Hidden behind the Honokohau Harbor, which is located between the Kona Airport and the town of Kailua-Kona, lies a little visited National Park which displays the living skills of the ancient Hawaiians. Within the small park lies an ancient fishpond, a reconstructed hale (house) and fresh water springs (wai) that flow into the many brackish pools throughout the park.
The park is never crowded, has plentiful parking with a large stand of palm trees to hang out under. The area is always filled with Hawaiian Green Sea turtles feeding in the shallow water and basking on the beach.
To access the park one needs to drive to the Honokohau Harbor and work your way to the back right corner of the harbor after arriving. Park and walk about 5 mins down a well maintained marked walking path and enjoy the serenity, history and the wonderful turtles!