The town's most historically significant site, Ahu‘ena Heiau at Kamakahonu, is located near the Kailua Pier by King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. This centuries-old temple and royal complex once served as Hawaiian Kingdom's first capital under King Kamehameha the Great. The restored temple stands sentry over Kailua Bay, and is an iconic site in Historic Kailua Village.
Built in 1938 by the second governor of the Island of Hawai‘i, John Kuakini, the Palace was remodeled by King Kalakaua in the style of royal palaces he'd seen during his travels in Europe. Visitors can take guided tours of the Palace, which showcases beautiful koa antique furnishings, artifacts, paintings, sculptures and priceless objects belonging to Hawaiian royalty.
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