An Unexpected Temple Is Hiding Underwater In This Hawaii Bay
Located on Hawaii Island’s southern Kohala Coast, Pelekane Bay isn’t your typical Hawaiian beach park. You aren’t allowed to go swimming, sunbathing, camping, or even picnicking along the beach. Why? Because this natural oasis is home to many ancient sacred sites, including traditional Hawaiian temples like Pu’ukohola Heiau. And while these sacred sites are certainly worthy of a visit, it’s what is hidden deep beneath the ocean’s surface that makes this bay truly remarkable. Scroll on to see just what we mean.
Pelekane Bay, and the nearby Pu’ukohola Heiau, can be found at 62-3601 Kawaihae Rd., Kawaihae, HI 96743. The park is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
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With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.