Monday, July 24, 2017

Big Island Day 6: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, Two Step Beach, and Ali'i Drive

Continuing my previous posts on our visit Big Island, we began the 6th day by visiting a historical park: Pu'uhonua Honaunau.  Pu'uhonua means a place of refuge for those who broke the law. Very interesting place definitely worth a visit.






I found the story behind site #12 to be very interesting (read the brochure ) 

My curious explorers always find something that I would easily miss

O hi there!

Two Step Beach was right across the historical place just walk a little bit and off we went snorkeling


We then had late lunch at Da Poke Shack and Big Jake’s Island B-B-Q (they are next to each other) It was so good especially after all those snorkeling. 

Followed by strolling along the famous Ali'i Drive

 I was so excited when we found Mokuaikaua Church, Hawaii's first Christian Church. 
 They have a video playing the history of the church and the first missionary arrived by ship
Very impressive and well maintained church building.  I wish we were there on Sunday so we can join their service.
We closed the day with strolling along the Ali'i Drive to get some souvenirs and another bite of Kona Coffee Ice Cream and Hawaiian Shave Ice:


Our last sunset in Big Island. O how we miss life in the island.

Related Posts:
Big Island Day 3: Akaka Falls, Hilo Farmer Market, & Richardson Beach
Big Island Day 4: Snorkeling & Swimming with Manta Rays
Big Island Day 5: Kayaking to Captain Cook Monument

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