North Kohalaâ€”Birthplace of King Kamahameha.
Mo’okini Heiau on the Big Island
Moâ€™okini Heiau (a stones throw from the birthplace of KingÂ Kamehameha I), located off the beaten path in North Kohala, isÂ a place not seen by many malihini (new comers). Looking at theÂ massive walls, kitchen, and sleeping areas, it is awe inspiring toÂ imagine how this structure still stands after 200 years.
Situated along the rocky shoreline, Moâ€™okini Heiau offeredÂ ancient Hawaiians the vantage point of seeing warring canoesÂ coming long before they arrived on shore. The stone structuresÂ remind one of the human sacrifices made of any warringÂ natives daring to enter the area.
After King Kamehamehaâ€™s birth, runners took the baby to aÂ valley, a few ridges past Pololu, to be raised and cared for. EachÂ town they traveled through was named for what they saw andÂ experienced along the way.
- Hawi means famine (no milk for theÂ baby)
- Kapaâ€™au means wet cloth for the wet blanket
- Niulii means smallÂ coconut
- Pololu means long spear (kalo Pololu the type of kalo grownÂ at the time)
Come, visit, and share, but do not take anything from this place.Â All is sacred here.
Before arriving at Moâ€™okini Heiau is a little used airportÂ called Upolu Airport. Here you can charter a plane ride toÂ view the magnificent Kohala Coast by air.
Check out “the limousine of charter aircraft” Safari Helicopters for air tours
Along side this airport, at Upolu Point, is an expansive 40+Â acre and 83+ acre parcels of land for sale. These parcel offersÂ access to the beautiful Pacific Ocean, great fishing, and warmÂ balmy breezes. With an asking price of only $1,150,000 andÂ $1,850,000 respectively, (MLS# 231242) and (MLS# 231241) areÂ something to experience for the person with a discerning eye.
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E Komo mai – come see what we have to offer!
LucyÂ Clark R(B)
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