Explore two hidden treasures of the Hawaiian Kingdom, from Hulihe‘e Palace in Kailua-Kona to the Queen Emma Summer Palace in Nu‘uanu.
Nestled in the heart of Historic Kailua Village, sits Hulihe‘e Palace, the beautiful two-story oceanfront, vacation home of Hawai‘i’s ali‘i built in 1838. Explore the beautifully furnished rooms of Hawai‘i’s first Palace, as you learn about the Palace’s former residents from Governor Kuakini, to Princess Ruth Ke‘elikōlani, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, King Kalākaua and Queen Kapi‘olani, and brothers Prince David Kawananākoa and Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole. Next escape to Hānaiakamalama, or the Queen Emma Summer Palace, and discover this hidden treasure located five minutes from widely-known ‘Iolani Palace. Surrounded by lush Nu‘uanu Valley, sits the summer home of Queen Emma, consort to King Kamehameha IV, one of the last ruling monarchs of the Kamehameha dynasty. Discover the rich legacy of the royal family, as you immerse yourself it Hawai‘i’s royal heritage and acquaint yourself with these timeless symbols of classic Hawaiian elegance and contemporary style.