Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, also called Place of Refuge, is an exceptional area with a magical feeling of the Hawaiian Kingdom as it once was. Designated a national park, it is worth a visit. Take the time to read the little brochure as you walk through the park. Each presentation is marked by a numbered coconut and corresponds to an item in the brochure. To the south, a short drive but still within the park, tables stand invitingly waiting for picnickers along the lava-covered beach. Large tide pools can be seen and explored.