Hale Laule'a is proud to offer three suites for rent, the Ocean Suite for celebrations, experiences, and special events, and two vacation rentals, the Carriage Suite and the Solar Suite. Hale Laule'a also offers spaces for personal celebrations such as weddings, elopements, vow renewals, and special celebrations. In addition Hale Laule'a offers a Leadership Experience to include our own branded Equine Therapy, EAGLE (Equine Assisted Growth and Leadership Experience) and additional to other Leadership Experiences using the mediums of land and water. All multiple day programs include personality assessment and coaching using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
Whether you are vacationing, celebrating, or participating in our leadership programs (hiking the tallest and largest mountains in the world, exploring volcanos, diving or snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean, or working with horses) our goal is for you to learn to grow and soar like an EAGLE while living your best life and achieving your Hawaiian Celebration, your Ho'olaule'a.
The former sugar plantation town of Hakalau is home to Hale Laule'a, "House of Peace". Sitting on Opihi Point, Hale Laule'a offers majestic 270 degree views of the Pacific Ocean unlike any other on the Hamakua Coast. The property was formerly home to Hakalau Sugar Plantation Hospital which offered the most advanced medical care available on the Big Island upon it's completion in the 1930's. Acquired in May 2012, clearing of the land began immediately. The Carriage house was the first structure completed in 2016 where it served as our home and base of operation to build the main house of Hale Laule'a. The main house was completed in March 2019 with the solar structure completed in 2020 and the Celebration Pavilion and gardens in 2021. Currently, we are in development of the last acre of Hale Laule'a.
The goal for Hale Laule'a is a "net zero" footprint. Hale Laule'a achieves this goal by incorporating recycled and sustainable materials into our our high energy efficient design; generating our own electricity and natural spring water from a well approximately 145 feet below the property; and raising our own food through our small animal area for eggs, a fruit orchard, and a vegetable garden. The structures on Hale Laule'a are built from Autoclave Aerated Concrete (AAC) block, concrete, and heavy timber construction. The land was planned out from the start to use every part of the property to give back to the residents. Though compact at five acres, it rivals many larger properties for space utilization able to offer four separate gardens, equine areas, large pavilions and lanais, and places for one to lose themselves in the beauty of Hawaii on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
Resident hosts for your stay are myself, Chad, my wife, Jennifer, my mother, Rose and our Property Managers, Ocean and Laura. Dr. Jennifer Walker is a retired Colonel from the US Army and a practicing Physician at Hilo Medical Center. Rose, is the resident small animal attendant to 4 ducks, a very large tortoise named Tuttles, and three friendly dogs named Annie, Lani and Lucy. Dr. Chad R. Walker retired from US Army at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, has a Doctorate Degree in Management focusing on project management and organizational change, and manages the estate. Ocean is on the property Monday through Friday during working hours and attends to our two therapy horses, Fix and Mango, as well as cares for the property. Laura is our House Manager and plans all celebrations at Hale Laule'a.
Typical Day at Hale Laule'a - While staying on Hale Laule'a, a typical day would start by drinking a cup of coffee or tea watching the most beautiful sunrise on the Pacific Ocean from your bed, the lower garden, or pool deck of Hale Laule'a. After coffee, go on a 2 mile round trip walk to Hakalau Beach Park taking in views of Mauna Kea, waterfalls and lush tropical plants. When you arrive to the beach, it will most likely be all yours as you explore the ruins of an old sugar plantation and look in amazement of the natural beauty of Hawaii. Once back, you can jump into the pool for a refreshing swim in the 25-meter lap lane or play a game of volleyball in the sports area of the pool. When done, settle into the lower garden on Hale Laule'a with a good book or arrange for a Yoga or meditation session. After lunch, walk the gardens, visit the farmers market or arrange for equine therapy or riding lessons with the local horses right up the road. During the winter months, watch the whales frolic right off the property. At night, enjoy the back lanai of the main house by the fireplace or get into the spa and watch the stars unfold. For privacy, head to the lower garden and sit by yourself surrounded by the ocean on three sides with waves crashing on the rocks below as you drift away to another world in one of the most beautiful spots on this earth. Anything you want is possible and arrangements can be made with the host. There are many animals on the property. All animals are friendly and are in specific areas. They will not bother guests, though you can arrange to spend time with them. For more information about what is possible, contact the host.