Fresh water flows downward from the mountains underground to the lagoons on its way out to sea. These unique lagoons experience water level changes twice a day with the tides. The ancient Hawaiians were highly skilled aquaculturists who stocked these ponds with choice young fish. These brackish lagoons still contain small native shrimp and edible fish such as aholehole and mullet, as well as our pet koi. There are also three ducks and a wild heron who have been residents on the property longer then we have.
We feed the fish in the same spot at the end of each day. End each day by joining us for fish feeding. View the passing of cruise ships in the twilight on the way out of port as the the sunset lights up the slopes of Mauna Kea with a rosy glow.
Talk story with Scott, an avid plant collector and gardener, enjoy feeding the fish, play a ukulele, and throw a few coconuts in the pond for a game of island style "fetch" with our friendly poi dog, Bandit (she lives outside only). Go for a run or walk along the shoreline and on quiet Nene Street.
Neighborhood Beaches: We are located in the Leleiwi neighborhood beach community which is home to numerous and diverse beach parks within one mile of shoreline. It is a place where anyone or everyone may show up. Our guests can walk to many of these bathing and fishing grounds or just stay home and watch others fishing, swimming and picnicking along the shoreline. Spot breaching whales, spinner dolphins, and the shadow of grazing sea turtles.
After a busy day, many of us enjoy jumping in the cold ponds across the street or taking a short walk to snorkel at Richardson's black sand beach. This is one of East Hawaii's most popular beach parks, known for its array of tropical fish and sea turtles that can easily be viewed up close in the sheltered off shore reefs.