“FERN GROTTO” Known to the ancients as Ma‘ama‘akualono, this area was dedicated to the akua nui or major god, Lono. Mostly associated with the occupations of agriculture and cultivation, Lono was also important in the practices of healing. The popularized name, “Fern Grotto” comes from the long Boston Sword ferns which hang downward over the cave.

*Ma‘ama‘akualono is accessible only by boat tour, kayak, or SUP.