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Kona Hawaii Temple

70th dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; full-scale construction pending

Closed for Renovation

Open house and rededication dates not yet announced
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Kona Hawaii Temple

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


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  |  2.8 hectares

Architectural Features: 

Single attached spire

Ordinance Rooms: 

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

Total Floor Area: 

12,325 square feet  |  1,145 square meters


73 feet  |  22.3 meters


198 feet  |  60 meters

Temple Renovation

In October 2023, the Kona Hawaii Temple closed for a major renovation that will increase the square footage of the building from 9,500 to approximately 12,000. The exterior appearance of the temple will also be updated. The renovations are expected to be completed by late 2025. During the closure, members of the temple district are encouraged to attend the Laie Hawaii Temple.1

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 History

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.

  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Renovations Are Coming to the Kona Hawaii Temple," 29 Aug. 2022.

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