I've been going to Kalani since 2005 for an annual yoga workshop. The accommodations are a bit rustic, but soon you get used to being "unplugged" and relax. The pool is clothing-optional which may take a bit getting used to if you're not of that ilk. I didn't think the food was as good as in past years, but the staff is mostly volunteers. Some rooms are in traditional hales with open-air screens and shared baths. The grounds are lovely and the ocean is a short walk away. If you are looking for a casual retreat center with group meals, you will be happy at Kalani.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Kalani Oceanside Retreat Pahoa
- Kalani Oceanside Retreat Hotel Pahoa
- Kalani Hawaii/Pahoa