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Savannah, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I very much enjoyed the setting, the food and random individuals that I encountered via outings and the smokers tent! The culture is a volunteer one and as a guest one often feels excluded. With the exception of Sean who went above and beyond, the front desk were not as helpful as they might have been on suggestions to see... More 

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Thank Eliza W
Ali S, Manager at Kalani, responded to this review

Aloha Eliza and thank you for your review. We appreciate feedback and consider it an opportunity to learn and garner suggestions as to how we can deliver a better guest experience. One of the unique features of our campus is that we do offer the opportunity for a longer-term stay through our sabbatical and volunteer programs. Individuals who choose to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

This place is a gem. Beautiful environment. The sense of natural peace and joy here. Horses grazing in the field behind our cottage. Sound of the ocean at night. Lush flowers and trees everywhere. I slept like a baby. Excellent super healthy and nourishing food. Warm helpful happy people. Super lovely healing place. And we made it to the little... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I feel like any words I use to describe Kalani will just end up being silly. This place is that wonderful. The land is so beautiful and the people there are all super kind and conscious and welcoming. Highlights include...the food. The community. The surroundings. Greeting the day by watching the sun rise on the point every morning. Self-care happens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We cannot say enough about this week at Kalani. The food is magnificent and abundant and accommodates all dietary needs and preferences. The staff is there when you need them, but otherwise behind the scenes. Our cabin was roomy and fit into this remote jungle setting perfectly. Known primarily as a yoga retreat center, the campus hosts other groups as... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This is a great place to get the experience of living on the big island in an independent social community. You can apply for a volunteer position and stay for a three month term. Volunteers work part time and in exchange get housing and three meals a day. I stayed as a guest of a volunteer and paid $35 a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

What's not to love -- if you are NOT looking for just another Marriott and want to get off the beaten path but on the path to true relaxation, Kalani may be just right for you. It is definitely not for everyone -- which is what makes is so great. Kalani is staffed by a mix of employees and volunteers... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

This place is NOT for everyone! We stayed in a beautiful Ocean Vista Loft - 2 bed/ 2 bath with shared living space over a private Yoga studio. It was like camping, without having to rough it. We were on a Yoga retreat, and it was great to walk downstairs to practice Yoga. A good 3/4 mile (one way) walk... More 

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Honolulu
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Kalani is an amazing retreat for couples, families or the solo traveler. The food is fresh, healthy, and absolutely delicious... I actually put on weight eating so much. There are lots of places to just chill in nature or read a book. In addition, there's a clothing optional pool and an activity area where you can take yoga classes, dance... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Had a great stay at Kalani. An awesome location right on the North Shore, walking distance from Rocky's and many other surf breaks. Bernie really went out of his way to help us out with surfing advice and we met a bunch of great people. The place is very clean and comfortable and has a great relaxed vibe. Really value... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

After an 18 year hiatus, my partner and I returned to Kalani and were warmly welcomed by the staff of this offbeat Eco retreat on the gorgeous Puna coast of the big Island of Hawaii. Offbeat might be a turn off to some, but we were prepared for no AC, no Marriott-type amenities etc. What surprised us however was how... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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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 

Additional Information about Kalani

Address: 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Rd, Box 4500, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778-8019
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Pahoa
Price Range: $158 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kalani 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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Also Known As:
Kalani Oceanside Retreat Pahoa
Kalani Oceanside Retreat Hotel Pahoa
Kalani Hawaii/Pahoa
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