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Royal Footsteps Along the Kona Coast

Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-325-6795
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kicking out the totals and then honoring them

when driving by you don't see anything except the replica of the kings last resting place, the... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Raihan K
Austin, TX
via mobile
Stepping on history

While visiting the big island of Hawaii our family walked on Alii road where Hawaiian royalty lived... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Livermore, California
via mobile
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Historic sites once covered much of the Kona Coast and these treasured places promote understanding of Hawaii’s heritage. The seven miles of Alii Drive, along the shoreline connecting Historic Kailua Village to Keauhou, generally follows the ancient route of the ala loa foot trail that evolved over time as a road. Four of the seven ancient Royal Centers in use in Kona are located on what is now called Alii Drive. There are dozens of Points of Interest and Scenic Stops along the route. Discover Hawaii’s history on the Royal Footsteps Along the Kona Coast Hawaii Scenic Byway.
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  • Average11%
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13 Aug 2017
“kicking out the totals and then honoring them”
16 Apr 2017
“Beach-side scenic drive”
Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-325-6795
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

when driving by you don't see anything except the replica of the kings last resting place, the palace. what is sad is they we dethroned and now their remnants are respected. regardless, the drive is nice as the others said.

Thank Raihan K
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

While visiting the big island of Hawaii our family walked on Alii road where Hawaiian royalty lived and walked

Thank Nazsnaz
Reviewed 17 April 2017

When in Kona, you MUST make this drive. It follows the coast with lovely views of the port, the cruise ships docked offshore, many vacation properties and lovely plants and floral gardens. There are many restaurants along the route and several overlooks to stop and...More

Thank PamRoad
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed very close to the downtown where the royal footsteps are located. There are plenty of shopping stores, coffee shops, both low end and high end luxury resorts. If you come to Kona you will need to walk here.

Thank Mdecker17
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Fabulous rental in a quiet neighborhood close to the beaches and close to town but up the mountain 1000 feet where the temperature is always perfect.

1  Thank 101HappyGirl
Reviewed 2 March 2016

If you go to Kona, you're probably going along this drive. Comfortable, informal combination of small, old, maybe ramshackle houses, with luxury mansions, luxury resorts, family beaches, local surfers, lots of rock walls that have been there, it looks like, longer than the town.

1  Thank Larry F
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Follow in the path of ancient royalty and begin a new adventure. As you stroll along this little shoreline road be greeted by all the smiling faces, see the boats scooting around in the bay, kids splashing around in the sandy beaches, little shops, and...More

1  Thank cheftel
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Free app provides incredible interpretive experience. Resources on Alii Drive Scenic Byway for historical and archaeological sites. Complete with photos and easy mapping plus an Ocean Recreation Guide with tips on swimming, surfing and snorkeling spots. Really makes the 7-mile drive come alive with stories...More

15  Thank HappyNileCruisers
Reviewed 28 March 2012

On my first trip to Kona I was amazed at the beauty and diversity of the Kona Coast. This was the third Hawaiian Island that I visited, and it was totally surprised at how different the landscape was from the other islands. But, in typical...More

13  Thank missgeminij
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