Kona Hawaii Temple
70th operating temple
Physical Address75-230 Kalani Street
Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740-1833
Mailing Address75-230 Kalani St
Kailua Kona, HI 96740-1833Telephone 808-331-8504
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 (including adjacent meetinghouse).
Exterior Finish: White marble veneer.
Ordinance Rooms: Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing.
Total Floor Area: 10,700 square feet.
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.