Huliheʻe Palace


  • Huliheʻe Palace, a historic oceanfront residence, served as a favored retreat for Hawaiian royalty, including King Kalākaua and Queen Kapiʻolani.
  • Today, the palace functions as a museum showcasing Hawaiian royal artifacts, furnishings, and personal items, providing a unique glimpse into the island’s rich cultural history.
  • Situated along Ali’i Drive in Kailua-Kona, Huliheʻe Palace offers visitors stunning ocean views and a serene setting, surrounded by lush palms and historic landmarks.

Welcome to Huliheʻe Palace, a cultural gem nestled along the historic Ali’i Drive in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Built in 1838,this magnificent palace once served as a vacation home for Hawaiian royalty and offers a captivating journey into the rich history and traditions of the islands.

Royal Residency

Huliheʻe Palace served as a cherished retreat for Hawaiian monarchs, including King Kalākaua and Queen Kapiʻolani. The palace’s distinctive architecture reflects a blend of Hawaiian and Western influences, showcasing the unique cultural fusion that defines Hawaii.

Museum and Cultural Repository

Today, Huliheʻe Palace stands as a museum dedicated to preserving and sharing Hawaii’s royal heritage. Visitors can explore the beautifully restored rooms filled with artifacts, royal furnishings, and personal items that provide a glimpse into the daily lives of Hawaiian royalty.

Beautiful Oceanfront Location

Set against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, Huliheʻe Palace offers breathtaking ocean views and a serene atmosphere. The palace is surrounded by magnificent palms and historic landmarks, creating a picturesque setting that transports visitors to a bygone era.

Step inside and witness the elegance and history that define Huliheʻe Palace, where the legacy of Hawaii’s royal past comes to life in a captivating and educational experience.

75-5718 Alii Dr
Kailua Kona, HI 96740




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$8 – $10 for adults

$6 – $8 for kamaʻāina

$1 for children