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Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii | by Ken Lund
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Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Ali'i Drive is the main street of Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, USA. Ali'i Drive is the main street of Kailua-Kona on the western side of Island of Hawaii, USA. It is a coastal road, which faces the Bay of Kailua, where many historical sites, resort hotels, souvenir shops, markets and churches are located.


Ali'i Drive starts from the crossing with Kuakini Highway, just north of Kailua Pier, and ends at Keauhou Shopping Center in Keauhou, with the northern part of the drive busiest. At Kailua Pier, the passengers from the luxurious crouise ships come ashore by launches. Along the road are souvenir shops for these tourists as well as people who take a walk, Farmers' Market and many large and small resort hotels. The historical sites are: Ahuena Heiau where King Kamehameha spent his retired life, the Hulihee Palace which was used by the royal family of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Mokuaikaua Church which was the first church in Hawaii, and St. Michael's Catholic Church.

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Taken on April 15, 2010