Historically, the Hawaiian people called this divine haven Waiale’e which means “rippling water.” The sensuous sound lulls you into a deep calm and follows you throughout the tropical refuge: cool rooms, shaded porches, and fragrant gardens. Just 100 feet offshore, a small island is known as Kukaimanini – “small ocean fish procession” in the Hawaiian language. Exploring the coral reef is a mermaid’s dream. You’ll encounter all manner of marine life. Sea turtles, humuhumunuku nukuapua’a, and the occasional eel will compete for your attention. Low tide comes every day so save room for more awe. Tiptoe along the tide pools to witness a tiny cosmos unfold before your eyes.
Loulu’s 1947 Hale Kahakai style home, tucked back from the beach, exudes characteristic charm. The vintage property and lavish garden is equipped for a variety of different experiences. Come to us for an educational tour of our gardens. Call on us to schedule a tree planting or to organize a dedication. Any other seeds sprouting in your mind? Email us (aloha@ loulupalm.com) and our event professionals will help you grow your seed dream into full bloom reality. Are you looking to grow love? Yay! That’s what we do! Here, at our farm on the stunning North Shore of Oahu, we’re eager to cultivate memo ries and see fun blossom.
If there is such a thing as the perfect wave, it can definitely be found on the North Shore. Known as the “7 mile miracle,” the beaches of the North Shore host the world’s premier surfing competitions during peak, winter months, including the Super Bowl of wave riding and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (November through December). The months between November and February are the best times to watch big wave surfing. These massive waves can sometimes swell up to 30 feet or more. From May to September, the waves subside, creating a more tranquil atmosphere for surfing, swimming, snorkeling, diving, and sunbathing. Of course, any season is ideal for viewing the thick sands of Waimea Bay, Ehukai Beach (Banzai Pipeline), and Sunset Beach.
Roughly a one-hour drive from Waikiki, the North Shore is home to various accommodations. Among the options are VRBO, AirBnB, condo rentals, and the luxurious Turtle Bay Resort. In Haleiwa Town, you can shop, chow down like a local, and cool off with sublime serving of shaved ice at historic Matsumoto’s. Continue your drive to Laie and enjoy the Polynesian Cultural Center and the old plantation town of Kahuku.