Kauakaiakaola (Ka-ua-kai-aka-ola – also known as Kauaikahaola (Ka-ua-i-kaha-ola)) Heiau was a temple for increase of food and fish (Heiau Ho‘oulu ‘Ai, Ho‘oulu I‘a.) (It translates to ‘the rain which gives life to all living things.’) “It is related that when King Kamehameha I, on the advice of a kahuna of the island of Kauai, decided to restore the old heiau in his day, he approached it by canoe”.
It is believed the heiau was built during the time of ‘Umi (about the same time of Christopher Columbus crossing the Atlantic to America.) It sat abandoned, then Curtis V Crellin purchased the property with ‘a pile of rocks.” He later learned it was a heiau and in 1947, with guidance from Kenneth Emory at Bishop Museum, restored it. In today’s context, the heiau is just north of the Casa de Emdeko condominiums, just outside of Kailua-Kona.