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Kalani

2.5 of 5 Resort   |   12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Beach Road, Box 4500, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Charleston, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Kalani for a lucid dreaming conference in Sept 2013. Kalani is not a resort. It is basic in terms of lodging. It reminded me of the camps I went to as a kid. If you're a woman, don't bother bringing a hair dryer, nice clothes, make-up, etc. With that being said, I really grew to love Kalani during... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in Kalani for a week and I didn't want to leave afterwards! Kalani is situated in a beautiful spot, very remote and ideal for just getting away from it all. Food is great and the classes range from yoga and meditation to dance and Hawaiian culture classes. At Kalani everyone is very openminded and friendly and it's very... More

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Richmond, VA
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28 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area of the Big Island is likely one of the least traveled spots (South of Hilo) and that may be one of the reasons it feels like time has never evolved since the 70s. This retreat center is one of the hippiest places I have been to, and so for some it may sound perfect. For me it was... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My best friend found this resort for our vacation and it was a great mixture of relaxation, socially conscious and fun. The pool was great, the access to different trips and local fare were all phenomenal. As a chef, I found the food to be great and outside the box but they have the best granola I have ever tasted.... More

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Ventura, Ca.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a premier place for those who want to emerge into nature with like minded people, all co-creating sustainable lifestyle . I arrived for a month of yoga teacher training ( Peak Beings), and what I got was so much more. At Kalani I got a chance to unplug from the electromagnetic field in LA and breath in the... More

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Portland
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I loved this place. it is in rugged Hawaii and it's not like internet is smokin fast here, but it makes you slow down and the air is so clean and fresh and there is every beautiful tropical plant and flower growing here. Walking the trails is breathtaking. Not on the beach, more of a jungle feel but beautiful coastal... More

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I stayed here with my MiL for Merrie Monarch in April. I booked it on Expedia and chose it because it had good reviews, and was only about 30 minutes from Hilo. First off just because it says it's in Pahoa it's not really in the town. So it's more like 50 - 60 mins from Hilo, but it's a... More

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Rochester, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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
66 helpful votes 66 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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Kauai
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16 helpful votes 16 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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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
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kalani 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Kalani Oceanside Retreat Pahoa
Kalani Oceanside Retreat Hotel Pahoa
Kalani Hawaii/Pahoa

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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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