Cove is considered sacred, and is the home of several Green Sea Turtles. We were escorted around the grounds by small yellow birds, who seemed to consider themselves royalty.
|Green Sea Turtle|
Near the cove, there are several canoe houses, for royal use.
|halau wa'a - Canoe|