Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau is considered a sacred site. I walked this park feeling at ease, protected and stood in silence feeling its spirit. I felt the warm breeze across my face, hearing the waves crash and studying the ki’i and wondering what must have went through someone’s mind as they reached this sacred place knowing they had been saved.
There is so much for your senses to take in. There is natural beauty, the historical significance and spirituality. You can possibly see green sea turtles laying on the sand, go for a short hike, or perhaps walk past the many ki’i through the palm trees and step out onto the lava and watch the waves come in.
Whatever you do with your time at this park you can guarantee this will be one of the highlights to your trip to Hawaii. It truly is a must do on any trip to to the Big Island.