On a historical note, Ka’upulehu is considered a sacred area and was once home to a large, thriving population of Hawaiian people. Here, the Hawaiians worked hard to build their hale (homes) by the great Pacific Ocean, the main source of their livelihood. The Hawaiian people were skilled in raising crops using aquaculture and irrigation. These methods kept the ponds teeming with fish and sea life, while their land crops were supplied with plentiful amounts of fresh water. The Hawaiian people raised their families, worked the land, and worshiped their Gods and Goddesses. It was the year 1800 that the fiery Goddess of the Volcano, Pele, cast her eye toward this flourishing village and her jealous nature caused her to be displeased. Madame Pele’s fury burst from the Hualalai Volcano and flowed toward the village in Ka’upulehu. Inexorably, the entire village was destroyed, blanketed in molten lava. Pele’s destruction of the village was complete and terrible. Only two lives were lost during the 1800 Hualalai flow, but the area itself had to be abandoned. It was not until fifteen years ago that The Discovery Land Company, during their development of the multi-billion dollar Kuki’o Beach Club uncovered this sleeping beauty of a beach and offered the local people access to Kuki’o by providing a road. We local people take full advantage of our new access road to spend time at this magical place. E komo mai is what we say to you, our honored visitors to Hawai’i, the Big Island. Kuki’o Beach is yours to explore, E komo mai! You are welcome!