Have you heard that perky song that goes “Take me back to my little grass shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii”? In case the song isn’t ringing a bell yet, take a look at this link to a YouTube video with the Joni James version of the song.
Have you ever wondered where is this song-inspired place called Kealakekua, Hawaii? Well, it’s a small town south of Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. See this link to a Google Map indicating Kealakekua.
Kealakekua has an elevation of just over 1400 feet above sea-level (per Wikipedia), but it is rather close to the Pacific Ocean. So, picture it as an elevated, hill-side town in the shadow of Mauna Loa.
Another claim to fame for this Hawaiian town is the nearby Kealakekua Bay that’s well worth your time to visit on your Hawaii vacation. It’s a beautiful bay that’s full of history. It’s also one of the top snorkeling spots in Hawaii. See my post on planning a visit to Kealakekua Bay.