During the online portion of the program, you get to absorb the teachings while in the comfort of your own space… then, you get to immerse yourself in a nourishing and luxurious experience of 10 days on the northern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho’omaluhia.
During this elevating time, your housing options are as follows:
- Onsite: Bungalow, Yurt, or Hotel Room
- Offsite: AirBnB, local Inn, or other arranged accommodations
Elegant Hawaiian-Style Rooms and Suites
Our eco-boutique hotel offers a choice of elegant bungalows, suites and yurts. The suites are color matched and named for the large, antique Saxon prints of tropical flowers. Each suite has a spacious bathroom with a large soaking tub and separate shower. These spacious suites are 375 – 450 square feet and decorated with turn-of -the-century-Hawaii furniture.
All suites have private balconies and chairs, overlooking the fragrant garden as well as ocean. The yurt bungalows have valley or garden views.
Hawaiian Yurt Village
Charming and Economical Hawaii Spa Living
Hawaii Island Retreat’s Hawaiian yurts offer a unique alternative to our elegant boutique hotel for individuals and groups seeking greater simplicity and economy. Nestled within a needled ironwood grove, the yurt village is adjacent to the Hawaiian eco-spa complex and features seven spacious yurt hales, perfect for couples or shared living during retreats.
Yurt Village guests have easy access to the spa’s massage bunglalows, movement room, jacuzzi, and infinity pool. Meals are served in the main hotel, where guests can also enjoy our fragrant gardens, open-air living room, theater room, and library.
The yurts have two single beds or one king, a private toilet and sink. The spa locker rooms as well as indoor and outdoor shower options are located nearby.
Although we highly encourage you to stay onsite because of the early mornings and long days, but we understand that is not the best option for all. If you would like to stay offsite, there is a $35/ day offsite fee ($350) This fee goes to the venue.
You will also be responsible for any extra cost associated with rental vehicles or transportation to and from your housing to the venue.
Guidelines for being on the land:
All attendees upon check-in will be asked to present a credit card for a $200.00 HOLD for any incidental charges. A standard procedure when checking in for all hotel registered guests.
In keeping in harmony with this sacred land, this is a non-smoking property. Guests can walk over to the public access trail or down by the ocean to smoke.
Group organizer will inform all guests that smoking will be confined only to the smoking tent or access trail. Evidence of smoking in the guest rooms will incur an additional cleaning fee of $300.
To honor each person’s opportunity to appreciate and enjoy quiet and serenity, 10:30 pm will be lights-out in public areas. We strongly encourage you to use your little key flashlight to take night walks and revel at all the stars. You may also choose to bring a flashlight.
We are truly sustainable and green, growing much of our own food, creating our own power and water. We DO NOT have any Air Conditioning or refrigerators in any of our guest accommodations or facilities. Here is an opportunity to come and live lightly on the earth. There is plenty for use and nothing to waste. To help honor our sustainability, please turn off lights, fans, computers when you are not using them.
Since we are organic, we do not use harmful pesticides. It is best to keep food and food scraps out of rooms as they invite insects and rodents. If you have snacks in your room, ask us for zip loc bags for safe storage.
Maid service is available upon request in the guest rooms. Please contact us for additional towels..
Rooms that have been abused or are excessively dirty will incur an added cleaning fee of $200 per affected room.
There will be a $15 fee for any lost room keys or gate openers.
There will be no consumption of alcoholic beverages at the pool or anywhere on the property. Absolutely NO glassware.