Pu'uhonua o Honaunau Getaways

park getaways

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park preserves the site where, up until the early 19th century, Hawaiians who broke a kapu, one of the ancient laws against the gods, could avoid an otherwise certain death by fleeing to this place of refuge or pu'uhonua. They could then be absolved by a priest and free to go. Defeated warriors and noncombatants could also find refuge here during times of battle. The grounds just outside the great wall that enclose the pu'uhonua were home to several generations of powerful chiefs.

Activities within the park include viewing the historic sites and interpretive information, hiking, fishing, bird watching, swimming, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, and viewing wildlife.