Kalani is like summer camp for adults. I found it relaxing and invigorating. The guests were a diverse mix of straight and gay, men and women, couples and singles, American, Canadian and European. There were musical workshops, yoga workshops, a film one night, organized excursions on some days, and plenty of time for doing nothing. The pool, the hot tubs, the hammocks - all very nice. My friend thought the yoga classes were great. I loved our cabin - screens but no glass on the windows, breeze and nature's noise at night. There is no TV or radio here, limited cell phone service, but they have wireless internet service if you must. The meals were huge - either exercise restraint or eat two a day or just give up and gain weight. This place is remote, rural, in some ways like being on a working farm. Volcano National Park was about an hour away as is Hilo. The scenery along the coast is spectacular. I will go back.
- 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