Our Heritage

Kohanaiki’s history lives on through the thoughtful preservation and restoration of its archaeological and cultural sites. Named for a traditional land division – an ahupua`a – that sweeps from the ocean up the slopes of Hualālai, Kohanaiki once sustained a thriving population which harvested fish from the sea and cultivated crops on the uplands.

Kohanaiki is located at the foot of the lava flows from Hualālai that covered the area. Valued by early families as well as Hawaiian ali`i (royalty) as a bountiful, peaceful gathering place, today’s Kohanaiki is dedicated to conservation and preservation of the land and its cultural treasures for the generations to come.