The Royal Footsteps Along the Kona Coast Byway is seven miles of a 700-year history. The stretch of road unfolds the centuries of Hawaii’s Alii, or ruling class. You will be led past four of Kona's seven “Royal Centers,” which were the sacred locations chosen due to an abundance of natural resources and recreational value; they were also reserved for Hawaii’s kings and queens. Count among them Hulihee Palace (one of three palaces in the United States), the royal surfing grounds of Kahaluu, Hawaii’s oldest Christian church and several heiau, or sites of sacred Hawaiian temples.
Address: Alii Drive, Island of Hawaii