This is must-do stop during your stay in Kona. It is a great place to take many photos. We saw three turtles while we were there. The ocean and palm trees are gorgeous. It is peaceful, quiet, and calm in this place of refuge. It can get quite warm walking on the dried lava. Be sure to bring plenty of water. There is a popular snorkeling spot next to Place of Refuge. It was busy with swimmers/snorkel ears the day that we were there.