Lokoea Pond and the Royal Lokoea
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History of Lokoea Pond
Lokoea Pond is a manmade lagoon that dates back as far as the 1650s. The ancient Hawaiians created it to farm fish, making small slats to the ocean so that clean ocean water could wash in but large fish could not escape. Queen Lilioukalani built her summer palace on the banks of the pond where she could see the glistening pale green waters of the pond and the deep blue ocean beyond. She frequently entertained over 150 guests on her huge balcony and often walked to the lavish Haleiwa Hotel (which used to stand where Haleiwa Joe's Seafood Grill is now located) and to Queen Lilioukalani Church which is across Rainbow Bridge in Haleiwa town.
Royal Lokoea Vacation Rental
At the Royal Lokoea you can relax on a huge wrap-around balcony and enjoy the pale green waters as they shimmer before your eyes, just like the queen did in this very spot. Palms sway in the breeze and you wonder how you will leave at the end of your stay! The furniture on the balcony is tropical. Inside the Royal Lokoea you can relax amongst Hawaiian decor. Sheer white curtains blow in the breeze. Windows are absolutely everywhere, from the wooden floors up to the high wood ceiling. It's magic. Everything is new and modern, attractive and comfortable. Bliss!
Walk around the house to delightful gardens. Unusual tropical plants and palms surround a private pond with purple lilies, tadpoles, and koi. Peacocks make a funny eeyore sound and birds fill the air with song. Kids can cross the private pond on a plank or climb little rocks beside the water. Benches for meditation are situated in ideal spots. On the other side of the house there is a swimming pool with lava rock fountain and the prettiest green-blue floor. You can relax in the warm pool and look across Lokoea Pond to the pretty yellow and red-brown Surf N Sea Shop, which is a woodfront building dating back to the 1920s.
More Things to See and Do
Jameson's By The Sea, a restaurant with a fantastic balcony with ocean views, is to the right of Lokoea Pond as you look out. Haleiwa town is a short walk away across Rainbow Bridge. Haleiwa Alii Beach, a great spot to learn to surf and a pretty place to take a long walk, is just around the corner once you cross Rainbow Bridge.
You can participate in the restoration of Lokoea Pond, building rock walls and removing non-native fish like tilapia by coming to one of the community workdays on the third Saturday of every month. See more info here.
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You can drive past Lokoea Pond if you head north from Haleiwa town. You will cross Rainbow Bridge and then the pond will be on your right. If you are super lucky and get to stay at the Royal Lokoea, you turn on the first right after the bridge, Lokoea Place, which is a private road.
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|Fishing with my Dad at Lokoea Pond is so fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!|