The oral history of the place told of the Chiefs or “Ali’i” using the lagoon for “ola hou” (restoration or healing by bathing. This sandy lagoon, is considered a luxury among vacation rentals in Hawaii as the island is volcanic and white sand is rare. This is a perfect spot for a relaxing dip in the ocean without any fear of currents and waves. The lagoon is also a wonderful place for children to learn to swim
We are lucky to have about six green sea turtles (honu in Hawaiian) making their home along these beaches. According to Hawaiian tradition, the honu are guardian angels that watch over and protect us.
The honu are an endangered and protected species and should never be touched under any circumstances. The oils from our fingers and our skin destroy the protective layer of their shells and skin. Since this is their habitat, we ask that you honor and respect them from afar. They eat algae off of the rocks and may bump in to you as they drift in the current.