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Hawaii Island Retreat
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Why Stay At Hawaii Island Retreat
An idyllic, nine-room retreat on the northernmost coast of Hawaii's Big Island.
Along the Big Island's North Kohala coast, the eco-friendly Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho'omaluhia is set on 50 acres of palm trees and sloping hills and valleys. The tropical location has a fabled past: it is thought that in the late 18th century, Hawaii's King Kamehameha sought wartime guidance from his uncles on property grounds, and even now, guests swear that there's a certain meditative feeling to the place. Nine large rooms each have soaking tubs and are stocked with all-organic amenities, while the 50-foot saltwater infinity pool has views of coastal forest. To further relax, there are yoga classes and kukui-oil massage treatments at the Maluhia Spa.
Looking for a snack? Guests are welcome to pluck mango, banana, or pomelo from the property's tropical fruit trees.
What to order in the garden-view dining room: the daily seafood catch, or farm-fresh eggs for breakfast.
Arrive at Keahole-Kona International Airport (KOA) which is approximately 49 from the retreat. Anticipate about 70 minutes of travel time.250 Lokahi Road, Kapaau, Hawaii, United States
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Secluded + Quiet
- Open Air Patios
- Spa Treatments
- Infinity Pool
- Fitness Equipment
- Yoga Studio
- Wellness Classes
- Hiking Trails
- Luscious Grounds
- Private Library
- Theater Room
- Fresh Flowers
- CD Players
- iPod Docks
- Personal Water Bottles
- Maid Service
- Bamboo Bathrobes
- Organic Bath Amenities
- Luxurious Bedding
- Spa Cooking Classes
- Max occupancy included in the rate is 2 adults. Up to 2 children may share accommodations for a charge of $50 for 1 child, $75 for 2 children
- Breakfast for two each day
Why We Love Hawaii
A wild region known for black-sand beaches, waterfall-filled valleys, and humpback whale sightings, the Kohala Coast is located an hour from Kona International Airport, at the northernmost tip of Hawaii's Big Island.
1.5-hour tours from $130 for two.
Best Photo Spot: Lava flows have created a dramatic landscape on the Kohala Coast. Drive to the end of Highway 270 for the best views.
Pololu Valley Lookout.
Where to Eat: Merriman's Restaurant in Waimea sources local ingredients such as Nakano Farm tomatoes and Big Island chèvre to add to daily seafood specials.
65-1227 Opelo Rd., Kamuela.
Dinner for two $100.
Where to Drink: Bamboo Restaurant and Gallery claims to be the birthplace of the lilikoi margarita. For those looking for something less potent, there's also the lilikoi iced tea.
55-3415 Akoni Pule Hwy., Hawi.
Drinks for two $12.
Why Go Now
November 2-11, 2012
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
Farm tours, coffee tastings, and parades to celebrate the annual coffee bean harvest.
November 2012 - April 2013
Humpback Whale Season
Spy more than 6,000 humpback whales off the Kohala Coast.
March 31 - April 6, 2013
Annual Merrie Monarch Festival
The island's cultural festival in Hilo includes an international hula competition, plus an art show and a traditional parade.
June 1, 2013
The 70.3-mile race starts with a 1.2 mile swim at Hapuna Beach State Park. Kohala Coast.