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Address: Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Historic sites once covered much of the Kona Coast and these treasured...

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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The Great Kona Escape

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
101HappyGirl
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 fancy restaurants. Farmers markets, and popsicle stands. Great tropical trees occupied by talkative chirping birds.... More 

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Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 you would never know otherwise. Highly recommend downloading the free app - Kona Royal Footsteps.

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Honolulu
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Hawaii fashion, it's was completely beautiful. The Royal Footsteps Byway on the Kona Coast has... More 

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