Kealakekua Hawaii – A Song-Inspired Beauty

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.

Captian Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay
Capt. Cook Monument in Kealakekua Bay

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.

  1. Sheila, thank you for including Little Grass Shack in your blog. I like it so much that when I went to Hawaii a couple years ago, I included it in a “soundtrack” I put together to listen to while driving around the Isles. I chose the Don Ho version of the song, like the one on You Tube which included the Hawaiian War Chant, it seemed so much more Hawaiian that way. While listening to the songs, I noticed it was also sung by Arthur Godfrey. Many may not remember him, but it takes me waaaay back to my childhood, listening to it on the Arthur Godfrey Hour on the radio. But the version you selected was quite nice with the pictures included in the offering. It sure makes me want to go back “to the little grass shack” ASAP!!!! Again, Mahalo, Sheila for keeping my dreams of Hawaii alive.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Joanne. I’m glad you enjoyed hearing the Joni James version. I think that version is a style of music called Hawaiian Exotica. It sure is perky and fun.

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