A large complex of sites lies within a gated development on the coast below the town of Captain Cook.
Ahuaʻumi, 2004 13345 hits The wall in the foreground is part of an enclosure that may have been constructed in historic times to hold animals
Ahuaʻumi, 2004 11869 hits
Ahuaʻumi, 2004 17567 hits
Ahuaumi, 2004 996 hits
Old government road 954 hits The road was built in the 19th century, probably by prison labor. Public access along the road is still protected by law.
Ahu o Lono, 2018 957 hits A platform in a petroglyph field at the Kona - Kohala border, along the Old Government Road
Ahuolono, 2004 7070 hits A platform in a petroglyph field at the Kona - Kohala border, along the Old Government Road
Kaʻūpūlehu 19201, 2009 14886 hits A possible fishing heiau at the beach, adjacent to a konane (Hawaiian checkers) game board pecked into the lava.
Kaʻūpūlehu 19206, 2009 16390 hits A probable habitation enclosure near salt pans.
Kaūpūllehu kiʻi pōhaku, 2010 18537 hits Near salt pans at the beach. A kiʻi depicting a waʻa (canoe) - perhaps with the sun above.
Kaūpūlehu, 2009 21626 hits An oral tradition exists that families in this area offered pule (prayers) at this flat pōhaku - and at one other nearby
Kaūpūlehu, 2009 15843 hits Not long ago, elderly residents of Kaūpūlehu visited this stone to offer prayers, according to a person connected with the district.
Kakapa Bay, 2018 961 hits Possibly a house platform
Kakapa Bay, 2010 14174 hits A possible ceremonial platform adjacent to the ocean.
Kakapa Bay, 2018 916 hits A possible ceremonial platform adjacent to the ocean.
Kua Bay Heiau, 2005 1063 hits A large structure at Kua Bay, possibly a fishing heiau
Koʻa, 2004 11338 hits A probable fishing shrine at Oʻoma.
Koʻa, 2004 11405 hits A probable fishing shrine at Oʻoma, or more correctly, a fishing heiau.
Kaloko, 2009 1020 hits An upright stone in the surf, said to be a boundary marker.
ʻĀimakapā, 2009 15363 hits A linear heiau structure in ʻAimakapā loko iʻa (fishpond). Sand dunes at the makai side of the pond needed to be opened in order to fill it with water.
Puʻuoina Heiau, 2018 974 hits The large structure adjacent to the fishtrap at ʻAiʻōpio. Signs at this heiau mistakenly identified it several years ago as Halemanō Heiau, which may lie under water outside of the entrance to Honokōhau Harbor.
Haleolono, 2006 5979 hits One of several platforms near Haleolono.
Haleolono , 2006 16657 hits One of several platforms at Haleolono.
Haleolono, 2005 15631 hits The large upright stone at one of several platforms at Haleolono.
Haleolono, 2005 22776 hits The large upright stone at one of several platforms at Haleolono.
Ālula, 2005 18507 hits One of several platforms at Haleolono, this one in a parking lot. The name of the heiau, according to a local Hawaiian Kumu Hula, is Ālula.
Ālula, 2005 18352 hits One of several platforms at Haleolono, this one in a parking lot. The name of the heiau, according to a local Hawaiian Kumu Hula, is Ālula.
Kauakaiʻakaola, 2007 18163 hits A cruise ship lies anchored in the distance. It is dangerous to add diacritical marks to heiau names, since that limits possible interpretations. However, here is one guess: "Rainfishhealth Heiau." Kona resident Junior Kanuha, now passed, told me that his father helped to reconstruct this heiau. Unfortunately it suffered major damage in a large earthquake a year or so after this image was made.
Kauakaiʻakaola, 2007 25780 hits Kona resident Junior Kanuha, now passed, told me that his father helped to reconstruct this heiau. Unfortunately it suffered major damage in a large earthquake a year or so after this image was made.
Laʻaloa Heiau, 2018 962 hits Along Aliʻi Rd.
Kuʻemanu Heiau, 2018 986 hits
Kealakowaʻa, 2006 17479 hits A heiau associated with canoe building. It had been reconstructed by noted stone mason Billy Fiends, but suffered major damage in a large earthquake several years after this image was made.
Keolanahihi, 2010 16956 hits Junior Kanuha, now deceased, the kahu of Keolanahihi
Keolanahihi, 2008 17687 hits A pōhaku at the complex of Keolanahihi in Kailua-Kona.
Keolanahihi, 2008 19106 hits A pōhaku at the complex of Keolanahihi in Kailua-Kona.
Keolanahihi, 2008 17772 hits
Kaneheilani Heiau, 2009 21020 hits A heiau for training in lua.
Haleaʻama Heiau, 2018 998 hits Hale Aʻama Heiau at the Keolanhihi complex, according to the Kekahuma map, which identifies it as a surfing heiau. Nobody now surfs in that area; it is possible that wave patterns have shifted. Or perhaps its connection with surfing is ceremonial and indirect.
ʻŌhiʻamukumuku, 2007 17368 hits The remains of Helani Church, built on ʻŌhiʻamukukuku Heiau at Keauhou.
Ulupalehua, 2004 17770 hits
Kapuanoni, 2008 21357 hits The remaining portion of Kapuanoni, truncated by a hotel swimming pool. The hotel and its pool have been demolished since this image was made, and the heiau is to be reconstructed.
Kapuanoni, 2004 14334 hits A heiau in the complex at Kahaluʻu said to have been built or enlarged by Kalaniopuʻu. The hotel has since been demolished by the landowner.
Kapuanoni, 2009 1077 hits
Hapaialiʻi, 2007 2479 hits Before the reconstruction of Hapaialiʻi and the demolishing of the Outrigger Hotel.
Hāpaiali’i Heiau, 2004 17294 hits Before the reconstruction of Hāpaiali’i. The hotel in the distance has since been demolished.
Hāpaiaʻliʻi, 2007 23666 hits Before the reconstruction of the platform
Hāpaialiʻi 2013 23402 hits
Hāpaialiʻi, 2004 17666 hits Before the reconstruction of the heiau by stone mason Billy Fields. Keʻeku Heiau lies in the distance.
Hapaialiʻi, 2008 18271 hits After the heiau was rebuilt by Billy Fields, a noted dry-stack stone mason.
Keʻekū, 2005 7773 hits The hotel in the background has since been demolished and the heiau reconstructed by noted stone mason Billy Fields.