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2.5 of 5 Resort   |   12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Beach Road, Box 4500, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Pahoa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Rochester, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a truly wonderful, magical, healing and transformative experience during my 1 week at Kalani. I was nervous that it would feel too hippy for me, I think, but I ended up really loving everything about the experience. The food was abundant and delicious with tons of options, mostly local foods & very fresh. I loved the communal dining... More

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Los Angeles
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18 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Stayed in tree house 12 for four nights. Overall I had a great time, the staff was friendly, the grounds were very peaceful and well maintained, and the pool & Jacuzzi area was clean and large. Yes there were 'issues' in the room, such as sleeping without windows just screens, and visitors such as a lizard and a cockroach, and... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I came for a spiritual program that was good. I don't want quinoa. Some of the food does not taste good. Like to have more vegan choices other than tofu. Difficult to carry the food to the table. Nice they have rice and soy milk available. Grounds are nice. They have a silent eating area but people are talking at... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed in tree house #12. Wonderful room NOT IN A TREE, but a very nice wooded view of the meadows. Clean. Not enough towels...walk to get extras before 8 pm! Grumpy and rude gal at office refused to hand over fresh towels because it was 8:05pm. Be on time or you will have to deal with nasty rank towels... More

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Coloma, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

My experience at Kalani was incredible. The volunteers were helpful and friendly and the community dining on the Lanai encouraged us to make friends with other guests. Ecstatic dance classes on Sunday are a MUST as well as watching the sunrise at least once down at the "Point." Accommodations were simple yet comfortable. The property itself was beautiful, lots of... More

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The Sea Ranch, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Unusual place to take my 3 year old grandson to help celebrate my 65th birthday but it was the perfect choice. Extremely comfortable with the toddler, the staff treated him like royalty. Wonderful housekeeping staff, excellent food, offered everything we were looking for to just hang out and get to know Hawaii from a non-tourist experience. At Kalani, I feel... More

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St. Helena, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I booked a week here after viewing their impressive website, which came across like a high-end yoga retreat. It was a long, un-scenic drive there! Then I was put into a room with plywood floors, a tin roof, and thrift shop furniture. Lamps were broken, fan was broken, only two old pillows and a thin cotton spread on the bed.... More

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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

For the avoidance of doubt this is the Kalani Retreat centre on the coast at Puna, Big Island, Hawai'i. It is fascinating to read the reviews of Kalani and discover that the people who give it low ratings wear swimming costumes! This is a very special place designed to take you out of your rut, so it is unconventional. It... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

A hidden haven on the Hilo side of the Big Island of Hawai'i, Kalani Oceanside Retreat is nothing but a pure escape to the jungle at it's finest. And your off-the-grid experience can be as luxury, or as rustic, as you'd like it to be!

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Duluth, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Overall I had a magical time here. I attribute it to the classes I attended, and the people I met, as well as the overall energy and vibe. the accommodations leave something to be desired. I understand it's a retreat place not a resort, but it feels like you are paying resort prices..Not even a nice bar of organic soap... More

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Also Known As:
Kalani Oceanside Retreat Hotel
Kalani Oceanside Retreat Pahoa
Kalani Oceanside Retreat Hotel Pahoa
Kalani Hawaii/Pahoa
Address: 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Beach Road, Box 4500, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Pahoa
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Pahoa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kalani 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kalani is the largest retreat center in the state of Hawaii, nestled on the yoga coast in one of Hawaii's largest conservation areas for over 35 years. We feature more than 40 classes a week, including our renowned yoga and meditation programming, Hawaiian culture classes, and dance (hula, modern, and aerial.)Our location on the Big Island of Hawaii is 5 minutes from Kehena Beach, a clothing-optional black sand beach where wild-spinner dolphins frequently swim; 15 miles from spectacular lava-viewing; and nestled in luscious rainforest, which helps feed our organic kitchens with abundant fruit and vegetables. Kalani is known as a power spot - Shiva Rea calls Kalani "one of the most potent and nurturing retreat centers in the world." Kalani is a 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here will support the preservation of Hawaiian culture, transformation, and within the poorest district in Hawaii. ... more   less 
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