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

Kona Hawaii Temple

70th operating temple
Kona Hawaii Temple

© 2007, Aaron Nuffer. All rights reserved.

Address

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

Services

NO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria available
NO patron housing available
NO distribution center nearby

Announcement: 

7 May 1998

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

13 March 1999 by John B. Dickson

Public Open House: 

12–15 January 2000

Dedication: 

23–24 January 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley

Site: 

7.02 acres

Exterior Finish: 

White marble veneer

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing

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
5th operating temple
Laie Hawaii Temple
(1919).