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Coconut island in Hilo Bay is a little coconut frond island and park with picnic tables, grassy lawns and areas to swim and snorkel. Outside of this being a very popular picnic and hangout spot with water access, the island also has a historic past and significant purpose to its use and history.
In ancient Hawaiian times, Coconut island or Moku ola means “Healing island” in Hawaii, was a place where an ancient temple was built and dedicated to healing. The island is also considered a place or refuge or Pu’uhonoa, ordinary people that broke a kapu or law could escape to the island and then be redeemed. Many island natives also came to this sacred sanctuary to place their newborns piko (umbilical cords) under rocks because they considered the Piko sacred, connecting the mother and child with their blood lines.
Today the island is easily access through a walking bridge and is a place to enjoy the outdoors and water activities. Every water recreation seems to happen around the island from paddle rowing, kayaking, sailing to snorkeling is a regular occurance. Even more popular is climbing some of the old stone towers and jumping into the deeper waters.
Here are a few more pictures of coconut island and some fun activities that locals enjoying doing.
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