Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Kona Hawaii Temple

70th dedicated temple in operation

Limited Operations

Effective 15 March 2021
Kona Hawaii Temple

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75-230 Kalani Street
Kailua Kona, Hawaii  96740-1833
United States
Telephone:  (+1) 808-331-8504


NO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria food served
NO patron housing available
NO distribution center nearby (Store Locator)


7 May 1998

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

13 March 1999 by John B. Dickson

Public Open House: 

12–15 January 2000


23–24 January 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley


7.02 acres

Exterior Finish: 

White marble veneer

Architectural Features: 

Single attached spire with an angel Moroni statue

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two instruction rooms (two-stage progressive), two sealing rooms, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

10,700 square feet

Temple Locale

Clad with bright white marble and surrounded by statuesque palm trees, the Kona Hawaii Temple is a handsome landmark along Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway. The temple is located in the coastal community of Kailua-Kona on the Big Island, just 8 miles south of the Kona International Airport. Built on a hillside above the stake center for the Kona Hawaii Stake, the temple features a pair of staircases flanking a beautiful garden area with palm trees and a terraced water feature.

Temple Facts

The Kona Hawaii Temple was the sixth temple built in Polynesia and the second built in Hawaii, following the Laie Hawaii Temple (1919).

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Kona Hawaii Temple was held on the same day as the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Nashville Tennessee Temple and Oaxaca Mexico Temple.

Laie Hawaii Temple
5th dedicated temple in operation
Nashville Tennessee Temple
84th dedicated temple in operation
Oaxaca Mexico Temple
74th dedicated temple in operation