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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“retreat center”(13 reviews)
“cafeteria style”(5 reviews)
“kind of place”(6 reviews)
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Fitness center
Spa
2 Star accommodation
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About
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Kalani Honua is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational retreat center and residential community located in the jungle of Puna on east Hawaii Island. Kalani ...More Honua means ‘harmony of heaven and earth,’ and our mission is to facilitate new ways of being in the world by living simply, learning joyfully, experiencing community and honoring the land. Our remote location along the Puna Coast of East Hawaii is ideal for disconnecting from the cacophony of modern life and living in harmony with nature. Kalani hosts visitors for individual or group retreats. Our 127-acre campus includes guest lodging for every budget (from shared, dormitory style rooms to freestanding cottages), a pool, guest massage studio, a restaurant, and activity/yoga studios. Our simple, rustic accommodations are nestled among native flora with views of tropical jungle or pastoral vistas, and visitors may encounter geckos, mongoose, spiders, cats - even feral pigs - as they experience our campus. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Spa
Free Internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Platinum level
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Platinum level
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
65
Price range
$75 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Kalani Oceanside Retreat Pahoa
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Kalani Oceanside Retreat Hotel Pahoa
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Kalani Hawaii/Pahoa
Location
United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Pahoa
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Pool & Beach (27)
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Family and Play Areas (1)
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Reviews (234)
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

We stayed in one of the new cottages, very craftsmanlike out of bamboo. Ours had a small view of the ocean and the first night when it was stormy we went to sleep to the sound of the waves. Very restful. Our cottage had all...More

Thank Keith C
Response from KalaniHonua, Media Coordinator at KalaniResponded April 27, 2018

Thank you for the thoughtful review, Kieth. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope you come visit us again.

Reviewed August 12, 2017

Beautiful campus and friendly staff. I came here for a 6-day retreat because a friend of mine spoke very highly of this place. I honestly had an overall good time but it could've been much better. The Staff: The residents are volunteers and they make...More

4  Thank Toni L
Response from KalaniHonua, Media Coordinator at KalaniResponded April 27, 2018

Aloha and thank you for your review, Toni. We are glad that, overall, you enjoyed your stay! It's great to hear that you were open minded about our organic, locally sourced, vegan and vegetarian friendly menu. We are sorry to hear that the cleanliness of...More

Reviewed July 21, 2017

I came to Kalani to do my yoga certification at the recommendation of a friend who was here three years ago who raved about the experience. She told me of the great food, the beautiful grounds, and the warm and friendly staff. Okay, the grounds...More

18  Thank lizzeee88
Response from KalaniHonua, Media Coordinator at KalaniResponded April 27, 2018

Aloha lizzeee88, Thank you for the honest review. We are sorry to hear that the experience did not meet your expectations. We appreciate the feedback and consider it an opportunity to learn and garner suggestions as to how we can deliver a better guest experience.

Reviewed July 15, 2017

The food is just so amazing. They are very health conscious. You can have organic, vegan, raw, gluten free, free range. They also have a sauna, pool, hot tub and gym, plus.... aquatic water massage in the heated watsu pool. And, lots of fun exciting...More

Thank happymom212ny
Response from KalaniHonua, Media Coordinator at KalaniResponded April 27, 2018

Mahalo for the awesome review! We hope you will come back to visit us.

Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

There's no doubt that Kalani is located in a most beautiful and unspoilt corner of Big Island, with dramatic coastlines, Kilauea volcano and thick jungle right on the doorstep. Accommodation is varied in price range and comfort. The hales are the most basic, the new...More

Thank halesbernicecrystal
Response from KalaniHonua, Media Coordinator at KalaniResponded April 27, 2018

Mahalo for your review. We are glad to provide a place where you can relax and recharge within the scenic, natural beauty of Hawaii.

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Esp15
February 4, 2017|
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Response from Ali S |
Aloha Catherine, Our tropical lofts and a few of our cottages are among the newest rooms on campus. When you book your reservation, specify that you are looking for one of our newer buildings, rather than the more rustic... More
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jsoko22
March 24, 2015|
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Response from kalaniweb | Property representative |
Aloha - most of the major car rental companies have counters at Hilo Airport, and some in Hilo town itself. We are able to provide you with a shuttle back to the airport so you can pick up your rental car. Mahalo!
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"We stayed in 13 - 3. I think it is the best of the lot."
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"Request a newer building or one with an ocean view"
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"over price room, no clean towers, dirty rooms."
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"You will be in a hale which is a large open air, circular building. You can hear your neighbors but everyone..."
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