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Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia

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Beaufort, South Carolina
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I enjoyed my time of solitude and relaxation. The views of the Pacific Ocean from the property were breath taking. The Eco boutique offered me a variety of choices for wellness classes and not only was the entire staff helpful but friendly too. The food grown on site was prepared beautifully and the entire experience of my week's stay heightened...

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hawaiiislandretreat, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Aloha Linda, We were delighted to have you here with us and look forward to your return! Mahalo nui loa, Judy and Team

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We just spent 4 days at Hawaii Island Retreat and it is the perfect antidote to the overcrowded sterile super-resorts on the island. You can feel the consciousness in everything that happens here from the placement of the buildings, the lush organic gardens, the huge home made breakfasts to the idyllic salt water pool. We felt authentically welcomed and made...

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hawaiiislandretreat, Owner at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Aloha Chas, Mahalo! We were blessed by your stay with us and by the time we got to spend with you. We felt you belonged here...that you were in alignment with this beautiful place on the earth. Me Ke Aloha O Ka 'Aina, (love from the land) Jeanne Sunderland Co-Creator & Steward/Owner

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We decided that a couple of nights at this retreat would be a nice change from our Waikoloa Village home, and it was very enjoyable. The long windy road down through the forest is probably best done in daylight because if you go after dark it feels like you are really leaving the rest of the island behind. Then you...

hawaiiislandretreat, Owner at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such an informative review. You shared such important information such as the suggestion to save swims for our salt water swimming pool. We really loved having you here and look forward to your next visit! Aloha nui loa, Jeanne

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 11 January 2016

If you're looking to be reinvigorated or to find serenity and focus, or to simply reconnect with yourself or others, this is the perfect place. It's quiet and beautifully kept, hidden away from the noise and distractions of city life. The yerts were lovely to stay in and I can't say enough about the serenity pool. The staff were kind...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 21 December 2015

The nature will enchant you with aroma of blooming trees, beauty of exotic plants and purity of the island air. It's a wonderful place to escape busy civilization and to enjoy the organic environment. Thank you for a wonderful time!

2Thank onesinmay
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

I came here just after Christmas and did the five day return to self retreat. The place is just amazing! The room was so comfortable and the bathtub was huge. My favorite activity was sitting in the hot tub at night and watching the stars. Spectacular! I had daily yoga and meditation and wonderful spa treatments. The food was outstanding...

3Thank Kellye M
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Oh what a wonderful trip! The grounds are truly spectacular and the sound of waves on the rocks below follows you throughout the property. We saw whales nearly every morning before a delicious, fresh breakfast of food grown on the property. The massages and yoga were fantastic. I am a yoga instructor and appreciated Maya's sequences, knowledge and caring instruction...

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hawaiiislandretreat, Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Mahalo for your kind review! We are so glad you had a restful and enjoyable stay with us at Hawaii Island Retreat; and that you were able to enjoy the many activities North Kohala has to offer. I will certainly convey to the rest of the staff your feedback and comments. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 9 June 2015

The lush overflowing with a bounty of beautiful, aromatic and edible plants and historical grounds of this property made for a very unique experience. We stayed in a yurt with a great view overlooking their valley. The thin walls allowing all the night time jungle noises in and remote location really conveyed the feeling of being in nature. We were...

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hawaiiislandretreat, Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Mahalo, thank you for your observations and comments. Yes, we try to be good stewards of the land! This land is very special and we look forward to sharing it with our visitors while at the same time affording them comfortable accommodations.

Sedona, Arizona
Reviewed 30 March 2015

My daughter and I just returned from a six day mother/daughter yoga retreat at this incredibly special property. From our original booking to saying "Aloha" at the end of our stay, everyone was welcoming, professional and accommodating. Our room was spacious with a beautiful bath, quality linens and maid service on request. The doors opened to the ocean and we...

2Thank DLA2600
hawaiiislandretreat, Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

Thank you so much on your gracious feedback and recommendations. As you mentioned, North Kohala does have a lot to offer in terms of scenery and outdoor activities, most of which are within easy driving distance of our Retreat. We are also very pleased that we were able to make your stay such an enjoyable one and look forward to...

Bozeman, Montana
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Hawaii Island Retreat is a gem of a discovery. The large gracious villa with a spacious entrance, inner courtyard with blooming Ylang Ylang trees, lovely, quiet rooms, and tall trees leading to a stunning ocean overlook all fill the senses and quiet the spirit. I found myself breathing more deeply here than I had in a long time. A path...

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hawaiiislandretreat, Manager at Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia, responded to this review

On behalf of all the staff thank you for your gracious comments. We were delighted to have you as a guest and best of all we are extremely pleased that you had such a nice stay with us! We try very hard to please all of our guests so your feedback is highly valued. We look forward to seeing you...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled among towering pines and cooling ocean breezes Hawaii Island Retreat and Spa is unique among Hawaii Destinations. Located on 50 acres of North Kohala's coastal land, this boutique hotel is the ultimate in sustainability merged with a luxury spa retreat. Our elite 17 room boutique lodge features farm-to-table dining, spacious yoga studios with polished hardwood floors, and luxurious guest rooms with roomy private bath and balcony. We offer elegant venues in a distinctly Hawaiian setting. Perfect for group retreats, weddings, reunions, and corporate retreats. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia

Address: 250 Lokahi Road, Box 185, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kapaau
Price Range: $282 - $764 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Our choice was a room rather than the yurt, due to having a shower in the room”
 of 5 bubbles oceananimal, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the bungalows”
 of 5 bubbles mk824, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose the Golden Penthouse if available (and if you're okay climbing stairs)”
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  • No elevator in hotel. Penthouse is up two flights. May need a hand with your luggage.
  • Massage lanai overlooking meditation meadow
 of 5 bubbles jmR618HF, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view if you want one.”
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“loved our room facing the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles Fitzcentral, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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