Hawaii Kings Tour: Spending Lapule (Sunday) in Kailua-Kona [Video]
They have been trekking across four of the Hawaiian Islands for 13 days on the Hawaii Kings Tour.
Kailua-Kona is a former fishing village at the heart of the Kona region, which is known for its Hawaii coffee beans and plantations.
One Sunday afternoon each month, Ali’i Drive along Kailua Bay becomes a festive pedestrian-only marketplace with music, artists, merchants and a cultural performance on the lawn at a href=”http://www.huliheepalace.net/” title=”Hulihe`e Palace”>Hulihe`e Palace honoring Hawaiian royalty.
Other notable sites on Ali`i Drive include Mokuaikaua Church, Hawaii’s first church, and Ahu’ena Heiau, a temple rebuilt in 1812 and 1813 by King Kamehameha I, or King Kamehameha The Great, located on historic Kona Beach grounds of what is now the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehaha Kona Beach Hotel.
The 100.5 The River contingent is staying three nights at the Kona Beach Hotel on Kamakahonu Bay.
On Sunday was Historic Kailua Village’s May Day Brunch, which honors the traditions of Hawaiʻi with song, hula, lei and food on the Kona Beach Hotel’s makai lawn.