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Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho`omaluhia

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Jeanie and her staff are all amazing in their attention to detail and personal service. This was my fourth visit and I'll keep coming back for the care, healing & exceptional service!! The location is a bit remote but that's the point. It makes for a "true" retreat.

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

Mahalo! It is extremely gratifying to see returning guests! Thank you for being part of the Hawaii Island Retreat family and for allowing us to continue to make your stays pleasant and enjoyable. We hope to see you again in the future.

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 11 May 2014

I've just returned from two glorious weeks at Hawaii Island Retreat. I went for a wedding and stayed for the amazing experience of old Royal Hawaii. The wedding was at a beautiful spot on a cliff overlooking the ocean, so the sound of the sea punctuated the beauty of the couple's vows. The reception was glorious with tables scattered around...

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

Aloha Janet, thank you for the amazing review! We are all so happy you were able to enjoy your stay to the fullest, not only the wedding but the time spent afterwards unwinding and absorbing all of the wonderful energy this land has to offer. There is not much more that I can add except, Mahalo nui loa.

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Reviewed 11 May 2014

This was my second visit to Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku, the first was for a family reunion, and this one was for a wedding. It could not have been better for either one. Incredibly lovely setting for a wedding, the dining room was perfect for the dinner, and the patio just right for dancing. A wonderful time was...

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

My husband and I loved this place! I stayed at the retreat as part of my University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality experience. This place is peaceful, historical, serene, healing and unforgettable.

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

Mahalo. We are so very happy that both you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us. We are deeply committed to making our guest's experience a memorable one. Again, thank you for your kind words.

West Hollywood, California
Reviewed 10 May 2014

I had the pleasure of enjoying this retreat for 7 glorious days. The property is so beautiful and the owners and staff made our yoga group feel like we were a part of their family. The yoga room provided everything we needed for practice as well as spectacular views and sliding doors that allowed the ylang-ylang fragrance to fill the...

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

Thank you for being our guests; and for your kind review as well! We are so happy you had such a wonderful experience at our retreat.

Reviewed 10 May 2014

We had the best time. So beautiful! Everything was wonderful from the pool to the yurts to the main house. One thousand stars! Location was away from all of the touristy junk but a close drive to all of the wonderful beaches. Make sure you take a dip in the pool :)

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

We are so pleased you were able to enjoy your stay with us. You are absolutely correct, we are quiet and private yet within easy driving distance to many of the natural sites in North and South Kohala. Thank you so much for your kind review!

Seattle
Reviewed 7 May 2014

If you'd like your Hawaiian vacation to feel like a monastic retreat on a dramatic ocean cliff, then this is the place for you. Great for romance or feeling remote, and the meals were incredible! I was traveling by bike, and the next day climbing over the mountain pass I was fueled by cinnamon rolls they sent with me!

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

Yes, our wellness retreat is private and secluded. Our primary focus is to provide a place where our guests can get away from the daily stress of life in order to relax and regain a sense of balance and wellness in nature. Yet, at the same time, we are within minutes from major activities and sites in North Kohala. We...

Reviewed 21 April 2014

I will admit that driving in the dark from the airport in Kona to find this hotel made me a bit nervous once the GPS started to take me down one long, beat-up dirt road after another, but once I got there I was very pleased. The first 3 nights I stayed in a yurt which was a great experience...

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

Thank you so much for your review. Our yurts are for those travelers who are looking for a “glamping” glamorous camping experience without actually having to camp outside. Although occasionally they do get in, we work very hard at keeping “geckos” and “bugs” out of the structures. All of our yurts have screens which also help in keeping them out....

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We traveled here as part of our valentine's day getaway and we're both "one of those people who do yoga in the morning together and consider our relationship as helping us grow spiritually together" so we truly loved our experience here because it allows us to be completely present with each other and marvel in the beauty of nature and...

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Hawaii Island Retreat! Thank you so much for your amazing review, it captures the essence of what the” Hawaii Island Retreat Experience” is all about.

Rochester, New York
Reviewed 14 April 2014

I cut my stay short because it was just too secluded and quiet for me. There was almost no one else at the hotel (which felt like a very empty, dark palace at night time when I was there). If you truly want complete silence and solitude, this is the place to get it. Nice pool. Steep walk down to...

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Thank you for your input. Most of our guests come from very stressful and busy lives and really just want to rest and rejuvenate. Although we do not have a restaurant on the premises, we have private Chefs on staff to provide meals with advance notice. When preparing meals we cater to what is in season and organic as well...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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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: RM900 - RM2,699 (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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“Crimson room facing the ocean has a lovely large tub as well as a large walk in shower with two shower heads.”
ShawnW191, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our choice was a room rather than the yurt, due to having a shower in the room”
oceananimal, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the bungalows”
mk824, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose the Golden Penthouse if available (and if you're okay climbing stairs)”
  • Spa waiting room
  • No elevator in hotel. Penthouse is up two flights. May need a hand with your luggage.
  • Massage lanai overlooking meditation meadow
jmR618HF, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view if you want one.”
Chris778083, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
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