• Visit from Leadership Kauai
  • Kaneioluma Project in San Franciso Chronicle
  • 2017 Koloa Days Historical Presentation
  • Visit from E Alu Pū
  • Generous Donations from Kiahuna Plantation
  • Visit from Kekaha Elementary Students
  • Kaneiolouma in San Francisco Chronicle
  • Uncle Billy on Outside TV
  • Kauai Midweek Magazine Cover Story
  • Video Interview with CKTV Students

Project Overview

Ke Kahua O Kāneiolouma (The Kāneiolouma Complex) is a cultural site containing the remnants of an ancient Hawaiian village at Poʻipū, Kōloa, Kauaʻi. The 13 acre complex contains numerous habitation, cultivation, sporting, assembly, and religious structures dating to at least the mid-1400's.

Kāneiolouma is wahi pana, a storied place. It is considered sacred to the Hawaiian culture as well as an important historic landmark for the residents of Kauaʻi. Within the complex, an intricate system of walls and terraces trace the architecture of an ancient way of life. Remnants of house sites, fishponds, taro fields, above ground irrigation channels, shrines, altars, and idol sites lie relatively undisturbed near the scene of epic battles and legends in history spanning a millennium. Near its center, the complex contains what may be the only intact Makahiki sporting arena in the state. The site also contains the sacred spring of Waiohai.

Once completed, Kāneiolouma will be a cultural center for all Kānaka Maoli, and an educational resource for residents of Kauaʻi and the world.


To preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian culture through protection and restoration of Kahua O Kāneiolouma.

To honor and respect the sacred places of Kāneiolouma while enhancing educational and recreational opportunities.

To provide a living link to Hawaiian traditions and heritage through expanded knowledge and experience of cultural practices.