Kona, Hawaii

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Being my first time in Kona and with only one day to sightsee, I wanted to see as much as I could.  My friend just wanted to hang out on the beach so I took the car and headed out.  I took the northern route as I wanted to see the Kohala Coast and the original statute of King Kamehameha which is located in Kapa'au/Pololu Valley.  I made numerous stops including Spencer Beach Park and saw that Pu'ukohala Heiau (sacred Hawaiian temple) National Historial Site constructed by King Kamehameha in 1790-91.  I then visited the Coffee Mills and the original statute of King Kamehameha in Kapa'au and the Black Sand Beach in Polulu Valley Lookout.  On the way back, I took the scenic drive on Highway 250 into Waimea where I visited the Parker's Visitor Center and Ranch.  I then headed back to Kona to meet my friends for dinner.
traveller142009 says:
Kona coffee is very good but not as good as the JAMAICAN Blue Mountain Coffee (of course, I am just a tad bit biased on that!). 100% Kona Coffee is pricey in my opinion but there are many blends that are more reasonable priced.
Posted on: Jan 30, 2010
Tamanawas says:
. . . how was the coffee??
Posted on: Jan 29, 2010
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Polulu Valley outlook
Polulu Valley outlook
Original statute of King Kamehameha
Original statute of King Kamehameha
Parker Ranch in Waimea - 1st ranch…
Parker Ranch in Waimea - 1st ranc…
backyard of Parker Ranch
backyard of Parker Ranch
Sculptures at Parker Ranch
Sculptures at Parker Ranch
Inside Parker Ranch
Inside Parker Ranch