Explore a Historic Roadway Using Modern Technology
The Kona Coast, one of the state’s two Hawai‘i Scenic Byways, is home to Ali‘i Drive and roughly seven miles of roadway rich with seven centuries of archaeological, historic and cultural traditions, along with more than two dozen impressive points of interest.
To make sure folks don’t miss any of these must-see sites, Kailua Village Business Improvement District recently launched the Kona Royal Footsteps App for smartphones.
Visitors who download the free app will have access to information about sites found along the byway—think ancient heiau (temples), Hulihe‘e Palace, the Holualoa Royal Center and the beach where King Kamehameha I perfected his surfing skills—as well as photos and data on ocean recreation activities, shoreline access, area accommodations and more.
Immense care was taken to use and revitalize Hawaiian place names at popular surf spots. Points of interest are mapped with easy-to-use Google Maps.
Search “Kona Royal Guide” or “Kona Royal Footsteps” to download the app, or visit www.historickailuavillage.com for more.