Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove
A few hundred trees remain of the original 1,000 coconut palms planted by King Kamehameha V in the 1860s and spread over ten acres, with each palm representing a warrior in his royal army. Walking underneath the trees is not recommended due to the possibility of falling coconuts, but the view from nearby Kiowea Beach Park is safe and striking at sunset. Some of the fallen fruits are apparently relocated to the "Post-a-nut" office in nearby Ho'olehua where they can be mailed as unique and memorable souvenirs. Look for the grove about 1 mile west of Kaunakakai, across from Church Row, on the makai (ocean) side.
By SMJ Lee
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30 Mauna Loa Hwy, Kaunakakai, HI 96748, United States