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Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia

4.0 of 5 250 Maluhia Road, Box 185, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Difficult to top other reviewers' comments - the Retreat is all they say and more. Gracious, welcoming, peaceful, feels like home. The hosts and staff could not have been more accommodating ... I have some special needs regarding sleeping accommodations, and a reclining massage chair was placed in our first-floor, accessible room for me to sleep in. When I discovered... More

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you for such a gracious and thoughtful review! As we have stated many times in the past, not only do we look forward to making our guest's stay as enjoyable as possible; but we also look forward to sharing everything else that North Kohala has to offer. We certainly enjoyed your company and hope to see you again in... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I booked this trip through Living Social. The retreat sounded like just what we wanted--to get away from it all in a beautiful, quiet setting. Hawaii Island Retreat certainly accomplished that goal! It's only 9 rooms (and a yurt village). We just so happened to be only one of four rooms occupied so we pretty much had the place to... More

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Mahalo -Thank you for your terrific review. I will most certainly pass to Rebecca your comments. She is a wonderful chef. It really pleases us that you had such a nice time. North Kohala is absolutely beautiful and there is so much to do and see, yet at the same time you can get away from it all if you... More

Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My compliments to the chef. The location is incredible. The spa service is wonderful. The yoga trainer is top notch. The view is unparalleled but the food is wonderful and one of the main atractions. We stayed in the penthouse and were spoiled by the very personal sevlice. Also, the infinity pool and hot tub are a great addition.

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Mahalo for your kind review. I will pass your comments to our staff. We are pleased that you were able to enjoy your stay at Hawaii Island Retreat and North Kohala. More

Morgan Hill, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This was the most magical and spiritual place for my god-child's wedding. We were welcomed by the owners, Jeanne and Robert, with Aloha right from the start. Our room's decor, "the red room", was the perfect blend of warmth and class with a spectacular view of the wild Kohala Coast. As we all gathered from different ends of the globe,... More

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you so much. Please accept our apologies for not responding sooner to your wonderful review. We are so pleased that the wedding turned out so well and was enjoyed by so many, family and friends alike! More

San Francisco, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We had our wedding at the Hawaii Island Retreat this past March and it was absolutely amazing. We wanted our guests to say onsite for several days and wanted the privacy of our own resort. HIR offered that and much more. Things we loved: - private, cliff side location - beautiful, luxurious rooms that felt very authentic - amazing grounds... More

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we all enjoyed hosting your wedding. Your family and friends were great guests and it was a pleasure to make this event special for all of you. We too have many fond memories of your wedding, it was truly beautiful! We still talk about it. We are so happy to have participated in making this dream... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Last month we held our wedding at Hawaii Island Retreat and it was absolutely perfect! This is the ideal wedding venue on the Big Island. The property itself is breathtaking. Kapa'au is one of the most beautiful places on the Big Island and the Retreat's magnificence parallels so nicely with its natural surroundings. The sanctuary offers beautiful backgrounds and scenery,... More

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Aimee, thank you so much from the entire staff for allowing us to make your wedding such an unforgettable event. Speaking on behalf of the staff, we all know how special this wedding was for both of you and your families. We are pleased that everything turned out so well, that everyone had a wonderful stay, and for the fun... More

Folsom, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I stayed at the retreat for a spiritual workshop. It is the perfect venue for that. The grounds are beautiful and completely green. This is a special place and the grounds have lots of history and energy. The organic meals were fantastic, and even better that the fruits and veggies were mostly grown on the property. You can lose yourself... More

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are extremely pleased that you were able to enjoy your time with us! We will pass on to our chefs your compliments. More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Our wedding and family visit was truly amazing. The rooms are so comfortable as is the entire retreat. We felt the true aloha experience. Whether walking the grounds, swimming in the pool or just sitting around talking with family, the peaceful environment made our trip truly memorable.

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do work very hard at trying to include as much organically grown produce as possible from our gardens into our meals. But most important, we are so very happy that you were able to enjoy the wedding among so many family members and friends. More

Waimea, Hawaii
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My daughter was recently married at Hawaii Island Retreat. What a fantastic experience! We felt aloha and welcomed from the moment we arrived. The Retreat is breathtakingly beautiful, peaceful and serene, also unique in that it is off the grid-what an accomplishment! The wedding ceremony was on the cliff overlooking the ocean. The reception was held in the dining room... More

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our "Retreat" for your daughter's wedding. We are extremely pleased that everyone had such a great experience; and delighted that all family members were able to enjoy such a beautiful wedding together. More

St. Helena, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

A return to the TRUE Aloha Spirit that 50 years ago. A haven of nourishing tranquility and an atmosphere of harmony. If you want to recharge and spent valuable time with loved ones there is NO better place

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hawaiiislandretreat, General Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. As you know first hand we strive very hard to recreate the aloha spirit. We want all of our guests to feel welcome and to enjoy this very special place that is Hawaii Island Retreat. We intentionally designed and built our retreat as a place for... More

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Address: 250 Maluhia Road, Box 185, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kapaau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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